Monatliches Archiv: Juni 2021

General Public Quote.

Of the 41 main cases we singled out during manual labelling, none appear in less than 10 different files. Most (35 cases) appear over a hundred times. Once, GitHub Copilot suggested starting an empty file with something it had even seen more than a whopping 700,000 different times during training -- that was the GNU General Public License.

Albert Ziegler: Research recitation (docs.github.com)

(via @eevee)

Logicalytica.

We want to make sure that something like the Cambridge Analytica scandal cannot happen again. We should not cut down our AI applications, but improve on them and use them for what they are meant for: not to replace us, but to help us.

Sonja Smets, interviewed by Iris Proff (ILLC Blog)

Deprivation.

Oh, hugs.

Imspiressive.

Teaching should inspire, not impress.

LEGOne.

Development was notoriously tumultuous, largely due to toxic management "politics". Ultimately, LEGO decided to rescind the licensing rights from Mindscape after LEGO Island and Mindscape fired the entire team the day before release to dodge paying bonuses that were promised based on the game's success. A planned sequel/spinoff entitled "Beneath the Phanta-Sea" based on the same engine developed for LEGO Island was cancelled.

LEGO Island Wiki: Mindscape

To the stars!

Das Gendersternchen erhöht signifikant die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass wir auch an Frauen denken – allerdings nicht stärker als die traditionelle Doppelform (und nicht so stark wie das Binnen‑I)!

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Heißt das, dass wir ebensogut darauf verzichten können? Nein, denn mit unserer Sprache bilden wir nicht nur Inhalte ab, wir kommunizieren auch unsere Perspektive (bei Karl Bühler hieß diese Funktion noch „Ausdruck“, im beliebten „Kommunikationsquadrat“ von Schulz von Thun heißt sie „Selbstkundgabe“). Indem wir das Gendersternchen bewusst und aus eigener Entscheidung verwenden, zeigen wir der betroffenen Gruppe wenigstens, dass wir sie wahrnehmen wollen.

Anatol Stefanowitsch: Funktioniert das Gendersternchen (und wie)?

Jonathan.

Jonathan (hatched circa 1832) [...] is the oldest known living land animal.

Wikipedia: Jonathan (tortoise)

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