critical thought about LLMs
Talking About Large Language Models - Murray Shanahan
this paper advocates the practice of repeatedly stepping back to remind ourselves of how LLMs, and the systems of which they form a part, ac- tually work. The hope is that increased scien- tific precision will encourage more philosophical nuance in the discourse around artificial intelli- gence, both within the field and in the public sphere.
The Expanding Dark Forest and Generative AI - Maggie Appleton
We're about to drown in a sea of pedestrian takes. An explosion of noise that will drown out any signal. Goodbye to finding original human insights or authentic connections under that pile of cruft.
...I think the sheer volume and scale of what's coming will be meaningfully different. And I think we're unprepared. Or at least, I am.