Fake Plastic Greening

“What would make a difference is developing mass transport and substantially reducing car ownership; closing coal mines and ending oil and gas exploration; promoting decentralised and community-managed renewable energy systems; doing away with industrial-scale monoculture farming; and supporting smallholder and Indigenous-led agroecological systems that have been shown to enhance nutrition, biodiversity and quality of life. […]

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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 […]


Over 100 years of International Women’s Day – Gender Equality is still a long way off

It’s been more than 100 years since the world began observing International Women’s Day, and yet no country has achieved full gender equality. “It’s very sobering to realize that it’s 2016 and we don’t have that yet,” said Daniela Ligiero, Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy at the United Nations Foundation. Source: Gender equality? […]