Favorite Rejects 2023-03-03
I find it interesting that the four major conversational LLMs available (Claude, Bard, Bing, ChatGPT) all are based around a chatbot/assistant model. In using these AI tools for serious work, the chatbot features often get in the way. Is there a reason they all went that way?
How much CO₂ is emitted per unit of electricity? Many countries in Europe are making good progress in reducing this. But France and Sweden have been chilling at the bottom for decades by deploying large-scale nuclear and hydropower. ourworldindata.org/grapher/carbon…
frankly, her calling outdoor dining "the privatization of public space" when that space was previously used to store private citizens' dormant private vehicles discredits the whole piece
There’s no “deflating paradox” @GiniaNYT. The only “message” is one you created. NYC needs to address hunger & finalize outdoor dining guidelines that small biz & jobs rely on, which is an economic & social engine. This should’ve been 2 articles. https://t.co/qzCfxSYUYo
Andrew Rigie @AndrewRigie
So the carjacking issue is mostly fake and therefore easy to resolve. What’s tougher is the jury trials for misdemeanors piece which has not attracted as much political attention but is the main substantive concern from the police department and the us attorney. https://t.co/4xILMBM3sn
So best I can tell the most controversial part about the DC Crime Bill is it lowers the _max_ possible sentence for carjacking. Mostly irrelevant, but politically unpopular, so an odd hill for reformers to die on. I can understand fighting to reduce _minimum_ sentencing...
Peter Moskos @PeterMoskos
Bing is surprisingly good at applying the theories and philosophies of famous people to practical problems. What should Google's AI strategy be? I asked Queen Elizabeth, Julius Caesar, and Andrew Carnegie.
Dropping my entry for the new flag of San Francisco back into the timeline.
A San Francisco Supervisor has a new plan to solve homelessness, and you won’t believe what it is https://t.co/9sP9acm6Nf
Jordan Grimes 🚰 @cafedujord
I think we’re going to end up with Vance joining Shelly Moore-Capito and Todd Young in the “surprisingly reasonable” caucus. Wrote about this some for Bloomberg before the election.
Notable: Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) says he's exploring legislation with Senate colleagues to make childbirths free in the US: "It sounds like a good idea to me" It'd amount to single-payer for babies. Really interesting Vance profile from @PabloReports https://t.co/SU382uaOSg https://t.co/HQWs1PkofP
Joseph Zeballos-Roig @josephzeballos