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Are social media making us miserable?

Stuart Richie rebuts some of the recent studies: And here’s the thing: when the authors of the “Facebook arrival” study raised their standards in this way, running a correction for multiple comparisons, all the results they found for

Saturday assorted links

1. Note to self: do not play Bongcloud against Vladimir Kramnik. 2. You shall know a word by the company it keeps. 3. Pithy one-liners that will be popular with neoliberals? 4. “A funny state of affairs that isn’t getting enough attention

What should I ask Kevin Kelly?

From Wikipedia: Kevin Kelly (born 1952) is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Review. He has also been a writer, photographer, conservationist, and student of Asian and digital

End Speed Limits on Aircraft

Fifty years ago today, on March 23, 1973, Alexander P. Butterfield, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, issued a rule that remains one of the most destructive acts of industrial vandalism in history. “No person may

Baby AGI is Here

The central claim of our work is that GPT-4 attains a form of general intelligence, indeed showing sparks of artificial general intelligence. This is demonstrated by its core mental capabilities (such as reasoning, creativity, and

Friday assorted links

1. “ChatGPT for me.” 2. Early GPT-4 paper from Microsoft. 3. The new art of moviemaking (ho hum!). 4. “A scrip for my five-year-old to talk to GPT.” 5. “Interestingly, 9.4 percent of humans were more creative than the most creative GAI,