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💌 Pause AI pessimism
On Monday morning, we will publish an open letter: Pause AI Doomster Pessimism: An Open Letter
It is a call to consider the benefits of AI and is written in the same style as the open letter calling for an AI pause.
For Swedes: I will talk about this on P1 Morgon on Monday. The approximate time right now is 07:40.
For non-Swedes: This is Swedish Public Radio's morning show, with 800.000 listeners.
🗓️ Personal Days
Now that I write almost everything myself, the newsletter is vulnerable if I get sick, need to take care of a sick child or for some other reason can't write and send it. Therefore, I will sometimes, when needed, need to take a day off.
You get three newsletters a week. That makes 156 a year. My idea is to allocate 10 percent as personal days, a maximum of 15. For sickness, or time off.
My plan is not to use all these days. I haven't had a long, continuous vacation in over twenty years, and I don't plan to change that. But with a little son in preschool, I will need to take care of a sick child sometimes, for example.
I will set up a schedule so you can see when the newsletter will not be published, and afterwards also update the days I used on short notice.
This is not decided yet, so I would appreciate any feedback on what you think!
Don't miss that WALL-Y has become a columnist. At the end of the article, I describe how I have created WALL-Y's way of writing an opinion piece.
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