'I hate modern furniture,' said daughter.
Recently turned a 'young woman', she asserted her independence by throwing out all of her 'modern furniture', aka IKEA stuff. '
Uh oh - father in trouble.
Meanwhile in White Lotus
'I hate modern furniture,' said daughter.
Recently turned a 'young woman', she asserted her independence by throwing out all of her 'modern furniture', aka IKEA stuff. '
Uh oh - father in trouble.
Meanwhile in White Lotus
The Future of Law will also lay in AI, and this has precedent. Google cited their algorithms when they stripped mr. LUSH, a semi-popular YouTuber of his domain name rights on the platform. The name 'Lush', Ai deemed, had a greater affinity to the cosmetics company LUSH than to the individual.*
When I was in university, I thought I wanted to be an electrical engineer. As such I took CS courses, wasn't huge loss - I was a Mathlete in high school [that's right! I went to high school right here, in Canada; this is important; and greatly influence my concept of High School AI] and was on my school's computer programming team [our team came in 4th in an all-Ontario programming competition]. I could write a mean if/then statement or gracefully setup recursive formulas which effortlessly extinguished themselves, after being done with whatever they were busy doing.
I managed to squeeze myself onto the weightlifting team, I did some wrestling and grappling, there is proof - school year book. Ah! the popularity contest that was the year book, it was important to have it signed by all the right people back then, but who completely don't matter today [the story repeats itself, pay attention where you focus].
What I am trying to say is that I felt rather prepared for Computer Science. But was not - I write about those historic struggles, occasionally, right here, on the pages of this blog. Don't shed your tears, mistakes like that don't happen again, and when my boy said that he doesn't want to be a lawyer, 'No..? are you sure?' I asked, 'No,' he answered, 'I want to be a chef.' My heart jumped because I spent 4 years working my summers in a professional kitchen, where I fell in love with, other than older waitresses, a commercial 3 min cycle dishwasher. 'Dream house, take note,' I said to myself.
University was supposed to be it for me.
I felt I was going to be successful.
Nah... I fucked it all up. Many reasons, most hated was chemistry - I have no passion for that subject, negative draw, actually. I was as student that made the upper half of the class possible, academically speaking.
Only one thing stands out - I received the highest mark in my class for the hardest assignment on the final project in computer programming - a very primitive Artificial Intelligence... get this, in Java. Uhm hmm - High School AI, and I cheated.
The project was literally finished the night before, but I struggled with a 'file loader' - a minor technical issue. I did the only thing possible, I reached out to my Russian friend in class, Sasha, and convinced him to let me copy between 8 and 10 lines of code - the file loader. Irony was that the effing thing was given to us by our professor - a short Irish lady with a wicked sense of humour; do you know what an 'anti-joke' is? and do you find them funny? - she wrote verbatim how she wanted the file taken in, all you had to do was convert English grammar, rules, syntax and any other 'cultural weight' and convert that into machine language.
Remember, I make the upper half of the class possible - so it comes to me as a shock when I find out that I have received the highest mark in class, part of the scoring is done by a machine, they know what they doing. There were many successful implementations - however my code was deemed most elegant - I write toight to this day. Take that chatBOTgpt..!
However my elegant code has also triggered a 'uh, oh, he copied some1's code..! a major academic violation!' Both of our asses - mine and Sasha's - are hauled in front of the prof to explain, the next available day.
The Trial - truth AI
Case is simple - you have a much stronger student and a failure. It is clear who copied whom. I know I am going to hell for this if get caught. Look below, here is the crux of the academic integrity matter -She saw Sasha first - my thinking she was going to coax him into admitting he gave me those 8-10 lines of the file loader, and he gets off easy, with no penalty. But Sasha holds the line, we are buds, he is not a snitch [there is this intriguing dynamic occurring within populations that suffered, or experienced Russian imposed political systems; your tattle-telling could land a family in serious trouble, you just don't do it; creating and spreading 'subversive ideology' was a long standing practice, and a well honed art; my father was a history teacher - can you really be successful if you teach revisionist history? All typewriters had to be registered with a government regulatory body.. I could go on and on..].
