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Favorite Rejects 2022-06-12
It’s going to take a lot more than this to convince me that engineers are meaningfully self-aware
This discussion between a Google engineer and their conversational AI model helped cause the engineer to believe the AI is becoming sentient, kick up an internal shitstorm and get suspended from his job. And it is absolutely insane. https://t.co/hGdwXMzQpX https://t.co/6WXo0Tpvwp
Tom Gara @tomgara
Underrated problem during 8% inflation: Government can’t change employee compensation fast enough to compete with the private sector for workers
70% of political progress throughout history comes from conservative politicians agreeing to adopt half-measures to try to coopt/preempt support for progressive causes — sometimes gotta take the W.
A lot of internet drama stems ultimately from the fact that GG is a libertarian who for unclear reasons insists on “left” branding
Mélenchon is a real leftist who (thus) bears very little resemblance to the mainstream Bernie/AOC/DNC "left" in the US. He vehemently opposed vaccine mandates/passports; despises Big Tech censorship; opposes NATO's role in Ukraine and NATO itself; hates the EU/globalism, etc. https://t.co/roHSiTe9gs
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
Which, like, is fine. There’s are lots of great libertarians out there and several libertarian thinkers have been big influences on me. But it’s weird to be “on the left” and have no interest in the welfare state, labor issues, and other normal political issues.