Previously described working for Microsoft as selling his soul
Fed's unrealized losses on the balance sheet just broke $1.3 trillion for first time ever – truly unprecedented; the amortized cost is 20.4% more than the mark-to-market price of the balance sheet; recall that selling a devalued security reduces the impact on the money supply: pic.twitter.com/Wk6f4I0PbB
— E.J. Antoni, Ph.D. (@RealEJAntoni) November 20, 2023
before it experienced a rapid unscheduled disassembly.
We urge the Board of Directors of OpenAI to take a firm stand against these unethical practices and launch an independent investigation into Sam and Greg’s conduct. We believe that OpenAI’s mission is too important to be compromised by the personal agendas of a few individuals.
THE DIGITAL IRON CURTAIN
I don’t think enough people see this for what it is. A Digital Iron Curtain is gradually descending over the West.
— Balaji (@balajis) November 22, 2023
Electronic health record giant Epic Systems will receive about $125 million in court-awarded payments from Tata Consultancy Services, the Mumbai, India-based information-technology and consulting firm said in a regulatory filing Tuesday.
And in his place, an obedient of the federal agencies called Gerald Ford, took over the White House. How did that happen? Well, it’s a long story, but here are the highlights, and they tell you a lot. Richard Nixon believed that elements in the federal bureaucracy were working to undermine the American system of government and had been doing that for a long time. He often said that.
Ugh, Larry Summers is the cockroach of insiders.
He shows up in every messy situation, providing proof that the establishment is in control. https://t.co/mzvS5N0hxa
— John Robb (@johnrobb) November 22, 2023
But winning has an entirely different meaning at Ocean Spray, whose farmers are responsible for 65% of the world’s cranberries. It’s not a publicly traded company. It’s not a traditional private company, either. It’s a cooperative founded nearly a century ago and owned by roughly 700 families.
The biggest lesson that can be read from 70 years of AI research is that general methods that leverage computation are ultimately the most effective, and by a large margin. The ultimate reason for this is Moore’s law, or rather its generalization of continued exponentially falling cost per unit of computation. Most AI research has been conducted as if the computation available to the agent were constant (in which case leveraging human knowledge would be one of the only ways to improve performance) but, over a slightly longer time than a typical research project, massively more computation inevitably becomes available. Seeking an improvement that makes a difference in the shorter term, researchers seek to leverage their human knowledge of the domain, but the only thing that matters in the long run is the leveraging of computation. These two need not run counter to each other, but in practice they tend to. Time spent on one is time not spent on the other. There are psychological commitments to investment in one approach or the other. And the human-knowledge approach tends to complicate methods in ways that make them less suited to taking advantage of general methods leveraging computation. There were many examples of AI researchers’ belated learning of this bitter lesson, and it is instructive to review some of the most prominent.
Only ~one out of seven TV news viewers are between ages 25-54.
Before PowerPoint, DuPont had a Chart Room. Made in 1919, it was considered so vital that its existence was secret for 40 years
Charts would zoom towards the board on monorails. The original version was a set of fixed slides that executives in wheelie chairs would be pushed past pic.twitter.com/BheaisMd2R
— Ethan Mollick (@emollick) November 23, 2023
Scrapping the peso, which Milei said in an October interview was worth “less than excrement”, and “blowing up” the central bank were central to the bold plan he pitched during his campaign as a way to revitalise Argentina’s economy, slash triple-digit annual inflation and repair the public finances.
To me, this is @JMilei's best speech so far, every sentence is a memorable quote!
I cut and translated it so the international audience can enjoy our Philosopher-President too ?? pic.twitter.com/Hl2T3jPOBb
— TremendaCarucha (@TremendaCarucha) November 23, 2023
Classic playbook & entirely predictable. https://t.co/kJkuAkkEP5
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) November 25, 2023
The movie will run on United’s social nets, onboard flights, in movie theaters, across Peacock and other digital platforms. There’s even a partnership with Bumble. “It’s a rom-com, after all,” says Schmerin.
Joshi notes that a platform carrying a fleet of eight drones has the capacity to harvest up to 600 kilos of apples in a day. The drones are currently being tested on farms in Italy and are expected to be launched commercially in North American in two years.
There’s a basic conflict of interest at the heart of American health care. Obamacare caused health care payers to combine with health care providers. We need a health care Glass-Steagall.
The average family health insurance premium in the US is up 249% since 2000. The biggest beneficiaries of this massive increase: health insurance companies. UnitedHealth (largest US insurer) was up 4,120% since 2000 vs. 340% gain for the S&P 500.
— Charlie Bilello (@charliebilello) November 7, 2023
“A majority of the Members of the Committee did not agree to establish an [Investigative Subcommittee] or report to the House regarding Representative Bowman’s conduct,” said Ethics Chair Michael Guest (R-Miss.) and ranking member Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.).
— Adam Townsend (@adamscrabble) November 26, 2023