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Guess who and what colour; Clever green escapes
Deeply, deeply sad ..
Pretty colours for bad weather ..
Western Australia recently had a rare Category Five Cyclone which, as you can imagine, came with some strong winds and weather causing a bit of an upset.
While tracking Cyclone Elsa’s progress, I discovered this excellent website that somehow presents a global map of wind, weather and ocean conditions. It might be old news by now, but I’m loving it.
Clever Clippy ..
You may have heard: this large-language-model ‘artificial intelligence’ thing isn’t going away. And, at its current pace of development, may get closer and closer to true artificial intelligence to such an extent that we can’t identify any practical difference.
Bill Gates, who knows a thing or two about fundamental technological shifts, says this one is legit and we should all pay attention.
Some snips -
The development of AI is as fundamental as the creation of the microprocessor, the personal computer, the Internet, and the mobile phone. It will change the way people work, learn, travel, get health care, and communicate with each other. Entire industries will reorient around it. Businesses will distinguish themselves by how well they use it.
In addition, advances in AI will enable the creation of a personal agent. Think of it as a digital personal assistant: It will see your latest emails, know about the meetings you attend, read what you read, and read the things you don’t want to bother with. This will both improve your work on the tasks you want to do and free you from the ones you don’t want to do.
Superintelligent AIs are in our future. Compared to a computer, our brains operate at a snail’s pace: An electrical signal in the brain moves at 1/100,000th the speed of the signal in a silicon chip! Once developers can generalize a learning algorithm and run it at the speed of a computer—an accomplishment that could be a decade away or a century away—we’ll have an incredibly powerful AGI. It will be able to do everything that a human brain can, but without any practical limits on the size of its memory or the speed at which it operates. This will be a profound change.
Pretty sneaky, greengrocer ..
For very expensive escape rooms ..