"We'll be building a cluster of around 22,000 H100s. This is approximately three times more compute than what was used to train all of GPT4.
This bothers me. It's a naive way of seeing compute. It's like confusing Watts and Watt-hours
22,000 H100s is three times the amount of FLOP/s than what was used to GPT-4, so you could train it in 3x less time, of with 1/3 of your cluster and the same time. I think this view of looking at compute helps making naive asumptions about what this compute can be used to. And FLOP/s are not a perfect unit for normal discourse when we're at x10¹⁵ scales.
If ancestor is parent/mother/grandparent etc but nothing else. Obviously non hunters.
If we count how many people dead or alive are you related to. Farmers.
Better than 90% of amateur fiction posted.
This gap will only widen over time; China is failing to develop a domestic semiconductor industry, despite massive efforts to do so, and is increasingly cut off from international semiconductor supply chains.
I would say this is a falsehood The US export ban on Controlled GPUs has really made china push for local semiconductor manufacturing way, and accelerate their projects, they dont have 5nm TSMC quality wafers, fine, but they're developing the full stack.
tphuang on Twitter: "Semiconductor export from Korea down 41% in April Falling SSD ... (read more)
I dont think the difficulty of the task has much with the outcome.
I mean, I take your comment at face value and update to "it's going to get powerful faster" and not the other way around.
A "moonshot idea" I saw brought up is getting Yudkowsky's Harry Potter fanfiction translated into Chinese (please never ever do this).
Can you expand on this? Why would it be a bad idea? I have interacted with mainland chinese people (outside of china) and I'm not really making the connection.
Let's just say that weirdness in China is very different from weirdness in the West. AI safety isn't even a weird concept here. It's something people talk about, briefly think over, then mostly forget, like Peter Thiel's new book. People are generally receptive to it. What AI safety needs to get traction in the Chinese idea sphere is to rapidly disassociate with really really weird ideas like EA. EA is like trying to shove a square peg into the round hole of Chinese psychology. It's a really bad sign that the AI Safety toehold in China is clustered around ... (read more)
How do you think discharge rates would affect the battery? Would it behave like a LFP that basically outputs mostly the same rate of Amps in the full spectrum of charge (Voltage varies little with discharge %)
Do you think an approach like this generates bateries with long lifetimes?
Did you expect balancing of these particular batteries to be particularly complicated?
Basically, tell us more!
Well, Evals and that stuff OpenAI did with predicting loss could be a starting point to work in the tables.
But we dont really know, I guess that's the point EY is trying to make.
Use tables for concrete loads and compare experimentally with the to be poured concrete, if a load its off, reject it.
We dont even have the tables about ML. Start making tables, dont build big bridges until you got the fucking tables right.
Enforce bridge making no larger than the Yudkowski Airstrike Threshold.
I appreciate the concept.
I wonder about how the hardware overhangs would look like after the moratorium ends or somebody bypasses it.
On first thought it doesnt look like a robuts solution, I assume a 15-20% improvement on Compute access per year. Would need to plot it against the moratorium treshold and see if over time one gets closer to the Yudkowski Airstrike treshold but I assume no, 20% vs 54%,,I dont know! maybe this is a good idea.
I dont think I never learned something because it would make me a better worker / provide me with more economical resources when I was a child and was in need of tutoring, I got lucky to have a somewhat curious mind and I tried to saciate it.
Of course as an adult I choose to do things that are useful, overall, and that normally repercutes on being a human with skills that other people pay for. But the explicit bayesian calculation about knowledge and money is not one I tend to do, what interest me interest me. Of course when trying to learn som... (read more)
So first thoughts while reading the research/Gpt-4 page- ChatGPT System Prompt open soon to users, not API holders, that's going to be interesting. -Only trained adversarialy with 50 experts? One would think you would spend a bit more and do it with 100x more people? Or if hard to coordinate, at least 500.
Closing in on human performance, but I would love to see numbers on the compute needed to train. They can predict loss accurately, but what that loss means seems to be mostly an open problem.
Will need a couple days and rereads to digest this.
I did finish it, and was going to edit the original comment, I get the purpose of what you did here, thanks for the post, it's an interesting read.
I plan on reading the whole post, but a thing struck with me on the first paragraph.
it's not a "her", it's a "it"
Happened yesterday too in Spanish in another forum, using feminine pronouns to refer to ChatGPT (Terrible name) I guess it's more "normal" in my native language because Intelligence has a feminine gender on my language. But seeing it in English really makes me notice.
I was trying to imply that the flow of water goes in a single direction. And that it's a quite irrational fear to be sprayed by others fecal matter in this case.
I dont like the japanese style ones, at my home we have a hand mini showerhead that we direct ourselves. We clean it periodically and it rarely touch anybody's skin. All the muslim world has that.
Would you drink water from a kitchen sink?
In my country we have traditional bidets, they're another porcelain furniture that sits near the toilet, so you suffle to it to clean yourself. Usually with warm water and soap.
Not all homes have it but just using paper feels like savagery, also, access to a full sized bidet like the one I describe allows you to clean yourself without showering, like, all the important parts.
I dont think I wrote that statement with that particular intention in mind.
I'm not trying to imply he is wrong because he doenst know our "groupthink" I was just generally annoyed at how he started the post, so i wanted to be reasonably civil, but a bit mean.
Thanks for noticing, I'm not convinced I should have refrained from that particular comment tho.
What would you have said?
Hey, Interesting post.
Artificial General Inteligence has nothing to do with simulating brains.
The approaches are different, the math formulares are different, We're slowly moving to sparcity for some things (wich is similar to how a brain works) but still.
I dont think you are calibrated properly about the ideas that are most commonly shared in the LW community.
Nobody is saying "we will get a so good brain simulator that will kill us" That's not the point.
The point is that we can create agents in other ways, and those Agents can still kills us, no brain simulation included.
Thanks for the content.
I woke up today wondering about fallout. Wich modern, mostly fusion weapons, it surely cannot be that bad.
The amount of grams of plutonium used before detonating the fusion reaction should be too little to generate the mass histery about fall out, this is not the sixties.
Epistemic status: I only have hunches and have to confirm what I just wrote with facts.
I think there is a discussion to be had about if a country that has countless military bases of another country in their land is occupied of just an "ally" It's not clear to me there is a big difference in practical terms.
How could one end up taking the correct medication without knowing first that they're lactose intolerant?
I don't see how that could happen. To end up taking lactose pills you need to know there is something wrong with your lactase tolerance in particular.
I don't see how Claiming hate speech changes anything about the underlying ideas.
I have done fasts before, but I did not partake in this year Vavilov Day, because, well, my birthday happens to fall in one of those days.
Thinking about it afterwards, I should have. And I think this could be a positive thing to do for most people. Let me expand on that thought.