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I recall when Cory Doctorow taught a class, he assigned each student to upgrade and maintain a Wikipedia article. Sometimes we forget how important a resource Wikipedia has become.
This is great! I hope they bring it to kids soon, they say RSV is worse for kids than COVID.
Ok, I had never seen this graph, absolutely wild.
40 year coverup... seems bad folks.
I like the idea of finding ways to integrate other deterministic models within an LLM, I wonder how exactly they did it. The release notes don't give much away. Google built a model called PaLM that was trained to do non-language tasks as well, but I'm not sure it's deterministic in the way you'd want for math.
• Thread discussing what it would take for Ukraine to retake Crimea. TL;DR: they're going to need to take and hold everything else first, and it will take quite a while.
• Short thread discussing why the US has so little automated traffic enforcement. Biggest takeaway: police unions are opposed.