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Rami's Readings #14
GenAI, BloombergGPT, Vicuna, Art Investments, Twitter, World Happiness Report, and more.
Welcome to Rami’s Readings #14 - a weekly digest of interesting articles, videos, Twitter threads from my various sources across the Internet. Expect a list of reads covering technology, business, culture, fashion, travel and more. Learn about what I do at ramisayar.com/about.
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🤖 AI Reads
Notes: Reminds of the crypto-developer salary craze a few years ago. This will tail off quickly in my opinion.
Notes: The data size used to train this model is impressive, but the output is not much more impressive than those of ChatGPT and GPT-4. But I guess there must be value when machines can finally explain Credit Default Swaps reliably 😂.
Notes: This is impressive given the size and training cost! We’re already seeing exponential cost reduction for training LLMs.
Cost of training Vicuna-13B is around $300.
Notes: A report on Generative AI from Goldman Sachs.
Notes: Nathan, my colleague, has been actively involved in Midjourney and Generative AI art since day one.
Generative AI-assisted knolling (#5) brings me tears of joy. 😂
💼 Business Reads
Notes: Not surprising but important to know the trends continue.
Notes: Going through the code is the equivalent of a speed run for how to quickly increase your Twitter reach and engagement. No guarantees the weights will remain the same. Twitter really is an eternal game.
Notes: This trend is extremely frustrating for job seekers. Reminder; avoid putting sensitive information in your resume because job listings are also a new vector for cybersecurity attacks and identity theft.
Notes: Fantastic data visualizations in this article.
🎨 Culture Reads
Notes: Taiwan is the happiest country in East Asia.
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