Interesting Bits: Fri, 19th Aug 2022

Bruce Schneier: “Amazon has revealed that it gives police videos from its Ring doorbells without a warrant and without user consent.” I find the workings of the Premier League to be intriguing, here’s the story behind Brentford’s rise and rise. Brentford FC beat Swansea this past Saturday in the “World’s Richest Game” — the Championship Play-Off […]

Food for Thought Technology Uncategorized

GPT-3 – Great use of statistical computing, tells us nothing about language One good way to move beyond merely filling in the blanks might be to ask whether the models could reliably distinguish truth from fiction. In point of fact, they can’t. Rather, systems like GPT are truth-challenged, known to routinely lose coherence over long passages of text and known to fabricate endlessly. One such variant […]