Raoul’s Two Cents: July 6, 2023
AI for Love and War
I’ve been studying Artificial Intelligence. Although I’m far from being an expert, I think I know my way around. So I volunteered to give a talk on the “Pandora’s Box of Artificial Intelligent Art” at the La Habra Art Gallery this July 16. Come on down if you’re interested and available. It might be a bit technical but I hope to give a demo on how you can avail of the Art technology today. Even if AI is above your pay grade, you’ll see what the process is like and you will see how far advanced we’ve come.
151 W. La Habra Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631
During my research, I was drawn towards stories of the aggressive military stance of the Chinese communist regime — bullying its way closer to global domination. These guys are building war ships, fighter planes, battle ships, submarines and armies at an alarming rate … most probably for hostile reasons. I was getting discouraged because of the seemingly passive nature of the leaders of the free world.
And then I chanced to see a video about this kid — Palmer Luckey. Surprised I never heard about him before; but from the little I learned so far, I think he’s the next Elon Musk — an entrepreneurial genius who doesn’t fit the mold of the other tech gurus who focus on the niceties of social media and increasing memberships and the number of “likes”. Facebook (ie. Mark Zuckerberg) offered to buy his company Oculus a VR (Virtual Reality) hardware/software startup for $1 Billion but (then) 20 year old Luckey refused. After much “massaging” and time later, FB offered more than double that. Palmer gave in, sold it but soon got fired because he and Zuckerberg didn’t see eye to eye on some issues. So Palmer created a new company Anduril Systems (“a defense systems company that builds weapons”). He built and sold drones that attack hostile drones, developed an AI surveillance for the border. And he still has several other products up his sleeve. I think he may be the solution to the heavy Chinese weaponry.
I won’t waste your time with a lengthy article. Just go to Youtube and search his name and you’ll be impressed.
In a world where the aging champions of Silicon Valley have plateaued in creativity, “kids” like Palmer make the future exciting. I’m so thankful that we’ve got someone of his caliber fighting to preserve the free world.
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” — Albert Einstein
“Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.” — Bryant McGill
“Artificial Intelligence will never be a match for natural stupidity.” — Joseph Addison
JOKE OF THE WEEK
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Videos of the Week
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Not a joke but a warning.
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I found these
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My good friend (and jokester) Terry and I came up with these.