Yann LeCun, an AI scientist at Facebook and a professor at New York University, wrote a brief essay about the usefulness of GPT-3 beyond entertainment and creativity. "Trying to build intelligent machines by scaling up language models is like [building] a high-altitude airplane to go to the moon," he says. "You might beat altitude records, but going to the moon will require a completely different approach."
If your sense of Beatles completionism includes owning Rutles studio recording outtakes and the entire Zapple Records catalog, then you need OpenAI Jukebox's new album generated in the style of The Beatles. READ THE REST
Research scientist Janelle Shane used GPT-3 to create new Christmas carols. My favorite is "Mild is Rudolph" Now in 2020 we have GPT-3, trained on so much of the internet that my challenge is now to stop it from simply repeating carols that it has memorized. Give it just three example carols and it will… READ THE REST
Blob Opera is a new Google AI experiment that uses machine learning to help you compose what's essentially a Barbershop Quartet of pseudo Minion-like cartoons. You don't need any musical knowledge or training—you just need a penchant for cutely weird cartoon blobs. Having spent last weekend composing harmonies for an upcoming album, I was genuinely… READ THE REST
Well, if the opening days of 2021 are any indication of what's to come, we may not find the peace and normalcy we hoped for after 2020 any time soon. Of course, that doesn't mean you have to slip into a dark funk and let the fear, confusion, and general insanity of our daily lives… READ THE REST
For all the innovations in streaming, HD film quality, and web-based smart homes, none of it means much if all that power and connectivity bottlenecks in your janky old router. Slow speeds, dead zones, and other frustrations you feel every time a streaming show lags or your signal drops out in another room can often… READ THE REST
One way to attack all the clutter filling up the corners of your home is to literally just have fewer items in your home. Case in point, take a look at your bedside table. You've likely got both a lamp and a smart assistant unit taking up space in that prime real estate. With the… READ THE REST