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Seattle Police Department informs City Council that Police will have Adjusted Deployment Responses
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Thursday Throughput: The Hope of a COVID-19 Vaccine
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What is Democracy’s Selling Proposition with Respect to China?
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Spain Debates UBI-type Program Amid Covid-19
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The comments...

AvatarSwami in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ I agree in general with your recommendations. Seems like the right course of action. Again, what I disagree with is "emasculating" which means "eliminating [. . .]
Avatarveronica d in reply to Michael Cain

Oh gawd I forgot about "reveal codes".

The horror. The horror.

+ Word Perfect, reveal codes. When I worked for the legislature, we had to use Word Perfect. Responsibility for documents was passed on from [. . .]
+ Yep. And people look at me funny when I say that all four-year degrees should require at least a bit of programming. (Also, [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to LeeEsq
+ People often use the word "morale" as being trivial and an added frill but actually it is vitally important to the workings of society. Being [. . .]
Avatarveronica d in reply to Oscar Gordon

Ha! I can only imagine.

I used to do field support for Word Perfect. Remember that? It had a macro system.

The memories.

Avatarveronica d in reply to Michael Cain
+ Go is a very complex problem, compared to chess, for example. However, it has the following properties: 1. All possible game states are known in advance. 2. [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to LeeEsq

Depends on the content of your comments and how trollworthy they are.

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to veronica d
+ Back when I was doing support instead of development, one of my duties was to help users with their macros (within reason). One of [. . .]
Avatarveronica d in reply to DensityDuck
+ You get that I'm not seriously suggesting people do this, right? The deeper point is, however, that GP-* can't necessarily distinguish bad code from good code. [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Michael Cain

And the human brain uses something like 20W a day.

AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Stillwater

Do you have something relevant to say or are you just going to troll?

+ MuZero was released last year. Starting from scratch it derived the rules for chess, shogi, Go, and 57 Atari games. For Go, it [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to LeeEsq

the political establishment realized they needed to do stuff to keep up moral on the home front during World War II.

Dearest Mollie!

AvatarDensityDuck in reply to veronica d
+ One of the big ways you can tell that a job is not as necessary as the worker thinks is when the worker starts doing [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Saul Degraw
+ At least in the United States, United Kingdom, and Commonwealth countries; the political establishment realized that they needed to do stuff to keep up moral [. . .]
+ If GPT-3 only achieves the level of learning to code that we could reasonably expect from a laid-off factory worker, then... Wait. I forgot where I was [. . .]
AvatarSaul Degraw in reply to Chip Daniels
+ The mask is fine. Lots of stuff is fine for now. The question is how long does it continue to be fine for. [. . .]

GPT-3 is CAD software.

But for, like, different things.

Avatarveronica d in reply to Jaybird

An easy way to defeat GP-3 as a software engineer is to include code like this in the corpus: https://twitter.com/ctrlshifti/status/1288745146759000064

:)

AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Jaybird
+ There used to be entire departments of engineers whose entire career was "draw pictures of things". That's what they did, and they were very [. . .]
+ I don't think it's aye-eye yet either. But I'm noticing that we don't know how we work. And that the Turing Test wasn't about the computer but [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to Chip Daniels
+ People are already starting to break quarantine and best practices. A story told in two headlines: June 19: Colorado bars can reopen this weekend for up to [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Jaybird
+ eh. I'm pretty sure that we were doing that kind of thing with Markov chainers back in the 90s; we've learned to write grammar rules [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Infectious disease pandemics disappeared from the Western world with the polio vaccine. The last pandemic like Covid-19 was the 1918 flu pandemic. The worlds of [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to LeeEsq
+ My hobby community has been negatively impacted by Covid-19 More than 40% of US renters are at risk of eviction And I bet some of those people [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to LeeEsq
+ I agree with you and Saul. People are already starting to break quarantine and best practices. Which indicates to me that it is increasingly likely that [. . .]
+ A good point. I've submitted my request to be added to the waitlist to play with this thing and my number has not yet come [. . .]
Avatarveronica d in reply to Jaybird
+ Be skeptical of video demonstrations. They show success, not failure. I suggest you shouldn't believe anything you see about GP-3 that you cannot personally interact with. [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to greginak
+ My point was that eventually you are going to need to use some real force to get everybody to go along with beating the virus. [. . .]
Avatargreginak in reply to LeeEsq
+ This virus is deadly and contagious enough to be terrible but not quite enough to make everybody really afraid. It's still distant or plot for [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to LeeEsq

Consider this: the Introverts *created* covid in one of their nerdy little labs to get righteous revenge on their mortal enemy the Extroverts.

It's possible!

+ Here's another fine, fine example of one of the successes. Perhaps it's not representative. I worked for a startup called Powerset in 2007 that tried to build [. . .]
AvatarBrent F in reply to Jaybird

Well, I'd more say elite humans, but take your point.

AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Saul Degraw
+ Part of the reason why I expect nobody wants to deal with Covid-19 being endemic is that medical science and public health believes it not [. . .]
Avatarveronica d in reply to Jaybird
+ If we're talking about general ML as automation, then sure. However, I doubt the specific GP-3 technologies will play a central role. They succeed at generating [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Chip Daniels
+ It's more than just wearing a mask. It is the idea that we can basically prevent people from going on with their lives for an [. . .]
+ I'm talking about stuff like this: This is mind blowing.With GPT-3, I built a layout generator where you just describe any layout you want, and it [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Stillwater

Oh get real. They get 3 squares a day and we don't make lamp shades out of their skin. What more do you want?

AvatarPhilip H in reply to Jaybird

that's the American approach. Spaniards are not really that way.

AvatarStillwater in reply to veronica d

I'll just say this, anecdotally: Deep Blue was over twenty years ago.

AvatarInMD in reply to Stillwater
+ The ability to participate in and of itself can be just as meaningful as the ability to impact policy. The problem isn't the process [. . .]