6 days ago

No-IT. Really. No. I. T.

The world is waking up to the systemic vulnerabilities of our massive dependence on interdependent large logical (IT) landscapes. These not only lead to inertia — change becomes harder and harder —, but also to a brittleness of our organisations — and …

3 months, 12 days ago

Don’t forget all the things that a core team performs to a tee, but that you never see

The third ‘fragmentation wave’ of the IT-revolution is upon us, it seems. Fragmentation is a repeated pattern in the IT-revolution, that has given us object oriented programming and agile/DevOps as solutions to managing complexity. Now, it is the organ…

4 months, 12 days ago

Ain’t No Lie — The unsolvable(?) prejudice problem in ChatGPT and friends

Thanks to Gary Marcus, I found out about this research paper. And boy, is this is both a clear illustration of a fundamental flaw at the heart of Generative AI, as well as uncovering a doubly problematic and potentially unsolvable problem: fine-tuning …

7 months, 22 days ago

Artificial General Intelligence is Nigh! Rejoice! Be very afraid!

Should we be hopeful or scared about imminent machines that are as intelligent or more than humans? Surprisingly, this debate is even older than computers, and from the mathematician Ada Lovelace comes an interesting observation that is as valid now as…

2 years, 8 months ago

Are we humans still ‘top dog’ in this brave new world of massive IT?

What is the information revolution doing to us humans? A very condensed journey from essences of digital technology and human intelligence to the role of talk, trust and the impact of IT on society.

4 years, 4 months ago

Gossip, Trust and the Information Revolution

Our massive use of IT (the information revolution with its information inertia and its fast but stupid behaviour) is enabling our innate behaviour to surge against our learned behaviour and that is severely damaging the social structures we humans have created. Why is this happening and what can we do about it?