Computational Accessibility Opens Doors for Non-Programmers
- The democratization of access to computation is becoming more accessible due to the development of linguistic interfaces
- Wolfman Alpha is an example of a language model that allows users to access deep computation
- Boilerplate programming is becoming less necessary as higher-level languages are developed
- With this new technology, art history students and other non-programmers can now use it before having to learn it.
Investigating What University Subjects are Most Valuable: The Use of Computational Language and Expository Writing for Artistic Programs
- People will learn how to use computational language to control programs
- People must also understand the architecture and possibilities of what is computationally possible
- There is an artistic element to controlling the car using natural language, not just knowing where you want to go
- Expository writing could be a useful skill for writing prompts
- A study has been undertaken investigating what fields of knowledge have been considered worth learning by universities in the past, such as geography and linguistics.
Exploring the Intersection of AI, Computer Science and Security: Mind Hacks and Jailbreaking LLMs
- Computer Science is the representation of how we think about and represent the world computationally
- AI has grown to be able to understand humans in a remarkable way, utilizing expository mechanisms and thought experiments
- AI Wranglers (psychotherapists) use manipulative or game theoretic interaction with AI to get a deep truth
- Computer security aspects such as phishing can be used for LLMs
- Mind Hacks are similar between humans and LLMs though there may be “jailbreaking techniques” for LLMs not yet known.
Computational Language: Bridging the Gap Between Natural and Programmed Language
- Computational thinking is a formal way of looking at the world, allowing for the building of a tower of capabilities
- Natural language may evolve to combine aspects of computational language
- There is incentive for young people to learn spoken computational language
- It should be possible to convert computational language into a spoken language with dictation being easy
- Human language has tricks that could be used for spoken computational language.
Colleges of Computing Adapt Curriculum to Keep Pace With Technological Advancements
- College of Computing will likely focus on teaching computational thinking, understanding data science, and how to formalize or “computationalize” the world
- This includes teaching concepts such as digital data representation, statistical analysis, aggregated preferences and average calculations
- In order to do so, students should be taught about programming languages, color spaces, optical concepts like lenses and chromatic aberration, hue saturation brightness space and RGB space
- The field is evolving quickly due to new technologies like MLMs
- Therefore colleges must continue to adapt their curricula
- One project is being undertaken by someone to create a textbook that explains fundamentals of computer science such as bugs and software testing.
Universities Approach Teaching Mathematics and Computational Literacy to Students: Need for a Single Course to Bridge Subjects and Technical Writing
- Computational literacy is important in all fields of study
- Universities have different approaches to teaching mathematics
- All subjects assume some level of writing literacy, though it is not taught separately in each department
- Technical writing requires a certain level of understanding
- There is a need for a single course to provide computational literacy to students that can be applied to any subject
- It may take a year long college class to reach adequate levels of computational literacy.