Favorite Rejects 2023-04-01
This meme has been around for like two years and we still have major publications pushing the same nonsense. Ugh.
There is little evidence that single stair will do anything to lower rents or fix urban inequality. What we need to change is the economic system in which housing is a commodity and a money-making scheme instead of a human right to shelter. https://t.co/wC9R31WEtj
The Nation @thenation
With most technologies you can assume “I don’t understand how this works in any detail but the experts who make the thing does.” That makes it easy to assume the same is true of AI but the top AI people say it isn’t.
One difference between worry about AI and worry about other kinds of technologies (e.g. nuclear power, vaccines) is that people who understand it well worry more, on average, than people who don't. That difference is worth paying attention to.
Paul Graham @paulg
People used to say that AI refers to any software problem we haven’t figured out how to solve yet. But generative AI seems to have disproven that. I don’t think we are going to stop referring to stable diffusion or ChatGPT as AI.
I think it's pretty funny that after years of "Silicon Valley has stopped making revolutionary technology, everything is just uber for dogs now" the first self-evidently revolutionary technology comes out and the reaction is "whooaaaa slow down there guys let's pause here"
I think they’d have a great life on a habitable planet because that’s what IPCC projects, and because the world is dramatically richer now and has way lower rates of child mortality and poverty than it did when I was born
People who are still choosing to have children…why? Do you honestly think they are going to have a good life? Let alone a habitable planet when they are older? It boggles my mind. I’m genuinely curious why anyone would want to bring an innocent life into this hellhole.
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