Links for April 2023
Mon May 01 2023E.W.Ayers
I'm going to try to do a monthly roundup of the best content I consumed last month. I'm hoping this will make me more mindful of what I'm reading.
Paper of the month is definitely Generative Agents. Make a little town and populate it with language models. This is the future of NPCs in gaming, it's going to happen fast.
The guy who made ffmpeg makes TextSynth, some kind of semi-proprietary server for LLMs.
https://memorygpt.io is ChatGPT with some memory stuff on top using vector databases and chat history / plugin stuff. Overall there are lots of 'Toolformer v2' papers augmenting LLMs with various things.
We are slowly getting towards non-crappy video stable diffusion. This manifold question has debate and examples.
Toby Ord: A child's plaything
Eliezer vs. Dwarkesh. Dwarkesh Patel is my favourite podcaster by far.
I've jumped on the SQLite hype-train. Feels like none of the persist data technologies really do what I want.
All in on Sqlite, Litestream. Ben Johnson: _Why I Built Litestream. Something of a revolution going on in DBs. Maybe people will realise that they are not Google and have massive infra bloat you can just stick the db in a sqlite instance.