“Notwithstanding Anything Contained Herein”

A blog about financial agreements and language.

Goldilocks and the Three LLMs

Aug. 23, 2023, 11:03 a.m.

LLMs generate text creatively but also adhere to literal or factual information when prompted. By mixing creative variability with literal information, current on-the-market LLMs manipulate us into applying theory of mind to things that don’t have one. This manipulation is decisively to their advantage, but probably not the user’s.

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Creativity vs Wrongness: The Case of ChatGPT

Feb. 22, 2023, 10:05 a.m.

ChatGPT is a genuine advance: a truly general, intention-comprehending generative interactive agent that has captured the attention of the AI space. However, the widely-held pernicious assumption of monotonically increasing AI performance borne of inevitable hype creates the flawed expectation that we are just iterations away from something that won’t make (many) mistakes. But the history of AI development is littered with genuine advances made right into dead ends.

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