Things I read last week… (WB 20 Jun 2022)
The triviality argument for why consciousness is not computation.
“…how do you know which investor is lucky and which is good? How do you distinguish the gleeful chancer from the skilled technician? The only certain solution is to wait. Either an investor keeps hitting, or their luck runs out. Over a long enough time horizon, finesse and good fortune diverge.”
– The history of Union Square Ventures.
Google’s Project Zero dissects a fake carrier app exploit.
Yandex releases YaLM-100B, an open source GPT like neural network with 100B parameters.
Quantum battery technology is approaching an inflection point similar to the one quantum computing crossed a decade or so ago, escalating it from a theoretical curiosity to an engineering challenge worth solving.
– The future of quantum batteries.
What happened to the lab-leak hypothesis?
Stanford Medicine discover ‘anti-hunger’ molecule forms after exercise.
Studies suggest that showing off your status and wealth makes you seem less co-operative.