i hope people understand that the ecological cost of crypto is not an ‘unfortunate side effect’ but is instead the very means by which it claims value at all
Reminder that machine learning algorithms do not make novel or accurate predictions about the true state of the world. They simply reflect back the pre-existing biases of whatever data sets are fed into them.
_GPT-3 is the world’s most powerful bigotry generator._
> “ OpenAI and the machine learning community at large are heavily invested in combating bias – but there’s currently no paradigm by which entrenched bias in a system like GPT-3 can be removed or compensated for. Its potential for harm is limited only by how much access humans with harmful ideologies have to it.”
while i'm really happy that people want matrix to succeed, this is a thread full of bad ideas.
> element is too hard
no it isn't, my mother could use it without much introduction. stop making good tools dumber because you want lazy people to use them. if someone can't be bothered with 15 minutes of clicking around in an interface, they can stay at whatsapp, thanks. i'm done with giving up my sanity for the sake of people who act if everything has to come free to them.
> homeserver hosting is too hard
if installing an additional debian package and replacing some values in a default config is "too hard", it's better that you don't touch any server anyway. it just would end up in the next botnet. there is a reason why people are trained for system administration (or put in decades of self-teaching). stop devaluing the jobs and knowledge of those people by trying to build shitty "easy" solutions. there are no easy solutions for complicated problems.
> GROWTH HACKING!111
Just to put this into perspective:
The average value of a Bitcoin transaction is currently $119 and requires energy worth roughly $100 (the world average price is $0.14 per kWh).
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