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Echoes of Intelligence

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What counts is not what people actually know, but what people believe that everyone knows, and which is thus taken as a common background.
    — Patrizia Violi

The rising popularity of AI systems over the past few months is remarkable. Large language models (LLMs), once confined to little more than curiosities within AI labs or the topic of research papers, have now been deployed by corporations, making them available for public consumption in the form of various chat-like applications.


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