I finally got around to seeing the Barbie movie, and as everybody is saying, it's pretty good. So when I heard that Margot Robbie did not receive an Oscar nomination for her performance as Barbie, despite the movie's Best Picture nomination, my first reaction was that it was a typical case of the Academy's tendency to ignore women.After giving it a little more thought, … [Read more...] about Why Margo Robbie Wasn’t Nominated
By now, most of my readers have already heard that Backpage founder Michael Lacey, was found guilty of a single count of money laundering for a $16.5 million transfer to a bank in Hungary, which was supposedly done to conceal the illegal source of the money.That seems weird, since the jury did not find him guilty of any crime in which he supposedly earned that illegal money … [Read more...] about Backpage and The Iron Law of Prohibition
In my previous post on this subject, I gave a brief outline of how ChatGPT is based on a neural network that has been trained on a huge sample of digital documents to recognize human-written text, and how it generates responses to user prompts and questions by using that recognition capability to decode which token to add to the end of the conversation, thus building a response … [Read more...] about What is ChatGPT doing wrong?
Almost everybody these days is making a statement about Israel and Gaza. And many of those who haven't said anything are being attacked for "keeping silent." I don't need to worry about that, because nobody cares enough about what I say to call me out for not saying it.Furthermore, even though the conflict has been going on for my entire life, the historical rights and … [Read more...] about My Statement On Israel and Gaza
Ever since OpenAI released ChatGPT to the world, people have been fascinated by its successes. And even more fascinated by its failures. I realize ChatGPT is no longer the hot new thing, but in this post I'm going to attempt a simple explanation what ChatGPT is really doing, in the hope that we will have a better understanding of what it can do. Or not do.I'm not an AI … [Read more...] about What Is ChatGPT Doing?