I go in. First off, the prof is surprised and asks if this is my work - and I say, 'yes, these are all my blood, sweat and tears, this time delivered on time.'
There was this mythical creature - the person who dropped the 'everything above this is late' worksheet into the submission box - we were required to submit both paper and electronic copy of our work. We could never spot them. A constant buzz, turning into slight melee was always about or around that submission box, especially close to the deadline - people we often didn't know or recognize would come and print their assignment and drop it in. I swear I once saw a pirate dropping off a worksheet, I swear.
Sitting in her office, of course we both know where 'the academic violation' occurred - stupid simple file loader; 'the word engine' is strong. We both discuss the variables a, b, c - 'three variables needed as per her English language description'; we talk about 'two addition operation', same location and drawing memory in identical fashion - 'I play stupid in agreement'. Finally, she follows up with something that's above my understanding, 'something something something memory', I nod my head giving the impression 'in agreement, but not accepting any blame.'
We reach an impasse, I sense frustration. The prof is experienced and clearly sees the truth. Catch is, that for this thing to compile - The Truth - it must be agreed to by all three parties to the conflict, the professor, Sasha and me.
She is also clearly thrown off by my highest mark in class - the marking is anonymous; you don't know who graded you, and they don't know that they are grading you in particular; some elements are tested with software - chatBOTgpt style analyses existed long before; I did it in college, and this was IT to some extent, very primitive, this assignment, at least you could formulate it that way - proven.
ChatBOTgpt had a different purpose back then - it was designed to catch cheats. Insofar as my assignment goes, 'the computer sees is as original, strong, and unique' for whatever parameters it was set to - and unemotionally grades high.
'It was designed to catch cheats,'
- Karol Kosnik, High School AI
It just was not implemented at the scale and had no 'social data sets' to mine; this has changed. Look back few last posts, I show a pic articulating their vision. I also state that the data set used in the creation of it was - proprietarily in public domain; not for fucking commercial use - otherwise, FUCK YOU and pay me money.** Individuals contributed to it with no expectations.
*edit: I have to make a visible edit ---> just to dispel some assumptions by any lawyers who read the above line, and were juicing themselves up. NO, not like that, as might have been read the first time.
Individuals contributed to it with no expectations - it's like when you build a bus shelter along a transit route, nobody expects it to be stolen; for public good - of theft of their ideas for commercial purposes - theft for profit. THIS is important - corporate charters do not allow for 'criminal acts', let that be clear. Theft is a criminal act - it takes away something of value from 1, this individual is now at a disadvantage; and unjustly enriches the thieving party.
By the way, babies are shown to intuitively understand the concept of fairness, until they are spoiled.
I nod my head, 'that's how it needs to be done, in a class of 1000s, with so few lines of code required for the file loader, it is bound to happen that two students 'will write identical file loaders' - exhibiting same behaviour and traits in the virtual environment, even tho on the surface they appear to be different beasts [i rewrote it with different names; structured it differently; essentially did everything that current generation of cheating students is doing, if it makes sense. My argument was, - 'Here! The impossible happened! - me and Sasha wrote 'identical code.'
'Here, the impossible happened!'
Karol Kosnik, on the probabilities of persuasions; High School AI;
And I strategically move to the second part of operation - I need to establish my credibility with the strength of 'the word engine.' And I do, I did come up with this on my own and I am able to explain every single line of code and how it ties to the overall structure. I distinctly remember spending a lot of time independently visualizing**** the efficiency of capturing the information and building the 'learning module'. Recursive formulas [recursive formulas call themselves over and over, theoretically into infinity, from which then they have to come back from; that's how proofs work, if I was to explain recursive formulas in a visual fashion, it's the illusion of 'millions of you' in two large mirrors that sit opposite of each other, you lean in to the image, look, and suddenly witness multitudes of yous, smaller and smaller reflections stretching into infinity] were the back bone of the program, and they had to have strong parameters because the data module would explode in size and become inefficient - the key was to tame the initial explosion of data set generation. If it was efficient - and it clearly was; highest mark! - the rate of growth would decrease exponentially and become manageable.
