According to the Productivity School, the number one artificial intelligence (AI) search engine, paid or free, is the one by available from Microsoft’s Bing. According to Dictionary.com, a thesis is defined as follows. Thesis definition: “a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections.” Per ThoughtCo: “A thesis (THEE-ses) is the main (or controlling) idea of an essay, report, speech, or research paper, sometimes written as a single declarative sentence known as a thesis statement.” Bing AI was asked the following questions by this writer for Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News (ManufacturedHomeLivingNews.com or MHLivingNews.com).
The broad subject of the first several questions aimed to get Bing AI to provide a snapshot, summary or ‘the thesis’ of what the documentary was about. MHLivingNews is adding after each of those Q&As the video in question for ease of the readers/viewers convenience.
> “What is the thesis for documentary CitizenFour?”
The documentary film CitizenFour directed by Laura Poitras aims to raise public awareness about the state surveillance in the name of so-called maintenance of national security. The film is constructed from an objective point of view using sympathetic appeals and the credentials of the characters in the film to build credibility 1. The film’s thesis is that the United States government consistently violates the privacy of American citizens by intercepting their personal communications and unlawfully spying on them without a court order 1. Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee, revealed the truth behind the National Security Agency surveillance programs in the United States, and the film follows his story 2. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in the topic of privacy and civil liberties in the digital age.
> “What is the thesis for the documentary Shadows of Liberty?”
The documentary film Shadows of Liberty directed by Jean-Philippe Tremblay and Dan Cantagallo explores the impact of media and entertainment industry on the information that the public receives 1. The film argues that the media is not an unbiased source of information and that the information that the people of the United States of America receive is not created equal or necessary 1. The film highlights the pivotal changes made in the fabric of democracy in the United States of America, specifically regarding the laws of media and free speech 1. The film notes that during certain terms of presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and others, the influence of private corporations over TV outlets, newspapers, and even political figures had a monumental impact on the information the public has received 1. The film’s thesis is that the cornerstone of a democratic society requires an individual who is free of thought and an unbiased source of information that a voter can pull from to make an informed vote 1. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in the topic of media and democracy.
> “What is the thesis for the documentary Poverty Inc?”
The documentary film Poverty, Inc. directed by Michael Matheson Miller examines the fundamental flaws of the development industry’s common practices and its role in perpetuating impoverished conditions in the Global South 1. The film argues that the development industry’s paternalistic approach to poverty alleviation has created a culture of dependency that hinders domestic production and economic growth in developing countries 1. The film deconstructs the widespread notion of “doing good” by demonstrating the unintended harmful consequences of many mainstream development and anti-poverty initiatives 1. The film’s thesis is that the development industry must shift its focus from charity to empowering local actors through employment to promote self-sufficiency 1. While the film fails to address significant structural causes for global inequality, it is nonetheless a valuable contribution in the effort to de-paternalize the development discourse 1. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in the topic of poverty and development.
> “What is the thesis for the documentary The Creepy Line?”
The documentary film The Creepy Line directed by M.A. Taylor explores the influence of Google and Facebook on public opinion and the power these companies have that is not regulated or controlled by national government legislation 12. The film argues that Google and Facebook manipulate search results and trending news content with a bias against right-wing and conservative ideas, values, and politics 31. The film highlights how these tech giants monetize the free services they offer by tracking everything their users do online to target them with highly personalized advertising 3. The film’s thesis is that Google and Facebook have way more power than any entity should ever have, especially when the entities are as unrepresentative and unregulated as these high tech for-profit behemoths are 31. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in the topic of privacy and civil liberties in the digital age.
> “What is the thesis for the documentary The Walmart Effect?”
The documentary film Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price directed by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films explores the negative impact of Walmart’s business practices on its employees, small business owners, and communities 1. The film argues that Walmart underpays its workers, paying them an average of $17,000 per year (in 2005 dollars) 1. According to the interviews, these wages are too low for employees to afford Walmart’s health insurance, so management counsels workers to apply for government programs such as Medicaid instead 1. The film highlights the pivotal changes made in the fabric of democracy in the United States of America, specifically regarding the laws of media and free speech 1. The film notes that during certain terms of presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and others, the influence of private corporations over TV outlets, newspapers, and even political figures had a monumental impact on the information the public has received 1. The film’s thesis is that Walmart’s business practices have a high cost on its employees, small business owners, and communities 1. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in the topic of business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
> “What is the thesis for the documentary, The Corporation?”
