What’s News For March 31st?

What’s News For March 31st?

1. A Wave Of Billion-Dollar Language AI Startups Is Coming https://www.forbes.com/…/a-wave-of-billion-dollar…/…

2. China is setting a roadmap for researching big neural network models https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.14101

3. Current Large Language Models are significantly undertrained https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.15556

4. STaR: Bootstrapping Reasoning With Reasoning — “Generating step-by-step “chain-of-thought” rationales improves language model performance on complex reasoning tasks like mathematics or commonsense question-answering.” https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.14465

5. Brainiacs, not birdbrains: Crows possess higher intelligence long thought a primarily human attribute — “Research unveiled in Science finds that crows know what they know and can ponder the content of their own minds, a manifestation of higher intelligence and analytical thought long believed the sole province of humans and a few other higher mammals.” [published in 2020] https://www.statnews.com/…/crows-possess-higher…/

6. AI assistants could greatly reduce the work it takes to discover important new materials. Could this lead to a “golden age of materials science”? https://techxplore.com/…/2022-02-ai-material-discovery…

7. DeepMind AlphaFold: A Gift To Humanity! 🧬https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYVf0bRgO5Q

8. “Reliable AI requires learning robust behaviours that generalise well. New work by our safety team shows how this robustness arises in reinforcement learning from playing a game against an imagined adversary.” https://deepmindsafetyresearch.medium.com/your-policy…

9. Here’s an excellent discussion of concurrency in several different programming languages, and what can be learned from them. https://dmitrykakurin.medium.com/concurrency-in-go-pony…

10. Batteries smaller than a grain of salt can be placed on a chip with a small microprocessor. This is an important step towards “smart dust.” https://techxplore.com/…/2022-02-world-smallest-battery…

11. Auto-generated Summaries in Google Docs https://ai.googleblog.com/…/auto-generated-summaries-in…

12. “My mistake about errors in the presentation of axiomatic set theory” https://blog.plover.com/2022/02/23/#jech-2

13. A narrow majority of Japanese support restarting idled nuclear reactors for first time since 2011 Fukushima disaster, according to a new poll https://www.bloomberg.com/…/most-japanese-back-nuclear…

See our piece on Fukushima: https://www.rebellionresearch.com/fukushima-disaster

14. “The estimates imply that 250 additional [Covid vaccine] doses, with a marginal cost around $5000, leads to one expected life saved.” https://www.nber.org/papers/w29884

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What’s News For March 31st?