Bookmarks (20)

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    Updatez

    On the IBM Qiskit blog, there’s an interview with me about the role of complexity theory...

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    Juris Hartmanis (1928-2022): Guest post by Ryan Williams

    Scott’s Introduction Juris Hartmanis — one of the founding figures of theoretical computer science, winner of...

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    On black holes, holography, the Quantum Extended Church-Turing Thesis, fully homomorphic encryption, and brain uploading

    I promise you: this post is going to tell a scientifically coherent story that involves all...

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    More AI debate between me and Steven Pinker!

    Several people have complained that Shtetl-Optimized has become too focused on the niche topic of “people...

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    A low-tech solution

    Thanks so much to everyone who offered help and support as this blog’s comment section endured...

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    Choosing a new comment policy

    Yesterday and today, both my work and my enjoyment of the James Webb images were interrupted...

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    Linkz!

    (1) Fellow CS theory blogger (and, 20 years ago, member of my PhD thesis committee) Luca...

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    Einstein-Bohr debate settled once and for all

    In Steven Pinker’s guest post from last week, there’s one bit to which I never replied....

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    We Are the God of the Gaps (a little poem)

    When the machines outperform us on every goal for which performance can be quantified, When the...

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    Steven Pinker and I debate AI scaling!

    Before June 2022 was the month of the possible start of the Second American Civil War,...

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    Because I couldn’t not post

    In 1973, the US Supreme Court enshrined the right to abortion—considered by me and ~95% of...

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    OpenAI!

    I have some exciting news (for me, anyway). Starting next week, I’ll be going on leave...

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    Alright, so here are my comments…

    … on Blake Lemoine, the Google engineer who became convinced that a machine learning model had...

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    Computer scientists crash the Solvay Conference

    Thanks so much to everyone who sent messages of support following my last post! I vowed...

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    An understandable failing?

    I hereby precommit that this will be my last post, for a long time, around the...

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    Donate to protect women’s rights: a call to my fellow creepy, gross, misogynist nerdbros

    So, I’d been planning a fun post for today about the DALL-E image-generating AI model, and...

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    An update on the campaign to defend serious math education in California

    As you might remember, last December I hosted a guest post about the “California Mathematics Framework”...

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    On form versus meaning

    There is a fundamental difference between form and meaning. Form is the physical structure of something,...

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    Back

    Thanks to everyone who asked whether I’m OK! Yeah, I’ve been living, loving, learning, teaching, worrying,...