Web/Tech

"Deep Learning's Diminishing Returns"

"The first part is true of all statistical models: To improve performance by a factor of k, at least k2 more data points must be used to train the model. The second part of the computational cost comes explicitly from overparameterization. Once accounted for, this yields a total computational cost for improvement of at least k4. That little 4 in the exponent is very expensive: A 10-fold improvement, for example, would require at least a 10,000-fold increase in computation."


"As Tech Companies Purge Users, Here Are Some Alternatives"

This piece lists a few alternatives to Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and YouTube.

Related: "Millions Migrate to Google/Facebook/Twitter Alternatives".

As stated before here, I think conservatives should avoid trying to regulate through antitrust what they think are the bad actors in tech. Competition is a far better fix. See, for examples, "The free market is the best way to curtail power of technology firms" and "On Richard Epstein on Regulating 'Big Tech'" (by Donald Boudreaux).