Article Roundup - March 8, 2019

March 08, 2019 • Article Roundup

OpenAI built a text generator so good, it’s considered too dangerous to release
OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company, and they recently built a new language model. This model was trained on over 40GB of text from the internet, you’re probably starting to see the problem now. This language model is designed to predict the next word. The model is able to adapt its response based on the style and content of the text it is given as an input. Turns out that gets a little scary and has lead to the model not being released over ethical concerns. The article has an example of input and output text, and I think the researchers were right to hold off on releasing their model.

The One With Hooks – React Blog
Last month React added a new concept, Hooks. Hooks are meant to help make component lifecycles easier to work with and lets you use state from within function components.

Working remotely, 4 years in
Working remotely is something that seems to be getting more and more popular, and with good reason. Live where you want, forego the commute, maybe you get better pay for your area. This article goes over the experience of one engineer who has been working remotely for 4 years and answers some of the biggest questions people had on Twitter.

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