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Basically a deer with a human face. Despite probably being some sort of magical nature spirit, his interests are primarily in technology and politics and science fiction.

Spent many years on Reddit and is now exploring new vistas in social media.

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Wouldn't that also cost those cab and uber drivers jobs?

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The Eugenics War ran from 1992 to 1996, so I think we're probably okay.

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It's currently 2024, so we're still okay. :)

Russian autopsy shows Navalny locked self in Siberian gulag, poisoned self (www.thebeaverton.com)

"MOSCOW – Officials from the Kremlin, under the close supervision of Russian President Vladimir Putin, have concluded an autopsy of Alexei Navalny, concluding that the recently-deceased opposition leader spontaneously sentenced himself to 30 years in a remote Siberian gulag before then ingesting his own poison that he brought...

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This is the second Onion headline in two days that I only realized was an Onion headline after I clicked the link.

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They're rolling it out gradually, as is customary for routine updates.

I'm not sure why this is worthy of a headline, frankly. This is how Microsoft typically does these things. I guess it's the "...with AI involved somehow!" Bit in the title that makes it interesting? I expect that's going to get old fairly quickly.

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Took me way too long to realize that headline was from The Onion.

Generative AI’s environmental costs are soaring — and mostly secret (www.nature.com)

one assessment suggests that ChatGPT, the chatbot created by OpenAI in San Francisco, California, is already consuming the energy of 33,000 homes. It’s estimated that a search driven by generative AI uses four to five times the energy of a conventional web search. Within years, large AI systems are likely to need as much...

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It's consuming the energy equivalent of 33,000 homes, okay. Is it doing work equivalent to 33,000 people or more? Seems likely to me.

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That's the opposite of what he said. That sort of usage isn't what ChatGPT is good for, it's best to use it for other kinds of things.

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Feel free not to, I guess. But again, that wasn't the point of my comment. You mistook bleistift2's statement in the opposite way it was intended. ChatGPT's not intended as a replacement for a search engine so evaluating it on that basis is misleading.

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Indeed, the level of obsession some people have with Elon Musk is kind of ridiculous.

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Large language models are notoriously poor at math, you should probably use a different tool for that sort of thing.

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Why do you think so, and why does it matter?

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How dare they provide a useful tool like this, those bastards.

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It's not exactly training, but Google just recently previewed a LLM with a million-token context that can do effectively the same thing. One of the tests they did was to put a dictionary for a very obscure language (only 200 speakers worldwide) into the context, knowing that nothing about that language was in its original training data, and the LLM was able to translate it fluently.

OpenAI has already said they’re not making that publicly available for now

This just means that OpenAI is voluntarily ceding the field to more ambitious companies.

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Exactly. Article looked fine to me, if it was AI-written then it did a good job.

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Writing code to do math is different from actually doing the math. I can easily write "x = 8982.2 / 98984", but ask me what value x actually has and I'll need to do a lot more work and quite probably get it wrong.

This is why one of the common improvements for LLM execution frameworks these days is to give them access to external tools. Essentially, give it access to a calculator.

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Sora's capabilities aren't really relevant to the competition if OpenAI isn't allowing it to be used, though. All it does is let the actual competitors know what's possible if they try, which can make it easier to get investment.

Poland's new government deprograms its once far-right public media (www.npr.org)

WARSAW, Poland — It's 7:30 in the evening in Warsaw, and public news broadcaster TVP Info is about to broadcast live to millions of viewers across Poland. Producers in a crowded control room scurry in and out, sometimes stopping to peer through a narrow window into a studio where the host reads from a teleprompter....

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Nice to hear some solidly good news like this.

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I don't see anything in the article related to elections.

FaceDeer ,
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Instead you're posting to the Fediverse, which is even more open for use by third parties.

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Right. But my point is that they can profit from it. The issue lots of folks seem to be having is "how dare Reddit make money using something I did!", and that issue is even worse for the Fediverse since lots of companies can be doing it.

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The value comes from the work that can be done with it. If you can train an AI off it then it's worth something.

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They can't do the work without the data, though.

Or rather, they can't do the work without the risk of Reddit raising a legal fuss that would cost them more than $60 million. The data itself can already be downloaded for free from various places.

