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GPT-3 – Great use of statistical computing, tells us nothing about language

https://garymarcus.substack.com/p/noam-chomsky-and-gpt-3 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 […]

Technology

Windows 10 Shutown?

So, today I learned that Windows 10 doesn’t really shutdown when you tell it to. It’s a feature called ‘fastboot’, and apparently what it does is log users off, and then do a hibernate like stop. Which means that your next boot is fast, a neat feature. I noticed this because the uptime reported in […]

Politics Technology

Legitimizing

Very good point here: When I could get no really substantive on-the-record statements from the tech leaders, I pinged investor Chris Sacca, because I knew he would not let me down. “It’s funny, in every tech deal I’ve ever done, the photo op comes after you’ve signed the papers,” he said. “If Trump publicly commits […]