What’s News For April 7th?

What’s News For April 7th?

1. Robots ground large language models in reality by acting as their eyes and hands while LLMs help robots execute long, abstract language instructions https://say-can.github.io/

2. Jump-Start Reinforcement Learning: “By using the guide-policy to form a curriculum of starting states for the exploration-policy, we are able to efficiently improve performance on a set of simulated robotic tasks.” https://jumpstart-rl.github.io/

3. Yudkowsky Contra Christiano On AI Takeoff Speeds https://astralcodexten.substack.com/…/yudkowsky-contra…

4. Why is Toby Ord’s likelihood of human extinction due to AI so low? https://www.lesswrong.com/…/why-is-toby-ord-s…

5. How Intel Financialized and Lost Leadership in Semiconductor Fabrication https://www.ineteconomics.org/…/how-intel-financialized…

6. Machine-parts start-up Hadrian raises $90 million as it seeks to shake up the aerospace supply chain https://www.cnbc.com/…/machining-start-up-hadrian…

7. “We introduce dGSLM, the first “textless” model able to generate audio samples of naturalistic spoken dialogues.” https://speechbot.github.io/dgslm/

8. Physicists Build Circuit That Generates Clean, Limitless Power From Graphene [published Oct. 02, 2020] https://news.uark.edu/…/physicists-build-circuit-that…

9. If you average your own best guess with your best guess from the perspective of someone you often disagree with, you’ll tend to be more accurate. https://researchgate.net/…/337275911_Taking_a…

10. ‘Momentum Computing’ Pushes Technology’s Thermodynamic Limits — Overheating is a major problem for today’s computers, but those of tomorrow might stay cool by circumventing a canonical boundary on information processing https://www.scientificamerican.com/…/momentum…/

11. Are sex differences in human mate preferences really universal?…yes. https://www.psychologytoday.com/…/are-sex-differences…

12. United States: “Bad behavior of all kinds —everything from rudeness & carelessness to physical violence—has increased … Americans are … crashing their cars & killing pedestrians at higher rates. Early 2021 saw the highest number of ‘unruly passenger’ incidents ever'” [The Atlantic] https://archive.ph/CZqPQ

13. “Entropy of city street networks linked to future spatial navigation ability” https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00915-9

14. Ukraine Gets A Deadly Hunter-Killer Drone Team: U.S. Switchblades And Pumas Join The War https://www.forbes.com/…/the-hunter-killer-drone…/…

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What’s News For April 7th?