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WiW Notes 01

Hello, welcome – 

This is the first edition of the What is Work Notes. I will post a few links and ideas each week, hopefully enriching thinking about information hygiene, the language of value, the framing of technology, and system thinking.

Comedian and author Sarah Silverman, as well as authors Christopher Golden and Richard Kadrey — are suing OpenAI and Meta each in a US District Court over dual claims of copyright infringement.

https://www.theverge.com/2023/7/9/23788741/sarah-silverman-openai-meta-chatgpt-llama-copyright-infringement-chatbots-artificial-intelligence-ai

Large language models are trained on human output; the case claims the authors did not consent to the use of their copyrighted books as training material.”

On edge technologies

Liquid Neural Networks, A New Idea That Allows AI To Learn Even After Training

The binary nature of machines (short of quantum ones) convinces me against artificial general intelligence. I wrote about this here.
These developments (and work into thermal computing) always pull me in.

Around the corner

Sober, well-rounded, and pragmatic conversation between Tyler Cowen and Reid Hoffman

https://conversationswithtyler.com/episodes/reid-hoffman-2/

Book

I am enjoying Andy Clark’s The Experience Machine. I recommend his classic paper with Chalmers, The Extended Mind.

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