Weekend links: An open LLM in Swedish, AI and democracy, and some thoughts on climate change

Weekend links: An open LLM in Swedish, AI and democracy, and some thoughts on climate change
Dall-E prompt: Give me a 16:9 illustration for this weeks linkpost on my personal blog. I want something abstract that conveys a message about link suggestions, interesting things to read, things to think about.

Some AI links this week as well, but none about what's going on at OpenAI over the weekend. There is already an abundance of those online.

GPT-SW3 | AI Sweden

AI Sweden releases GPT-SW3, the first LLM for Swedish and other Nordic languages, with an open license.

Ten Ways AI Will Change Democracy

Bruce Schneier with ten predictions on how AI will change society and democracy. Some for the better, some for the worse. Many probably too early to tell.

Don’t underestimate our ability to normalize new technologies. My bet is that we’re in for a wild ride.

Say what: AI can diagnose type 2 diabetes in 10 seconds from your voice

Researchers have found a correlation between changes in a person’s voice and type 2 diabetes. It’s fascinating what kind of correlations data analysis can find, but also a bit scary. “Who will benefit?” is one of many important questions.

Opinion | How to meet the climate crisis? Redefine ‘abundance.’

Look closely, and you can see that by measures other than goods and money, we are impoverished. Even the affluent live in a world where confidence in the future, and in the society and institutions around us, is fading — and where a sense of security, social connectedness, mental and physical health, and other measures of well-being are often dismal.

The scariest climate plot in the world

The good news is that we don’t need a magical solution. The challenge of climate change is not rooted in science or technology. We know how to solve this. Rather, it’s a political issue. What we lack is a collective decision to confront and manage this risk. Fortunately, this is something we can solve at the ballot box.

Now add a walrus: Prompt engineering in DALL-E 3

Simon Willison share some behind the scene-details about prompting Dall-E 3. Particularly useful is how you can get the image seed by asking for it, letting you create consistent results.

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