Chasing the Artificial Intelligence Rainbow

by Dmitry Kirsanov 5. February 2024 02:58

A recent trend that sticks out like a sore thumb in the buzzing world of tech is the splashy, high-profile marketing of 'AI' laced devices. A galaxy of household name companies (pun intended), who ironically have made minimal contributions to real AI development, are selling nothing more than illusions wrapped in layers of hyped advertising and fad appeal.

Samsung Galaxy S24 case

Let's take the Samsung Galaxy S24 for instance. The successor to the S23, Samsung heralded it as its "first AI phone". Just to be clear, as its name suggests, the Galaxy S24 Ultra, and its siblings ain't exactly lemons. They're backed by Samsung, after all. Yet, a closer look reveals trickery and shortcuts they took to roll out their 'AI' capabilities.

Well, long story short: the 'AI' built into the S24 is about as useful as a battery-less flashlight. And yes, there are few free features, like the language translator during calls but rest assured, their generosity has an expiration date much like the contents of your fridge.

These “AI functions” support features you won’t need and don’t support what you might want. Hence this can be said about all AI functions: they are “there”, but you won’t use them because they won’t fit into your scenario or “aren’t there yet”. Aren’t, and won’t be, no matter how strong your faith is. More...

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The Silent Revolution of GameDev

by Dmitry Kirsanov 6. November 2023 06:47

Artificial Intelligence in gaming is becoming increasingly prevalent — not only within the bounds of NPC interactions and procedurally generated mapping. We are on the cusp of witnessing a revolution in gaming; a new dawn where AI's involvement extends to intricate plot twists and dynamic character dialogue. AI-driven content is more than just a glimpse into the future; it’s already here, subtly transforming our gaming experience. More...

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The AI Odyssey: A Voyage into Our Future

by Dmitry Kirsanov 31. October 2023 07:41

Ever since I strayed into the realm of space travel as a young child, all I had aspired to become was a missile designer. There was something compelling about the idea of devising mechanisms that could venture beyond Earth, piercing through the veil of the cosmos. Back then, my optimism was boundless, but time and experience have taught me that in the realm of technological innovation, ideas often hold more weight than ready-made solutions. More...

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Integration of AI into the human brain's "Language Model" as the Future of AI Development

by Dmitry Kirsanov 19. October 2023 00:37

Have you ever pondered the remarkable intricacies of the human brain? Comprising of a left and right hemisphere, the brain offers much insight into cognitive processes such as decision making, opinion formation, and, notably, language development. Surprisingly, a whole hemisphere can be surgically removed – a process known as hemispherectomy – without causing death. This fascinating degree of both independence and intercommunication in the brain potentially points to a striking parallel between human cognition and advanced machine learning, specifically language model AI systems like ChatGPT and Claude. More...

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The Paradox of AI: Promoting Brilliance While Amplifying Mediocrity

by Dmitry Kirsanov 17. October 2023 02:09

As Shakespeare probably wouldn’t have said had he lived in our time: "To generate or not to generate, is not even a question - just push the button already!" Thanks to artificial intelligence, today's writers are not burdened by the traditional curses of writer's block or fatigue. Today, they can generate an abundance of content, ad infinitum, without scratching the quill or tapping the keyboard. On one hand, this seems like an unparalleled advancement; on the other hand, it appears to catalyse a frightening dilution of quality. In this post, I will delve into the dichotomy of how AI, while enhancing good projects, might serve to undermine them simultaneously. More...

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The Futility of Restricting AI Development

by Dmitry Kirsanov 16. October 2023 12:27

Recently, the chorus of voices calling for regulatory restrictions on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has grown. The melody is a familiar one: bold innovators shouting about safety and accountability now that competition threatens their once-winning business formulas. The loudest calls for restrictions emanate from Big Tech players like OpenAI, Claude, and Tesla's Elon Musk.

But imposing limitations on AI development at this juncture is a futile endeavor and here's why: More...

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AI: The Freelance Market's New Power Player

by Dmitry Kirsanov 13. October 2023 19:10

Artificial intelligence isn’t just the newest kid on the block – it’s moved into the neighborhood, renovated the dilapidated house up the street, and is charming all the IT companies in sight. Language models are the current crown jewel. Wherever you turn, they turn up – analyzing data, generating content, writing code – making inroads into projects that used to be the sole domain of humans. More...

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Software Architects are endangered species now. But not juniors.

by Dmitry Kirsanov 16. February 2023 16:18

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a buzzword in the tech industry for the past decade. The advancements in AI have transformed the way we live and work, but it has also caused a lot of anxiety among developers who fear that AI may take over their jobs. However, the truth is that AI is not a threat to junior software developers, but rather… software architects. More...

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Building social platform for everyone - a free speech utopia brainstorm

by Dmitry Kirsanov 15. May 2019 01:08

We have seen it often, with almost every known social network and platform built to express yourself - at some point it gets to a milestone which changes the platform to the opposite of its original vision.

"Don't be evil" becomes THE evil, the outlaw becomes the law enforcer, independent form alliances and neutral become ferocious fighters against neutrality. There are still islands of free speech, where borders are wide enough to call it unbiased, but they are doing it with serious personal risk and at significant expenses.

In this essay I'll try to analyse the history, trends and risks of self-expression platforms, and provide some food for thought for those who will attempt to build the next platform.

The most important aspect of this work is technology, second is sociology and third - economy. We'll scrape the law a bit, but the main premise will be that whatever you are doing is illegal somewhere, and if not - then content certainly will be. And so we'll use technology to obey the law when possible, and protect from it when it's not.

But first - let's look at existing platforms and their pitfalls. This will help us to list the known problems and caveats, and see how titans fell and why.  More...

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Creative Ideas for Pond Owners

by Dmitry Kirsanov 12. August 2013 05:09

So, you have a pond. Now, what to do if the fish is lazy to breed? Here is the answer from LinkedIn.

First, let’s see if Bob was looking for Alice in Wonderland. Let’s say, there were 20 different Alices, but not the one he was looking for. Let’s wait for about a month and send invitation from random Alice from the previously displayed list to Bob, and from Bob to Alice. They both will think that they initiated the invitation. But first we need to make sure, that they can’t ask questions before accepting the invitation, so let’s remove that feature.

Yeah, that’s how it works in LinkedIn now. Now let’s hope that Alice is not ex-wife of Bob, or his ex business partner, or even better – a partner of his ex wife.