Here’s a 60 min recorded video Dhamma Talk (336MB .mp4).

Topics:

  • social fabric, social media, communal harmony, peace of mind, social cohesion, emotional stability, balance, simplicity, where we place our attention, integrating mindfulness in our lives, monastic culture, ancient customs, laundry, broom-making, sewing, regulation, intervention, “a stitch in time saves nine”, anarchy, fire departments, artificial intelligence, lying, honesty, manipulation, agendas, sensationalism, business partners, copyright, licensing terms, RSS readers, “left turn at Albuquerque”


References:

  • Sam Harris: “Welcome to the Cult Factory”. Note: This podcast made me extra glad that I 1) have a Mattermost chat server, and 2) that my website has an RSS feed.

  • GPT-3 - “In simple terms it’s a program that accepts some text and then generates a continuation of this text.” … “GPT-3 mimics the style, tone and character of whatever text you feed it.” … “It should be obvious at this point that if you were to do something nefarious like input some dangerous ideas into GPT-3, then it would continue in the same vein. This is an important point that lends to obvious criticism and it’s a topic of which OpenAI is extremely conscious. The use of GPT-3 in the wild requires a security application among other safeguards to limit GPT-3’s use in obviously negative ways.”

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