>a bot which remembers more than the last sentence

now that's an achievement

@sir Some other impressive machine learning stuff going on: there is an competition on Kaggle for Abstraction and Reasoning. You can see example data here(kaggle.com/boliu0/visualizing-). How to read - Bot sees the training inputs and outputs, and has to decide from them what to do with the test input. The top result on the leaderboard scores 17% of accurate answers (bot gives 3 answers, gets accepted if at least one is correct). This is some mind blowing stuff, if you know how current ML works.

@sir To better understand how hard it is, try doing the tasks yourself. I got stuck at 20, and some take a few to fully understand.

@sir It gets worse:

In a shocking finding, scientist discovered a herd of unicorns living in a remote, previously unexplored valley, in the Andes Mountains. Even more surprising to the researchers was the fact that the unicorns spoke perfect English.

The scientist named the population, after their distinctive horn, Ovid’s Unicorn. These four-horned, silver-white unicorns were previously unknown to science.

Now, after almost two centuries, the mystery of what sparked this odd phenomenon is finally solved.

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.

source: https://openai.com/blog/better-language-models/

@reto @sir
> they were so close they could touch their horns

That. And casually throwing in some Ovid. I am perplexed a bit.

This one's old. Also "four-hormed unicorns", smh...

@sir Many thanks! I won't say for sure that the software understood the joke, but I am persuaded that the software gave the impression of understanding the joke. Even that appearance crosses over another line of "computers will never... " that I've read. Computers will never beat a chess champion, computers will never use natural speech, computers will never manipulate nations via stealth marketing and propaganda...

:jrbd: subgenius.com

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