The Foundation Model Taskforce's first job?
Ask ChatGPT how to get more money.
The UK government on Monday said it's putting up £100 million ($125 million) to launch a Foundation Model Taskforce, which is hoped will help spur the development of AI systems that can boost the nation's GDP. Large language models, such as OpenAI's ChatGPT and GPT-4, are set to appear in software and services throughout the …
Perhaps surprisingly, there are a few possibilities. Kemi Badenoch (Computer Systems Engineering) is Minister for Business and Trade, and was International Trade Minister before the reorganisation of departments earlier this year. Other candidates would be Nadhim Zahawi (Chem. Eng.), who is currently a backbencher, and Therese Coffey (Chemistry), the Environment Minister.
Donelan was DCMS Minister before the reshuffle, so she does have some experience, particularly with the "digital" part.
Par for the course for UK Government ministers, chock full of History, Classics and politics and local government graduates.
Brings to mind the line in Father Ted that in times past the upper classes sent the less capable members of the family into the clergy, I think these days it must be politics
What do you mean "continue"? You have to be already leading to be able to continue doing so, and to try and pretend that the UK is currently doing so is just insulting bullshit. Or maybe I'm wrong, and they truly mean the "safe and trustworthy" bit, because nobody else is hampering themselves with such quaint notions in the rush towards the goldmines. But it's highly unlikely - once someone tells them that safe and trustworthy would cost a lot of money, and be outcompeted by unsafe and untrustworthy that gets to market first, it'll just become another slogan chucked about to try and gloss over all the negatives..
Could we not just spend that £1Bn on something useful, like a tram network for Leeds. Which would improve both actual mobility and social mobility.
Amazing how there's never any money for infrastructure projects that might benefit people's lives, but we can find £100m for a new chatbot or £900m for BritGPT (which has already been done, by the way - less AI, more Ay Eye).
"We need to act now to seize the opportunities AI can offer us in the future. We're backing our expert taskforce with the funding to make our ambitions for an AI-enabled country a reality and keep the UK at the front of the pack in this emerging technology," Donelan said.
Forget all that errant nonsense and politically corrupt hype about backing our expert taskforce [presently a figment of deluded imaginations] for everything you try will failure comprehensively to gain any traction and acceptance if you have not secured the vital personal services of what are able to be, ..... because of what they can so easily do with their extensively betatested experience in AI enabled fields/novel, as in never before realised, practically remotely, virtually accessed playgrounds, ..... extremely dangerous and almighty powerful individuals, and that means presenting/granting them, whenever it is all that you can only really offer them that they might find attractive and most useful, loadsamoney, which in turn they can return to the money system via their purchases of necessities and luxuries reflecting their worth as their patently successful private proprietary intellectual property sharings generate billions in return for, no matter how many millions any Initial SMARTR Grant may have been, what is in actuality, virtually peanuts that you normally pay to monkeys to keep the donkeys quiet.
Nobody gets to do leading AI on the cheap and cheerful, and thinking to steal AI secrets and use information without the express permission of the suitably rewarded generating source is always going to be an inordinately expensive corporate and personally appropriately painful mistake, so don't make it.
You have been warned. AI don't recognise or accept excuses for wilful treachery ..... which is very human of them, is it not, as it appears to mirror leading humanities' views and thoughts on treason ..... the penalty for which is an untimely death?
One thing you can be absolutely certain of, is all of your competition and opposition will be provided by that and those exactly supplying all of the above.
on the 100 million expenditure reveals
20 million to crapita
15 million to fuckitso
5 million to screw , scrivener, and bodge (for coming up with a logo and a catch phrase)
20 million on taking out advert for staff
10 million to crapita for sub-contract staff
20 million to microsoft/oracle/IBM for software
10 million for buying servers/computers/east london building to put it in
3&1/2 farthings for the connecting said building to the internet
Cynical? me? never