Alma: An Interactive WebGL Playground for Generative Graphics with No-Code Interface

Summary of my bookmarked links and Github repositories from May 7th, 2023


  • The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

    The article explores the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential impact on the future. The author discusses the Law of Accelerating Returns, which states that technological progress is advancing at an increasingly rapid rate. They mention futurist Ray Kurzweil's belief that the 21st century will achieve 1,000 times the progress of the 20th century. The article also addresses common misconceptions about AI and its association with science fiction. Overall, it highlights the transformative power of AI and suggests that the future may be vastly different from what we can currently imagine.

  • The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction

    In this article, the author explores the concept of superintelligence and its potential impact on humanity. They discuss the distinction between speed superintelligence and quality superintelligence, emphasizing that the true differentiating factor is intelligence quality. The article delves into the possibility of an intelligence explosion, where a machine rapidly increases its own intelligence, leading to the emergence of Artificial Superintelligence (ASI). The author presents various perspectives on the timeline for achieving ASI, with predictions ranging from the next few decades to later in the century. Ultimately, the article highlights the uncertainty surrounding the consequences of ASI and its potential to drastically change the course of human existence.

Github repositories

  • emilwidlund/alma

    Alma is an interactive playground for generative graphics that offers a no-code interface for crafting WebGL experiences. It has been nominated for the "Fun Side Project of the Year" at the React Open Source Awards 2023. Alma is divided into several sub-packages, including Alma Graph (the core implementation of the Node graph), Alma WebGL (the WebGL implementation), Alma GLSL (for creating custom visual nodes), and Alma Web (the hosting web application). To get started, simply install Alma using yarn and run it on http://localhost:3000.