John Perry Barlow reports that Spalding Gray committed suicide on Saturday at 9pm. The Associated Press has run a longer story about the famous writer being missing.
Spalding Gray was beloved by many technologists for his insightful monologues. Apparently Gray had been battling depression since a car crash in 2001.
The new version of GPT-3 is much better behaved (and should be less toxic)
OpenAI has trained its flagship language model to follow instructions, making it spit out less unwanted text—but there's still a way to go.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
We can’t afford to stop solar geoengineering research
It is the wrong time to take this strategy for combating climate change off the table.
Meet Altos Labs, Silicon Valley’s latest wild bet on living forever
Funders of a deep-pocketed new "rejuvenation" startup are said to include Jeff Bezos and Yuri Milner.
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