Odds and Ends #13: My terrifying AI Israel/Palestine experiment
Plus Nate Silver cites... me. And why I secretly quite like Dominic Cummings.
Hello, and welcome to another instalment of Odds and Ends, your newsletter-within-a-newsletter containing links, interesting reads, fun videos – and smaller takes from me.
This week I’ve been playing with AI to generate fake images of the conflict in Gaza. And let’s just say… you should probably not trust a single thing you see, unless it is verified by a credible source.
Also this week, the slightly mind-boggling fact that Nate Silver has written a piece and has quoted my work within it (!), a new excellent reason to support the BBC, and a flicker of hope in the unrelenting nightmare that is the doomed future of HS2. And more!
Content warning of sorts: There’s an image in a bit that looks a bit gruesome at a glance… even though it actually isn’t and is, in theory, completely innocuous. You’ll see what I mean.
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