Sat.Jan 27, 2024 - Fri.Feb 02, 2024

article thumbnail

Serving Quantized LLMs on NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs

databricks

Quantization is a technique for making machine learning models smaller and faster. We quantize Llama2-70B-Chat, producing an equivalent-quality model that generates 2.2x more.

article thumbnail

OpenAI API for Beginners: Your Easy-to-Follow Starter Guide

KDnuggets

Learn how to use OpenAI Python API for accessing language, embedding, audio, vision, and image generation models.

Python 348
professionals

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Philips hid CPAP machine problems from FDA and patients for years

Hacker News

Tainted CPAP machines and ventilators went to children, the elderly and at least 700,000 veterans despite internal warnings. Company insiders said the devices posed an “unacceptable” risk.

179
179
article thumbnail

Can you believe it? 3 tips for disclosing and consuming AI-generated content

SAS Software

Let me ask: did you believe Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg really boasted about the company’s power in a 2019 video, saying, “Imagine this for a second: One man, with total control of billions of people’s stolen data, all their secrets, their lives, their futures.” The video of Zuckerberg purportedly saying [.] Can you believe it?

AI 140
article thumbnail

Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

article thumbnail

OLMo is Here, Powered by Mosaic AI + Databricks

databricks

As Chief Scientist (Neural Networks) at Databricks, I lead our research team toward the goal of giving everyone the ability to build and.

AI 336
article thumbnail

A New FlowingData Book, Second Edition

FlowingData

I wrote a book! It’s the second edition of Visualize This. It focuses on the how of visualization with practical examples that you can apply to your own data. You’ll learn how to use a variety of tools and work through the full visualization process, from data to visual analysis to publication-ready graphics. This second edition is loosely based on the first, but this is a brand new book.

125
125

More Trending

article thumbnail

Thanksgiving 2023 security incident

Hacker News

On Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023, Cloudflare detected a threat actor on our self-hosted Atlassian server. Our security team immediately began an investigation, cut off the threat actor’s access, and no Cloudflare customer data or systems were impacted by this event.

182
182
article thumbnail

Building an early warning system for LLM-aided biological threat creation

Hacker News

We’re developing a blueprint for evaluating the risk that a large language model (LLM) could aid someone in creating a biological threat. In an evaluation involving both biology experts and students, we found that GPT-4 provides at most a mild uplift in biological threat creation accuracy. While this uplift is not large enough to be conclusive, our finding is a starting point for continued research and community deliberation.

181
181
article thumbnail

We Must Call Time Out on TikTok

Hacker News

An Open Letter to the Artist and Songwriter Community Why We Must Call Time Out on TikTok Our core mission is simple: to help our artists and songwriters attain their greatest creative and commercial potential. To achieve these goals, our teams employ their expertise and passion to strike deals with partners all around the world, partners who take seriously their responsibilities to fairly compensate our artists and songwriters and treat the user experience with respect.

182
182
article thumbnail

Google Search Drops Cache Link from Search Results

Hacker News

After a couple of months of testing, it seems Google has now removed the cache link from the search results page. I no longer see a link to the Google cache within search result snippets but that doesn't mean you cannot access to cache, you can.

181
181
article thumbnail

From Developer Experience to Product Experience: How a Shared Focus Fuels Product Success

Speaker: Anne Steiner and David Laribee

As a concept, Developer Experience (DX) has gained significant attention in the tech industry. It emphasizes engineers’ efficiency and satisfaction during the product development process. As product managers, we need to understand how a good DX can contribute not only to the well-being of our development teams but also to the broader objectives of product success and customer satisfaction.

article thumbnail

A Startup Allegedly ‘Hacked the World.’ Then Came the Censorship—and Now the Backlash

Hacker News

A loose coalition of anti-censorship voices is working to highlight reports of one Indian company’s hacker-for-hire past—and the legal threats aimed at making them disappear.

181
181
article thumbnail

USCIS Announces Strengthened Integrity Measures for H-1B Program

Hacker News

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a final rule to strengthen the integrity of and reduce the potential for fraud in the H-1B registration process, including by reducing the potential for gaming the registration system and ensuring each beneficiary would have the same chance of being selected, regardless of the number of registrations submitted on their behalf.

181
181
article thumbnail

New Linux glibc flaw lets attackers get root on major distros

Hacker News

​Unprivileged attackers can get root access on multiple major Linux distributions in default configurations by exploiting a newly disclosed local privilege escalation (LPE) vulnerability in the GNU C Library (glibc). [.

182
182
article thumbnail

Why flying insects gather at artificial light

Hacker News

Explanations of why nocturnal insects fly erratically around fires and lamps have included theories of “lunar navigation” and “escape to the light” However, without three-dimensional flight data to test them rigorously, the cause for this odd behaviour has remained& unsolved. We employed high-resolution motion capture in the laboratory and stereo-videography in the field to reconstruct the 3D kinematics of insect flights around artificial lights.

181
181
article thumbnail

Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

article thumbnail

How the AI Boom is a Windfall for Tiny Anguilla

Hacker News

The rising popularity of artificial intelligence has impacted the entire world, including the tiny island of Anguilla. Located in the Caribbean, the country, home to about 15,000 people, has a unique and suddenly in-demand resource. In the late 1980s, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned countries and regions of geographic interest their own two-letter domains.

article thumbnail

How Will the Golden Age of "Making It Worse" End?

