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My AI Writing Helper: Jailbreaking ChatGPT, or “How I Played Nice and Adroitly Tiptoed Around the Nanny of Social Correctness”

By meestereric | Dec 21, 2022

She is like a great and proper … er, office appliance. Or I guess the correct or better word for an office appliance is “equipment”. In this case, she is the online chatbot chatGPT. Anyway, boldly I went forward, wanting…

How the AI ChatGPT Got Me Unstuck As a Fiction Writer

By meestereric | Dec 19, 2022

Robots are our friends… sort of.  (This article is the first in a series about AI and robotics). And mental robots – so-call “artificial intelligence” (AI) software systems – are already available that can do rather remarkable simulations of things…

New Website for Non-Dual Writings – onbeyondzen.com – Please Bookmark

By meestereric | Dec 13, 2022

Hello Dear Readers, This is to let you know that all the “old” articles (on non-duality and related topics) were moved from this site to a new domain at: https://onbeyondzen.com/ New articles on non-duality, consciousness and “spiritual” stuff will appear…

DR. CHALLENGER LIVES!

By meestereric | Mar 30, 2018

I got DR. CHALLENGER working last night! It’s an ancient chatbot that is a simulation of an interactive Rogerian non-directive psychotherapist. I wrote it in 1979, inspired by ELIZA. Last night I first got it to run on the phone…

There Is No Such Thing as Artificial Intelligence: Notes On The Myth of AI

By meestereric | Mar 13, 2018

ABSTRACT: This essay is an initial attempt to outline what I see as the limitations in the current approaches to a generalized Artificial Intelligence (AI), the underlying assumptions that constitute and create those limitations, and how such limitations might either…

Keep Your (Garden) Drawers On

By meestereric | Jun 5, 2013

[From the Archive: 2013] Vegetables need lots of sun: at least 6 hours, but the more the better. I was looking for a way to raise a planting area high enough to not be shaded by the Valerian plants in…

The Ebb & Flow Method of Hydroponics [from the archives 2012]

By meestereric | Sep 11, 2012

HYDROPONICS INTRODUCTION: Why Soil-less Gardening? Soil is very complex. It’s an entire living community, forming a whole web, with trillions of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, as well as worms and arthropods (insects etc.) that break down the organic material,…

Starting Vegetables From Seed [from the Archive: 2011]

By meestereric | Jul 23, 2011

Introduction Starting vegetables, or any plant, from seed is a joy and a wonder. Watching plants grow from seed is amazing and fun. To take this tiny dry little bit of matter (and every kind of seed is a different…