It is a strange world we live in now, wherein the output of a computer perfectly following its programming can be said to be "hallucinating" simply because its output does not match user expectations or wishes.
And across trusted professions, academia and media people are repeating that same word without question. Journalists, corporate leaders, scientists and IT experts are embracing, supporting and reinforcing this human self-deception.
In actuality a computer that…
Sean Carrol's solo podcast on the Large Language AIs.
* They don't model the world.
* They don't have feelings or motivations.
* They do not have intelligence, because intelligence is about that world model and motivations and planning.
But I think that there probably is some model of a world inside those simulated virtual circuits evolved in that matrix model.
Not one fine-grained one enough to work out the consequences of a wrap-around chess board, s…
I realized today that when I lost Twitter, I also lost a lot of the cool indie game devs I was following there (and the updates on their games). And that totally sucks, because I really love to play indie games. Apparently Twitter was my main source for discovering them (sheesh).
Below is a pretty big list of games (with links to them!) that I'm looking forward to. There are SO MANY games on my Steam wishlist that are still being worked on and upcoming (some of these are on itch a…
“There's been a change in direction, from a focus on energy facilities towards law enforcement institutions which had previously not been targeted that often,” Shchyhol [head of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine] said.
“This shift, towards the courts, prosecutors and law enforcement units, shows that hackers are gathering evidence about Russian war crimes in Ukraine” with a view to following Ukraine's investigations, he added.
Exclusive: Russian hackers seek war crimes evidence, Ukraine cyber chief says
Russian spies are using hackers to target computer systems at law enforcement agencies in Ukraine in a bid to identify and obtain evidence related to alleged Russian war crimes, Ukraine's cyber defence chief told Reuters on Friday.
Another big earthquake in a region in which more than 1000 mostly women and children died in the past week following two previous quakes.
Solidarity with the long-suffering people of #Afghanistan.
More states are cracking down on porn. Sure, Texas had its law postponed (though some sites implemented it anyway), but it's not alone. Xhamster, for example, gates its contents even if they can't determine you're in Virginia.
If regulated porn is out of reach, people will find unregulated porn. That world is far worse for exploitation.
One of the world's largest mobile data brokers, Kochava, has lost its battle to stop the Federal Trade Commission from revealing what the FTC has alleged is a disturbing, widespread pattern of unfair use and sale of sensitive data without consent from hundreds of millions of people.
US District Judge B. Lynn Winmill recently unsealed a court filing, an amended complaint that perhaps contains the most evidence yet gathered by the FTC in its long-standing mission to crack down on dat…