April 2021 News

April 2021 Gwern.net newsletter with links on AI scaling, particularly new East Asian record-breaking work & deep reinforcement learning.
2020-01-022021-10-19 finished certainty: log importance: 0 backlinks / bibliography

April 2021’s Gwern.net newsletter is now out; previous, March 2021 (archives). This is a collation of links and summary of major changes, overlapping with my Changelog⁠; brought to you by my donors on Patreon⁠.


  1. Another thought, looking at ‘Employer Costs for Employee Compensation’ (PDF):

    1. “Moore’s Law”: the cost of a transistor halves every ~19 months;
    2. “Anti-Moore’s Law”: the cost of a synapse doubles every ~119 years.