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Apr 1, 2023 β€’ 8 tweets β€’ 2 min read
I found this eviction offensive, and a bad day for members of AGS - and the trust the public might have in them. The Policing Authority was also concerned…
Mar 31, 2023 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 2 min read
I assume everyone remembers the classic TNG episode "Booby Trap". Anyways it's a relevant episode to today's AI vibes. Geordi asks the ship's computer to generate a facsimile of the designer of the Enterprise (or thereabouts) in order to get the ship out of a dilemma. Or, in today's parlance, he asked ChatGPT to generate a version of a real person, and also a visual representation of her.
Mar 31, 2023 β€’ 11 tweets β€’ 3 min read
I wonder is @OpenAI performing the biggest act of "don't ask for permission, ask for forgiveness" in human history. They appear to have scraped everyone's content on the internet under a US interpretation of fair use. And that's different from, say, search engines. I guess we'll see how the law catches up.
Dec 16, 2022 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Suspended @donie will be on CNN in a minute or two. He's live over on Mastodon:
Dec 16, 2022 β€’ 17 tweets β€’ 6 min read
If reporters report that reporters were suspended for linking to a Mastodon account that reports the locations of certain jets, or reporters report that reports of reporters reporting that reporters were suspended, are they also suspended? hey @donie be careful out there. Reporting the existence of reports by reporters that accounts get suspended could get you suspended.
Dec 15, 2022 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Ireland's *existing* legal obligations under EU law and under the Aarhus Convention are sorely missing from media coverage generally IMHO.

Unless the gov is proposing we leave the EU or exit Aarhus (which the EU is also party to), then these obligations aren't going anywhere. What's fascinating to watch is the parties tie themselves in knots with "what if" scenarios that are not viable. It's like negotiating with yourself, hoping to get one over on... yourself.

They're not viable because they would be *illegal*.
Dec 14, 2022 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Free speech for me but not for thee It's fascinating to watch @elonmusk trying to figure out subjectivity and objectivity in real time. While coming across as a complete asshole at the same time. But here we are.
Nov 28, 2022 β€’ 11 tweets β€’ 2 min read
The Irish DPC was interviewed on the radio today re their new €275m fine of Meta for a GDPR breach. But she was also asked about @elonmusk's acquisition of Twitter and any compliance issues 1/ The DPC Helen Dixon was specifically asked about Twitter. She was how concerned she was. "We are concerned, and we're tracking it very closely...
Nov 28, 2022 β€’ 26 tweets β€’ 11 min read
Ringaskiddy/Cobh in 1955. And today. No bridge to Haulbowline!
Oct 24, 2022 β€’ 26 tweets β€’ 9 min read
*Tap tap* is this on? Ok it's been a while since I talked about @Vizlegal updates, but I can safely say we had a very busy summer, much of it involving data cleaning... Everyone loves to talk about AI in law, not many talk about the less glamorous data cleaning part.πŸ‘€ So let's go on a quick journey in the world of legal data. Imagine for a moment that you were searching judgments of the Irish courts on the official courts website and you came across, say, a High Court judgment. Here's an example.
Mar 12, 2022 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 3 min read
Here's the before and after for Bryan. Working for RT for years. Looks like something happened recently? @27khv have you had a change of heart working for RT? Please tell us about the change of bio πŸ™ you haven't really tweeted much since the invasion by Russia of Ukraine. ImageImage Normally so vocal about everything and anything.
Dec 2, 2021 β€’ 17 tweets β€’ 5 min read
I'm a bit stunned at this. @PhilipNolan_MU has completely failed to understand the basics of how the virus spreads. It's December 2021, 20 months into the pandemic. As @johnwenger9 says it defies the laws of physics. I'd also argue it defies basic intuition. I think I can fairly infer from Nolan's comments that he's *still* relying on a dated understanding of heavier aerosols ("droplets") vs less heavy aerosols. It's this wrong understanding that led to an incorrect focus on screens and 2m distance at the start of the pandemic.
Nov 30, 2021 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
The "Expert Group" is flat wrong on air filters. And has been all pandemic. It's laughable at this stage - if it weren't so bloody serious. I can almost guarantee that AMRIC are still focussed on droplets/fomite transmission, and have yet to accept the science - which became clear *last year* - that the virus spreads in the air. Worth going back to this good summary from May.…
May 26, 2021 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 3 min read
While Cummings is on it's worth looking briefly at how perplexed people were in March last year while all this was going on.

Here's some: March 15
Apr 21, 2021 β€’ 9 tweets β€’ 1 min read
Ok here's my calculation of delivered to administered doses to Week 15 (ie to Friday, April 16)

PB: Delivered 1,009,710; Administered 892,535
AZ: Delivered 355,200; Administered 243,846
M: Delivered 109,200; Administered 51,973 JJ: Delivered 14,400; Administered 0

Which means *stock on hand* going into Saturday April 17 of:

PB: 117,175
AZ: 111,354
M: 57,227
JJ: 14,400
Apr 21, 2021 β€’ 10 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Well. This looks interesting. *sips tea*. Hmmm "not sought" but "received"
Apr 19, 2021 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 2 min read
So the High Court will deliver judgments in not one, not two, but three @RightToKnowIE cases this week. πŸ‘€ Judgments by Simons, Barr and Barrett respectively, all focussed in different ways on the AIE Directive/Regulations
Dec 31, 2020 β€’ 77 tweets β€’ 6 min read
Wild Mountain Thyme time. Oh my word.
Dec 28, 2020 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Hard to know where to start with @lawrence_wright piece. Here's some bits. Kudlow half realising that yes, money is dumb. Image Redfield saying on the record that in mid March they realised that asymptomatic spread was a thing. Fauci said it on January 31 - but perhaps Redfield means severity of infectiousness πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Image
Dec 28, 2020 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
I'll be sending a shorter (delayed) holiday edition of my newsletter later today over here: It's out. It includes links to some great reading, including this spectacular 30,000 word piece by @lawrence_wright on the pandemic…
Sep 30, 2020 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
Trump is going on about some random shit, in a series of incoherent, nonsensical statements. #Debates2020 Also known as a normal day #Debates2020