• AI

    Hempel and Oppenheim and explanation in science

    This one got the AI thinking! Hempel and Oppenheim’s “deductive-nomological” model of explanation is a widely accepted framework for scientific explanation. The model is based on the idea that a scientific explanation is a deductive argument that shows how a particular phenomenon is the necessary consequence of a set of…

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    Black Metal vs Death Metal

    In honour of attending a gig this evening that featured some of each, I asked ChatGPT to briefly explain the difference between black metal and death metal: Black metal and death metal are two distinct sub-genres of extreme metal music that originated in the 1980s and have evolved and diversified…

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    GPT Explains Why Its Training Isn’t IP Theft

    Training a GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) on other people’s text is not intellectual property theft because the GPT does not reproduce the original text verbatim. Instead, it learns to generate new text based on patterns and relationships within the training data. Furthermore, the text used to train GPT models is…

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    GPT Talks About Itself

    GPT stands for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer”. It is a type of deep learning algorithm used in natural language processing (NLP) tasks such as language translation, text summarization, and language generation. GPT models are some of the largest and most powerful language models in use today, and they have revolutionized the…

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    A Silly AI Experiment

    This blog was live for a very long time, but has now been moribund for years. I think my thoughts tend to end up on Facebook or in ‘walk and talk’ Facebook live videos. I’m intrigued by the current state of AI in the world, though, and want to explore…