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AI Should Be Wild!

Colonel’s Blog, Earthdate 2 June 2023…

Hey Y’all!

Happy Fast-Jet Friday from Air2Ground Farms! The Fast-Jet pic today is yet again the Mighty-Mighty F-15E Strike Eagle flying low in Wales. The weather pattern continues with warm humid days and no real potential for rain. We’re forecast to be in the 90s tomorrow and Sunday. We went to Springfield yesterday to take the inside dog to the groomer and then go to the Ozark Farmer’s Market to get information about potentially becoming a vendor there. On the way, the air conditioner in the 2001 F-350 7.3L diesel quit working. We thought we probably need to recharge the freon and didn’t think much more about it. After dropping Dixie off at the pet store for her spa treatment, the truck wouldn’t start. It was completely dead. We happened to be right next door to a Ford dealership and walked over to purchase 2 new batteries. Of course, I didn’t have any tools with me so I asked if I could borrow a pair of pliers or an adjustable wrench to take the batteries out and they did not. So, we walked in the other direction and bought some tools from a department store. Batteries changed, we went to the auto parts store and asked to have the alternator checked and it tested bad. Luckily, they had a new one in stock and tools available to borrow. One good thing about those trucks is that there is plenty of room to work inside that big engine compartment. We got the alternator changed and then took the old batteries back to the Ford dealership for a core refund. By the time we got all of that complete, it was too late to make it to the market. We’ll plan another visit soon. This morning, we opened the next hill pasture to the beef herd and they were excited to move. I included a couple of pics of the beef chickens. They are doing well and growing fast. I finished clearing brush for a new pig paddock and then put in posts and ran their poly-wire. They moved without much fuss into their new area and then went right to work clearing the brush. They were very happy for the new area and their tails were wagging nonstop. The remaining pics are the pigs in their new area. This evening, we will get the freezer ready for the market tomorrow.

Last blog, I chatted about AI code and its model being let out into the wild. The idea of open-source AI hadn’t really occurred to me and thus I was a bit taken aback by the article. I shared it with no real opinion as to whether I thought it was good or bad because I really hadn’t had time to think about it. One person commented on the blog and it seemed from the comment they decided open-source AI was bad. The article to which I provided a link suggests that while the open-source approach has its advantages, such as accelerating the development of AI technologies and enabling widespread access, it also has its downsides. These include the risk of misuse and the inability of the original developers to control the use of their models once they are open-sourced. Overall, I think it is a good thing to have it available open-source. It can now develop unconstrained by the large tech companies which first developed it. One of the main disadvantages commonly discussed about the Large Language Models is the bias contained therein. Companies have a bad habit of choosing sides on a moral issue and then pushing that choice out as the ‘right’ answer. While they may claim that they will be unbiased and will attempt to ensure their AI remains unbiased, history keeps me from believing that claim. In the wild, AI will be developed by folks with many different viewpoints and thus I believe will have a better chance of representing the wide diversity that actually exists on issues. So, having had more time to digest, I believe that in the wild is where AI should be.

Local Farm Report for 31 May & 1 June 2023:


67 Chicken eggs

16 Duck eggs

2 Goose eggs

11 Gallons of milk


Psycho & Shelley

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Jun 03, 2023

"Scientia potentia est". In the ideal world sharing of knowledge is like a tide that rises all boats. But with knowledge comes power with power comes destruction. The realm of AI is so complex and little understood that

I am having a hard time getting thought together about it. Hence the deeper cellar comment.

Like a nuclear tech 70 years ago. Power your house? Sure! Flying cars? Coming up! Space exploration? Easy!

And while undoubtedly it moved humanity forward we payed a heavy toll for exploring the new frontier. AI in my view is just as dangerous and exciting as nuclear energy.

Say you having a military exercise and AI tells you this is the best time to strike…


Jun 03, 2023

AI in the wild may be good until this guy shows up looking for someone named Sarah

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