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Mathias Sundin 7 min read

⛓️ Chain of Thought prompts yield astonishingly good results (watch out, Gordon Gekko!)


Mathias Sundin 2 min read

πŸ“š The Angry Optimist's summer reading tips

It was a product that was supposed to transform cities as much as the car did, praised by Steve Jobs, and fought over by investors eager to invest, created by a technical genius. A product so revolutionary that it only appears once per generation. That and other book tips for lazy summer days.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

πŸ“ž Phone scams could become harder to pull off

If I were a criminal, I would focus on scams using AI. This is a real AI problem, unlike the fantasies about the end of humanity. But as often is the case, the solution can be found in the very technology that contributes to the problem.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ“— Wow, so many bad things have peaked – and more peaks are coming

She left university without hope. But then she happened to see one of Hans Rosling's talks, and it changed her life. Now she wants to become 'Rosling' for sustainability and believes that we can become the first generation to live completely sustainably.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ Prebunking - how Taiwan resisted China's information warfare

Showing people in advance what the manipulators will claim gives people mental antibodies to resist disinformation.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ”Ž We were supposed to be flooded with AI disinformation... now 800 million have voted, where is it?

We faced a "tech-driven Armageddon" and experts ranked AI disinformation as the second biggest global threat this year. Have you noticed much of it?

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ˜’ It was the worst of times

When was the worst music produced? Now! Most crime? Now! Worst movies? Now! Worst morality? Now! In area after area, people think the worst time is now β€” a completely bizarre view.

Mathias Sundin 6 min read

πŸ—³οΈ Leopoldo LΓ³pez is building an alliance of democracy defenders – with the help of technology

Four years in solitary confinement did not break him. He continued to lead protests against the dictatorship in Venezuela. After being forced to flee the country, he now continues his work from abroad, building a democracy movement that threatens all dictatorships worldwide.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

🚱 We pay to live without electricity and water, that's how good our lives are

How crazy is it to pay to be without electricity and running water? That's my first thought when I read about Kyrkestatorpet, where you can "live as the crofters did in the past." But then I think about the effects that might come from a visit to an outhouse...