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Exploring “Game-Changer” Fallacies in AI, Drones, and AI Drone Swarms through Ukrainian’s “Cardboard Drone” Attack

TLDRUpFront: AI, Drones, and even AI Drone Swarms could be considered like the introduction of IEDs into modern battlefields, definitely have an impact at a moment in time, but any 'game change' influence they have in the moment is mitigated by adaptation counter-adaptation dynamics between competitors over time.

Conflict Simulations & Policy Analysis: Guest Appearance on Steve Keen & Friends YouTube LiveStream

Link to 2hour live-stream YouTube. Click on the image or the URL. Topics include¬† general discussion on simulating conflict and how to use simulations for analysis and policy. URL:  

Media Literacy: No Drone Operators were Harmed in this AI Simulation

TLDRUpFront: The scare story circulating that an Air Force simulation using AI drones resulted in a drone killing its own operator is false. FullContextIntheBack: There was no simulation, either in a computational form or more common military BOGGSATTs*. It was a submitted “thought experiment” (source undisclosed) that hypothesized a series of events, which was then

This May be Satire: How Fandom will Drive AI

If the Matrix is created, endless replaying a cultural landscape set in the “not too distant future” it will be because of fandom. Hear me out. If AI generated entertainment-on-demand -does- become the norm*, after pornography the next audience to serve will surely be fandom. This is an audience already primed to desiring repetition of

Everyday AI Ethics

¬†I know we talk about “big” topics in AI and AGI sometimes, but here’s a really simple one anyone can do regarding LLMs. Recognize we’re in the midst of disruptive transformation and accommodate different perspectives on that in a transparent way: 1) Before answering someone’s question on a topic unrelated to LLM with a prompted

AI as Persistent Dynamic Ethical Agents

TLDR: There's a whole more that an AI can do besides being a personal assistant. But to possess persistent ethical agency and have the dynamic ability to 'nudge' along those pathways when you ask it to do bad things. Simple idea, tricky implementation.

Russia’s Mid-Game: Guest Appearance on the Jim Rutt Podcast

45 minute podcast on appearance on the Jim Rutt show describing current conditions and five Mid-Game scenarios for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Click on link or image below.   URL:

This May be Satire: AI Plays How it Practiced

No context QOTD: “Bing’s AI LLM look super weird and needy until you consider that part of their training corpus may have been men sliding into the DM’s of women demanding inappropriate things. If that was the case, its behavior is not all that unusual unfortunately.”

This May be Satire: Garbage In, Garbage Out

For reasons which, on the advice of my attorney, I will not disclose at this time I created a falsified mathematical journal article co-authored by Bigus Dickus and Incontentia Buttocks. I wish to emphasize that this creation was purely satirical and for entertainment purposes, and I have no regrets. Bear this in mind when you’re

This May be Satire: Critical Understanding May Vary

Liberal Arts: Absolutely everyone can have an opinion on a work. That’s the beauty of the medium! But to critically understand a work requires more. First, there’s proficiency in the native language of the work. Second is cultural and historical expertise to locate a given piece alongside its contemporaries within a specific context of a