Weekly Web Harvest for 2023-07-30

  • Hazel Green Walmart mural removed | rocketcitynow.com
    “Ma’am, this is a Walmart in Hazel Green. We do not have a mural here,” the representative on the phone said.

  • An Insider’s Guide to the Daniel Boone National Forest | Kentucky Tourism – State of Kentucky – Visit Kentucky, Official Site
    Naming the forest was probably the most contentious aspect of national forest’s origin. Initially dubbed Cumberland National Forest, protests ensued since that name traces back to Prince William, the Duke of Cumberland, who put down the Jacobite Uprising in Scotland against the British crown in brutal fashion at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. That conflict caused families to flee Scotland for America in general and to Kentucky, specifically. In 1966, thanks to President Lyndon B. Johnson, the land officially became Daniel Boone National Forest.

    –be interesting to compile a list of historical naming controversies like this

  • Quick start — Enhance
    Enhance is an HTML-first full-stack web framework that gives you everything you need to build standards-based multi-page web apps that perform and scale.

  • mshumer/gpt-prompt-engineer
    Prompt engineering is kind of like alchemy. There’s no clear way to predict what will work best. It’s all about experimenting until you find the right prompt. gpt-prompt-engineer is a tool that takes this experimentation to a whole new level.

    Simply input a description of your task and some test cases, and the system will generate, test, and rank a multitude of prompts to find the ones that perform the best.

  • OpenAI discontinues its AI writing detector due to “low rate of accuracy” | Ars Technica
    “If OpenAI can’t get its AI detection tool to work, nobody else can either,” tweeted AI writer and futurist Daniel Jeffries. “I’ve said before that AI detection tools are snake oil sold to people and this is just further proof that they are. Don’t trust them. They’re nonsense.”

  • The OECD Artificial Intelligence Policy Observatory – OECD.AI
  • Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) – UNODA
    At present, no commonly agreed definition of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) exists.

  • Snapchat launches AR Lenses powered by generative AI, starting with a new ‘Cosmic Lens’ | TechCrunch
    In addition to launching generative AI Lenses, Snapchat announced that it’s making it easier for users to find relevant Lenses. The app will start recommending Lenses that fit with the context of a photo or video a user has captured. Snapchat explained that this will be done through a combination of visual understanding of what’s in the camera’s view and APIs that understand specific factors, such as the local weather, forecast and time of day.
  • Introduction | ??? Langchain
    LangChain is a framework for developing applications powered by language models. It enables applications that are:

    Data-aware: connect a language model to other sources of data
    Agentic: allow a language model to interact with its environment

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