The Hill: [Biden has told Obama he’s running again](https://thehill.com/news/administration/3272281-biden-has-told-obama-hes-running-again/) > President Biden has told former President Obama that he is planning to run for reelection in 2024, two sources tell The Hill. > The admission to Obama is the latest indication that Biden is likely to run for a second term, something the president has spoken about publicly. > During a press conference in Brussels last month, he told reporters he’d be “very fortunate” to run against his rival in the 2020 electio...
DeepMind: [A Generalist Agent](https://www.deepmind.com/publications/a-generalist-agent) > Abstract > Inspired by progress in large-scale language modelling, we apply a similar approach towards building a single generalist agent beyond the realm of text outputs. The agent, which we refer to as Gato, works as a multi-modal, multi-task, multi-embodiment generalist policy. The same network with the same weights can play Atari, caption images, chat, stack blocks with a real robot arm and much more, deciding based on its context whether to output text, join...

WIRED: A New Chip Cluster Will Make Massive AI Models Possible

“From talking to OpenAI, GPT-4 will be about 100 trillion parameters,” Feldman says. “That won’t be ready for several years.

ZeRO-Infinity and DeepSpeed: Unlocking unprecedented model scale for deep learning training

With a hundred DGX-2 nodes in a cluster, we project ZeRO-Infinity can train models with over a hundred trillion parameters.

The Mainichi: 'Level 4' self-driving transit cars in Japan won't require licensed passengers

Mobile service live trials with a view to practical use of level 4 technology are already underway. The central government aims to start the service in some areas around fiscal 2022, and aims to make it common nationwide by 2025.

arXiv: [A Neural Network Solves and Generates Mathematics Problems by Program Synthesis: Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and More](https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.15594) On page 2: > The MATH dataset (4) is a benchmark to measure the mathematical problem-solving ability of models and is specifically designed to offer a further challenge, in light of recent progress with word problems. This dataset is sourced from high school math competitions, such as the AMC 10, AMC 12, and AIME. State-of-the-art Transformers such as GPT-3 pre-trained only...

Here's a website that tracks the polling averages for the NYC mayoral race: https://www.racetothewh.com/nycmayor.

Berkeley IGS Poll: [Gubernatorial recall election much closer among voters considered most likely to participate than among the overall electorate.](https://escholarship.org/uc/item/27x9k5qt) > The latest Berkeley IGS Poll finds that the proportion of voters in the overall electorate who favor recalling Governor Gavin Newsom has not changed much over the past year. At present 36% of the state’s registered voters say that if voting in the recall election they would vote Yes to recall the Governor, while 51% would vote No to retain him. > However, the el...
Electrek: [SAIC Motor says it will put Robotaxis capable of L4 self-driving on roads in China this year](https://electrek.co/2021/07/13/saic-motor-says-it-will-put-robotaxis-capable-of-l4-self-driving-on-roads-in-china-this-year/) > Chinese automotive design and manufacturing company SAIC Motor says it will launch 40 to 60 Robotaxis capable of Level 4 self-driving throughout Shanghai and Suzhou before the end of 2021. The bold statement was made by Zu Sijie, vice president and chief engineer of the company, during this year’s World Artificial Intelligen...
The New York Times: [Ezra Klein Interviews Sam Altman](https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/11/podcasts/transcript-ezra-klein-interviews-sam-altman.html) > In 10 years, I think we will have basically chat bots that work for an expert in any domain you’d like. So you will be able to ask an expert doctor, an expert teacher, an expert lawyer whatever you need and have those systems go accomplish things for you. > So you’re like, I need a contract that says this. I need a diagnosis for this problem. I need you to go book me this flight. I want a movie created. ...

New York Times: Likelihood of Trump Indictment in Manhattan Fades as Grand Jury Wraps Up

The Manhattan district attorney is continuing to investigate Mr. Trump, but knowledgeable people say charges are unlikely to occur in the foreseeable future, if ever.

[Kane Tanaka is now 118 years old.](https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/01/02/national/worlds-oldest-person-marks-118th-birthday-fukuoka/) > Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest person who was born in the same year as the Wright brothers’ first powered flight, celebrated her 118th birthday in southwestern Japan on Saturday. > Tanaka, born on Jan. 2, 1903, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person in March 2019 at the age of 116. Those born in the same year include British novelist George Orwell. > She also set an all-t...

Slingshot Strategies Poll (1/15–1/19):

  • Yang 25%
  • Adams 17%
  • Stringer 12%
  • Wiley 8%
  • Morales 1%
  • McGuire 1%
  • Garcia 1%
  • Donovan 1%
  • Sutton <1%
  • Menchanca <1%
  • Iscol <1%
  • Other [write-in] 1%
  • Not sure 32%

After ranked-choice voting:

  • Yang 61%
  • Adams 39%

— edited by Jim1776

Reuters: [Mobileye, Zeekr aim for self-driving car in China in 2024](https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/mobileye-zeekr-aim-self-driving-car-china-2024-2022-01-04/) > Intel Corp's autonomous driving unit, Mobileye, said on Tuesday it plans to work with Geely Holding-backed (GEELY.UL) Zeekr to launch in China what the companies claim will be the world's first mostly self-driving car in 2024. > The two companies said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that the car will have what automotive engineers call level 4 autonomy, mea...
[Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the Washington Democratic primary, NBC News reports](https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/16/washington-primary-election-results-joe-biden-is-the-apparent-winner-nbc.html) > Former Vice President Joe Biden is the apparent winner of Washington’s Democratic primary, NBC News reported Monday, chalking up yet another victory in a string of recent upsets over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. > With 99% of results in, Biden led with about 38% of the vote, edging Sanders at 36%. Biden will win at least 42 of the state’s delegates, while...

Average of recent polls: https://www.racetothewh.com/president/polls

As of the writing of this comment, Trump and Biden are essentially tied:

  • Biden 43.2%
  • Trump 43.1%
  • Unsure 14%
The New York Times: [Ezra Klein Interviews Sam Altman](https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/11/podcasts/transcript-ezra-klein-interviews-sam-altman.html) > In 10 years, I think we will have basically chat bots that work for an expert in any domain you’d like. So you will be able to ask an expert doctor, an expert teacher, an expert lawyer whatever you need and have those systems go accomplish things for you. > So you’re like, I need a contract that says this. I need a diagnosis for this problem. I need you to go book me this flight. I want a movie created. ...