Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


If you pay peanuts then you get monkeys (2)

For a long time, something is bugging me: the nonsense ratio of "news" articles, and its parroting by other media (eg, radio, tv). Most information is ideologically biased (eg, conservative-right vs liberal left). Often, its main intention is to raise our anger rather than to increase our knowledge. As a result, the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom model...

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Hindsight bias

On 12 June 2023, the British Psychological Society (BPS) published this article: Hindsight bias creates illusion of doomed relationships. We all know those unlikely couples. Their break-up confirms what we had "known-all-along". Those who stay together remain an accident waiting to happen. Recently, I visited a property that looked very appealing on paper, despite...

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My title is an audit abbreviation for No Further Work Done. Sometimes, you just know enough; usually not. I've wondered if a certain error was by mistake or intentional. Now, this quote by Friedrich Nietzsche comes to mind: “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”  The abbreviation above was usually valid and/but...

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AI Doesn’t Hallucinate. It Makes Things Up (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: AI Doesn’t Hallucinate. It Makes Things Up By: Rachel Metz Date: 3 April 2023 "There’s been so much talk about AI hallucinating that it’s making me feel like I’m hallucinating. But first… Choice of words Somehow the idea that an artificial intelligence model can “hallucinate” has become the default explanation anytime a chatbot messes up. It’s an...

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How to deal with an information overload (2)

My recent blog, How to deal with an information overload, left me thinking on this topic. Our body, mind & soul have their own ways of dealing with the vastness of sensory stimuli (ie, hearing, sight, smell, taste, touch). My diagram below is an illustration how I perceive its modus operandi. DIKW-model: Data > Information > Knowledge > Wisdom Following...

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Each day, I find / get / have new inspiration for writing these blogs. After all these years, it's hard to answer these basic questions: What is inspiration? Why do we get it? Where does it come from? How do we get it? Who gets inspiration and who doesn't? Most of all, inspiration is a mystery. Like others (eg, FD), I have my views. These views of mine are similar...

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