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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Guarding the Gates: Media Outlets vs. OpenAI

In a recent contemplation of our ever-lengthening days and the digital data that nourishes our artificial intelligence, I found myself at a crossroads. The ties between the celestial dance of the moon, the gatekeeping of knowledge by esteemed institutions, and the implications for our AI-driven future were not just intellectually stimulating but also profoundly urgent. With humanity at such a unique intersection, it's time to delve into these entangled narratives.

A Cosmic Joke in the Making

Ah, isn't it grand? The moon's taking a slow waltz away from Earth, generously gifting us with extra milliseconds each day. You'd think this celestial benevolence would encourage us to fill that time with the cream of human thought. But no, instead, we've got venerable institutions like @Reuters playing bouncer at the data club, keeping the likes of @OpenAI's web crawlers at bay.

The Daily Conundrum: To Scroll or Not to Scroll

Here's a habit for you, dear LinkedIn compatriots: how about dedicating those extra milliseconds to something other than mindlessly scrolling through your feed? Say, reading an insightful piece from a blocked outlet that your AI assistant can't summarize for you because, well, it's been banished from accessing it?

The Awe and Urgency of Gatekeeping

There's a certain awe that comes with realizing how much power these media titans wield over the construction of tomorrow's AI. It's not just awe, it's urgent. We're not talking about keeping kids off the lawn; we're talking about limiting the foundational knowledge of systems that could one day run the world.

Guarding the Gates: The Inconvenient Paradox

So, as we stand guard at the gates of information, what exactly are we protecting? Intellectual property? Or are we setting up a paradox where we have more time but less quality information to fill it? It's like being given a library card but only being allowed to read the comic section.

The Jenga Tower of Informational Dynamics

Time is lengthening, technology is advancing, and yet the choices made by these gatekeepers are pulling foundational blocks from our Jenga tower of wisdom. What happens when it topples? Do we want AI models that have been trained on a diet of digital fast food?

The Butterfly Effect on a Global Scale

The repercussions of these choices are not confined to Silicon Valley or Fleet Street. They ripple across the globe, impacting the capabilities of AI systems in healthcare, governance, and education. It's not merely a question of who gets to read what, but who gets to know what.

An Invitation to Curiosity

What would it look like if we hoarded less and shared more? What if the AI of the future had a balanced diet of information? The long-term consequences of our current gatekeeping could be dire or enlightening, and it's worth being curious about which path we'll take.

The Historical Echo Chamber

In a world where we've gone from the democratization of knowledge through the printing press to the potential hoarding of digital wisdom, one has to wonder: Are we regressing? It's as if we've come full circle from the days when knowledge was the exclusive domain of the elite.

In Conclusion

As our days ever-so-slightly lengthen, the walls around quality information seem to be closing in. The urgency of this paradox cannot be overstated. We stand at a pivotal moment where we can either democratize wisdom or continue to hoard it, impacting not just us but the AI that stands to define our future.