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So...what if it's a bust?
We’re back with another edition of Machine Learnings, brought to you by the folks at Heyday.
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This week in novel uses of AI, researchers “recreated” Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall, Part 1 by analyzing listeners’ brain data. It’s kind of worth a listen, beyond the brain-creating background.
What we're reading.
1/ In any situation where universal hype exists, it’s helpful to take a step back and think from an outside perspective. This from Gary Marcus on generative AI as a bust is one of those. Learn more at Marcus on AI >
2/ Where are we with observability and evals of new LLMs? Fantastic read. Learn more at Supervised >
3/ Reusing waste heat from server farms is now an active thing. Amazing. Learn more at MIT Technology Review >
4/ Snapchat’s AI has been tripping lately. Somehow this is not the weirdest story about it I’ve heard this week. Learn more at Quartz >
5/ A super deep dive into building S3. Tons of technical details for the inclined reader. I love these behind the work looks. Learn more at All Things Distributed >
6/ [Listen] The cofounder of DeepMind and Inflection AI on why we are very unready for the coming decade of AI. There are a few examples here that shine a light on our decision-making weaknesses. Learn more at WIRED >
7/ Let’s close with some collective intelligence. Much of what’s happened around Twitter in the past year has been a challenge, but Community Notes are pointing in the direction of real-time context. They could be even more important after considering the listen above. Learn more at Vitalik’s Blog >
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