“Language models are trained to predict the next word,” said Yilun Du, a researcher at MIT who was previously a research fellow at OpenAI, and one of the paper’s authors. “They are not trained to tell people they don’t know what they’re doing.”
More than 1,000 technology leaders and researchers … have urged artificial intelligence labs to pause development of the most advanced systems, warning in an open letter that A.I. tools present “profound risks to society and humanity.”
A.I. developers are “locked in an out-of-control race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no one — not even their creators — can understand, predict or reliably control,” according to the letter, which the nonprofit Future of Life Institute released on Wednesday.
pushed Silicon Valley chief executives to limit the risks of artificial intelligence, telling them they have a “moral” obligation to keep products safe, in the administration’s most visible effort yet to regulate AI.
While it is straightforward to connect a new Hasselblad X2D 100C to an iPad for viewing high res images, it’s a pain with older Phase One backs like the p65+. These older backs including the p45+ haven an excellent image quality that is even a decade after it’s introduction on par with much newer IQ backs. Unfortunately the old backs have only a small screen with a menu system from the 1980ies which is basically unusable. The biggest issue, however, comes by the Firewire connection that has been abandoned by Apple preventing older Mamiya/Phase One cameras from any LAN or WLAN access by Capture One. Nevertheless I tried a Firewire dock as recommended by Phase One only to find out that it does not work with any current macOS.
So why not going back and using some contemporary computer?
What finally worked was a Mac mini from Ebay from late 2012 (100€). This unit still has firewire ports and works perfectly with Capture One 12 under Catalina. Bothe packages are in the archives (if not already pre-installed as on my Ebay purchase) . I tried to control the Mac mini remotely with VNC from the iPad but this was not an option as the connection was neither responsive nor did the screen scale correctly. There is however a better solution for the so called “headless use” of the Mac mini without any display and keyboard.
The installation needs of course display and keyboard at the start. Both devices need to be in the same WLAN with the same GHz band (in my case 2.4 GHz due to the mini). Any VPN and firewall should be set off before installation of the luna display app on both machines. We also need a small HDMI display port dongle from astropad.com (50€) that connects the devices.
But then we can remove keyboard and screen from the Mac Mini, while it is super nice to control now the Phase One via original Capture One by a touch display. It works wireless and by USB connection between Mac Mini and iPad, while it should work with any Phase One camera. Best of all, even an iPhone with C1 Pilot will connect to Capture One on the Mac Mini.
The only drawback: this current solution is not fully portable as the Mac mini needs 220 V. But luckily, there are 12V DC conversion kits in the high end audio market (120€).
Or you just use your big flash power unit that can output 110/220V…
Springer Nature continues its focus on tailored solutions for academics with acquisition of researcher-created writing tool, TooWrite (14 Feb 23)
Developed by researchers for researchers, the TooWrite platform streamlines and simplifies scientific writing by guiding researchers through the process as if they were answering a questionnaire. In addition, expert how-to guides are attached to each question, supporting researchers as if they had an editor by their side. By structuring it in this step by step way, researchers’ time is freed up by making the writing process more efficient.
the comment that hits the nail
At some point there will be nothing left to buy. But then there will be no way out for researchers anymore from ready-made workflows that suck them dry at every stage of the research life cycle.
Wireless transmission worked perfect for me with Elgato’s EpocCam transmission from iPhone to Macbook where I am using OBS . And well, the native USB connection works now out of the box since macOS 13 Ventura.
With the even increasing use of ChatGPT there is also a debate not only on responsibility but also crediting findings to individual authors.
The artificial-intelligence (AI) chatbot ChatGPT that has taken the world by storm has made its formal debut in the scientific literature — racking up at least four authorship credits on published papers and preprints. Journal editors, researchers and publishers are now debating the place of such AI tools in the published literature, and whether it’s appropriate to cite the bot as an author.
Software recognition of AI generated text is not 100% accurate in particular if there are less than 1000 characters available. And of course, scientific texts will be always edited to evade the classifier.
Having discussed here this issue yesterday, we think that we need some kind of software regulation – sending the generated AI output not only to the individual user but keeping a full logfile of the output that can be accessed, indexed and searched by everybody.
It seems that also graphic design tasks are more and more shifted to the authors. A journal asked me to revise my R “figures with >6 px size fonts at 600 dpi” which does not make so much sense to me as it mixes apples and oranges (DPI and PPI) and does even give me any size estimate of the final image.
In summary PPI are number of pixels per inch. Pixel is the smallest unit that can be displayed on a screen, the picture xelement. So my screen has about 227 ppi which is super sharp while for historical reasons not the physical but a logical PPI of 96 is being assumed for screens. Continue reading DPI and PPI in scientific publications→
With a forced upgrade of my provider from PHP 7.4 to PHP 8.1 miniflux v1 did not work anymore with Reeder 5. After trying to correct all issues with phan, I decided to switch to a freshRSS install that has even a more modern Google API.
and setting PHP more verbose with
error_reporting(E_ALL | E_STRICT)
While it was quite straightforward to replace all “each” with “for each”, or “read_exif_date” with “exif_read_date” the main issue were unquoted “$_SERVER” variables and functions that need to be checked for missing variables
$rows= (is_countable($ret) ? count($ret) : 0
The biggest problems came by Nextcloud update to version 25. It turns out that there is a file limit of 262.144 of my internet provider.
Any Nextcloud update always needs about 30.000 files. Whenever it encounters any other error, a restart produces another 30.000 files, basically killing my account.
In contrast to the documentation the issue is also not at the root nextcloud updater directory but in the data directory.