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LunarMist

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Humans are always doing disgusting things and technology certainly has had unintended negative consequences. For example I doubt that the inventors of the internet thought of all the terrible uses we know today. I don't think that silly headset will make any particular difference.
 

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In recent history, porn drove the creation and adoption of video streaming and E-commerce and it is one of the first ways that any communication, storage or artistic medium is used.

The only person I know who has one of those funky 5.2mm stereo lenses uses it to make money via Manyvids.com. Anyone who thinks porn is not a driver for expensive tech need only look at what happened with early video cassette recording or, you know, the entire history of photography.
 

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Photography was not invented to make filthy images. The criminals and degenerates saw it as a way to make money so they used it.
 

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Sometimes it gets used internally at work as more internal tools implement focused uses of AI for things like writing code or summarizing discussions or emails but so far it hasn't done much to replace the day to day work I've been doing in development.
 

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I use it as inspiration for most writing projects. Any time I'm doing a proposal or sales letter I have ChatGPT put together something and then I work from there. It is unlikely that any of the AI phrases or concepts survive to the finished product, but it gives me a framework if I am stumped.
 

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I don't understand this "get stumped by writing" concept.
I agree. A business document should follow a common template that has been pre-approved if necessary. It's not a good place for "creative AI" writing. :LOL:

If AI bots have access to confidential or secret info, it can be a bad news scenario since usage generally does not include enforceable confidentially agreements. I have taken any classes on that yet but I see it coming.
 

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Where to start is frequently a hurdle for me. I find it much easier to start with a page that has some words on it, even if I end up changing all of them.

I am very grateful that I don't have to worry about my documents conforming to someone else's template, doubly-grateful that it doesn't need pre-approval. That sounds a bit oppressive, IMO.

I also never feed the AI anything other than a hand-typed general concept, I agree that this is a very easy way to lose control of information (as has already been demonstrated many times).

The most common thing I hit up ChatGPT for is when I need to explain something that I understand too well. It is likely that I'll make assumptions about pre-existing knowledge and gloss over something that requires more detail. It is also really useful for creating scenarios to use as examples or in role-playing exercises.
 

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The most common thing I hit up ChatGPT for is when I need to explain something that I understand too well. It is likely that I'll make assumptions about pre-existing knowledge and gloss over something that requires more detail. It is also really useful for creating scenarios to use as examples or in role-playing exercises.

I built an application about 25 years ago that was originally created in Object Pascal and rewritten by others to be an ASP.net project. The person who did this (and prevented anyone from changing anything) just retired, so the three of us who are left are finally in the process of rebuilding it using contemporary development tools. We've found that it's incredibly productive to say "based on this code sample, provide code in C# that does the same thing." That's been a good use of time; even when the result isn't perfect, it's usually a solid start to get where we need to go. I appreciate that, especially since I wouldn't say that I knew enough C# to do anything productive with it until maybe six weeks ago.

I'm wary of using the LLM systems to communicate. I don't like business-speak and I haven't come across a subject where I've been happy enough with output to consider reading it aloud or sending it to other people. That being said, I don't really get involved in business meetings or deal with money people, so that may be a personal bias.
 

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Where to start is frequently a hurdle for me. I find it much easier to start with a page that has some words on it, even if I end up changing all of them.

I am very grateful that I don't have to worry about my documents conforming to someone else's template, doubly-grateful that it doesn't need pre-approval. That sounds a bit oppressive, IMO.

I also never feed the AI anything other than a hand-typed general concept, I agree that this is a very easy way to lose control of information (as has already been demonstrated many times).

The most common thing I hit up ChatGPT for is when I need to explain something that I understand too well. It is likely that I'll make assumptions about pre-existing knowledge and gloss over something that requires more detail. It is also really useful for creating scenarios to use as examples or in role-playing exercises.
If you know something well you should be able to clearly explain and justify it to others. You don't manage or mentor people at all in your positions over the years? Does someone else train your staff?
 

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I'm wary of using the LLM systems to communicate. I don't like business-speak and I haven't come across a subject where I've been happy enough with output to consider reading it aloud or sending it to other people. That being said, I don't really get involved in business meetings or deal with money people, so that may be a personal bias.
Your written communication is quite good, so there is no need for AI nonsense.
 

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Training someone is easy. The two-way communication helps quickly identify holes in their knowledge base and get them up to speed.

The hard part is in one-way communication. If you need to describe a complex topic in a brief to someone outside that industry, assuming nearly no prior knowledge, without the back and forth of a conversation, it can be much harder. Fitting all the technicalities that will be needed to make an informed decision into an executive summary without missing anything is challenging.
 
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