Things I read last week… (WB 29 Aug 2022)
next gen materials
“spider silk protein startups have managed to almost double production on average every six months since 2008. These startups are closing in on about eight tons of production this year, over eight orders of magnitude more than in 2008”
About stable diffusion.
“The champions of data are always careful to list all the caveats of measurement, but the implicit assertion is that metrics are useful in the common case; it is the exceptional case where measurement is inappropriate. I claim that the exact opposite is true. The common case is that you can’t measure what you want to measure, you can only measure a proxy and in order to meaningfully interpret even that, you either need to run an experiment that you probably don’t have the resources to run, or do statistics that you probably don’t have the expertise to do.”
The optimal amount of fraud is non-zero.
The CHIPS Act funds new National Semiconductor Technology Centers. [YouTube]
The science why friends smell like each other. [YouTube]