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[-] pennomi@lemmy.world 55 points 1 week ago

There’s already more than enough training data out there. The important thing that remains is to filter it so it doesn’t also include humanity’s stupidest data.

That and make the algorithms smarter so they are resistant to hallucination and misinformation - that’s not a data problem, it’s an architecture problem.

[-] FaceDeer@fedia.io 19 points 1 week ago

Stupid data can be useful for training as a negative example. Image generators use negative prompts to good effect.

[-] MotoAsh@lemmy.world 9 points 1 week ago

Butbutbut my ignorant racism is the truth!! That's why I hear it from everyone, including [insert near by relatives here]!!

[-] Takumidesh@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

Well is the goal truth? Or a simulacrum of a human?

[-] MotoAsh@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Considering not even all humans are hireable, I'd say only a fool aims for a simulacrum.

[-] Ultraviolet@lemmy.world 4 points 1 week ago

You also have to filter out the AI generated garbage that is rapidly becoming a majority of content on the internet.

[-] CanadaPlus@lemmy.sdf.org 4 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Well, it's established wisdom that the dataset size needs to scale with the number of model parameters. Quadratically, IIRC. If you don't have that much data the training basically won't work; it will overfit or just not progress.

[-] magnetosphere@fedia.io 30 points 1 week ago

…and even AI-generated "synthetic data" as options.


[-] Haggunenons@lemmy.world 9 points 1 week ago

This is how the best chess and go computers got to be as good as they are. AI generated "synthetic data."

[-] MajorasMaskForever@lemmy.world 18 points 1 week ago

Yes and no.

Chess bots (like Stockfish) are trained on game samples, with the goal of predicting what search path to keep looking at and which moves will result in a win. You get game samples by playing the game, so it made sense to have stockfish play itself, since the input was always still generated by the rules of chess.

If a classifier or predictive model creates it's own data without tying it to the rules and methods in reality, they're going to become increasingly divorced from reality. If I had to guess, that's what the guy in the article is referencing when talking about "sanitizing" the data. Some problems, like chess, are really easy. Mimicking human speech? Probably not

[-] CanadaPlus@lemmy.sdf.org 5 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Yeah, because the human developers know the rules of chess, so it's easy to generate or verify perfect quality games at massive scale. Natural language can't be tackled like that; certainly not yet, probably not ever. Many have tried and failed to parse natural language algorithmically, but at the end of the day it seems to rely heavily on loose conventions and endless shared experiences. So, you need content from the wild, or you're basically letting the AI mark its own homework.

[-] EnderMB@lemmy.world 6 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I work in AI. This is very common, and lots of companies use this. It's also very common in academia, as it's an easy way to get data. Synthetic data can range from totally fake to techniques like machine translation to transform data from one language to another.

When they say "AI generated", it's probably just using one of the API's the LLM orchestrates.

[-] CanadaPlus@lemmy.sdf.org 5 points 1 week ago

The human centipede, but circular.

[-] FaceDeer@fedia.io 1 points 1 week ago

Your laughter is misplaced. Synthetic data is a serious solution, and when it's done right it can give better results than raw "real" data alone.

[-] mPony@kbin.social 25 points 1 week ago

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[-] pelespirit@sh.itjust.works 25 points 1 week ago

Is it wrong that I hope it eats itself and implodes?

[-] magnetosphere@fedia.io 7 points 1 week ago

If it’s wrong, then I’m wrong right along with you.

[-] FaceDeer@fedia.io 4 points 1 week ago

You're rooting for a revolutionary new technology to fail rather than get better. I'd call that wrong.

If nothing else, AI is never going to get worse than it is now. So if that's intolerably bad for you then improvement is the only way out.

[-] ogmios@sh.itjust.works 13 points 1 week ago

AI is never going to get worse than it is now

Is that just a wild assumption, or...? One phenomena that has already been witnessed with AI is that it does in fact get worse if it trains upon it's own output.

[-] FaceDeer@fedia.io 3 points 1 week ago

Given that I have locally-run AIs sitting on my home computer that I have no plan to delete (until something better comes along), then yeah, it's never going to get worse. If all else fails I can just use the existing AI for as long as I want. It doesn't "wear out."

