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One takeaway is that our school systems are starting at a bit of a disadvantage, and must be functioning relatively well to get even vaguely acceptable results.
Along with finding the first 50 prime numbers, It also successfully writes a program that prints itself and refuses to solve the halting problem, but it can't factor high prime numbers. It also makes the some of the same foolish logical mistakes humans make
• Short thread summarizing how the Ukraine war has made it clear that Russia's conventional military is so weak that the US should prioritize defense of our Asian allies, European countries are largely capable of defending themselves. On that note, Germany's overtures to return to the status quo ante bellum with Russia is a good idea, since Russia is going to foolishly reject the olive branch.
• Thread where Tim Lee asks the new OpenAI Chatbot to make a case for open borders from a series of different viewpoints, and it does a great job. One commenter adds on that it can even make the argument as Swedish Chef.