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    A very nice podcast series. Season 2 on the way.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_da0i5S-SSU&list=PLqYmG7hTraZBiUr6_Qf8YTS2Oqy3OGZEj&index=1
    Hannah Fry is to Joan Bakewell as....?
    Phooaarrgh
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    Uh Oh squared
    AI codes better than 50% of competitors
    https://deepmind.com/blog/article/Competitive-programming-with-AlphaCode
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2022 edited
     
    In my humble opinion, the intelligence is not in spinning code to solve a problem, but in the actual statement of the problem itself.

    When we have AIs that do that, I shall be afraid.
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    In all fairness to the AI, it got to succeed at more than just spinning code. It was able to read and understand the problem statement first.

    AIs can only become truly dangerous when they cannot be switched off.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2022
     
    Are you sure we know where all the switches are even now?
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    Well, if the switches are in series, we only need to know about one.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2022
     
    Plus one other piece of information: that all the switches are in series.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2022
     
    Then there's the utter opacity of newspaper headlines. This morning's fishwrapper has this: "Oregon locals shredding at 2020 Olympics".
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2022
     
    Doesn't sound good...
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2022
     
    As in "getting shredded"?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2022
     
    Sounds more like they are falling apart on their own.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2022
     
    Who knows? The local birdcage liner just informed subscribers that it was going to 6 issues per week, with 1 on holiday weekends. Guess the Fourth Estate doesn't hold much attraction nowadays.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2022
     
    Posted By: AngusSounds more like they are falling apart on their own.

    I meant as in building body definition through exercise.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2022
     
    It would be a construction of "shred" that I would find grating.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2022
     
    We are not surprised.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2022
     
    I've been known to shred cabbage to make slaw.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxyZSxnTrZs
    DeepMind does it again. This time it's video compression.