Author: Michał M. Sapka <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2023 10:41:56 +0100
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+title: "ML Is Still a Parlor Trick"
+abstract: I am not the only one not believing in the new ML-powered God.
+> Imagine you lock a newborn child alone inside a library. Let's call him Loki, and suppose he doesn't need food, water, sleep, and love. You have Loki watch thousands of books all day, every single day, for 20 years non-stop. You don't teach him anything about grammar, and you never explain what English words mean.
+> Now imagine you come back two decades later and, under the library's locked door, you slip a piece of paper that says, "Hello Loki, what's your favorite color?"
+> Do you expect Loki to understand your question?
+> Loki may recall your question from one of the dialogues he'd previously seen. Remember, Loki doesn't read words; he sees them the same way you see Japanese/Arab/Hebrew characters without being able to tell what they mean.
+I'm glad I am not the only one considering large language models to be nothing more than a parlor trick. When looking at the front page of Hacker News, it seems that we have reached the next level of evolution at the very least.