Sunday, April 23, 2023

Who wrote it, human or AI?

I asked AI Content Detector to check if the content was generated by a human or by AI. The Detector failed. Here is what I did.

First, I asked GPT4, "What would it take to avoid detection as being an AI generated content?" It gave me a list of items. I asked my question here.

Then I asked it to generate some content using its own advice.

Now, I copied and pasted this text into the AI Content Detector

At that, AI passed with flying colors, and the AI Content Detection confidently declares, "This is human text."

What are the teachers to do? I mean, how do they distinguish whether the student wrote his work or the AI did. As a joke, I can suggest the AI would do it better. But then it can imitate a bad student as well.

A better advise comes from the CEO of OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT. According to Sam Altman, the teaching process will have to change. The teacher will spend more time interacting with the students and teaching them. A practical advice: ask the student in class to outline their ideas, and they can expand on them at home. Keep in mind that the expansion may come from ChatGPT.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

My favorite books on quantum physics

 Because of my interest in quantum computing, here are my favorite books on quantum physics. Of course, I am very much indebted to Olivia Lanes, but I also added some of my own.

Quantum Entanglement by Jed Brody.

The most modern of the list, a PDF is easily found on the web, and the book is free on Audible! It is published in the MIT press essential knowledge series, which is always very good.

Fun read. Superheroes take on quantum physics.

With characters are Enshteinish and Schrodinger Cat.

Quantum Physics - what everyone needs to know.

Serious and very clear. In 2015, has a chapter on quantum computing and what such quantum computers would do if they ever exist. Now they do!!

A popular explanation from Cambridge - technical enough. But if you are interested in quantum computing, light reading does not suffice.

Finally, a textbook for students, with formulas and exercises.

Enjoy! I know I did.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Pointers for Google Certification Exam

I am a Google trainer, and I failed the re-certification exam after four years of teaching. Now I am done with this embarrassing confession. I asked my colleagues, also trainers. Here I am collecting their advice, with my comments.

  1. The exam got harder. Be humble and prepare for the exam.
  2. Study Google documentation, in particular, the description of the companies on which the questions are based.
  3. Cloud Guru course. It is two years old and has a 2-hours practice test at the end. Add your own knowledge and experience that you can get from QwikLabs.
  4. Question dump - you can find them on the web. They may be outdated and (very importantly) give you the wrong answers. At least the Apigee test dump was that way.
  5. Good luck!
  6. I passed, so it must have worked.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Demo for FreeEed

 Recently, I taught a class about Search and Elastic. As part of this class, I gave the students a lab showcasing FreeEed as an example of a real-world application. Here is the lab which you might find helpful as well


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

I am excited by GitHub Copilot

 Advertised as "Your AI Pair Programmer," GitHub Copilot indeed works very well, and I am impressed. The promise is that "you write the comments, and it writes the implementation code." I did not read this documentation but just started writing code. It worked like magic.

I got a value from a hash table. It offered to check that the value existed and was not empty. The suggestion is shown in the pale font.

I then hit the tab to accept. The suggestion was bolded.

I saved a few seconds. I also saved some brain CPU cycles. I had a comfortable feeling that the code was in good style. I wasted half an hour sharing my excitement with the world.

There is more! It writes my comments. And often, it gets is right. If not, then often enough, I can still accept and change a word or two.

Thumbs up, GitHub.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Security News Roundup - March 4

An alternate take on why the Solarwinds hack happened (Note: I read and enjoyed the article by Matt Stoller that is linked in the piece):

Top 10 Web Hacking Techniques of 2020 (Must read for anyone in the web application security field):

Interesting development in cyber insurance field, led by Google:

Short post on bots plaguing the online limited-edition sneaker industry:

Ransomware threat landscape in 2020 and 2021:

Post from Troy Hunt about a password breach (while it is about a political site, it contains the usual details and in-depth analysis that characterize his posts):

Exchange Zero Days patched by Microsoft:

Friday, August 14, 2020

How to do Early Case Assessment with FreeEed

Sometimes, you have a lot of data to process for eDiscovery. So, you go to your favorite eDiscovery provider and ask them to process your data and then host it for your review. But there's the rub: processing costs X number of dollars per gigabyte, and usually, you don't want to host all the data. 

Here is how you can solve this problem with FreeEED and save oodles of money in the process. First, I will explain the harder way, using the review. Then I will show how to go straight to the results, once you are more trusting the results.

Way 1 - with the review

 Download and start FreeEED

Select your projects and add files to your project

Stage, Process, and Go to Review

In the review, find all responsive documents. 

Now, simply click on "Export as Natives"

Here, you got want you wanted! You know now what documents you will deal with. Read them, analyze them. 

Put them into your favorite review platform, like Relativity. From there, you will be able to do production and share the documents with others who need them. And by the way, we can set you up and help with Relativity as well. 

Way 2 - go straight to the results

Start as above, by downloading FreeEED. But, instead of going all the way with the review, simply use culling

Enter your search string (I entered 'matt' but it accepts complete Lucene syntax, with metadata names and ranges), and click on process. When done, send the production results. Or, be more formal and go to Relativity, as above.