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Started Interactive paper: Using Artificial Intelligence to Augment Human Intelligence [on distill.pub]

Using Artificial Intelligence to Augment Human Intelligence

This part felt like a good articulation of some thoughts about how intelligence augmentation software might actually work:

Consider a relatively banal example, such as Photoshop. Adept Photoshop users routinely have formerly impossible thoughts such as: “let’s apply the clone stamp to the such-and-such layer.”. That’s an instance of a more general class of thought: “computer, [new type of action] this [new type of representation for a newly imagined class of object]”. When that happens, we’re using computers to expand the range of thoughts we can think.

I wanted to share and see what others thought about this paper.

Posted in Forums upgraded

New things:

  • quoting previous posts
  • @-mentioning people ala @Admin with a pop-up to autocomplete / tab-complete usernames
  • You can now opt in to receive emails (notifications) about all new threads in the Notification Settings page or just to get notified when you are @-mentioned in a thread.
  • Probably other stuff that I've missed!

Started Forums upgraded

I upgraded the underlying forums library, thredded.org to its latest version. Everything seems stable after deploy and database migration. Please report any issues you find.

Started Twitter account - @intaug

It's up at https://twitter.com/intaug but I haven't set up any bots to tweet links, etc.

I might take the top threads each week from this forum and have it post links to those threads, or I might have it tweet external links. (Articles, etc., that have been linked in the forum.) I'm not entirely sure yet.

If anyone has suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

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