First off, as someone who has programmed GPT stuff since way before ChatGPT, we don’t even need to train our own model. That is overly expensive and unnecessary for our purpose. What is much smarter to do in this case is to take all of the Marxist works and let a chatbot access the contents of the works using semantic search. The way we do this is to convert the works into small chunks which we then convert into embedding vectors. When the user sends a message to the chatbot, the message and the context of the message will be converted into an embedding vector. We then run a dot-product between the message of the user and the chunks of the texts in order to find the most relevant chunks to the question which the user has asked. Then a pre-trained model can make use of the information fetched in order to answer the user’s question.
Of course, training one’s own model can be good if we want it to be even more accurate and familiar with the material, however a good starting point would be to use semantic search.
Seriously though, do you guys think war will/can be avoided? The Chinese government itself obviously has a much better understanding of the current situation as well as a solid theoretical framework to understand and deal with any tensions that arise, which makes me think that the odds of massively lethal war may be lower than I expect.
If you want to make true progress in learning a language, I recommend following an immersion based approach like the Refold method. Duolingo is great if you want to get a basic understanding of what a language is all about, but it is still made in order for you to feel like some progress is happening while there in reality isn’t much. If your goal is fluency, it’s imperative to immerse in the language.
Esperanto has the obvious limitation that it’s centered around the European languages, and thus there are some other international auxiliary languages created in more recent years that are more adapted to the whole of the planet (a prime example being Lidepla). If the world will implement some sort of IAL in the future, I think something new would be created from scratch with years of back and forth.
Get a lot of light during the day (if it’s winter and it’s dark during the day, there are those lamps that you can have at your desk) and minimize light when you’re going to bed. Set phone/computer on night shift/night light to minimize blue light and also get a COMFY sleeping mask (I use the manta sleep mask, which is relatively expensive but it’s SO much better than those crappy ones because it gives your eyes room to breathe). Meditation before going to bed can help a lot too.
It would require lots of programming and prompt engineering know-how, but theoretically, yes! I’m currently using the API to program a prompt-chaining system making use of the semantic embeddings that can take any list of text sources, then use it to write an essay answering a specific question (and cite the sources accurately). I’m still a long way off though (at least from doing it efficiently), so really what GPT-3 is best for is aiding you in doing assignments. I would recommend the channel David Shapiro who does videos about this stuff.
Well, one needs to understand China’s political system. To do this, we first need to understand the core of state power itself, how the CPC holds grasp of this system and how the CPC itself is organized. Secondly, we must look at how all this plays out in practice. (I’m in the middle of reading a couple books and documents on the topic so some of what I’m saying may be outdated or incorrect)
As for the core of state power, it’s very similar to other ML countries throughout history and currently, to run through it quickly: Fundamentally, the core of state power lies in the “People’s Congresses” which are organized in a pyramid structure with the National People’s Congress at the top. At the lowest and second lowest level of people’s congress (town level & county level), delegates are elected directly by the populous via secret ballot. People’s Congresses on higher levels than this are made up of delegates who are elected by the People’s congresses below it. All these delegates are subject to recall by their constituents at any time. Moreover, delegates cannot be trialed for their speech, they are obliged to hear the opinions of the public and make their work publicized through media and other channels (which is why you will see “law rundown” programs on chinese state television).
Now, the CPC holds a very firm grasp of this state structure. Going into exactly how it holds this grasp is quite complex, but basically: it’s status as ruling party isn’t formally enforced, but it instead recommends candidates and legislature to the government, and these recommendations usually pass without a hitch because the government has so many CPC members.
(The source for everything mentioned above is the book: “China’s political system” by Yin Zhongqing)
As for how the CPC itself operates and is subject to the proletariat, I’m still in the process of studying it, but I can provide some sources which may be interesting. I would recommend this talk as an introduction (I disagree a bit with his analysis, specifically he tends to boil a lot down to cultural differences between west and east). For a more in depth look, you can check out this infographic explaining the CPC structure. When reading it, note that you shouldn’t confuse party congresses with the aforementioned people’s congresses.
So how does all this play out in practice? Thankfully, with China’s political system it’s a lot easier to prove that it works than to explain why it works. First off, there are countless studies from various sources which show that China’s government approval is among the highest, if not the highest in the world, including this, and some other sources which I don’t have on hand at the moment. Government officials are routinely held accountable. As Eric Li said in his talk, in order to become a prominent CPC member you will need to go through extremely rigorous inspection and public scrutiny. The result is that corruption gets curbed the higher up you go in the party. There’s lots more to say on this point, but yeah that’s basically it.
Top 10 is a big ask, but I will say, Fidel Castro had a body count of 35,000
I find this so fucking hilarious