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meaningmaking is deeply imbricated with expertise (but they are not the same thing).
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this resonates a lot with my experience teaching. there's something about how AI _seems_ so magically effective at creating human-like outputs that obscures the kind of human work that is needed to use AI properly. i wrote about that this week: https://uncertaintymindset.substack.com/p/ai-meaningmaking?r=12s2c
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not fan of plastic beverage bottles but the new flipscrewcaps I'm seeing are great physical design. and maybe they increase reusability and recyclability bc people lose caps less frequently?
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i really want fc to have gifs for these moments bc i have the perfect one
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having a small and unimportant home airport is great when it is the kind of small and unimportant where a) there are good connections, and b) you can get through check-in and security in 15 minutes.
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one problem is that meaning-making activity is always stuck in the meaning-maker's head to some degree, and all we can evaluate is the behavior/output that results from meaning-making activity — this mapping is lossy, yet meaning-making output is the prevalent basis for AI model training rn
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thank you — and i hadn't thought about the subject/object divide but it's true!
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building and using /AI systems well requires so much meaning-making — i.e., subjective decision-making requiring judgment, taste, discernment — but we aren't teaching builders/users/policymakers to be good meaning-makers. more on meaning-making in AI: https://uncertaintymindset.substack.com/p/ai-meaningmaking
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+1 and make labels on reusable containers easily removable by soaking — pref uncoated papers and methylcellulose glue
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lol i think i want my tools to be more obviously tool-like rn — ai is already so magical it is v easy to forget that it is often very silly or just plain wrong hammers should look like hammers until they turn into something else
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just took it for a test-run. i think i like it. for one thing, it clearly acts as a tool and requires user to make explicit choice to include AI-generated content (the explicit separation between resolved-workspace and provisional/interaction space is a particularly good UX decision). will keep poking. wyt?
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you can't build or use AI systems effectively without meaning-making (= making subjective decisions) but AI discourse isn't talking about it. (meaning-making /= generating outputs.) here's a diag illustrating how meaning-making fits into AI. read more here: https://uncertaintymindset.substack.com/p/ai-meaningmaking
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i wrote about subjective meaning-making and why it is an invisible but essential component of /AI systems and how we use them: https://uncertaintymindset.substack.com/p/ai-meaningmaking
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one of the weird (but maybe cool?) things about france which would not be true in the US or the UK is that you can walk up to the neighbourhood tax authority office 2 days before the filing deadline and be able to talk at length to an actual person who has some discretionary capacity and ability to answer questions.
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it's a green coffee processing method that's very hot rn. the liquid medium is usually coffee cherry but some people add other fruit to the ferment. the post roast profile is extreme fruit. and almost always an undertone of sweet rot. too much imo
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the anaerobics craze in specialty is kinda horrifying after the initial novelty wears off
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burlat from villeneuve
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😂 🐇🕳️
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