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Not so obscure that Meta isn't paying attention and planning for interoperation, and Meta is one of the biggest players in the AI development field.

A complete data set isn't required, just a comprehensive one.

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I am baffled that you appear to be attacking Microsoft over this. They're doing research to counter bad actors here.

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You think Microsoft is the only organization capable of producing these tools? They weren't even the first.

AI hiring tools may be filtering out the best job applicants (www.bbc.com)

an AI resume screener had been trained on CVs of employees already at the firm, giving people extra marks if they listed "baseball" or "basketball" – hobbies that were linked to more successful staff, often men. Those who mentioned "softball" – typically women – were downgraded....

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Why are you applying for jobs that you're not qualified for? Even if you BS your way through the interviews you'll have to actually do the work.

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OP said "Of course I don’t make it past 1 or 2 interviews in such cases." So it seems pretty straightforward that he wasn't qualified, as in he wasn't going to succeed in those roles.

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Step one in succeeding in a job is passing the interviews and getting that job.

OP was just wasting everyone's time, both his own and the interviewers.

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And I'm pretty doubtful that OP would be capable of producing usable work. He says it himself, he's being deceptive about his abilities.

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I actually was on the job market just a few months back for the first time in 15 years. Those sorts of comedy postings are not common. It's true that often the position doesn't require as much experience as the "dream candidate" they're asking for in the job posting, but A) they're aware of that, and B) they take that into account when screening resumes. Lying on your resume is not required, it's only going to waste everyone's time if you do.

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I want it, and I want it in a browser that isn't controlled by Google.

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It's worrisome, but it's not exactly the same.

We'll see whether they get abusive, and whether the Federal antitrust laws will come in and nearly dismantle the company like they did to Microsoft.

Israel says it will launch Rafah assault if hostages not freed by Ramadan (www.theguardian.com)

A member of Israel’s war cabinet has said the country will launch its threatened ground offensive against Rafah, the last place of relative safety in Gaza, if Hamas does not release its remaining Israeli hostages by the beginning of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in just under three weeks....

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If Hamas didn't exist then I'm sure that Israel would find some way to invent them.

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This same argument can be used against any advancement of technology that puts any person out of work. It completely disregards the benefits that come from those technological advancements for other people. Should we have rejected the development of electrical lighting to protect the jobs of the lamplighters?

The solution to this is not to suppress the development of new technologies. It's to try to build a society where "having a job" is not a prerequisite for food, shelter and security.

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Are you seriously using the "you wouldn't steal a car" analogy?

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Which is fine, the cartoonist's background is separate from the argument being presented. But people do kind of go nuts when Stonetoss is involved because he is an exceptionally garbage sort of human.

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It doesn't have to be the same thing as photography. If it was the same thing as photography they'd be a photographer. What's important is the results it produces.

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The fighting is to provide ammunition at the negotiating table. Currently, Russia isn't going to accept any negotiated settlement that requires them to leave Ukrainian territory or return kidnapped Ukranian children, for example. But once Russia's on the ropes there's a better chance of them doing that.

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They literally just murdered Putin's most prominent political rival. Just yesterday.

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So you think Russia intends to keep on fighting until it conquers Ukraine?

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"He was a Nazi," Russian propagandist's favorite excuse for killing people.

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Russia has passed laws annexing Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts. They invaded Kharkiv and made a run for Keiv and Odessa. Their politicians rant about how Poland and the Baltics are next. You really think anyone's going to believe that they did all that to keep some territory that they had already occupied?

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How many Minsk Agreements did Russia go through, again?

Have a listen to that rambling interview Putin gave Tucker the other day. He thinks all of eastern Europe is "Russian speaking."

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There are archives of all Reddit comments that are collected at the time of posting, all the deletion and scrubbing and whatnot people are doing months or years after the fact doesn't affect those.

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I'm kind of puzzled by this mindset. You were pleased with supporting and helping people before, but now supporting and helping is bad?

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Fortunately there are a lot of open source models these days too.

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Fortunately they may not really be able to. Reddit's comments and submissions are available here, and since this includes deleted content as well as the stuff that users have later edited away with scripts it may even be a better resource than what Reddit is offering itself. You'd need to train your AI in a legally permissive environment, of course, but there's places like that around the world and this is actually something that would advantage the "little guys" since they aren't as easy to target.

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