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AI-powered text from this program could fool the government, Ars Technica

AI-powered text from this program could fool the government, Ars Technica

In October 2019, Idaho proposed changing its Medicaid program. The state needed approval from the federal government, which solicited public feedback via Medicaid.gov.Roughly 1,000 comments arrived. But half came not from concerned citizens or even internet trolls. They were generated by artificial intelligence. And a study found that people could not distinguish the real comments…

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The State of Linux Debuggers, Hacker News

Here is a debugging session I ran recently on this linux x64 binary. 1. Open and run until crash. [nix-shell:~/focus]$ gdb ./test ... (gdb) run ... Test [1/1] test "search forwards"... reached unreachable code /nix/store/5g4w66g606d46w8pmzwzq7flrlk3k7cs-zig/lib/zig/std/debug.zig:223:14: 0x204018 in std.debug.assert (test) if (!ok) unreachable; // assertion failure ^ /home/jamie/focus/lib/focus/tree.zig:822:11: 0x205d44 in test "search forwards" (test) assert(meta.deepEqual(expected.items, actual.items));…

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