That people have a penchant for vanity is not news. For already in the Roman Catholic Church, among the seven deadly sins, “Superbia,” that is, pride, arrogance, and vanity, is named as the first. So far, however, this has not … Continue reading With AI to Political Beauty
In October, it will be ten years since I left big corporate after 15 years and started my own business. Even with all the ups and downs since then, it was the best decision I have made. And while many … Continue reading The Company Whisperer – Reflections After 10 Years of Self-Employment
…and as soon as they could be heard behind the curtain, the conversations ended, the note sheets rustled briefly once more, and after some clearing of throats behind held-out hands, it became quiet. The sound of a cello broke the … Continue reading In the beginning there were steps…
Cookbooks are guaranteed bestsellers for the book trade (that’s what the bookseller I trust at the Holzbaum bookstore in Vienna said). They always sell and are often bought as gifts. But what exactly, on closer inspection, are cookbooks? It all … Continue reading What Cookbooks Have To Do With AI
Let’s talk about why we make fun of what teenage girls like. You may have seen this video about an obscure sport called Hobby Horsing, in which young female athletes use a hobby horse in various competitions, and have to … Continue reading Why do we make fun of things teenage girls love?
GPT-4 and similar Large Language Models open at a stroke the doors to capabilities previously attributed only to humans. And no sooner do they master this one than they acquire the next. A few days after the release of programming … Continue reading ChatGPT is followed by autonomous AIs. But what exactly are they?
While some call artificial intelligence in the form of ChatGPT ‘horribly bad‘ and don’t fear for their jobs or the future of humanity, others are both excited and scared by the possibilities. What will happen to artists, writers, and my … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence as the 6th Kondratyev Cycle
Researchers from Stanford University and Google Research demonstrated in an entertaining and educational way how ChatGPT can be used in behavioral research. They created a world populated by characters, similar to the popular video game ‘The Sims’ by Electronic Arts. … Continue reading ChatGPT Meets The Sims: How Virtual Characters Turn Human
If you read the headlines and analyses of German-language media, Silicon Valley is dying and the technology companies there are at the end of their rope. The carnage of mass layoffs that have rocked these companies since late last year … Continue reading Bad or Good? Layoffs at Silicon Valley Tech Firms
Some of you may have seen those videos with TikTokers and livestreamers sitting on sidewalks entertaining their audience. And it’s easy to chuckle about it at first. But let’s look at the phenomenon from another angle. Naomi Wu, a Chinese … Continue reading The life of Chinese TikTokers and livestreamers