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I wrote about and at large for and teaching. It’s a non-reviewed of a journal paper to appear this summer (and will be revised as technology progresses…)

You can read it on @EdArXiv

Happy to get feedback and comments!

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@true_mxp created for my dissertation

+++ Wie nahe ist das heutige Russland dem Faschismus, Karl Schlögel? +++

Einer der führenden Osteuropa-Historiker erklärt den Putinismus – und welch welthistorische Umwälzungen sich vollziehen.

Zuwachs in 28°: Sagt Hallo zur IMPULS von Paul Zimmermann, 1953 bei VEB Typoart erschienen. Weil einige fragten: das sind Klatschabzüge. Es geht hier weder um Akkuratesse, noch um typografisches Raffinement. Sie werden nur einmal abgezogen und dienen mir als schnelle Schriftprobe

I'm now thinking that we will be running language models with a sizable portion of the capabilities of ChatGPT on our own (top of the range) mobile phones and laptops within a year or two

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And in case you wanted to know one of the things that went wrong with Bing:

> One vector of attack we missed initially was: write super-rude or strange statements, keep going for multiple turns, confuse the model about who said what and it starts predicting what user would say next instead of replying. Voila :-(

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New language models released by Meta Research:

From the paper: "For instance, LLaMA-13B outperforms GPT-3 on most bench- marks, despite being 10× smaller. We believe that this model will help democratize the access and study of LLMs, since it can be run on a single GPU."

And what I mean by strategic ambiguity here is that OpenAI doesn't claim that they HAVE any rights, just that if they did have them, they're assigning them to you.

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OpenAI's terms are now pretty clear (or at least, with the obvious strategic ambiguity) on IP which I assume would apply to both ChatGPT and DALL-E: "OpenAI hereby assigns to you all its right, title and interest in and to Output."

But this is new as of a TOS update in December, and the previous version does NOT say this - but I have a vague recollection that there were explicit copyright terms for DALL-E. Does anyone remember what/where this was?

In 1998, two Stanford kids published a paper in *Computer Networks*: "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine," in which they wrote, "Advertising funded search engines will be inherently biased towards the advertisers and away from the needs of consumers."

If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:


+++ Karte der ewigen Belastungen: Hier sind PFAS zu finden +++

PFAS sind Substanzen, die für den Menschen gefährlich sein können. Eine Europakarte zeigt, wie verbreitet sie sind.

If you drag an emoji family with a string size of 11 into an input with maxlength=10, one of the children will disappear.

Der neueste Beitrag unserer #dghd_ki Reihe rund um #ChatGPT und generell #KI in der #Hochschullehre ist da:

Prof. Gabi Reinmann stellt die Frage „Wozu sind wir hier?“ und skizziert drei Ebenen, auf denen die #Hochschuldidaktik diskutieren kann/soll(?)

Habt ein Auge auf die kommenden Termine im März. Dann mit @cspannagel am 13.03. und Ulrike Hanke am 20.03.

Sneak-Peek of the project feature in the #LMS #OpenOlat from our development labs.

A versatile feature that can be used as a learning diary, project documentation, support for term papers or accompaniment of research and development projects.

I was today years old when I discovered the concept of „

(or actually, the-day-before-yesterday, during Mary Macken-Horarik’s keynote at , but today the book arrived)

Blackman uses Microsoft's own AI Principles to clearly explain why BingGPT shouldn't be released into the world. He's right to praise Microsoft's principles and also spot on in his analysis of how the development of BingGPT violates them.

And, as Blackman argues, this whole episode shows how self-regulation isn't going to suffice. Without regulation providing guardrails, the profit motive incentivizes a race to the bottom --- even in cases of clear risk to longer term reputation (and profit).>>

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The NYTimes (famous for publishing transphobia) often has really bad coverage of tech, but I appreciate this opinion pice by Reid Blackman:


Grim snark, but genuinely funny. 

Asked a friend how their day was going.

Their response?

"New liver, same eagles."

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