The Turing Test poisoned the minds of generations of AI enthusiasts, because its criteria is producing text that persuades observers it was written by a human.
The result? Generative AI text products designed to "appear real" rather than produce accurate or ethical outputs.
It *should* be obvious why it's problematic to create a piece of software that excels at persuasion without concern for accuracy, honesty or ethics. But apparently it's not.
This is fucking magic: I asked #ChatGPT "Describe the Diffie-Hellman key exchange algorithm in the style of Dr Seuss". This is what I got back.
I will believe in AGI when a chatbot demonstrates a sense of humour.
Me: why did the chicken cross the road?
OpenAI: The chicken likely crossed the road for a variety of reasons. It may have been trying to get to the other side of the road, or it may have been looking for food. Chickens are known to cross roads in search of food or to explore their surroundings, so it is possible that the chicken in question was simply following its instincts.
"After a month on Mastodon, I’ve realized I was wrong."
The fediverse doesn’t need to win over anything else. It does not need to challenge, threaten, or dominate any other community or service. All it needs to do is serve its existing members and be a good place for new people to join. Becoming a safer space is much more likely to contribute to its longevity than ‘winning’ mass adoption from ex-Twitter users in the short term.
The Battle of Bamber Bridge is a great story and the "The Rest is #History" podcast does a great job of telling it. I've always wondered why it's never been made into a movie https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bamber_Bridge https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-rest-is-history/id1537788786?i=1000587437056
Thanks to @ravirockks for pointing out that iOS *does* let you save as PDF - it's just buried under the UI https://infosec.exchange/@ravirockks/109404229589640518
There's a claim going around that Mastodon is "centralizing around a few instances" because 1% of instances account for 84% of users. https://mastodon.social/@email@example.com/109383037794709755
That's misleading. 1% of instances is ~360. That's a lot more than I expected! Impressively decentralized.
Measuring centralization as a % doesn't make sense. Hypothetically, if 100K new people each started their own instance, centralization as measured by this stat would greatly *increase*, even though that's not what actually happened.
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