Why not train the model using solely out-of-copyright materials?
One clear bonus would be to raise the quality of the output
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I've used them all at various times for various purposes, sometimes untangling a Word document by saving to rtf then saving back as doc or docx.
It's not free but I use EmEditor in preference to Notepad++, especially for mass changes to various files, including folders full of xml or html.
I tried to get the International version of Amazon's Fire TV stick. They advertised it but wouldn't sell it to me. The only one they would sell was the UK version, at the same price. I live in the Channel Islands, which aren't even inside the UK. I assume there's all sorts of licencing issues that control this but maybe there are various restrictions hard-wired in.
I remember reading somewhere that birds have more efficient brains than mammals.
Once the scientists start using the compute power of these organoids, they may find it better to use cells from birds rather than humans.
Regulating and attempting to control the use of cryptocurrencies leads to them being treated as semi-legitimate.
They are a simple Ponzi scheme and should be treated as such as they're nothing but vapourware. The fact that they're also being used for criminal activity, including money-laundering and the withholding of information about profit/income to the tax collector is a different issue.
There's no fool-proof way to control the flow of real (fiat) money in and out of them other than to have *complete* control over the interface between the two. Unlikely to happen.
"NFT's, which are clearly a rip-off scheme"
Agreed, but unless you're talking about banning them, regulating them would simply legitimise this new Ponzi scheme.
As with Bitcoin, some people jumped in early and made money. Those people cashed in and moved on to the next scam.
Television transmitted through the air or via satellite are starting to fade away in favour of streaming. This trend can only accelerate. I know few people who watch any live TV in preference to selecting the content on demand. This includes watching news channels.
Changes are underway in the UK regarding TV watching. Fewer and fewer people are watching live TV and few young people take out BBC licences.
BBC's iPlayer still requires a licence but none of the other streaming providers do unless you want it free of advertisements. The BBC have pulled out of BritBox but will still supply (sell) content to them. BritBox will now become absorbed into the new itvX which replaces itvHub. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BritBox#BritBox_UK_and_ITVX
This article from the Daily Express is interesting in showing which countries have never had a licence fee or have abolished it. A number add it to the electricity bill, which is one way to hide the tax. The article doesn't say what the money raised by the tax is used for. https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1706991/tv-licence-fee-payment-streaming-BBC-UK-2022
The UK Government has floated the idea of funding the BBC out of general taxation as a way of hiding the subsidy. The idea of converting the BBC, BBC2 and BBC4 into one streaming service, presumably as a revamped iPlayer is floated in the Express article.
There is no specific tax for listening to radio, but I assume that the BBC national and local services are paid for from the TV Licence Fee income.
Personally, when living in the UK I have not paid a Licence Fee for about 25 years. For most of my time in the UK I did not have a TV capable of watching any programming. It was occasionally used with VHS or DVD players. This was triggered by failing to find anything worth watching and my strong antipathy to the BBC resulting in my not wanting to fund them. I do not watch live TV, nor have I ever used iPlayer.
The changes underway with itvX will accelerate and my prediction is that within the next couple of years the number of people watching TV over terrestrial or satellite will drop sharply, triggering a panic within the BBC.
All cryptocoin are part of a Ponzi scheme. Other than criminal organisations that saw it as a way to launder money, it was always obviously so.
Finally, governments are waking up.
"The newspaper claims that cuts are on the horizon whether or not Musk's takeover goes ahead. Citing corporate documents and "people familiar" with the matter, management wants to reduce payroll by $800 million, or nearly a quarter of the workforce."
It's hard to get clarity here but seems to be the current Twitter management who're proposing this. Another poison pill?
I'm assuming that since there's no prospect of DABUS doing any of those things that any money will be pocketed by Stephen Thaler or his company Imagination Engines.
Since there's no way for him to pay the AI money, does this mean the AI will be treated as a slave (self-aware intelligence being treated as property)?
I only think of him as a performer, not as an author of words or music, except for some of his later output.
50 years was the limit for most European countries until Disney cajoled the USA to extend it then pushed the rest of the world to extend. It was his portfolio he was ambitious to enhance.
As the technology now exists and has been proven to work, a clone of the JWST could presumably built on-time and on-budget.
That's not how science and science-funding works. You learn from what works and what doesn't and plan for an even more capable device that will have new ideas, newer technology, and new obstacles to overcome. Just look at the Mars exploration adventure.
The article's mention of the L2 Orbit made me wonder if orbit is the correct term. That goes of all of the Lagrange points.
L2, the second Lagrangian Point
I wonder just how much stuff congregates at each of the points.
On the other hand, the USA might be reluctant to make its currency less attractive as a medium of exchange. As I remember, moves by Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq under Sadaam Hussein were suggested as possible motives for his removal. China is moving to strengthen its own currency as a medium of exchange.
A simple and cheaper option is to perform the development work using existing Windows on Arm hardware.
My first choice would be the Microsoft Lumia 950xl phone which already runs Windows (no longer supported). You could even use the docking station.
Second hand 950xl hardware is easy to find on eBay. I still use this as my main phone.
You might find this existing Github project useful. https://woa-project.github.io/LumiaWOA/