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Author: MichaƂ M. Sapka <michal@sapka.me>
Date:   Sun, 26 Feb 2023 10:41:56 +0100

feat: article for 2023-02-26

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diff --git a/content/2023/ml-is-still-a-parlor-trick.md b/content/2023/ml-is-still-a-parlor-trick.md @@ -0,0 +1,24 @@ +--- +title: "ML Is Still a Parlor Trick" +category: "software" +abstract: I am not the only one not believing in the new ML-powered God. +date: 2023-02-26T10:40:17+01:00 +year: 2023 +draft: false +tags: +- AI +- ML +- Chat-GPT +--- +[Nabil Alouani](https://nabilalouani.substack.com/p/chatgpt-hype-is-proof-nobody-really): + +> 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. +