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So Llama3 got here out final week, and it’s actually spectacular. I’ve been taking part in with this new AI UI referred to as, which is kind of good. It’s mainly a full software with a variety of the UX habits of ChatGPT, however with the power to make use of a number of completely different fashions.

There are various internet variations of this kind of factor, however that is a lot simpler to put in on a Mac.

Anyway, Llama3 has been fairly spectacular on the 70B stage. I haven’t performed full testing but, however I’ve had it generate at the least a couple of responses that felt GPT-4-ish, and many who felt manner worse. Keep in mind that shaping open fashions with good system prompts is tremendous vital, and that going over the context window (8K for Llama3) makes it act loopy.

Additionally, Llama3 is considerably much less restricted than earlier fashions. In a variety of methods it behaves extra like an uncensored mannequin, particularly if you happen to inform it to behave like one.

It’s insane to me that we’ll quickly have GPT-4 stage native fashions. Free. Native. And the sources required to run them will hold coming down. That is particularly trippy if you understand that our requirements for his or her efficiency will plateau for many duties. That means, we’ll quickly be capable to do some large share of on a regular basis human duties utilizing native fashions that price nearly nothing.

  • Continued prep for B-Sides/RSA shenanigans.

  • Keep in mind to return say hello or ought to from throughout the room if you happen to see me round BSides or RSA. Hugs, waves, finger weapons, or fist-bumps all accepted, in keeping with your desire. If I appear distracted, not very social, shy, introverted, awkward, and so forth., it’s as a result of I’m these issues at that second. Apologies. We will re-sync after.

  • My previous few talks have gone extraordinarily nicely. And one among them I didn’t even current that nicely resulting from some technical points with the venue. There may be simply large energy in talking to share an concept relatively than attempting to “execute a presentation” that folks hopefully don’t suppose sucks. Night time and day distinction.

  • Up to date the intro to the e-newsletter, specializing in Human 2.0 to Human 3.0. Let me know what you suppose by replying!

  • One other experiment this week: I sprinkled DISCOVERY into every of the SECURITY, TECH, HUMAN sections relatively than being devoted. Let me know what you consider that by replying as nicely! I prefer it as a result of it’s clear, however don’t prefer it as a result of it mixes information with hyperlinks. Let me know your throughs.

Oh, and also you HAVE to go hearken to this dialog between Tyler Cowen and Peter Thiel. I’m not a Peter Thiel fan as a result of causes however this dialog has precipitated me to re-think my evaluation of his intelligence and understanding of the world. This dialog went from The Bible, to Shakespeare, to Star Wars, to the Antichrist. Severely spectacular. And if you happen to’re questioning how I of all individuals may advocate Peter Thiel, see the Concepts part beneath. MORE


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The US Home simply handed a invoice making it unlawful for the federal government to purchase your knowledge and not using a warrant, calling it “The Fourth Modification is Not For Sale.” MORE

That is in response to individuals discovering out that authorities businesses have been simply outright shopping for US residents’ knowledge from knowledge brokers. I like this transfer.

Sandworm, a infamous Russian hacking group, has been linked to a cyberattack on a Texas water facility. MORE

The Home simply handed a invoice that would ban TikTok within the U.S. if it isn’t bought of to a US firm. MORE

MITRE was compromised by state-affiliated attackers utilizing two Ivanti VPN zero-days. China-based attackers are suspected. MORE

A flaw in PuTTY variations 0.68-0.80 lets attackers with 60 cryptographic signatures from a consumer determine their personal keys offline. MORE

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FBI Director Christopher Wray highlights an pressing shift in Chinese language hacking methods, saying they’re aiming to realize the power to disrupt U.S. crucial infrastructure by 2027 as a part of prep for going into Taiwan. MORE

Moxie Marlinspike says he’s now not affiliated with Sign.

I’ve by no means liked Sign so I’m going to be asking extra individuals to modify again to Messages. Moxie was the one cause I noticed it as equal or superior, and with him gone I see no cause to remain. MORE


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Sacramento Worldwide Airport needed to cease flights resulting from a intentionally minimize AT&T web cable that supplied web to the airport. MORE

Tailscale SSH, now usually out there, simplifies SSH by managing authentication and authorization. | by Tailscale | MORE


DeepMind’s boss says Google’s set to outspend everybody in AI, hinting at dropping over $100 billion into the tech. MORE

Outspending isn’t the identical as outproducing or outshipping. The corporate has misplaced the power to ship good merchandise as a result of they’re not guided by imaginative and prescient and buyer wants anymore. They’re guided by an historic GMail tradition of engineers making stuff and throwing it on the wall to see if somebody likes it.