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[-] pelespirit@sh.itjust.works 2 points 1 week ago

You’re rooting for a revolutionary new technology to fail rather than get better

As long as the oligarchs who run and own these AI systems are at the helm, yes I'm rooting for it to fail. Better is in the eyes of the beholder. Because come on, we all know better is going to be defined as better for the oligarchs, not you or me.

[-] FaceDeer@fedia.io 1 points 1 week ago

I run my own AI models on my own home PC. Am I an oligarch?

[-] frauddogg@lemmygrad.ml 1 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

There's nothing 'revolutionary' about a mass theft machine until EVERYONE IT'S STEALING FROM is getting paid out of the thieves' pockets for what was stolen from them; and the people that run it make no profit from it. Til then, it's just business as usual out of the west's necrocapitalists; and your business makes me vomit.

[-] pelespirit@sh.itjust.works 0 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Look at my profile for one reason and look at this video for another: Jon Stewart On The False Promises of AI | The Daily Show

[-] Gradually_Adjusting@lemmy.world 20 points 1 week ago

More? We've got training data at home

[-] TropicalDingdong@lemmy.world 33 points 1 week ago

training data at home:

[-] givesomefucks@lemmy.world 18 points 1 week ago

Then again, there is another obvious solution to this manufactured problem: AI companies could simply stop trying to create bigger and better models, given that aside from the training data shortage, they also use tons of electricity and expensive computing chips that require the mining of rare-earth minerals.

It's always been a boondoggle...

But there has to be something investors don't understand that they'll dump billions into.

[-] Deceptichum@sh.itjust.works 2 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Might as well stop producing new GPUs entirely, video games, video editing, shit basically anything done of a computer outside is a waste of electricity and rare earth minerals.

We don’t even need search engines, let’s go back to libraries and paper books!

As long as it’s not housing or food, we don’t need it. Let’s go full fucking anprim because anything else isn’t required to survive and is a waste of resources.

[-] zurohki@aussie.zone 3 points 1 week ago

Teaching sand to think was a mistake.

[-] Nudding@lemmy.world 1 points 1 week ago

In your sarcastic drivel, you were correct.

We should stop wasting electricity for recreation. We should stop mining rare earth metals.

[-] Deceptichum@sh.itjust.works 1 points 1 week ago

Okay, you go live in the cave first.

[-] Nudding@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago

Much like every other human alive, I'm a hypocrite.

[-] Deceptichum@sh.itjust.works 0 points 1 week ago

Ah, I thought you were just an idiot.

They have already moved onto synthetic data though and doing fine with training bigger models.

[-] givesomefucks@lemmy.world 1 points 1 week ago

I was going to quote the part of the article about that, but it's most of the article.

You should just read it.

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[-] Kolanaki@yiffit.net 12 points 1 week ago

How is the entire internet not enough to have perfected this shit?

[-] Pilgrim@beehaw.org 1 points 5 days ago

Bro please just a little more data and we'll have AGI, please just make another internet worth of data please bro

[-] drislands@lemmy.world 13 points 1 week ago

Easy -- their methods aren't sufficient to begin with. No amount of training data would be enough. But perhaps they can develop new methods with what they've learned.

[-] kakes@sh.itjust.works 4 points 1 week ago

Imo we've clearly hit a limit with vertical scaling of data. We need some kind of breakthrough on better ways to process what data we've got if we want to continue making meaningful progress.

[-] CanadaPlus@lemmy.sdf.org 2 points 1 week ago

So, basically, back to the way the field was for the preceding 60 years.

While the article makes a big deal about a lack of data and even hint at synthetic data as an option, the truth is synthetic data is already being used and is just as good apparently at training. Such a misinformation article designed to stir the AI haters especially the headline.

[-] voidx 5 points 1 week ago

They seem to be experimenting with that for sure, but need to ensure quality of the model doesn't degrade, as per source article:

Anthropic’s chief scientist, Jared Kaplan, said some types of synthetic data can be helpful. Anthropic said it used “data we generate internally” to inform its latest versions of its Claude models. OpenAI also is exploring synthetic data generation, the spokeswoman said.

[-] voidx 3 points 1 week ago

Source WSJ article without paywall:

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