Cicero, an AI, performed in the top 10% against human performers in the game Diplomacy, which is about negotiating with others. chatGPT is making the rounds with its impressive output. Are these AI breakthroughs or at least signs of real progress? Or signs of trouble to come?
Category: Background Knowledge
On the Psychology of Architecture and the Architecture of Psychology
Advisors need (a) to know what they are talking about and (b) be able to convince others. For architects, the first part is called 'architecture' and the second part could be called 'the psychology of architecture'. We tend to do that already, but most attention is paid to the role of the advisor. But it takes two to tango. The 'receiving end' (the one being advised) plays a key role and it is here that psychological and neurological research of the last few decades on 'the architecture of psychology' can be put to good use.
It is life, Jim. But not as we know it.
Blake Lemoine, a Google engineer, has claimed the LaMDA language neural net chatbot is sentient, is alive. Nonsense on stilts, according to one critic. A musing about the meaning of 'life'. And abortion. And doubt. And the point Lemoine has but doesn't make.
Scanning for vulnerabilities — using an #ArchiMate diagram about scanning for log4j
A short story about the log4shell vulnerability in log4j that hit the computing world last December with an explanation of the problem and why scanning for it was so hard. With an ArchiMate diagram to illustrate.
Does Google’s ‘Quantum Supremacy’ mean ‘QM Computing has arrived’? Not so fast.
Follow-up to the earlier explanatory and critical post on Quantum Computing which addresses Google's 'quantum supremacy' achievement.
AI is a Myth, says AI-researcher and engineer Erik Larson
Last April, the book The Myth of Artificial Intelligence was published by Harvard University Press. The author is Erik J. Larson, a computer scientist and tech entrepreneur who is active in the field, especially in natural language processing. After reading…
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The many lies about reducing complexity part 2: Cloud
That standard image that explains the difference between on-premises, IAAS, PAAS, and SAAS in the cloud? You know what, it is hugely misleading. Here is the real deal.
Chatbots: een plaag voor de mensheid
Chatbots. Ze zijn overal tegenwoordig. En ze zijn vaak frustrerend slecht, niet meer dan een te nemen horde op weg naar een mens. Waarom zijn ze zo slecht? Misschien omdat de kern techniek van 30 jaar geleden is?
Chatbots: a scourge of humankind
Chatbots. They're everywhere these days. They're also frustratingly poor, often just a hurdle to take to get to a human agent. Why are they so poor? Maybe because the core is technology from 30 years ago?
To be and not to be — is that the answer?
If you believe much of the reporting done on quantum computing, it is around the corner. We look at how quantum computing works and how realistic it is that it will be available any time soon. With a small appendix on the continuum hypothesis.