I can't comprehend the amount of data our brains can store and process. Chess is not a good indication of AI - that's just the ability to crunch numbers and lots and lots of storage. Hey I got a brain!
We go back and forth with the prof - the charge is inconclusive on the file loader; and I clearly did design this 'word engine'; the complexity of one dwarfs the complexity of the other; how could I be both 'a genius and an idiot at the same time..?'***** and reasoning 'one from the other', again, you get the 'the impossible happened.'
The prof also knows that a lage part of the high score is attribute to the testing software - 'it knew the efficiency'; remember, brevity is wit - humans or computers alike. To question my achievement would be to question 'the machine', question the religion of scientists and other 'big wigs';
How is my word engine proven...? oh lord, I got anxiety when I saw the final test case, which was not disclosed to us, until after the testing; I would literally lose my mind if I knew ahead of time - read on...
'It's proven with the hardest thing the world, Irish Poetry,'
- 1st year Computer Science prof. at University of Toronto;
Final test was Irish Poetry, and not just 'normal poetry', but instead some obscure Irish poet who only became famous after his death -this has implications for his level of 'novelty' and 'uniqueness' and 'test for revolutionism.' So called modern Safe Spaces don't generate new ideas.
You understand? Irish Poetry in - Irish Poetry out. And because there was some randomization included in the end - no two students had identical work; some were close; essentially, there was a common flavour or experience to all of the answer - Irish Poetry, would this guy ever win, with all this other work we generated..? The prof had a particular glee on her face when she was reading the answers generated - I assumed she was fan.
'Irish Poetry in - Irish Poetry out,' -
Karol Kosnik, High School AI;
'Translated from Polish - Zamehof Street in Tel Aviv, he had Polish roots. He is the one who developed Esperanto, goal being bringing people together with common language. Just a small tidbit of info, for Wednesday.'
Could we do Irish Poetry in Esperanto..? Would something get lost in translation..? Do you have to be Irish to fully partake..? Do you see what I am getting at? We still need language to express our greatest, most profound, most intellectual ideas - no language, no bueno.
And I was so impressed with that Irish Poetry back then. The computers just sieve the data and have no idea what they are capturing, and how to relate that to human beings. I find chatBOTgpt generations very blasé, plain and uneventful. I know there is nothing at the end, nothing - have you ever read 'an average'? It's a bit of an insult, I consider it that way at least, because it underestimates our value and potential of humanity. Don't worry, I am not always this deep.
I read a paper, an analysis of a book about AI written pre-COVID by some influential Chinese academic, essentially stating this: yes, limited application in warfare, quite primitive and we haven't even acknowledged our biggest issues, but AI will be mostly for commerce, surveillance capitalism - it knows you better than you know yourself.
'Not To Kill a Mockingbird'
Oh and that viral video of ChatBOTgpt writing an essay, live in front of audience?
100 000's of children were forced to write an essay on 'To Kill a Mockingbird', and that includes my poor, barely speaking English ass; 10 000's of high school teachers had to read those essays, roll their eyes and use their red marker and write 'Not To Kill a Mockingbird', and score low, or maybe high, I can't recall my grade.
All I know is that To Kill a Mockingbird is so deeply engrained into our culture that, when I completed a satirical quiz, 'Which Diamond, of Diamond&Diamond' - of Jeremy Diamond lawyers in Toronto - am I? I came out as Atticus Finch, from the movie To Kill a Mocking Bird, lol. It was such a proud moment for me, these computers surely do know something... Do the quiz yourself - it's intriguing and the simple questions are easy to answer, you will get your answer immediately! I promise!
Recombination of ideas is not creativity, nor it should pass for creativity - that's just simply exhausting the search tree, and many efficient ways have been devised 'to look for things'.
