My jaw dropped when I read that quote. I truly don't understand how putting the words together can be seen as distinct from writing; it's all one. Such a wise point here about how we have come to have to advocate for slowness in all things…

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Jan 20Liked by Ann Kjellberg

Thanks for this wonderful assessment, Ann! And for raising important questions for which there are, for now, no easy answers.

Also, thanks for highlighting the wonderful work of Timnet Gebru, who has, along with her frequent collaborators Safiya Noble and Ruha Benjamin, Meredith Broussard and others, been researching AI ethics and justice for years. It's been a bit frustrating to see how limited the recent flush of ChatGPT chatter has been. Scholars and critics have been thinking and writing about this for longer than the last few months.

On that note, have you read Meghan O'Gieblyn's work? She's a Pushcart Prize-winning essayist and critic who wrote my favorite essay (also one of the only essays!) on LLM technology. (You can read it here: https://www.nplusonemag.com/issue-40/essays/babel-4/) Her book God, Human, Animal, Machine is an extraordinary piece of thinking and writing. I feel like you'd enjoy it if you haven't read it already :).

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Jan 19Liked by Ann Kjellberg

Thank you for this, Ann. I appreciate what you said about the slow work of choosing one word after another not being something to necessarily do away with . Maybe there will be a slow writing, slow reading, and slow teaching movement in response to ChatGPT.

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