Three years since the first (and last) post, time to look around and pick up the threads.

I was previously aiming at a more focused sequence, but I think now we’re better served by less focused wandering. The core feeling remains: there’s untapped hope in the space of anthropomorphic-by-design approaches to AI. Old threads of investigation remain too: mammals that mimic meaning, anthropomorphic ideals, and artificial life. But new threads have joined them, and the world has shifted. Large language models and generative image models have proved astoundingly proficient and popular, and both are anthropomorphic in important ways.

So, let’s reboot, then wander.