An AI breakthrough that may mean curtains for poets, journalists…and me

by Rashmee

Posted on July 23, 2020 / The Focus


I was very taken by economics professor Tyler Cowen’s recent rundown on an Artificial Intelligence (AI) breakthrough that will allow computers to offer services we would normally expect from a reasonably well-educated writer. Cowen described GPT-3, the third generation of language prediction model, as follows: “GPT-3 can converse at a conceptual level, translate language, answer … Continue reading “An AI breakthrough that may mean curtains for poets, journalists…and me”

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New ‘Pla-Fi’ or Plague Fiction is not half as good as ‘Cli-Fi’, stories about climate change

by Rashmee

Posted on May 1, 2020


T’was well said that the three existential threats to humanity are pandemics, climate change and nuclear weapons. Unsurprisingly then, all three are popular subjects for novelists. Right now, stories about pestilence are doing rather well, even when some of them should not. In terms of unreadable Plague Fiction or “Pla-Fi”, I direct your attention to Pulitzer … Continue reading “New ‘Pla-Fi’ or Plague Fiction is not half as good as ‘Cli-Fi’, stories about climate change”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK