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2020 News

Annual summary of 2020 Gwern.net newsletters, selecting my best writings, the best 2020 links by topic, and the best books/​movies/​anime I saw in 2020, with some general discussion of the year.

2019-12-262023-02-09 notes certainty: log importance: 0 bibliography

This is the 2020 summary edition of the Gwern.net newsletter (archives), summarizing the best of the monthly 2020 newsletters:

Previous annual newsletters: 2019⁠, 2018⁠, 2017⁠, 2016⁠, 2015⁠.

Writings

My 2020 writings included:

  1. GPT-3 implications & the scaling hypothesis
  2. GPT-3 Creative Writing
  3. “Danbooru2019: A Large-Scale Crowdsourced and Tagged Anime Illustration Dataset”
  4. Gwern.net major changes: fully-recursive generalized popups; dark mode; local link archives
  5. Sidenotes For Web Design
  6. “Tech Holy Wars are Coordination Problems”
  7. Generating MIDI Music With GPT-2
  8. Preference Learning GPT-2 Music: Null Result
  9. “PALM: The PALM Anime Location Model And Dataset”

Overview

Books

Nonfiction:

Fiction:

TV/movies

Nonfiction movies:

Fiction:

Anime: