7 min read · Aug 11th · The release of OpenAI Codex, a new Al system that translates natural language to code, marks the beginning of a shift in how computer software is written.
the release of OpenAI Codex, a new Al system that translates natural language to code, marks the beginning of a shift in how computer software is written
A computer programmer can now use English to describe what they want their software to do, and OpenAl’s generative Al model will automatically generate the corresponding computer code, in your choice of programming language.
Today, the release of OpenAI Codex, a new Al system that translates natural language to code, marks the beginning of a shift in how computer software is written.
6 min read · Feb 27th · Non-fungible tokens offer fundamentally better economics for creators by removing rent-seeking, enabling granular pricing, and reducing customer acquisition costs.
To be a successful creator you don’t need millions. You don’t need millions of dollars or millions of customers, millions of clients or millions of fans. To make a living as a craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor you need only thousands of true fans. A true fan is defined as a fan that will buy anything you produce. These diehard fans will drive 200 miles to see you sing; they will buy the hardback and paperback and audible versions of your book; they will purchase your next figurine sight unseen; they will pay for the “best-of” DVD version of your free YouTube channel; they will come to your chef’s table once a month.
On Substack, 1,000 newsletter subscribers paying $10/month nets over $100K/year to the writer.
7 min read · Apr 4th · Before tech, I was an artist manager in music. When I started the firm, I believed one thing about the music industry very firmly: ownership endows power. Typically, labels had ownership over the…
3 min read · Aug 6th · OpenAI and Microsoft’s GitHub Copilot is an AI-based tool for programmers to write better code.
The year has been full of path-breaking innovations which have pushed the boundaries and made way for better outcomes.
Microsoft’s FLAML is a python package that can tell us the best-fit ML model for low computation. It helps eliminate the manual process of choosing the best model and best parameter. This AutoML system is mainly focused on–model selection, hyperparameter tuning, feature engineering, neural architecture search, and model compression.
4 min read · Mar 6th · Like most traps, they’re mysterious and then appealing and then it’s too late. An NFT is digital treasure chest, a status symbol and an apparent item of value. Like a Pokemon card, or a…
A lot of the conversation is about NFTs as an evolution of fine art collecting, only with digital art.
In the boring, technical sense that every NFT is a unique token on the blockchain. But while it could be like a van Gogh, where there’s only one definitive actual version, it could also be like a trading card, where there’s 50 or hundreds of numbered copies of the same artwork.
7 min read · Mar 29th · “There was no history of my ever purchasing it, or ever owning it,” said one confused NFT buyer. “Now there’s nothing. My money’s gone.”
When you buy an NFT for potentially as much as an actual house, in most cases you're not purchasing an artwork or even an image file. Instead, you are buying a little bit of code that references a piece of media located somewhere else on the internet. This is where the problems begin.
7 min read · Jul 30th · Like a perpetual motion machine, a time crystal forever cycles between states without consuming energy. Physicists claim to have built this new phase of matter inside a quantum computer.
The time crystal is a new category of phases of matter, expanding the definition of what a phase is. All other known phases, like water or ice, are in thermal equilibrium: Their constituent atoms have settled into the state with the lowest energy permitted by the ambient temperature, and their properties don’t change with time. The time crystal is the first “out-of-equilibrium” phase: It has order and perfect stability despite being in an excited and evolving state.