LLM versus AGI

LLMs do everything we need. You put in a few words, you get hundreds of words, specially crafted for you. Not quite.  An FT article provides a good basis for comparing LLM and AGI approaches to understanding text. You put in a few words, it starts writing from the...

Defence White Paper

Active Structure White Paper   Introduction There are two areas where complex text is used – legislation and Defence specifications. Both areas suffer from the vulnerability of people charged with administering them not understanding the documents well enough....

An Authoritative Source

There was an article in The Mandarin on 22/02/2023 that described the event where a social worker spoke to a very upset client about a debt on a Friday, and learned on the following Monday that the person had suicided. They had known when they spoke to him that what...

Furphy #5 – The Answer Is in the Data

What would someone have to say to convince you that you didn’t need to look out the windscreen while driving? After all, you are provided with a steering wheel and a brake to control how reality plays out, so there seems to be a purpose in looking out. Companies have...

Furphy #4 – AI and Aviation

First, let’s talk about the Boeing 737 MAX. An add-on to the control system was made to guard against a natural inclination to go into a climb and then stall, due to the position of the engines, forced by the low undercarriage, a relic of the 70s. The add-on used a...

Furphy #3 – The Mathematical Mind

People see that a human mind can handle symbolic mathematical operations, and deduce from that that the operation of the human mind can be equated to Algebra, with its ability to rearrange equations and have a desired variable alone on the left hand side. Firstly, if...

Furphy #2 – Autonomous Vehicles

People look at how easily people drive cars. Very little training involved, and then quite reasonable skill. We need to be sure what we are competing against. A human has stereoscopic vision and kinesthesis. That is, they can focus on something, and by use of the...

Furphy #1 – Artificial Neural Networks

It is thought by many that an artificial neural network (ANN) is a reasonable equivalent of a real neural network. A simple example of a real neural network – the two neurons that trigger each other and make your heart beat. The delay between beats varies with your...