Monthly Archives: March 2017

Comments on a Facebook post by Sam Mahon

Sam Mahon’s Facebook post of a letter to David Caygill A good read Sam, and from my perspective contains both shared values and incompleteness. I’ve known David Caygill, Richard Prebble and Roger Douglas for over 30 years, not bosom buddies, … Continue reading

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AI and my issues with the Asilomar AI Principles

ANG – AI-Robotics continued – 23 principles for AI safety Reference to Hawking Musk endorse 23 principles for AI safety I have no reasonable doubt that AI will be sapient at some stage. I have a lot of issues with … Continue reading

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Logging and Writing If your life were a book, what would the logline be? A country boy in search of security and freedom questions everything, tests boundaries, and finds a way to deliver security and freedom to all, but it … Continue reading

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David Brin on Post human AI

Preparing for our posthuman future of artificial intelligence By David Brin “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” – George Orwell What will … Continue reading

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Master Algorithm?

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World One of the keys for me came out of database theory. The most processor efficient search is the fully random search. When one is searching … Continue reading

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Doomsday Clock

What is the Doomsday Clock and why should we keep track of the time? The Doomsday Clock was shifted on January 26, 2017 from three minutes to midnight to a new setting of two and a half minutes to midnight … Continue reading

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Money Guide

The Truth About Your Future: The Money Guide You Need Now, Later, and Much Later New York Times bestselling author and legendary investment guru Ric Edelman reveals his forward-thinking guide on how technology and science will reshape the way we … Continue reading

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