Open(ish) Machine Learning News
Updates on the intersection of ML and open.

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Jan
20
A drawing of windblown trees along an ocean coast, in muted grey and green colors, as generated by Midjourney.

Power, accountability, speed: pick (one?) / 2023-01-20

Updates, including data from Hugging Face, new litigation, and thoughts on power.
5 min read
Jan
10
A cartoonish cupcake, with a speech bubble saying “2022”, generated by Stable Diffusion 2.1

2023, and welcome new subscribers

What I’m *not* doing in 2023 (predicting the future), a few examples of this tech getting simpler and faster, and an extensive discussion of Wikipedia.
6 min read
Dec
19
Two impressionistic Santas dancing under palm trees, generated by machine learning

all through the house / 2022-12-19

I've been under the weather and busy at work, so things have been sporadic. I look forward to doing this
4 min read
Dec
06
A robot with many visible wheels, rolling through a field. It is made of broccoli.

no chats / 2022-12-06

Avoiding ChatGPT; updates on economics (trends going in good directions), law (it’s messy), explainability (nothing good).
3 min read
Nov
22
Colorful turkeys in a vaguely anime-inspired style.

Transparency and other rules / 2022-11-21

RAIL adoption; observations on “release early, release often” in ML; and a micro-essay on transparency.
8 min read
Nov
14
Two attorneys in the snow, in the style of a rough oil painting.

busy weeks / 2022-11-14

The newsletter has been quiet, but the world has not. Some thoughts after a couple of very busy weeks.
4 min read
Oct
28
A marble bust surrounded by leaves, over a background of poorly-generated jack-o-lanterns.

need ML to generate halloween puns / 2022-10-28

No big meta-themes this week. Enjoy Halloween :)
4 min read
Oct
23
real world beckons / 2022-10-23

real world beckons / 2022-10-23

Litigation news, model copyright, stable-diffusion 1.5 delayed (and maybe taken down?), transparency, auditability, and a few events.
4 min read
Oct
14
why ish / 2022-10-14

why ish / 2022-10-14

An experiment in re-organizing the newsletter, based on a list of the values, techniques, and joys I value in traditional open.
7 min read
Oct
07
AI-generated image reminiscent of oil-painted nurses over a bed.

Policy and more / 2022-10-07

Notes on new government initiatives, how ml is reminding me of late-90s open, open data, and more.
4 min read