Boxing Day AI

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Inspired by reading Peter Frankopan’s ‘The Earth Transformed’ and his consideration of the pro-animal ideas of Kaibara Ekken, I prompted DALL-E inside ChatGPT 4 to ‘create a photorealistic image of ChatGPT in conversation with Google Bard about neo-Confucian Japanese philosophy’. I also used Bard, which isn’t an image generator but which has overtaken ChatGPT in historical analysis, especially as it …

Top Albums of 2023

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It is that time of year, and whilst it has been a  good 12 months of music, if not a vintage crop, for some reason 2023’s ‘Top Ten’ has been a bit of a challenge to decide upon. I have had to really ‘listen’ to the music to ‘hear’ it all properly, unlike some years where individual albums instantly hit …