543: For Your Safety
8 November 2023
New AI "regulation" from on high this week, a few signs you might be pissing in your own pond, and the game dev team that's been together for 40 years.
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- Hopping instead of hustling: Survey tells us how developers are taking care of business — More developers are looking for or are open to a new job now compared to the last two years—that’s according to the results of our latest survey on the state of developer employment. More than 1,000 developers responded to this year’s survey about jobs and 79% are at least considering new opportunities if not actively looking.
- Watch Silo - Apple TV+
- Watch For All Mankind - Apple TV+
- Biden AI executive order directs agencies to develop safety guidelines — The executive order builds on non-binding agreements the White House made with AI companies.
- Eric Geller on X — Developers of any LLMs with the potential to pose serious risks will have to red-team them for safety and security issues—based on standards developed by NIST—and share the results with the government. Biden is using the Defense Production Act for this.
- This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI — The tool, called Nightshade, messes up training data in ways that could cause serious damage to image-generating AI models.
- Hector Martin — This is a lie, and this excuse needs to die. Linux kernel code quality and review is about as bad as you’d expect for a project of that size with a low reviewer:contributor ratio. It is in no way helped by reviewers and maintainers who are “picky” (=assholes).
- Ask the Developer Vol. 11, Super Mario Bros. Wonder — This year marks the 39th year that I’ve been involved in the development of Mario games.
- Nintendo executives take pay cuts after profits tumble — Nintendo’s top executives are taking temporary pay-cuts to atone for a dive in profits following disappointing sales of its Wii U games console.
- Nintendo Is Raising Its Employee Pay By 10% In Japan — Despite a downturn in sales and profits for Nintendo in its third quarter, it’s reportedly raising the base salaries of its employees by 10% in its homeland.