The agenda tonight is that we can start with a general discussion of modernity, then go to different “great thinkers”[BBC]. Then we will recognize the star of technical determinism, McLuhan. At last, we will return to the point that Mitchel and Hansen want to argue in their paper that changes of media are not “determining our situation” as what Kittler and McLuhan trying to preach [paper], instead, “media are our situation.”[paper]
Thomas S. Kuhn wrote that scientific progress involves both minor revisions during normal periods and major revolutions during abnormal periods. Recently, abnormal advances in artificial intelligence are approaching a potentially disruptive stage, as evidenced by the widespread recognition of GPT-4, the most advanced and astonishing language model. Nonetheless, the model elicits both satisfaction and contentious debate for its ramifications, wherein Chromesky’s assertions are both correct and wrong.
LaTeX-OCR is a well-known, open-source, and free OCR recognition tool that is widely used as an alternative to Mathpix. However, due to compatibility issues with cross-platform modules such as pytorch and qt, installing this tool on an arm64 host requires certain operations.
Polars is an alternative to Pandas that I've heard about but never actually used. According to itself, it is a "blazingly fast DataFrames" - can you believe that? In this article, I tested it in my own common environment, and it's really fast.
Generally caused by misconfigured path but for Apple Silicon Devices, this issue is introduced by this differentiated architecture, arm64, with moved lib folder.
JCMC called for papers and this is the answer. This is an introduction to a special issue of JCMC. More details, questions, and critics will be added as hyperlinks of each point after reading.
A good writing style can be challenging for non-native writers, but "Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace" offers a solution. The book is a clear and concise guide to achieving clarity in writing, making it a must-read for foreign learners of the English language.