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#110. ♟️ Chess-GPT 💰 OpenAI's Sam Altman wants $7T 🤪 Gen Z wants AI

How Chess-GPT works • $7 trillion raise for AI chips • Gen Z fully embraces AI

  • Chess-GPT, trained on 5 million chess games, learns to play chess with an Elo rating of ~1300 without being explicitly taught the game's rules or board state.

  • The 50 million parameter model, smaller than GPT-3.5, demonstrates the ability to understand complex game dynamics like castling, en passant, and checkmate.

  • Training involved synthetic datasets of chess games played by Stockfish at various Elo ratings and 16 million games from Lichess.

  • The model proved capable of playing unique games not found in its training dataset, countering the assumption that LLMs merely memorize internet data.

  • Linear probes were used to verify the model’s understanding of the chessboard's state, with high accuracy in predicting the locations of specific pieces.

  • Probes for latent variables like player skill levels showed the model could distinguish between different Elo ratings, reflecting a deeper understanding of chess beyond mere move prediction.

  • Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, reportedly seeks up to $7 trillion to expand global chip capacity, aiming to advance AI model capabilities.

  • The project's environmental impact is significant, with concerns over the use of water, rare earth minerals, and the overall carbon footprint.

  • AI models like OpenAI's GPT-3 and Meta's Llama 2 have already contributed to increased water consumption and environmental strain.

  • The tech industry faces GPU shortages, with companies like Meta investing heavily in high-performance computing and custom silicon for AI.

  • Nvidia, a major GPU manufacturer, has been criticized for a lack of transparency regarding the environmental impact of their products.

  • The project is viewed skeptically by some experts, who doubt its feasibility and criticize the lack of efficiency in current AI development methods.

  • Gen Z, dubbed "AI natives," are eagerly embracing generative AI technologies like ChatGPT and DALL-E for educational and career advantages.

  • Surveys indicate a strong interest among Gen Z in learning AI skills, with many planning to use generative AI in their future careers.

  • Unlike older generations, Gen Z exhibits less fear and more enthusiasm about AI's role in job markets and sees it as crucial for career advancement.

  • McKinsey Global Institute reports that AI is accelerating job automation, but Gen Z's early exposure to AI might give them a competitive edge.

  • Most U.S. adults are wary of AI, but younger generations are more optimistic about its benefits and are investing in AI-related skills and education.

  • The rise of generative AI has led to an increase in college students and graduates adding AI-related skills and terms to their professional profiles.


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