Updates on 2023/8/23

"Authoring" vs "Assembling"

In the case of generative AI, arguing that these systems "assemble" more than "author" makes for provocative bit, but as is usually the case with these things, I think these are two ends of a spectrum. authoring is perhaps just assembly with smaller more fundamental atoms/assembly in a different dimension.

This also goes back to composition, a core aspect of any language or semantics that I've been thinking a lot about. Tokens (words; atomic units of text) and features (atomic units of meaning; latent dimensions) compose ("assemble") differently, but I think we can think of both of them as assembly.