"In our 'news' today we can see the tattler, the party pamphlet, the recondite journal of opinion, the yellow rag, the journal of commerce, the sob sister, the literary journal, and the progressive muckraker."
AI will bring many wonders. It may also destabilize everything from nuclear détente to human friendships. We need to think much harder about how to adapt.
Tim HwangThose of you who watch the machine learning space will recall Henry Kissinger's recent, misinformed, Columbus-ing op-ed in @TheAtlantic:
In the absence of a countervailing force, the space will continue to fill with this kind of pseudo-profound garbage.
'Kissinger is of course extremely knowledgeable in the domains of diplomacy and statecraft, but it’s clear he is missing some important background to be a thought-leader in AI.'
Tim HwangWe're proud to officially assign Secretary Kissinger one of our very first "Do Not Recommend" certifications.
CA will also be certifying claims that the "AI" companies use is actually AI and not, say, a roomful of dudes.
You can read all about it here
Tim HwangThat's why I'm excited to announce today that @compatibilism and I are launching a new service to provide independent, third-party certifications of AI thought-leader quality: Certified Artificial.
🎖️ certifiedartificial.com 🎖️
Deep learning techniques have become the method of choice for researchers
working on algorithmic aspects of recommender systems. With the strongly
increased interest in machine learning in general, it has, as a result, become
difficult to keep track...
Tim Hwang😬 "[W]e considered 18 algorithms that were presented at top-level research conferences in the last years. Only 7 of them could be reproduced with reasonable effort...6 of them can often be outperformed with comparably simple heuristic methods"
Tim HwangTIL that the phrase “tinker’s damn” emerged from the reputation of the profession for swearing profusely, thus rendering the cuss of little importance
future such phrases:
The U.S. shale boom and LNG export efforts haven’t gone unnoticed in Russia, and the Kremlin has now made arctic LNG production a matter of national importance
Tim Hwang🛢👀 for my money, one of the most fascinating infrastructure stories currently going is russian maneuvering around liquefied natural gas in the arctic (and the push towards the petro-yuan)
good recent primer