The Best of Gary Marcus
10+ most popular Gary Marcus articles, as voted by our community.
Scientist, entrepreneur, bestselling author, TED speaker, and host of Humans versus Machines
Gary Marcus on Artificial Intelligence
Inside the Heart of ChatGPT’s Darkness
Nightmare on LLM Street
AI risk ≠ AGI risk
Superintelligence may or may not be imminent. But there’s a lot to be worried about, either way.
Gary Marcus on Business
Is ChatGPT Really a “Code Red” for Google Search?
Shared by 281, including Albert Ràfols, Bob E. Hayes, Lily Ray 😏, Steven Pinker, Stefan Diepolder
Is Microsoft about to get the deal of the century? Or is Sam Altman unloading OpenAI at…
I don’t usually write about business deals, much less about rumors about business deals, but this one has me scratching my head, and and is actually super relevant to how people on the inside - both…
Gary Marcus on Google
What Google Should Really Be Worried About
How sewers of lies could spell the end of web search
Oops! How Google bombed, while doing pretty much exactly the same thing as Microsoft did, with similar…
I will always remember today (my birthday no less), February 8, 2023, as the day in which a chatbot-induced hallucination cost Alphabet $100 billion. But I will also remember it as the week in which…
Gary Marcus on Machine Learning
Three ideas from linguistics that everyone in AI should know
and why (a) large language models are so prone to fabricating misinformation and (b) DALL-E is no super-genius
Gary Marcus on NLP
Noam Chomsky and GPT-3
Are large language models a good model of *human* language?
Learning Language is Harder Than You Think
Sure, kids imitate their parents, but that’s just a small part of the story
Gary Marcus on Technology
An epic AI Debate—and why everyone should be at least a little bit worried about AI going…
A time capsule of AI thought leaders in 2022 gives us a lot to think about, going forward
«four key aspects of thought that we ought to expect from any intelligent machine: reasoning, abstraction, compositionality, and factuality.»
The rise and fall of Microsoft’s new Bing
A week ago, the New York Times gushed about Bing, heralding a revolution. The internet doesn’t seem convinced
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The New Science of Alt Intelligence
AI has lost its way. Let’s take a step back.
What’s wrong with Google’s new robot project
From a showmanship standpoint, Google’s new robot project PaLM-SayCan is incredibly cool. Humans talk, and a humanoid robot listens, and acts. In the best case, the robot can read between the lines,…
Nonsense on Stilts
No, LaMDA is not sentient. Not even slightly.
«Blake LeMoine, originally charged with studying how “safe” the system is, appears to have fallen in love with LaMDA, as if it were a family member or a colleague. (Newsflash: it’s not; it’s a spreadsheet for words.)»
Did GoogleAI Just Snooker One of Silicon Valley’s Sharpest Minds?
Clever Hans and how corporate AI plays the media, in 2022
What did they know, and when did they know it? The Microsoft Bing edition.
A new discovery that makes a curious story a whole lot more curious
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