You probably never heard of Liam Porr.
Liam was a college student at Berkeley when he decided to play around with the most powerful natural language deep neural network model ever made, GPT-3 (more on GPT-3 later). Using it, he created a number of blog posts that were completely machine-generated. His posts reached 26,000 people in two weeks, some of which have subscribed to “his” blog.
I would write the title and introduction, add a photo, and let GPT-3 do the rest. The blog has had over 26 thousand visitors, and we now have about 60 loyal subscribers…
This is not a PL/I tutorial.
In the 1950s and early 1960s, business and scientific users programmed for different computer hardware using different programming languages. Business users were moving from Autocoders via COMTRAN to COBOL, while scientific users programmed in Fortran, ALGOL, GEORGE, and others. The IBM System/360 (announced in 1964 and delivered in 1966) was designed as a common machine architecture for both groups of users, superseding all existing IBM architectures. Similarly, IBM wanted a single programming language for all users. It hoped that Fortran could be extended to include the features needed by commercial programmers. In October 1963…
Can we create a lovable tax system based on blockchain consensus protocols?
The first record of organized taxation comes from Egypt around 3000 B.C., and is mentioned in numerous historical sources including the Bible (chapter 47, verse 33 of the Book of Genesis describes the tax collection practices of the Egyptian kingdom).
Tax practice continued to develop as Greek civilization overtook much of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East in the centuries leading up to the Common Era. The Rosetta Stone, a clay tablet discovered in 1799, was a document of new tax laws decreed by the Ptolemaic Dynasty…
Why bother with design, good architecture…
Fake news has become one of the biggest problems of our age. It has polluted online as well as offline discourse. One can even go as far as saying that, to date, fake news poses a clear and present danger to western democracy.
As the technology world has created the machinery allowing mass publications of such, it is only fair that it would come up with a solution to classify and filter them out.
In this article, we would try to present a data-science based approach that may be utilized to classify and filter fake news.
Note, this is not…
Democracy is dying. The governance system first established in 507 BC in Athens is slowly decaying. Manipulated by the wealthy and powerful, it does no longer serve the people.
Evidence is everywhere and has been there for a long time. It is not solely exemplified by the 2016 US election skewed by targeted social network campaigns, or the proliferation of fake news. Democracy has been hacked a long time ago by big money. Money that buys lobbyists, lobbyists who buy politicians and media, and media that creates (a false) reality.
Any functional democracy is based on these two assumptions:
As we at The Lazarus believe anyone has the right to block toxic online ads and there is no true ad blocker on mobile devices that can provide a clean experience, I have taken the time to a developed one.
And we are giving it away, free.
If you can’t wait, simply download it here from your Android phone or tablet (requires root).
The Lazarus Android Ad Blocker is an app for rooted Android phones that block ads in web browsing sessions within any browser, as well as in apps. …
By 2020, Houston, along with 9 other cities, will have a sex robot brothel. Currently, sex brothels can be found in Toronto with rentals costing $60 for half an hour with a bot.
This is not sci-fi, this is a reality.
If you cannot afford a real doll, an Android app is available to talk dirty to you, which can be configured to your liking.
But robots are not the only means of experiencing newly developed sex-related technologies. The TeslaSuit…
Most people would.
In this ever-accelerating world, where on-demand is king, the seemingly simple action of transporting a package from one place to the other, quickly, is yet an unsolved inefficient process. Not only does international shipping taking too long, costly, error-prone and governed by stale bureaucracy.
The number of parties involved in getting a package from one side of the planet to the other is astoundingly high.
We are in love with things, tangible and intangible. Be it land, consumer electronics, cars, or some trendy toy we must have. We may even fall in love with a brand, an abstraction disembodied of any physical manifestation. The notion of ownership seems to be etched into our DNA since we crawled out the primordial soup.
Once we own something we cling to it. Not only we value it more than its intrinsic market value (a.k.a The Endowment Effect), we would be reluctant to give it away possibly due to our loss-aversion nature (as shown by Tversky and Kahneman, 1991).
I ride motorcycles, gaze, and solve hard problems. I am fascinated with all things data, culture and philosophy. Publishing the "A Colder Lazarus" magazine.