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  • Also, afaik, alot of the damage done by things like meth and heroin are side effects. Like meth gives you psychosis and brain damage from staying up for days and not eating any food. The long term effects of meth, like a rotting mouth and permanent chemical imbalances can take years to manifest. If you want an example see people who take Adderall for years. Heroin similarly stops you from getting proper nutrition because all you want is heroin and it can give you brain damage from a lack of oxygen, which is a side effect of getting really close to overdosing.

    As you’ve said, most people (at the very worst a whopping 70%) try these drugs and continue with their life without getting addicted. It’s very dangerous to stigmatize them cause all it does is make people afraid of getting treatment.


  • LLMs don’t do reasoning. Facts are not a data type in an LLM — the data is just tokens and the LLM tries to predict the next token. An LLM can look a bit like it’s reasoning as long as the correct answer is already in its training materials. [arXiv, PDF; arXiv, PDF; CustomGPT]

    This is a weird kind of assertion. First of all. You could make facts a token value in an LLM if you had some pre-calculated truth value for your data set. That’s not how it works now but it’s a weird assertion to make about an unknown new generation of AI. As the author points out, facts kind of are a data type, it’s just that the AI considers the most related words to the prompt to be the most correct, which of course, with a bad data set they are not.

    Also, the current generation of ai, as admitted by the company, is not meant to be a tool for finding facts. It’s a tool for generation, yes, a bit like an auto-complete but for natural language and with a much much wider scope.

    What Strawberry apparently is, is a machine that reasons, which is NOT similar to what Open-AI ever claimed ChatGPT ever was. It’s like a guy promised to bring a new animal to the village that will be able to pull the plow and the author is saying “this guy’s full of shit! We have cats all over the village and even the biggest one could never pull a plow! They aren’t designed for it! All animals are good for is catching mice!” And the guy brings in an Ox.

    Edit: honestly my opinion of AI is lukewarm. I’m with a lot of people that the hype of it now being integrated into all sorts of nonsense is stupid. Its just that all of the bad arguments against it makes me tired.






  • Donkter@lemmy.worldtoPolitical Memes@lemmy.worldWe'll be okay fam
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    It’s not fine. What’s happening is ruinous to the state and the legitimacy of the office. It only further highlights the terrible flaws in the system and reinforces the knowledge that those in power want it this way for disgusting selfish reasons.

    Still vote for Biden because this election is foregone. But this is not fine and it should motivate people to work in local politics to create a true grassroots movement that will shut these systems down.




  • Klaxon sound Wrong!!!

    The way to fight this is by voting and participating locally. Third parties are getting elected and alternative voting methods already exist in a few locations around the U.S. you can help by voting in more systems like that and maintain the candidates and systems you like locally. If we could get more people like you to participate locally we could actually get something done.

    You’re problem is you want to live at the end of history and unfortunately for you we’re forever in the middle of it. Local action is the most effective and relatively slow. Instead you want to enable the larger of the two fascists that will inevitably be elected and then throw up your hands when it doesn’t work, blame everyone else, and never take any effective action locally.


  • Donkter@lemmy.worldtoAtheist Memes@lemmy.worldMoon
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    Hey! These make a lot more sense if you didn’t know that the moon is hundreds of thousands of miles away and is the size of Australia. I mean, you would have to have some sort of divine revelation to be accurate about that! Oh… wait.





  • Donkter@lemmy.worldtoJust Post@lemmy.worldElves and humans
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    9 days ago

    It’s interesting, out there there was a desire for this trailer park comic book style elf. But no one with artistic talent had ever had the impetus to actually sit down and make the sketch. But AI allowed whoever it was that made this meme to make it, or whatever the original reason this image was made for.