Is ChatGPT’s Output Degrading?

A recent study from Stanford University and UC Berkeley has found that the behavior of large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT has “drifted substantially” over time, but this does not necessarily indicate a degradation of capabilities. The researchers tested two versions of GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 on tasks such as math problems, answering sensitive questions, code …

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Friday Assorted Links

– The 11 Most Beautiful Post Offices Around the World – I’m a Student. You Have No Idea How Much We’re Using ChatGPT – I’m halfway through Cory Doctorow’s latest novel, Red Team Blues. It’s pretty great. – These glacier photos are breathtaking – Matt Damon on brainstorming and collaboration – The Hero’s Journey, according …

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all your base are belong to us

All your base are belong to us

Hey, y’all. We’re nearing the end of March, and for many public schools, that means Spring Break is near (or maybe already arrived). It’s a very busy time for educators as one school year ends, and plans for the next are already taking shape. My hope for you as we approach the end of another …

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Running on Empty

Hey, y’all. It’s time for another “10 Things” to clutter your inbox. I don’t know about you, but it’s been a week for me. I’m looking forward to a little break this weekend. 10 Things Worth Sharing Thanks for reading. This newsletter is a completely reader-supported publication. The best way to support it is to check …

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Long Live the Public Domain

This is a preview of my Friday “10 Things” newsletter. Friday editions are free for everyone. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. It’s the first week of January which means here in the US, the public domain was just infused with all sorts of new (old) content. Included this year are …

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Thursday Assorted Links

“Doing less meaningless work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance, is NOT laziness. This is hard for most to accept, because our culture tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity.” Tim Ferriss