It's nice to talk again.
At this stage I am only seeking to inform you of this new technology
which will be transformative to programming and open-source and show you
that we have some quick catching up to do to integrate into emacs so
Microsoft does not have a monopoly on the technology.
"I understand that EleutherAI doesn't seem to support
programming at this point, only natural language (is that true?)"
The existing models which are not optimised to do code, can still do
GPT-j is EleutherAI's code model. It's designed as a direct
competitor to codex (the Copilot model) and trained on open-source code.
The other part of Copilot is the automatic fine-tuning of the model to
enable it to learn your behaviour.
This would be trickier to distribute as a service open source and
probably isn't necessary, but GPT-j supports it.
"any number of useful features where it could help."
Name an emacs package and I can explain how GPT will affect that package.
For `dired-git-info-mode`, for instance, a model connected to GPT can
explain what files are for.
"Name a package and I can name an augmentation."
This is not fantasy. I have many examples.
I have blogged for this exact purpose, to explain to people what OpenAI
will be working on behind closed doors, to build a version for emacs.
"How is this different from existing translation servers?"
GPT can replace Google search, Google translate, and many other
services, and GPT can repond to requests with equal time for each
request. It can also be used like stackoverflow to answer questions to
many common problems.
"Org-brain + GPT = a mind map, which automatically generates and
suggests nodes, then lets you talk to a
> chatbot tutor on any weird topic you can think of."
Does this capability really exist?
Yes it does I have demonstated it.
This is on my readme for my GPT project for emacs which supports GPT-3
At its heart, emacs is an operating system based on a tty, which is a
emacs supports a text-only mode. This makes it ideally suited for
training a LM such as a GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer).
emacs lisp provides a skeleton on which NLP functions can built around.
Ultimately, emacs will become a fractal in the latent space of a future
LM (language model). A graphical editor would not benefit from this
effect until much later on.
emacs could, if supported, become the vehicle for controllable text
generation, or has the potential to become that, only actually surpassed
when the imaginary programming environment is normal and other
interfaces can be prompted into existence.
Between then and now we can write prompt functions to help preserve
This is my inspiration for the project. It sounds like science fiction, I know.