Category Archives: Rewriting the Textbooks

How useful is a home-made quantum computer?

These 2 videos are quite cool (in spite of the vocal fry speech) and teach a lot about quantum computing and q-bits in ways that make sense to a non-physicist… Video 1: 25:38 min – I made a (useless) quantum computer at home Video 2: 33:15 min – What can my homemade quantum computer do?… Read More »

Eightify: AI to crate YouTube video summaries

This is available as a plug-in for Chrome or Safari. It is free for videos that are less than 30 min. The plug-in is available at eightify.app Eightify is a cutting-edge program made to assist users in condensing the main points of lengthy YouTube films. It’s now simpler to swiftly create summaries of YouTube videos… Read More »

Generate BibTeX from URL

This is a short version of Do yourself a favor: learn Markdown – Episode 7: BibTeX for online articles Summary: Generate BibTeX from URL for web pages, blogs, articles online, etc. In a previous article (Sgro (2022)) I presented how to add bibliographical information within an Rmarkdown document (Allaire et al. (2023)) with the BibTex format in… Read More »

AI: Introduction to Large Language Models and their shortcomings

This video from November 22, 2023 provides a general introduction to Large Language Models (LLMs) suitable for general understanding. The video continues to examples, possible upcoming paradigms such as the view that LLMs have similarities with operating systems. The final part details potentials threats, including jailbreak examples. What’s wrong with LLMs and what we should… Read More »

YOUai.ai : mini-AI engines without coding

AI is at the forefront of Society changes. We are at the dawn of a new world. Let’s hope that it will NOT be a “Brave New World“. Today I discovered (through a LinkedIn post by the group “Generative AI” which has 1.3M followers.) This brand new AI is called “youai.ai” with mostly free “mini-AI”… Read More »

Generative AI in Jupyter lab

Yesterday I mentioned 2 options to add a generative AI to the command-line (AI chat models at the command line) one of which is useful (gorilla_cli) while the other is more informative on how to implement a Large Language Model (LLM) on a computer. Both are free options. Yesterday I also discovered this Blog: Generative… Read More »

AI chat models at the command line

Today I discovered 2 AI methods to get AI prompts at the command line. Gorilla_CLI The first one is rather straight forward, and is called gorilla_cli See details on GitHub for installation at https://github.com/gorilla-llm/gorilla-cli I already used it today to ask complex regular expression code to convert some text using sed. The specific question was:… Read More »

Data visualisation using R, for researchers who don’t use R

The title is interesting… and there is a lot more in the SOURCE on GitHub https://psyteachr.github.io/introdataviz/index.html Source: https://github.com/PsyTeachR/introdataviz Installation instructions are included. I saw this R material on LinkedIn which uses bilingual data as an illustration As it happens, the next post was a Ted Talk titled “The benefits of a bilingual brain” so here… Read More »