Stochastic parrots will keep us trapped in our own mediocrity

LinkedIn is now doing banal AI-generated articles on a range of ‘business’ topics and inviting ‘experts’ to ‘contribute’, within pre-defined subsections.

The mid-wit meme. Which is, of course, itself a prime example of mimetic propagation of outdated, banal and simplistic ideas concerning 'IQ'.

They’re so far off the mark that they’re not even wrong. They make sweeping generalizations and provide trite advice that is completely disconnected from the real world of business, and will of course contain errors, plagiarism, and/or bias.

It’s insulting that they reduce complex issues to simplistic platitudes, assuming a one-size fits all approach, remove any hint of true critical thinking, and present ‘advice’ in the form of a lazy first-year undergraduate essay; perfect form, zero thinking or insight.

They perpetuate the same tired stereotypes and assumptions about business that have been around for decades. They fail to recognize the complexities and challenges of modern organisations and society, and provide simplistic solutions that are of little use in the real world.

Here’s an example

Obviously, I’m just jealous because they will, inevitably, perfect the form in terms of content/algorithm fit, and deprive me of the small measure of attention to which I have become accustomed 🙂

5 thoughts on “Stochastic parrots will keep us trapped in our own mediocrity

  1. Regarding this topic, Oscar Wilde and Groucho Marx said it best.

    He wouldn’t be a member of any club that would have him…

    and …

    there’s only one thing worse than NOT being a guroo or a thought leader, or fuckme a luminary, FFS, on LinKedin

    and that is…

    Actually BEING a gooluminaryleader on LinKedin*

    *aka FacepukeForJobSeekers.

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  2. It’s worse. I tried to give lin Kedin some feedback. Their form is stolen from Facepuke, exclusively concern with racism and offense, not concerned with for sorry I’ll label as truth. They don’t include a free text field! So they will learn nothing.

    The enshittening loop is tightening.
    40something managers, badly served by their HE, hire thick 20somethings who have been taught the same bolx in business schools.

    They all agree with each other. The Apprentice is more than a crap reality show presented by a beardy barrow boy it’s a management development template for today’s business.

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    1. Sorry typos. Didn’t proof it properly and reediting comments isn’t allowed in wordpress wisdom.


      Their form is stolen from Facepuke, exclusively concerned with racism and offense, not concerned with what as shorthand I’ll label as truth.

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