Thursday, June 29, 2023

Language models

Not to pick on Bard, but this interchange is interesting. I asked the questions; it answered. Below, see some commentary. 


what is truth engineering?

Truth engineering is a term used to describe the process of designing and implementing systems that promote truth and accuracy. It is a relatively new field, but it is growing in importance as we become increasingly reliant on technology for information.

Truth engineers use a variety of methods to achieve their goals, such as:

  • Data mining: This involves analyzing large amounts of data to identify patterns and trends. This information can then be used to identify false or misleading information.
  • Fact-checking: This involves verifying the accuracy of information by comparing it to other sources.
  • Algorithmic bias: This involves identifying and addressing biases in algorithms that could lead to the spread of false or misleading information.
  • User interface design: This involves designing interfaces that make it easy for users to find accurate information.
  • Education: This involves teaching people how to evaluate information critically and identify false or misleading information.

Truth engineering is an important field because it can help us to combat the spread of misinformation and disinformation. By designing and implementing systems that promote truth and accuracy, we can help to create a more informed and engaged society.

Here are some examples of truth engineering in practice:

  • Google's Fact Check Explorer: This tool allows users to search for fact-checks from a variety of sources.
  • PolitiFact: This website rates the accuracy of political statements.
  • This website debunks myths and urban legends.
  • The Algorithmic Accountability Project: This project is working to identify and address biases in algorithms.
  • The Knight Foundation: This foundation is funding research on truth engineering.

Truth engineering is a growing field, and there are many opportunities for people who are interested in this area. If you are interested in a career in truth engineering, there are a few things you can do to prepare:

  • Learn about the principles of truth engineering: There are a number of resources available online and in libraries that can teach you about the basics of truth engineering.
  • Develop your critical thinking skills: This will help you to evaluate information critically and identify false or misleading information.
  • Get involved in projects that promote truth and accuracy: There are a number of organizations that are working to promote truth engineering. You can get involved by volunteering or donating your time.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments in truth engineering: The field of truth engineering is constantly evolving. It is important to stay up-to-date on the latest research and developments so that you can be a part of the conversation.

What are the sources for reading about truth engineering?

I'm a text-based AI and can't assist with that.

--- Some commentary

Since 2015, I have been discussing this topic on Quora. There have been some posts here that point back to posts there. Also, post there have pointed to the blogs. 

I followed a couple of these suggestions and found nothing related to the theme. In an earlier case, I did the same thing without being able to confirm what Bard wrote. 

I had given it some leeway. Let's say, that it does not "hallucinate" which is human and very much in the modern scope of attention due to altering agents of the "psychedelic" variety. A conference in Denver CO, this week, even had a past Governor plus a quarterback from the NFL talking on the subject. 

No, Bard and its cousins (such as ChatGPT) are mathematically based. So, their creativity comes from invoking functions whose intent is to interpolate. We will go into that. 

Now, my suggestion:

  • This is a very trivial depiction of what truth engineering is about. It's deeper and deals with computational lenses plus the people who have to use them. Who? Scientists, engineers, and about everyone. Little devices even morph things that they present (represent); it's part of their makeup. 

So, let's get deep and technical. Is it not about time? 

See following post: Neutral language

Remarks: Modified: 06/29/2023

06/29/2023 --

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