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What was your favorite tech failure this week? You may well agree with our vultures who for this latest Kettle episode selected theirs to talk about. We'll give you a hint: our list ranges from software seemingly mucking up a Cybertruck and AI coding assistants harming source code quality to one word: Boeing. You can replay …

  1. HuBo
    Happy

    Of planes and co-pilots

    Well, Iain wins this one in my mind, for having found his flat cap back (that was mysteriously missing from the last Kettle)!

    About Co-Pilot and Tom's Willison interview (cited in this Kettle), I thought it was cool that Simon found French Mistral's Mixture of experts software (MoE) 8x7B useful on his iPhone (to run Llama-like models), but was surprised that he wasn't more critical of AI tools since, on his webpage linked in the piece, an LLM (Claude?) refers to him as Wilson:

    "1. Simon Wilson coined the term “prompt injection” over 15 months ago to describe vulnerabilities [...]"

    If the LLM can't refer to him as Willison, should he trust it (and Co-Pilot)? More importantly, should all Boeing emergency door plugs, landing-gear wheels, and even pilots, have Co-Pilots (or not)!?

  2. t245t Silver badge
    Terminator

    Boeing Proprietary: out-sourced profits – the cornerstone of successful subcontracting

    Abstract: “The purpose of this paper is to describe and explain some highlights associated with the contemporary business practice of out-sourcing more and more of a companies’ activities in the belief that doing so will increase profitability.

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