Unicorns Found!

Dr. Jorge Pérez, an evolutionary biologist from the University of La Paz, and several companions, were exploring the Andes Mountains when they found a small valley, with no other animals or humans. Pérez noticed that the valley had what appeared to be a natural fountain, surrounded by two peaks of rock and silver snow.

Pérez and the others then ventured further into the valley. “By the time we reached the top of one peak, the water looked blue, with some crystals on top,” said Pérez.

Pérez and his friends were astonished to see the unicorn herd. These creatures could be seen from the air without having to move too much to see them – they were so close they could touch their horns.

While examining these bizarre creatures the scientists discovered that the creatures also spoke some fairly regular English. Pérez stated, “We can see, for example, that they have a common ‘language,’ something like a dialect or dialectic.”

Dr. Pérez believes that the unicorns may have originated in Argentina, where the animals were believed to be descendants of a lost race of people who lived there before the arrival of humans in those parts of South America.

While their origins are still unclear, some believe that perhaps the creatures were created when a human and a unicorn met each other in a time before human civilization. According to Pérez, “In South America, such incidents seem to be quite common.”

However, Pérez also pointed out that it is likely that the only way of knowing for sure if unicorns are indeed the descendants of a lost alien race is through DNA. “But they seem to be able to communicate in English quite well, which I believe is a sign of evolution, or at least a change in social organization,” said the scientist.

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Awesome. Fake news at the push of a button. Just what we need right now...

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I notice you left out the part of the text where it describes how the unicorns have four horns.

Similar to Bigfoot sightings. Whenever I read such stories, my first questions are, "How many empty beer cans were in the bed of the pick-up truck?" And, "How many teeth are in their mouths?"

Each November, we hunt for deer in NY's Adirondack Mts. There are local stories of bigfoot sightings. I told my buddies, "If I see one, he's getting shot." One told me "You can't! It would piss off the aliens!"

Adirondack mountain lions are another story.

Also this part looks very 'fake' or computer generated: "“We can see, for example, that they have a common ‘language,’ something like a dialect or dialectic.” - <-- dialectic?
Not sure how the computer generated this language. It could just have been luck that the story sounds this 'human generated', we need more samples to know for sure.

Read the article

What's your conclusion? Prove me wrong...


As if Amazon needs more bad news! First AOC cheers Amazon’s decision to pull out of the Queens/Long Island deal, NOT because of the kickback dollars but because it’s Amazon with its “neighborhood destroyin’, low wage payin’ billionaire owner”, and now Amazon must contend with software that might adequately mimic humans writing 4 star Amazon reviews:

“Fine-tuning offers the potential for even more detailed control over generated samples — for example, we can fine-tune GPT-2 on the Amazon Reviews dataset and use this to let us write reviews conditioned on things like star rating and category.”

Why would machine-written convert two short human-written sentences into nine paragraphs? I would have guessed the opposite (i.e., the machine would have a built-in Strunk and White and shortened the human-written sentences).

2 sentence comment from rayward. Hit too close to home? :) I hear lawyers are paid by the word, so maybe they'll be the first paying customers.

That is how the model was used: predict the next word conditional on the previous 1024 characters (byte-pairs, actually, but they're similar). If you want to do summary, it turns out that you can do that simply by feeding in the long version and appending the string "TL;DR" and generating a few dozen more words. (Yes, really.)

Now we need someone to develop critical thinking AI

And on the topic of unicorns:

Oh my! So what we may read could be produced entirely by AI, and be designed to mislead not inform. Are Cowen and Tabarrok the actual authors of the blog posts or are they written by AI with the intent to mislead? Can we believe what is written on this blog? Or any where?

"We’ve trained a large-scale unsupervised language model which generates coherent paragraphs of text, achieves state-of-the-art performance on many language modeling benchmarks, and performs rudimentary reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarization — all without task-specific training."

It is better than the typical MR commenter.

Mulp v2.0

I give "Donny" a solid B-plus for his Civil War essay.

Great going, Cognitive Elites and Tech Philanthropists: your soulless computers are modeling human literacy.

A small pity, meanwhile, than some 20% of American adults are sub-literate or illiterate. Not one of those millions will be composing or reading AI tracts for fun or profit.

Could our tech tyrants have mismanaged resources to the neglect of actual human beings? How could human beings fail each other so miserably in order to flatter themselves with their own cleverness?

How might an "actual fictional character" (generated by an actual human writer) assess AI advances? " . . . I tell you, for my money, the Turing test will be passed reliably only when our computers and robots begin lying to us without provocation, for no utility other than convenience or spite."

In what way is the tech industry worse than any other big business? Oil companies launch wars. Wall Street bankrupts the nation's finances. Big Ag and Food serve up all kinds of unhealthy foods. Big Healthcare destroys both health and wealth at the same time. MIC makes trillions for more clever ways to bomb and surveil people. Its not like Bezos, Jobs, or Gates subjugated a people half a world away and confiscated their wealth a la Dutch East India to make their fortunes. Are they perfect? No. But they aren't mustache twirling villains either.

We swear to god we didn't post that. Steve is of course no longer with us so wasn't him either.

Looks like the sectors and industries you cite from US business history ALL faced at one time and/or another (with varying degrees of success in implementation and desired outcome) strenuous, severe, and strict REGULATION, the likes of which our Tech Tyrants have not yet faced but well deserve if only on the basis of the wholesale lying and misrepresentation they have indulged in so gratuitously.

Our Tech Tyrants and we can well afford for their activities to be severely trimmed, curtailed, regulated (aptly and prudently--no need to blame them for our own lapses), overseen, and how about this: let US monitor THEM for a couple of decades, maybe we'll learn how well they resist chafing.

But was that article real or an AI generated fake?

I call it a join machine, I see they have one too.

This is why AI still has a very long way to go - Bayesian theoretical models. Computers - being the limitless math machines they are - can't "think inside the box" of human predictability models that, while limited, are massively predictive because of their small data set.

Ask the AI author if the "unicorns" get horny, and watch it explode.

You might want to look at the NLP tasks they tested it on, including the Winograd schemas.

Jeff Meldrum is a professor at ISU in Pocatello and the bane of his University’s development office, but to his credit he has not yet found bigfoot. But, if you ask me, the guy doesn’t get enough credit for the not finding part.

But can AI compose meaningful poems? Oh wait ...

The photographic evidence will be coming soon! - https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/

I actually saw this earlier in the week as a

Press Release issued by

Sarah Sanders.

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