Things I read last week…(WB 5 Sept 2022)
large language models
“Transformers and NLP more generally are still nascent in application today but will likely be a crucial wave over the next 5 years. As the models scale and natural language understanding grows stronger one can expect the enterprise to be transformed. Much of the world of an enterprise is effectively pushing around bits of language - legal contracts, code, invoices and payments, email, sales follow ups - these are all forms of language. The ability of a machine to robustly interpret and act on information in documents will be one of the most transformative shifts since mobile or the cloud.”
– Elad Gil looks at the recent innovation in Transformers and Large Language Models.
Coinbase is funding a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions of the Tornado Cash.
A guide to the Web3 developer stack.
Lensless camera creates 3D images from single exposure.
“In biology, there aren’t really paradigms or theories that attempt to explain everything. There’s no equivalent of the Newtonian paradigm for obesity or autoimmune diseases. Even for DNA, while there is a ‘central dogma’, there’s nothing resembling a paradigm.”
– Biology has analogies, not paradigms.
Health insurers just published close to a trillion hospital prices.
Cravings for fatty foods traced to gut-brain connection.