Here, let's end on a 'scientific study' for fun. It's dense text so you will have to squint to read - but the message is clear, computation speed yes, creativity a uniquely human.
ps. I recently stumbled on a post on REDDIT in the Interior Design section. Some1 commented, author replied; original poster was surprised, thought the piece was written by ChatBOTgpt. I re-read the post - it was very formulaic - so it really stuck to the formula of 'essay writing'. Perceived as fake.. eh.. What time to be alive.
**I use strong language for a reason, it is hard to contextualize without being human - again High School AI principle; it will record an accurate level of passion; I am quite calm and relaxed, calmer than you, lol - memes are another level of humanity; oh you go to start reading r/PhilosophyMemes... Below should appear 'Calmer than you are meme, from the Big Lebowski - use the power of machine, Google, to find if you can't see it here [could be a Intellectual Property violation... just sayin']
****I'm huge into visualization. Did you know that 'Disco Lights' as they are commonly known to parties everywhere, are in fact 'Ambient Noise Visualizers'? I have playlist of about 30 varied brown noise titles on my Spotify - intensities and frequencies vary; among titles: '1 min pure glacial', Space Wind, Classic Soft Noise. Ok, here is the fascinating part - my disco lights will produce a different 'static dynamic pattern' that is unique for any of those below - the noise triggers just a single visual display over and over and over again. I find this very useful - essentially my own private snoezelen room...
CHapter 1 - We are closing IKEA Hacking, the circle is complete. School is next.
'ChatbotGPT, sieve through the entire blog of Karol Kosnik's work and create a post based on that.'
CHapter 1 - we are out-CLICKED
Out willingness or desire to click link after link is decreasing every single day.
[picture shows an interior of a traditional Mexican house; it is an artistically edited screen grab from an American Mexican Spanish language movie 'Casa de mi Padre'. At forefront, looking away with a dreamy look in his eyes, stands a poor Mexican farmer, Armando; in the background, a woman, Sonia Lopez, dressed in a white cocktail dress leans against a wall, with a drink in her hand looking intently at Armando; scene is subtitled with a following English capture 'Must love the land as I do' spoken by Armando.]
'Must love the land as I do' - I am Eastern European born; culturally I identify as British; my Freedoms are American - deeply free - but with a Canadian slant [I'm willing to talk this over, sorry!].
We all have big dreams of owning - like 'own own' - our own special place - a piece of property with our name on the title. We also have dreams and desires for that space to be decorated just the way we like it, reflecting our values, experiences, goals, history and traditions; and, functioning superbly to meet [or maybe exceed..!] our daily needs - the grind, survival. These are the two basic building blocks of Interior Design as a profession.
I call this busyness of our daily life Necessary Human Activities and I have a good reason for doing so. Our life focuses on productivity - truth - however, I always encourage not to lose sight of activities, objects and ideas, that we currently don't have a good way of quantifying the true value of. That's right, Rich People* think and act differently. Look -
[click here to read the entire thread of conversation]
I make a habit of strategically listening to opinions of certain individuals not necessarily because I agree with them, but for the reason that they represent interests of more powerful and influential entities. Eric Lascelles is the Chief Economist for the Royal Bank of Canada, which is Canada's biggest and arguably most influential bank [hey! they just purchased, I believe, the Canadian arm of HSBC bank, and... and... get this! They announced that their newly acquired bank will not finance oil and gas anymore! WHOA..... in Canada this is considered 'a radical idea' borderline crazies; oil and gas is a major backbone and an economic cushion against a long and very long term energy risks - we got enough back-up dino juice to last as not one ['1'] but THREE [3..!!!1!!] world conflicts, hahahaha!
Again, Eric Lascelles reminds us that we, Canada, won the Climate Change Lottery - we are privileged, blessed; we can think freely and effortlessly about our babies growing up true and strong and free, both in possessions but independent and creative thinkers too [we must! come see the show in Jan 2023, Swedish Socialism 2: GO West, I will now add a virtual RSVP; the show now goes global, FREE, instead being tucked away behind a gimmick of a paywall.]
