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Dec
2013

Our Final Invention: Why we need to be intelligent about Artificial Intelligence

Our Final Invention: Why we need to be intelligent about Artificial Intelligence

  Artificial Intelligence and the end of the human era. Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It’s in your smart phone, your car, and it has the run of your house. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street, and controls our transportation, energy, and water infrastructure. Artificial Intelligence is for the 21st…

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Nov
2013

Can systems be artificially stupid in very useful ways? Artificial Stupidity

source: http://www.tanyakhovanova.com/Jokes/pictures.html

  “Birds fly by flapping their wings. Airplanes fly, but their wings don’t move (at least, not in the same way). Are airplanes artificial birds? Not really. Flying is not what makes a bird a bird. Things that fly are not artificial birds. And yet flight is very valuable to us. So why do we care whether or not an airplane is an artificial bird?…

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Oct
2013

Nassim Taleb and Daniel Kahneman discusses Antifragility

    “Some can be more intelligent than others in a structured environment—in fact school has a selection bias as it favors those quicker in such an environment, and like anything competitive, at the expense of performance outside it. Although I was not yet familiar with gyms, my idea of knowledge was as follows. People who build their strength using these modern expensive gym machines…

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Oct
2013

Principles of man-machine framework

According to Dan Woods systems (transactional or analytical) will fail if not designed with the view of people and machines working in harmony.  To achieve the practical balance a man-machine framework must be adopted, where man is in charge and the algorithm is an extension. In his conversation with Arnab Gupta, CEO of Opera Solutions, he explores principles of application design using machine learning. Continue to read this…

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