What’s News For March 20th?

What’s News For March 20th?

1. It’s Like GPT-3 but for Code—Fun, Fast, and Full of Flaws: “Nine months after Copilot’s launch, tens of thousands of programmers have tried out the software. I spoke to 15 coders who’ve used it, and most, like Aboukhadijeh, found that it dramatically accelerates their pace—even as they were sometimes freaked out by how good it is. (‘Just mind-blowing,’ as Mike Krieger, who coded the original Insta­gram, put it.)” [Wired] https://archive.is/RL8Rc

2. A growing number of new products allow anyone to apply artificial intelligence without having to write a line of computer code. Proponents believe the “no-code” movement will change the world. [New York Times] https://archive.is/CqIQz

3. Phase transitions and AGI https://www.lesswrong.com/…/phase-transitions-and-agi

4. Deep Neural Nets: 33 years ago and 33 years from now http://karpathy.github.io/2022/03/14/lecun1989/

5. Why randomized controlled trials matter and the procedures that strengthen them https://ourworldindata.org/randomized-controlled-trials

6. “This means I currently put the risk of human extinction due to SETI at around 0.1-0.2%.” https://www.lesswrong.com/…/my-current-thoughts-on-the…

7. Palmer Luckey Says Working With Weapons Isn’t as Fun as VR — The founder of Anduril and Oculus discusses his talks with Ukraine’s president, the ethics of AI weapons, and Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse. https://www.wired.com/…/palmer-luckey-drones…/

8. New DNA Modification System Discovered in Animals – “It’s Almost Unbelievable” https://scitechdaily.com/new-dna-modification-system…/

9. Deep Lexical Hypothesis: Identifying personality structure in natural language https://www.researchgate.net/…/359015448_Deep_Lexical…

10. “I asked Robin Hanson the rope around the world question & he, having never heard it before, immediately gave the correct answer. So Wittgensteinians shd update to the view that all humans EXCEPT ROBIN HANSON are susceptible to being gripped by a picture.” https://aeon.co/…/what-wrapping-a-rope-around-the-earth…

11. Lastly, cut off from food, Ukrainians recall famine under Stalin, which killed 4 million of them [Washington Post] https://archive.ph/OZk4q

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What’s News For March 20th?