Rami's Readings #2
LLMs, Cybersecurity, Culture and more.
Welcome to Rami’s Readings #2 - a weekly digest of interesting articles, videos, Twitter threads from my various sources across the Internet. Expect a list of reads covering technology, business, fashion, travel and more. Learn about what I do at ramisayar.com/about.
🤖 AI Reads
AI can't hold patents to U.S. inventions (for now)
Notes: I highly recommend this one.
Top AI conference bans use of ChatGPT and AI language tools to write academic papers
Notes: This news follows StackOverflow, NYC Department of Education and other organizations banning the usage of GPT models due to unclear copyright, regulatory and model hallucination concerns.
ChatGPT Will Change Many Things—But It Won’t Change Everything
Notes: There is a lot of hype around GPT at the moment, here are things that will not change from the talented Abhishek Gupta of the Montreal AI Ethics Institute.
Muse: Text-To-Image Generation via Masked Generative Transformers
Notes: Google is not standing still and released a new paper describing a text-to-image generation technique that professes to be more efficient than DALL-E 2. Arxiv.
It’s Time to Pay Attention to A.I. (ChatGPT and Beyond)
Notes: Subscriber recommendation
Windows 7 and Windows 8 will stop getting critical security updates in one week
More than 200 million Twitter users’ email addresses leaked by hackers
WhatsApp Launches Tool to Fight Internet Censorship
Notes: Also, consider reading about Domain Fronting.
💻 Hardware Reads
Lenovo’s dual-screen laptop is remarkable
Apple’s battery replacement prices are going up by $20 to $50
Notes: Apple battery replacement is getting more expensive. Check your battery health and get a replacement before March 1st if you need one.
Cake’s first e-bike can go over 200 miles before needing a charge
Notes: Y'all know what to get me for Christmas.
🎨 Culture Reads
Sniffing Out the History of Modern Shanghai
Notes: Now, I want historical olfactory tours of other Global cities. I nominate Beirut and Paris next.
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