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LLMs really are just the next evolution of search engines. #AI #LLM
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...or improvement in searching skills, obsoletes the need for llm.
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Feels more like the next evolution of smartphone keyboards.


I read somewhere that when someone uses an #LLM / " #AI" to "create" art, it's more like commissioning an artist with a request rather than actually being the artist. Seems like a reasonable way to think about it.
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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

and not commissioning an actual artist but a fraud who will steal some art and package it up in plausible deniability for you.

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Engineers are supposed to target efficiency and quality, but LLMs/"AI" are the opposite of that. They're exceedingly energy hungry and produce mediocre results that still require human intervention after the fact. Seems like a dead end until we've figured out better ways to implement them. 🤷‍♂️

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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Also seems like a metaphor for the inefficiencies that profit motive brings to an economy.

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It seems like if all the public domain books in the world are not enough to teach you to write well, it’s not a very good model of language.

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Would you mind editing to add alt-text? Maybe something like: "A news headline that reads: 'Air Canada must honor refund policy invented by airline's chatbot: Air Canada appears to have quietly killed its costly chatbot support.'"
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but yah, this is fantastic. I really hope all the people in the U.S. who got promised $1 Chevies by their stupid AI chatbots sue to get their free cars now; that'll teach them what they get when they fire workers for stupid technology real quick.


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What Grok’s recent OpenAI snafu teaches us about LLM model collapse

Instead, it was model collapse—though Babuschkin didn’t use those exact words. “The issue here is that the web is full of ChatGPT outputs, so we accidentally picked up some of them when we trained Grok on a large amount of web data,” he wrote. “This was a huge surprise to us when we first noticed it.” Grok was notably set up to pull from livestreams of internet content, including X’s feed of posts, which was identified as a potential issue by experts who spoke to Fast Company a month ago.

“It really shows that these models are not going to be reliable in the long run if they learn from post-LLM age data—without being able to tell what data has been machine-generated, the quality of the outputs will continue to decline,” says Catherine Flick, a professor of ethics and games technology at Staffordshire University.

The reason for that decline is the recursive nature of the LLM loop—and exactly what could have caused the snafu with Grok. “What appears to have happened here is that Elon Musk has taken a less capable model,” says Ross Anderson, one of the coauthors of the original paper that coined the term model collapse, “and he’s then fine-tuned it, it seems, by getting lots of ChatGPT-produced content from various places.” Such a scenario would be precisely what Anderson and his colleagues warned could happen come to life. (xAI did not respond to Fast Company’s request for comment.)

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When you think about it, "AI" visual art is really just collages. 🤔 #AI #LLM
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#Dada and #Surrealism did it long before. It are some new techniques to get random unexpected. #AI throws out a bag full of it with an eye glimps. It's still the artist, the viewer to judge the result. In a #Fluxus
And the results are a Mix of what the #KI had seen, and everybody knew before. It's just stunning perfectly done.
Now for an artist not to seem just like AI, mass product, he has to be as unperfect as an AI never would be. It is the idea, #Konzeptkunst what makes #conceptual #art
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Has the #AI hype train cooled down yet?
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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

no. Today Stack Overflow told me they were making search "AI powered". What a colossal waste of resources to solve a non-problem.

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LLMs are AIs in the same way that a kid's tricycle is an automobile. #AI #LLM #ChatGPT
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Oh, come now, that isn't fair to LLMs. It's at least a Power Wheels toy Jeep.

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Cat, I farted.
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!y wife's name is Cat. This is heard in my how all day, every day.


What if we replaced rich people with #AI? 🤔
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Why think when you could let an algorithm do it for you? :P #AI
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What we thought #AI was going to be: Intelligent robots and self-flying cars.
What AI ended up being: Bullshit generators.
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