Once the show begins, it largely resembles a Zoom video conference, with one major difference: the comedian is center stage, and the audience appears as icons whose voices are audible but at a much lower volume than the comedian. This addresses the default Zoom issue of when a laughing audience member ruins a comedian’s joke by having their face take over the screen. Rally’s current interface also includes moderator tools: if an audience member becomes unruly, a moderator can boot them into a five-minute time-out. If they heckle again, they can be permanently kicked out. … [Read more...] about When COVID-19
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There is a long chain of steps that has to happen in addition to the computer work to bring any molecules from pure speculation to promising vaccine candidate. Compounds that show promise are tested against live virus assays, and then will go on to be tested in animals. Any molecules that are not existing drugs will need to be synthesized by chemists. … [Read more...] about ‘We are doing in a few months what would normally take a drug development process years to do’: DoE’s Argonne Labs battles COVID-19 with AI
There were nods to creativity, such as when Kasparov said that what's required is a sense of failure, the idea of not knowing what the outcome may be. "Everything now, it's mimicry," in current AI, said Kasparov, but "with creativity, you don't have a recipe." Vallor seemed to agree with this line of thought, arguing that "we won't have a machine anytime soon that creates because of a burning need to create," like the human drive. LeCun added that there's something special in the reaction of an audience that is evoked by a human musician creating on stage. … [Read more...] about Artificial general intelligence is a Rorschach Test: Perhaps we need orangutans?