Von Neumann on how games featuring partial information, chance, and deception will make you a better decision-maker.
Friday Thread: Missionary vs MercenaryBefore grad school, I lived in Beijing. I had a job offer to be the guy-on-the-ground for a fashion company’s manufacturing outfit in China. I w…
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Friday Thread: What is GPT-3 Good For?OpenAI came out with pricing tiers for its new API for GPT-3. I engineer NLP apps for a living. I’ve played around with using GPT-2 in some of t…
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Friday Thread: What are you reading?I’m working through Anne Duke’s Thinking in Bets. Annie Duke and Maria Konnikova are authors arguing that playing professional poker made them b…
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The Mind Flayer reveals what GPT-3 can and cannot do.
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Friday Thread: Does your degree make you a good decision-maker?I have a Ph.D. in statistics and I’m an expert in algorithms for inductive inference and statistical decision theory. And yet, I would not chara…
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Friday Thread: How comic books give insight into deep learning.Scott McCloud is a comic book artist known for his theories about the medium. In his 1993 book Understanding Comics, he presented this figure (h…
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Black swans, blue sapphires, and the problem of induction.
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