Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Life Lessons I Wish I Knew at 17: A Letter to My Niece

    Life Lessons I Wish I Knew at 17: A Letter to My Niece Don’t want to read? Then listen Dear Z,  You’re growing up quickly, and there are many important decisions ahead in the next few years. I realize I haven’t been around much for us to have in-depth discussions where I could offer guidance…

  • OpenAI’s 2024 Decline: A Value Prediction

    OpenAI’s 2024 Decline: A Value Prediction Don’t want to read? Then listen This week’s post is inspired by a prediction Chamath made in a recent All-in podcast. He predicts a dip in OpenAI’s enterprise value in 2024. This isn’t a reflection on OpenAI, but rather an industry-wide shift. This view is contrary to what most…

  • How do you keep up with AI?

    How do you keep up with AI? Don’t want to read? Then listen People often ask me, “How do you keep up with AI?” In this post, I aim to answer that. Here are the resources I currently rely on to stay plugged in with the cool AI kids. I’ve broken them into categories and…

  • Disappearing data moats

    Disappearing data moats Don’t want to read? Then listen Are companies overvaluing their data moats in our new world of AI? A deeper exploration into synthetic data suggests this may be the case… Many companies believe they have strategic moats made from consumer data. Data they’ve spent years aggregating, which now appears more valuable in…

  • Securing the New Era of AI-Driven Operating Systems: A Novice’s Tale

    Securing the New Era of AI-Driven Operating Systems: A Novice’s Tale Don’t want to read? Then listen Imagine a world where you’re interacting with a device (computer, phone, etc.) you no longer need to switch between applications or frequently use your hands for, but instead, you’re using your voice and gestures. Chatting with your device…

  • GenAI’s Shift: From Cyber Villain to LLM Protector

    GenAI’s Shift: From Cyber Villain to LLM Protector Don’t want to read? Then listen Discussions about Generative AI (GenAI) in cybersecurity often veer toward its darker applications. The bulk of research churned out by the industry’s ‘prophets of doom’ focuses on the potential misdeeds of cyber villains using this tech. This doom and gloom narrative…

  • D-Squared Musings Week 51

    D-Squared Musings – Week 51 Tech 🧑‍💻 You probably won’t survive 2024… Top 10 Tech Trends 🤖 Indirect Prompt Injections in the Wild – Real World exploits and mitigations Johann Rehberger ♊ Gemini Full Breakdown + AlphaCode 2 Bombshell 🛡️Purple Llama: Towards open trust and safety in the new world of generative AI Education 🏠…

  • D-Squared Musings Week 50

    D-Squared Musings – Week 50 Tech 🪲 AI’s Underbelly: The Zero-Day Goldmine 📐 Best Practices for LLM Evaluation of RAG Applications 📜 Lessons Learned on LLM RAG Solutions 🤖 Intro to Large Language Models Education 🛻 Driving Tesla Cybertruck: Everything You Need to Know! 💪 Big 8 For The Lower Back ✍️ Write Like a…

  • D-Squared Musings Week 49

    D-Squared Musings – Week 49 Tech 🤖 Adversarial Attacks on LLMs 🙂 What The Longest-Running Study on Happiness Reveals Education 🔙 How to Get What You Want By Letting Go [The Backwards Law] ❣️ Attachment Styles  🎤 Sam Corcos, @LevelsHealth CEO: Minimalism, Startups, Health Metrics & Longevity Miscellaneous 👁️ 3 Body Problem | Exclusive Clip…

  • Why the data theft scare over ChatGPT is utter nonsense

    Why the data theft scare over ChatGPT is utter nonsense Disclaimer: I’m planting my flag to see what nuances of this argument I’m missing. Feel free to critique my argument and provide your perspective. 😉   The myth Samsung caused a stir by prohibiting their employees from using LLMs like ChatGPT, Bard, and Claude, sparking a…

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