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FAST(HARD) or Slow(soft)AGI takeoff – AGI Part 6

I was listening to a podcast a couple of weeks back and the person being interviewed made a comment that he didn’t believe that AGI would have a fast (hard) take off rather it would be slow (soft). Here’s the podcast John Carmack interviewed by Lex Fridman). Hard vs. soft takeoff A hard (fast) takeoff…

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The Hollowing out of enterprise IT

We had a relatively long discussion yesterday, amongst a bunch of independent analysts and one topic that came up was my thesis that enterprise IT is being hollowed out by two forces pulling in opposite directions on their apps. Those forces are the cloud and the edge. Cloud sirens The siren call of the cloud…

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Deepmind does chat

Read an article this week on Deepmind’s latest research into developing a chat agent (Improving alignment of dialogue agents via targeted human judgements). Lot’s of interesting approaches have been applied to chat but even today, most chat model’s are rife with problems, that include being bigoted, profane, incorrect, etc. Reinforcement learning vs. deep neural networks…

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NVIDIA’s H100 vs A100, the good and bad news

Turns out only the current MLPerf v2.1 Data Center Inferencing results show both NVIDIA Hopper H100 and prior generation NVIDIA A100 GPUs on similar workloads so that we can compare performance. Hopper (H100) results are listed as CATEGORY: Preview, so final results may vary from these numbers (but, we believe, not by much). For the…

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MTJ’s everywhere

We have been requested to remove this post by the lecturer who supplied the information discussed in this post. We are complying with this request as of 05 October 2022. The Editors

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The killer (space) app

Salvaging or recycling the International Space Station (ISS) is the killer app. There’s so much there that could be re-used, it would be a dying shame to have it be deorbited, burned up and crashed into the ocean somewhere. Yes recycling the ISS is monumental today. Yes the probability of success is slim (at the…

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Safe AI

I’ve been writing about AGI (see part-0 [ish], part-1 [ish], part-2 [ish], part-3ish, part-4 and part 5) and the dangers that come with it (part-0 in the above list) for a number of years now. My last post on the subject I expected to be writing a post discussing the book Human compatible AI and the problem of control…

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Is AGI just a question of scale now – AGI part-5

Read two articles over the past month or so. The more recent one was an Economist article (AI enters the industrial age, paywall) and the other was A generalist agent (from Deepmind). The Deepmind article was all about the training of Gato, a new transformer deep learning model trained to perform well on 600 separate…

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Better autonomous drone flying with Neural-Fly

Read an article the other day on Neural-Fly (see: Rapid adaptation of deep learning teaches drones to survive any weather) based on research out of CalTech documented in a paper is ScienceRobotics (see: Neural-Fly enables rapid learning for agile flight in strong winds, behind paywall). Essentially they have trained two neural networks (NN) at the…

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