thought experiments / 2023-03-30
A busy week: copyrightability, throwbacks to late-90s monopoly concerns, who is a coder anyway, permission culture revisited, artistic typography, and so much more.
it’s a lot / 2023-03-19
Two mini-essays on the Open Data Definition and why OpenAI’s non-profit/for-profit split can be legal (but might not be), and many news bytes from a busy week.
structure is good / 2023-03-12
Focusing on some key themes, via deployment on laptops, government algorithms, a blog post from Anthropic, an intro to foundation models, and more.
getting serious / 2023-03-05
An observation from the Linux Foundation Legal Summit; Apache grapples with ML; adversarial data; memes explained; and muuuch more.
layers and lawyers, oh my / 2023-02-06
Long pondering on when the giants of the space might fight for fair use, or compromise; an observation on the state of open data governance; news on attribution; memorization of (some images); and two weeks of miscellany.
Power, accountability, speed: pick (one?) / 2023-01-20
Updates, including data from Hugging Face, new litigation, and thoughts on power.
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.
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
no chats / 2022-12-06
Avoiding ChatGPT; updates on economics (trends going in good directions), law (it’s messy), explainability (nothing good).
Transparency and other rules / 2022-11-21
RAIL adoption; observations on “release early, release often” in ML; and a micro-essay on transparency.