At 62, the celebrated deep learning pioneer Yann LeCun, NYU professor, winner of the Turing Award, and Chief AI Scientist at Meta, is on a mission to reposition himself, not just as a deep learning pioneer, but as that guy with new ideas about how to move past deep learning.
As Crary documented, much of the early research on attention in the nineteenth century was initially “bound up in the need for information on attention in the context of rationalizing production.” But, as he goes on to add, “even as early as 1910 hundreds of experimental laboratory studies had been done specifically on the range of attention in advertising.” Typical articles included “The Attention Value of Periodical Advertisements,” “Attention and the Effects of Size in Street Car Advertisements,” “Advertising and the Laws of Mental Attention,” and “Measuring the Attention Value of Color in Advertising.” Crary argued that since the late nineteenth century, we have been confronted by “a constant re-creation of the conditions of sensory experience, in what could be called a revolutionizing of the means of perception.” According to Crary, the “problem of attention” was Thus, Crary argued, “it is possible to see one crucial aspect of modernity as an ongoing crisis of attentiveness, in which the changing configurations of capitalism continually push attention to new limits and thresholds, with an endless sequence of new products, sources of stimulation, and streams of information, and then respond with new methods of managing and regulating perception.” While the particulars have evolved over time, I think we will find that this pattern has remained relatively consistent.
What I tried to resolve • None Disabling wifi on the Apple Watch, Bluetooth on iPhone and combinations of those, to disconnect the watch from iPhone before starting the run • None Waiting 30 seconds after opening the workout app before running • None Multiple reinstalls and fresh installs, is always a hassle because getting music on the watch never works well (see one of the many issues) I haven’t installed any apps on the watch.
Depending on your precise location in Romania, as for example in the shadow of the Bran castle that once was home to Vlad the Impaler, you might enjoy the irony of hearing this revisionist history lesson while surrounded by a whole gallery of vampire kitsch — kiosks with plastic fangs for sale; a painted wooden plank in vampire-form with a cut-out oval hole for the face, where infantilised tourists can have their pictures taken in the guise of a sort of Dracula, though one as diminutive and unthreatening as his descendants Count Chocula, of breakfast-cereal fame, or Sesame Street’s own Count von Count.
I watched the first three episodes of Amazon's Ring's of Power series.
As Issam Freiha, one of the founders told the New York Times recently, “We don’t need to be the most amazing cup of coffee you’ve ever had […] We want to be the really good cup of coffee that you drink twice a day, every day.” Pricewise, the Blank Street coffee that’s “good” sits right between two places that serve as the bookends for where we see “Good” and “Bad” coffee starting, Dunkin and Starbucks.
In the current moment, the macro-region that is caught up in the flood of polycrisis is South Asia, the region, which as the rather good wikipedia entry puts is, “is delineated by the Himalayas on the north, the Hindu Kush in the west, and the Arakanese in the east”.
Paypal has closed the accounts of the Free Speech Union, the Daily Sceptic and founder Toby Young’s personal account.
The horse watched its trainer; its trainer knew the math.
Today, former Twitter cybersecurity executive Pieter “Mudge” Zatko testified in front of a congressional committee regarding his whistleblower complaint against Twitter.
Even mundane explanations may have profound implications for geopolitics, warfare, and aerospace technology.
A civilization which can supply a normalized donkey rate of 100, sufficient for a normalized donkey supply distance of 4, is vanishingly unlikely to be able to handle a donkey rate of 100,000, for a mere doubling of the normalized donkey supply distance.
Notes on Progress is a new diary-style format from Works in Progress.
Playing soccer, beach volleyball, skiing, playing squash, and so on.
The advantages of Western printing derives from several innovations by Gutenberg: • None Using a machine, the printing press, to speed up the printing process • None Using a lead, tin, and antimony alloy for types Imprinting ink on a sheet of paper was a manual and careful process with the Asian movable type system.
Here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of what people might mean when they say “science is political”: • None The things scientists choose to study can be influenced by their political views of what’s important; • None The way scientists interpret data from scientific research can often be in line with their pre-existing political views; • None Since scientists are human, it’s impossible for them to be totally objective - anything they do is always going to be tainted by political views and assumptions; • None It’s easy for scientists to forget that human subjectivity influences a great many aspects of science - even things like algorithms which might seem objective but often recapitulate the biases of their human creators; • None Even the choice to use science—as opposed to some other way of knowing—in the first place is influenced by our political and cultural perspective; • None A lot of science is funded by the taxpayer, via governments, which are run by political parties who set the agenda.
Vitalik Buterin is one of the most well-known and best-loved figures in the crypto/blockchain world — well-known because Ethereum, the blockchain platform he co-created (with Gavin Wood) has become the platform for the entire web3 world, and best-loved because he’s very clearly just a smart, friendly guy who just wants to build cool stuff and not rip anybody off.
Finally, while there has been extensive work auditing image-to-text and image labeling models for forms of social bias, there has been comparatively less work on social bias evaluation methods for text-to-image models.
Microsoft Will Even Prohibit Charitable FOSS Fundraising Through the “Microsoft Store” A few weeks ago, Microsoft quietly updated its Microsoft [app] Store Policies, adding new policies (which go into effect next week), that include this text: all pricing … must … [n]ot attempt to profit from open-source or other software that is otherwise generally available for free [meaning, in price, not freedom].
The Mengxin beaver has become a social media star, thanks to conservationists in far western China.
Users attempting to take sensible precautions after a recent spate of data breaches at Korean techmonger, Samsung, are being forced to accept updated terms and conditions in order to do so.
As part of a broad sweep of efforts to drive tech innovation in the region, the commission has provided 9 million ($9.1 million) in funding for a new artificial intelligence (AI) project and platform that broadly aims to serve "as a catalyst to aid AI-based innovation."