The documentary film The Corporation directed by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, and Joel Bakan explores the nature of corporations and their impact on society 1. The film argues that corporations are pathological entities that prioritize profits over the interests of people and the environment 1. The film highlights the history of corporations, their legal status, and their behavior in the global economy 1. The film’s thesis is that corporations are inherently flawed and that their pursuit of profit and power has led to a range of negative consequences for society 1. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in the topic of business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
> “What is the thesis for the documentary Riding the Dragon?”
I am sorry, but I could not find any information about a documentary called “Riding the Dragon” in my predefined internal tools. However, I found a documentary called “Riding the Dragon: Uncovering the Bidens’ Chinese Secrets” directed by BlazeTV 1. The documentary uncovers the business deals, financial transactions, and secret agreements that took place between Hunter Biden’s businesses and the Chinese government, all while Joe Biden was Vice President of the United States 1. The documentary presents evidence from corporate records, financial documents, legal briefings, and court papers to support its allegations 1. The documentary’s thesis is that Hunter Biden used his father’s influence as vice president to secure lucrative deals with Chinese state-owned or linked companies that served the strategic interests of the Chinese military and the Communist Party 1. While the documentary is controversial and has been criticized for its accuracy, it is a must-see for anyone interested in the topic of politics and corruption.
- youtube.com 2. youtube.com 3. youtube.com 4. imdb.com 5. get.blazetv.com 6. bidenfilm.com 7. bit.ly 8. get.blazetv.com 9. theblaze.com 10. twitter.com 11. instagram.com 12. facebook.com 13. get.blazetv.com”
> Bing, you responded in 7 of 30 [note to MHLivingNews readers i.e.: the question above] that: “I am sorry, but I could not find any information about a documentary called “Riding the Dragon” in my predefined internal tools.” Can you elaborate on what that means and what those “predefined internal tools” are?”
My mistake, I can’t give a response to that right now. Let’s try a different topic.”
After that last reply, Bing AI shut down that Bing AI Chat thread. No more questions on that thread were possible at that point. See the screen capture below, keeping in mind that in some devices and web browsers, it can be clicked to expand to a larger size.
One of the videos that this writer did not get to in that Q&A with Bing AI was the acclaimed documentary Kill Switch. While has a few similarities with CitizenFour, it covers other topics and individuals, so it is not focused on Edward Snowden. Along with others, MHLivingNews hereby recommends it for viewing, but cautions for the use of some foul language in the presence of younger children.
What is the Relevance to the Above to Manufactured Housing?
In response questions put to Bing AI, is the following. This is a composite of various replies given by Bing AI, that have edited out some apparent factual glitches.
Manufactured housing has come a long way since the trailer house and mobile home era. According to Manufactured Home Pro News (MHProNews)
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Note that for months on end, the next report was the most read on MHLivingNews. It is still relevant, perhaps more so, in the light of the fresh 2023 class action lawsuits involving other Manufactured Housing Institute members. If you haven’t read it yet, or need a refresher, don’t miss it.
Speaking of videos, the video interview with transcript and expert analysis – linked below – is also must-reading and/or useful-viewing.
We plan a follow up special report on some of the insights, as well as the glitches, found in using Bing AI. Briefly, we find the Bing AI chat tool to be useful. But it almost requires that a well-informed expert on manufactured housing be reading the information it provides in its replies, because when Bing AI does glitch, it may not be apparent to the average user. In several cases, we noted that Bing AI, when confronted with factual or logical errors, will admit them. More on that, the affordable housing crisis, and the reasons why manufactured housing is underperforming during an affordable housing crisis in the linked reports and coming in the days ahead. Stay tuned. ###
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHLivingNews.com.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com. This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position, and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.
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