Simon Willison’s Weblog


Saturday, 27th April 2024

I’ve worked out why I don’t get much value out of LLMs. The hardest and most time-consuming parts of my job involve distinguishing between ideas that are correct, and ideas that are plausible-sounding but wrong. Current AI is great at the latter type of ideas, and I don’t need more of those.

Martin Kleppmann # 7:31 pm

Everything Google’s Python team were responsible for. In a questionable strategic move, Google laid off the majority of their internal Python team a few days ago. Someone on Hacker News asked what the team had been responsible for, and team member zem relied with this fascinating comment providing detailed insight into how the team worked and indirectly how Python is used within Google. # 6:52 pm