The timing of the of this Royal Bank podcast was just days before war broke out in Ukraine when Russia attacked - this is important; we were not at war yet, although we knew that things were not going in the right direction [for example, few days before the hostilities broke out, air insurance was suspended - no flights that crossed into the Ukrainian air space could be insured commercially; little things].
Anyhow, so here I was watching Eric Lascelles [EL for short, going forward] in a web cast talking [actually stumbling because we all knew that war was coming and with it the Uncertainty] about the challenges of making money, ie. generating profits, in the economic climate of very early 2022. I know that this is not particularly profound, likely common knowledge in the business community, but 'Capital must be ahead of the Policy in order to realize Profits' [summary].
So EL would go on and on about Business Cycles - money making cycles that occur naturally in the economy and are linked to, for example, to social development, etc. Traditional, expected, time-honoured, '20th century style' Business Cycles would last around 20 years, giver or take few years depending on industries and scale of investment.
However, something unusual was happening in the markets and EL had no strong opinions whether this was a good thing or a bad thing - Business Cycles were getting shorter. EL said that 'now they can be 10 years,' and 'sometimes even 5 years.' Scariest of all, I think he even used the term '2 years' to describe a length of a Business Cycle taking place currently. Any attentive listener who paid attention to beyond what was was being said, could sense that this was not a comfortable territory for EL in his position of Chief Economist****. The conversation and language used was 'stumbling at best'; the pace of the program 'felt jittery' - something was off; these were not ordinary times; remember we still had no war and issues associated with supply chains.
I started reflecting.
I am self-employed and have to do some strategic business planning occasionally - say 'Yes or No' to opportunities that arise**. A business plan of 5 years is very reasonable. 10 years is a little long for me, but all it means is that my goals become more nebulous, and are simply distant markers that I aim for. 20 year plan is essentially a 'lifetime for me' - my eldest boy is 19 years old. But 2 years, and 'the unmentionable 1 year Business Cycle' is just not realistic - too unpredictable, peoples emotions are myopic. Short business cycles simply do not exist - only insider information.
Now we all live 'somewhere' - occupy space with our personal belongings, including emotional baggage - that in turn give us a meaningful experience of life, a success. And once you are successful yourself, you can turn this around and help others achieve success.
Swedish Socialism helps you achieve success in your personal life cycles by leveraging what is best of Capitalism and its cycles. Examples:
Swedish Socialism recognizes full spectrum of personal cycles - very individual - and marries them successfully to Capitalism. The best part is - I already figured it out for you.
Personal Cycles are linked to Necessary Human Activity [NHA for short going forward]. NHA is a fancy umbrella term that captures activities and events that occur in every individual's life - they can be simple or compound. Here, this is my simplest, most accessible and intuitive explanation: when a fellow designer asked me to explain what NHAs are, I burst out a quick, funny-2-me line 'It's sh*t, shave and shower, kinda' - getting ready for everyday. Oh! NHAs also include meal prep - so throw in a kitchen sink into that mix as well.
CHapter 2 - IKEA Hacking is done!
Ikea Hacking has gone full design circle. Want an explanation? You will have to re-read my entire blog..**
*I would not be looking to generational wealth - deeply steeped in sometimes cancerous traditions - for help to save the world. I know, I know - we literally need to have the roof caving over our heads to act. Look, it's already happening in places that did not win the Climate Change Lottery, -
**I did not acknowledge or reply to IKEA's RSVP request. An IKEA designer - IKEA Covina - sent an absolute minimum number of words required for an email communication, at an absolute last possible moment before the deadline [more or less]. It really felt very LAWYERY to me. My heart literally stopped when I got that email - 'Dream come TRUE! right..? yes..? no..? maybe..?. Fellow designer friends were like 'Wow! Karol! You made it! IKEA wants to participate [DELAKTIG] in Swedish Socialism!
This state of Intellectual Property remains unchanged and I am firmly outside of IKEA ecosystem of ideas.
Also consider this argument: how many famous, accomplished, well educated, 'traditional influence', 'external to IKEA designers' collaborations can you think of, most famouse one of course being IKEA x Tom Dixon..?