Sunday, June 16, 2024

AI: Anthropic's Claude 3: IQ 102

Anthropic's Claude 3 Hailed as Most "Human-Like" AI, Whatever That Means | BitsWithBrains

One recent approach was to administer a verbal IQ test adapted from the Norway Mensa matrix-style test to several AI systems, including Claude-3. The main finding was that Anthropic's Claude AI passed the 100 IQ threshold for the first time, scoring an estimated IQ of 102 based on getting 13 out of 35 questions correct on average across two test administrations. Previous versions of Claude and other AI systems fell below 100 IQ. GPT-4 scored 85. Using this metric, Claude-3 does represent a new leap in AI.

Anthropic PBC is a U.S.-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup public-benefit company, founded in 2021. It researches and develops AI to "study their safety properties at the technological frontier" and use this research to deploy safe, reliable models for the public.[5][6][7] Anthropic has developed a family of large language models (LLMs) named Claude as a competitor to OpenAI's ChatGPT and Google's Gemini.[8]

Anthropic was founded by former members of OpenAI, Daniela Amodei and Dario Amodei.[9] In September 2023, Amazon announced an investment of up to $4 billion, followed by a $2 billion commitment from Google in the following month.[10][11][12]

MEI: Merit, Excellence, Intelligence (not AI, yet :)

new acronym "MEI"

Hiring based on merit, excellence, & intelligence (MEI) elicits muted response | Hacker News

Bravo: DEI Being REPLACED With MEI—‘Merit, Excellence, Intelligence’ - YouTube
the discussion mentions (very likely) incorrect observation that Elon Musk "inherited millions of dollars".

How much did Elon Musk inherit? - Quora

"Elon Musk did not inherit his wealth. He is a self-made billionaire who built his fortune through his various successful ventures, such as Zip2, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, and The Boring Company."

"...don’t know much money Elon Musk has inherited, besides the $28,000 he and his brother used of his father’s money to start their first internet business (the equivalent of $47,500 today)."

security: Passkeys, Cross-Account Protection by Google

Google shares update on passkeys and new ways to protect accounts

In less than a year, passkeys have been used to authenticate people more than 1 billion times across over 400 million Google Accounts. Passkeys are easy to use and phishing resistant, only relying on a fingerprint, face scan or a pin making them 50% faster than passwords.

Mere days before Google proudly announced that over 400 million accounts have used passkeys, William Brown (developer behind webauthn-rs) penned Passkeys: A Shattered Dream, in which he describes how corporate greed from Apple and Google destroyed our passkey future. Juxtaposition! 🙃