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What does James Maxwell and AI have in common.

Something on generative-AI, GPT-4, Bard, LLaMa, etc, that is actually interesting: using the history of Physics as an analogy.

IMO there are two approaches to absorbing this new knowledge.

1. Find the AI operators to replace Classical operators

2. Start with a fresh sheet of paper

We could be inspired to think of…

James Maxwell’ famous equations, published in final form in his 1865 “A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field” meeting the discovery of Special Relativity. Maxwell’s equations stacked-up.

And then the continuous 20th century investigation of quantum theory that led to Quantum Electrodynamics (QED), the “fresh sheet of paper”.

With QED the entire framework of thinking, the mechanics behind Maxwell’s equations, completely changed. So in one sense “pani