I believe they want a recent begin with new senior management.

Stanford’s launched a high quality report on the state of AI fashions. Right here’s a Material create_micro_summary: MORE

  • The 2024 AI Index Report by Stanford College highlights AI’s rising societal impression, technical developments, and funding tendencies.

  • AI surpasses people in particular duties however not in advanced reasoning and planning.

  • U.S. leads in AI mannequin growth with industry-dominating frontier analysis.

  • Funding in generative AI surged, reaching $25.2 billion in 2023.

  • Coaching prices for high AI fashions are reaching unprecedented ranges.

  • Lack of standardization in accountable AI evaluations complicates danger evaluation.

  • AI’s function in accelerating scientific progress and productiveness is increasing

An attention-grabbing argument about how search engines like google and yahoo, particularly Google with its 90% market share, can sway election outcomes much more than we speak about. MORE

One other instance of the facility pendulum swinging again to corporations.

Google fired 28 workers for protesting a $1.2 billion contract with Israel, citing coverage violations and office disruption. MORE

Google merged its Android and {hardware} groups to innovate sooner. MORE

Netflix runs FreeBSD CURRENT for its edge community resulting from a singular mix of stability and options. MORE

Reddit’s displaying up much more in Google outcomes. MORE

Apple’s AirPlay is beginning to present up in lodge rooms. MORE

The TinySA is a budget-friendly spectrum analyzer. MORE

Programming is generally considering. MORE

A broad introduction to AWS logs sources and related occasions for detection engineering. | MORE


Era Z is outperforming earlier generations at their age. MORE

This text says societal decline mirrors the “Loss of life Spiral” seen in ants, the place corporations and societies fall into self-destructive patterns, typically ignoring early warning indicators till it is too late to reverse the injury. MORE

Why Every part is Turning into a Recreation. MORE

A examine discovered that jobs that require you to suppose quite a bit are protecting in opposition to Alzeimer’s. MORE

Bayer is doing an experiment the place they take away most of center administration and let 100,000 workers self-organize. They’re hoping it’ll save $2.15 billion. MORE

This will likely be one other impact of AI. And I don’t imply AI tech, however AI’s affect on how to consider a enterprise. AI implementations for companies will take a look at all the pieces in a enterprise, from the merchandise they’re making, the individuals they’ve, and the organizational construction, and advocate methods to massively enhance effectivity by eradicating waste.

And that can typically imply getting right down to imaginative and prescient individuals and executors, with little or no friction in between.

The time period “brainwashing” morphed right into a blanket time period for any unconventional habits within the US, sparking wild authorities experiments like MK-Extremely. MORE


Harvesting Concepts from Questionable Folks
This episode of the e-newsletter talks about Peter Thiel, who’s mainly one of many 7 anti-Christs in a variety of liberal circles. I dismissed him years in the past as a result of he supported Trump.

I really feel like I’ve grown fairly a bit in the previous couple of years although. And I’m acutely aware of constructing positive I simply haven’t turn out to be extra right-wing. I really really feel extra grounded as a progressive than ever. Not a contemporary liberal, or leftist, however a progressive.

I assume my evolution is much like Jonathan Haidt’s. He was tremendous liberal earlier than writing The Righteous Thoughts, which I extremely advocate. It’s the e book that the majority influenced me to turn out to be a centrist. Not a transfer to the proper, not a transfer away from the left, however one thing new.

The way in which I might describe it, which isn’t in that e book, is to first outline what you imagine to be true, and the world you suppose we must always reside in. Don’t take into consideration politics. Don’t take into consideration events. These are all foolish and ephemeral. As a substitute, think about the precise society you want to reside in.

For me it’s one thing like (VERY uncooked/crude):

  • An understanding that evolutionary biology is the muse of most tendencies and pure patterns for human and different animal societies

  • An understanding that we as people can construct on high of these tendencies to make one thing higher

  • The dearth of perception in libertarian (absolute) free will, such that criminals aren’t thought of rubbish, and billionaires aren’t thought of gods

  • Free speech and free press, as much as the purpose of actively/straight inciting violence in opposition to somebody

  • It being each unlawful and socially reprehensible to disclaim somebody privileges due to their race or gender id

  • Human first, tech second

  • Humanities first, sciences second

  • Folks’s reputations are harmed after they say issues which are unfaithful

  • Simultaneous embrace of progressive and conservative concepts, accepting that for every given scenario one is likely to be higher than the opposite to perform the targets of a given particular person, household, or society.

  • A perception that most individuals are able to being good and helpful, in the event that they’re correctly supported when rising up

  • A perception that it’s everybody’s duty to attempt to assist everybody get that correct assist rising up. Not technically, however as a society

  • Taxation is disagreeable however essential, however we are able to’t let uncontrolled authorities turn out to be so ineffective that it turns the wealthy in opposition to the concept

  • The wealthy (see fortunate) see the elevating of the poorest (least fortunate) as not solely good, however good for them as nicely

  • The first aim of a member of society is to be helpful

  • The profitable (particularly the self-made hustlers) are celebrated as a result of hustle and usefulness are celebrated

  • Society is constructed on a mix of conservative concepts that respect our animal natures and progressive concepts that carry us past them, with the unifying issue being the lifting of all people to decrease quantities of struggling, and better quantities of which means and success

So let’s take these (however a greater model, clearly, since I didn’t even use AI to jot down these out), and let’s say that’s our society.

Effectively, now I don’t care about liberal or conservative. Or proper or left. Or any of these labels. They’re caught within the present time, within the present Overton Window.

What we do as a substitute is see events—and the individuals inside them—as concept sources. As a result of now I can discard good or unhealthy concepts based mostly on how they propel or distract from the world we’re attempting to construct.

And that brings me to Peter Thiel.

I discarded him as a result of he supported Trump. Truthful sufficient. Possibly he was dumb on the time. Possibly I used to be. That’s my very own worth judgement. However the level is that he may have modified (and I believe I heard him say that really).

However the level is that if I hear Peter Thiel say one thing sensible, I’m going to pay attention. And if I hear him say one thing dumb, I’m going to cease listening.

Identical for Joe Rogan. Or Andrew Huberman. And even Sam Harris.

In an excessive type of this, if Ghengis Khan has the perfect bagel recipe on planet earth, I would use it. And if Peter Thiel desires to get Trump elected once more, which I believe can be horrible for the planet, however he additionally has one thing to show me about political philosophy, I’m going to pay attention.

I. Will. Harvest. Good. Concepts.

My aim is to have the perfect fashions potential for a way the world works. And if Peter Thiel or Ghengis Khan has higher fashions than me for bagels, or provide aspect economics, then I’ll undertake them.

I can do that as a result of I already know the society I wish to assist construct. I do know what goodness is. I do know what evil is.

And since I’ve that footing, a bagel recipe isn’t going to by some means persuade me to desire a shittier society.


  1. Set up your floor reality by way of morality and the society you wish to reside in. Lock that in with out labeling it left, proper, or no matter

  2. Broadly discover concepts from anybody and everybody

  3. Don’t discard individuals as a supply of concepts simply since you disagree with them on one thing, even when it’s main. That’s solely hurting you, and the great you would do on the earth because of being upgraded

  4. Be at liberty to label individuals as total unhealthy, or silly, however understand it doesn’t imply they’re improper about all the pieces. Instance, I do know know after seeing Tucker Carlson on Joe Rogan that Carlson is an precise fool. Like, not a little bit bit. So I’ve closed my aperture to him largely, however not all the best way. Once more, if he has an awesome espresso recipe I’ll pay attention.

  5. Recurrently revisit your #1 and refactor all the pieces

  6. Recurrently do #2

Briefly, don’t restrict your self by closing your ears to everybody who’s silly about one thing. Most of us are.

And on that be aware, go hearken to the dialog between Tyler Cowen and Peter Thiel. It was extraordinary, and it resulted in me shopping for a LOT of books. MORE


One of the best ways to have a good suggestion is to have a variety of concepts.

Linus Pauling

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