Ascribing agency to #LLM's to avoid taking responsibility for their effects, is like stuffing bean bag chairs full of whatever bean shaped things you find laying around, and then claiming you're not responsible for emergent smells and explosions when people sit on them.
If you are responsible for selecting the data you train your model with, you are responsible for what the model produces.
As if the the serious human rights issues and massive scale oil lobbying of #COP27 in Egypt wasn't bad enough, #COP28 in Dubai is just upping the ante.
As this thread highlights, #COP28 is shaping up to be the most corrupt mockery of an environmental meeting ever.
Folks, this problem is not going to fix itself. The fossil fuel industry is only getting stronger and more brazen every year.
We the people need to step up, and do it now.
What a fantastic end to the already outstanding #BeyondGrowth conference! 💥💚🎉
This closing plenary has it all: uncompromising science, radical politics, brilliant young activists, fantastic oratory, gratitude, laughs and tears.
I know I will get strength from this conference for years in my activism.
Let this be only the beginning.
#degrowth #postgrowth #anticapitalism #revolution
"The biomass of people is four times lower than the biomass of ants. We are not too many, we are just too stupid."
– Michael Braungart
The current environmental policies of #EU are not "ambitious". At best, they are a small step toward decent.
There is no glory in deliberately hurting our children and grandchildren a bit less, while still completely destroying the lives of people far away.
"#Sufficiency is about working on the needs of the majority instead of working on the wants of the minority."
– Yamina Saheb
The session to watch from the 1st day of the #BeyondGrowth conference is this on the exploitation and expropriation of the Global South that's behind the growth of the EU and the Global North.
We can't accept any green transition that's not rooted in #ClimateJustice.
If I had to give just one reading suggestion to anyone engaged in activism, politics or just wondering about system changes, it would be Dancing With Systems by Donella Meadows.
I could pick dozens of quotes, but here's one:
"Living successfully in a world of systems requires more of us than our ability to calculate. It requires our full humanity–our rationality, our ability to sort out truth from falsehood, our intuition, our compassion, our vision, and our morality."