Hacker News

One of the more poignant and ridiculous and enduringly popular contemporary American insanities is the belief that one person—it’s almost always a man, although Jennifer Garner did get to do it in a movie once—can make a critical difference in any bad situation, provided that person is angry and violent enough.

182
182
article thumbnail

A mistakenly published password exposed Mercedes-Benz source code

Hacker News

Mercedes-Benz accidentally exposed a trove of internal data after leaving a private key online that gave “unrestricted access” to the company’s source code, according to the security research firm that discovered it.

182
182
article thumbnail

Sorry Appin, We're Not Taking Down Our Article About Your Attempts to Silence

Hacker News

Back in December, we wrote about Appin. We were not writing about the reports (of which there have been many) that the organization that started as a sort of cybersecurity training school, but morphed into a kind of “hack-for-hire” scheme was involved in all sorts of nefarious activity.

175
175
article thumbnail

Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

article thumbnail

Harvard Faces New Threat of State Tax on $51B Endowment

Hacker News

Harvard University is bracing for two bills in its home state of Massachusetts this year that would target the school’s massive $51 billion endowment and policy of admitting legacy applicants.

174
174
article thumbnail

Men hand over Bitcoins worth two billion euros to German federal police

Hacker News

Im Rahmen eines Ermittlungsverfahrens hat ein mutmaßlicher Betreiber von movie2k.to fast 50.000 Bitcoins an das Bundeskriminalamt überwiesen. Es ist nicht die erste Herausgabe einer großen Menge Kryptogeld in diesem Fall.

179
179
article thumbnail

Scientists document first-ever transmitted Alzheimer’s cases, tied to no-longer-used medical procedure

Hacker News

LONDON — There was something odd about these Alzheimer’s cases. Part of it was the patients’ presentations: Some didn’t have the classic symptoms of the condition. But it was also that the patients were in their 40s and 50s, even their 30s, far younger than people who normally develop the disease. They didn’t even have the known genetic mutations that can set people on the course for such early-onset Alzheimer’s.

182
182
article thumbnail

Modern CSS One-Line Upgrades

Hacker News

Sometimes, improving your application CSS just takes a one-line upgrade or enhancement! Learn about 12 properties to start incorporating into your projects, and enjoy reducing technical debt, removing JavaScript, and scoring easy wins for user experience.

181
181
article thumbnail

How to Build an Experimentation Culture for Data-Driven Product Development

Speaker: Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product, Statsig

Experimentation is often seen as an aspirational practice, especially at smaller, fast-moving companies who are strapped for time and resources. So, how can you get your team making decisions in a more data-driven way while continuing to remain lean and maintaining ship velocity? In this webinar, Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product at Statsig, will teach you how to build an experimentation culture from the ground-up, graduating from just getting started with data-driven development to operating

article thumbnail

David Kahn

Hacker News

David Kahn has died. His groundbreaking book, The Codebreakers was the first serious book I read about codebreaking, and one of the primary reasons I entered this field. He will be missed.

173
173
article thumbnail

Juno – A YouTube Client for Vision Pro

Hacker News

YouTube is probably one of the parts of the internet I consume the most, so I was more than a little sad when YouTube announced that they don’t have plans to build a visionOS app, and disabled the option to load the iPad app. This leaves you with Safari, and the website is okay, but definitely doesn’t feel like a visionOS app. Couple that with visionOS not having the option to add websites to your Home Screen, and YouTube isn’t that convenient on visionOS by default.

173
173
article thumbnail

Intel's Humbling

Hacker News

Intel under Pat Gelsinger is reaping the disaster that came from a lack of investment and execution a decade ago; the company, though, appears to be headed in the right direction, as evidenced by i…

178
178
article thumbnail

There Are Too Many Damn Honeypots

Hacker News

VulnCheck faces a horde of honeypots while assessing the potential impact of Atlassian Confluence's CVE-2023-22527. This blog delves into Shodan queries to filter out honeypots and uncover the actual on-premise Confluence install base.

159
159
article thumbnail

The Path to Product Excellence: Avoiding Common Pitfalls and Enhancing Communication

Speaker: David Bard, Principal at VP Product Coaching

In the fast-paced world of digital innovation, success is often accompanied by a multitude of challenges - like the pitfalls lurking at every turn, threatening to derail the most promising projects. But fret not, this webinar is your key to effective product development! Join us for an enlightening session to empower you to lead your team to greater heights.

article thumbnail

Raspberry Pi Picks Banks for IPO, Choosing London over New York

Hacker News

Personal computer maker Raspberry Pi appointed bankers at Peel Hunt and Jefferies to prepare a London initial public offering, a listing that would be a win for the UK capital after an exodus of companies to the US.

177
177
article thumbnail

A parliament of owls and a murder of crows: How groups of birds got their names

Hacker News

Language is an instrument of great precision and poignancy — our best tool for telling each other what the world is and what we are, for conveying the blueness of blue and the wonder of being…

181
181
article thumbnail

Harvesting Electricity from High-Voltage Transmission Lines Using Fences

Hacker News

When you have a bunch of 230 kV transmission lines running over your property, why not use them for some scientific experiments? This is where the [Double M Innovations] YouTube channel comes into pla.

181
181
article thumbnail

The Apple Vision Pro's Missing Apps

Hacker News

The Apple Vision Pro is missing some important apps, and it seems likely that Apple’s App Store policies played a part. Might the company respond by doubling down with Disney?

176
176
article thumbnail

Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.