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Jupiter: The Only Planet in our Solar System That Doesn’t Orbit the Sun

Homeopathy can offer empirical insights on treatment effects in a null field — A “null field” is a scientific field where there is nothing to discover and where observed associations are thus expected to simply reflect the magnitude of bias.

In the 1970s, North Korea ordered 1,000 Volvo cars from Sweden. The cars were shipped & delivered but North Korea just didn’t bother paying & ignored the invoice. Till this day the bill remains unpaid making it the largest car theft in history. Sweden reminds North Korea twice every year about the 43-year-old debt.

Developed by renowned physicist Richard Feynman, the “Feynman Technique” for learning involves an iterative process of studying, explaining, and simplification. Simply put, the Feynman Technique involves the following steps: 1/ Pick a topic. Choose a topic you want to learn more about and try to understand some component of it. 2/ Explain the topic in simple terms. Teach this topic to another person or explain it in a way that a layperson would understand it. 3/ Identify the gaps in your knowledge. As you explain the topic, identify places that you struggle to understand. 4/ Review the concepts you didn’t understand and simplify them. Then rinse and repeat, using the newly synthesized knowledge.

Neri Oxman’s Krebs Cycle of Creativity

If you invested $1 in AIG at the start of 1990 and received only intraday returns (from market open to market close), you would be left with one-twentieth of a penny, suffering a cumulative return of -99.95%. If you received only overnight returns (from market close to the next day’s market open), you would have $1,017, achieving a cumulative return of roughly +101,600%. AIG is just one of many stocks with a suspiciously divergent time series of overnight and intraday returns.

individuals tend to overestimate the age of people with smiling faces compared to those with a neutral expressions, and the accuracy of our estimates decreases for older faces. AI technologies not only reproduce human biases in the recognition of facial age, but exaggerate them.

ChatGPT detection tool says Macbeth was generated by AI.

Artificial Intelligence Can Persuade Humans on Political Issues

stable attribution - a tool which lets anyone find the human creators behind a.i generated images

Getty Images sues AI art generator Stable Diffusion

Large language models (LLMs) like the GPT family learn the statistical structure of language by optimising their ability to predict missing words in sentences (as in ‘The cat sat on the [BLANK]’). […] ChatGPT is, in technical terms, a ‘bullshit generator’. If a generated sentence makes sense to you, the reader, it means the mathematical model has made sufficiently good guess to pass your sense-making filter. […] these models are unable to cite their own sources […] It’s not time to chat with AI, but to resist it.

Criminals using Google search ads to deliver malware isn’t new, but the problem has become much worse recently.

Garden hermits or ornamental hermits were hermits (solitaries) encouraged to live in purpose-built hermitages, follies, grottoes, or rockeries on the estates of wealthy landowners, primarily during the 18th century. Such hermits would be encouraged to remain permanently on site, where they could be fed, cared for, and consulted for advice, or viewed for entertainment. [Thanks Francis!]