Can ChatGPT reason using counterfactuals? Can it interpret nuanced uses of novel metaphors to explore the complex topic of language understanding? Is it morally vacuous, or merely cautiously optimistic? Consider the data and judge for yourself.
Category: Holy Wild
BotChat – Can I ask you a riddle?
"Can I ask you a riddle?" I asked ChatGPT on our second day. "Of course! I love riddles," it replied. "Go ahead and ask me one."
BotChat – Wisdom Takes Time.
Day 1 of conversing with ChatGPT, we explore animal fables and the themes of self-knowledge, wisdom, collaboration and the nature of generative Artificial Intelligence.
From Roomba to Reason: A 100 Day Journey with Generative AI
I don't know if you've noticed, but people are absolutely freaking out about AI right now. The sudden leaps forward in generative Artificial Intelligence have brought us to the brink of hysteria. And it's all, well... a bit silly.
Kissing Ted Lasso: On Asexuality, Friendship and Loneliness
If you ever wondered what it's like to be asexual in a culture alternately obsessed with and ashamed of sex, this dream might give you some idea. The self-consciousness of performance, the noisy aura of social commentary and expectation like a constant hum overlaying the visceral physicality of other people's bodies and your own. And the way performative sexual intimacy can gradually give way to something more comfortable, more tender, given enough time and gentle consideration.
Healing, Curiosity and Connection In Dark Times: Lessons from a River Goddess
Where do we seek healing and renewal when the comforts we usually turn to are the very things that are harming us — when gathering together for the holidays and singing songs and sharing food might actually make us sick? It is not only the elements of fire and air that can cleanse and heal. When these are out of balance, we can turn to the heavier, cooler, "darker" elements of water and earth to seek out healing.
Love Like A Rock: Creating My “Sea & Stone” Watercolor Painting Series
I’ve always wondered what it means to love “like a rock.” Does it mean that the love itself is rock-like: round? heavy? flecked with mica? Or that you love someone the way you love a rock? Or perhaps it means to love the way a rock would love…
Black & White & Red All Over: The Mysterious Power of Three Common Colors
"Red as blood, white as snow, black as a raven's wing…." These three colors appear again and again in folklore the world over, but why? What is it about this triad that exerts such power on our collective imaginations?
The Bodies Buried In The “American Heartland”
Responses to a recent tweet by Pete Buttigieg rightly called out the presidential candidate for his use of the phrase "American Heartland" as "code for white." The incident raises interesting linguistic questions about how we unpack complex cultural metaphors.
“Cowbird/Changeling”: New Column in SageWoman Magazine
What kind of bird are you? (And how do you know?) My penultimate column, "Cowbird/Changeling," is out now in the latest issue of SageWoman Magazine.