Category Archives: Technology

Aside from climate change, what have you worried about the future of humanity and the planet?

Aside from climate change, what have you worried about the future of humanity and the planet? I’m not worried about the planet, but the future of the life forms living on it has consumed much of my attention over the … Continue reading

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Gary Marcus: Toward a Hybrid of Deep Learning and Symbolic AI | Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast

Gary Marcus: Toward a Hybrid of Deep Learning and Symbolic AI | Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast Imagine is one of my favourite songs also. I am now clear that the outcomes imagined in the song are impossible as long as … Continue reading

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Quora – AI and life expectancy

Quora – How can AI lead to increased life expectancy? In several different ways. AI systems can help us analyse the data from complex and uncertain biochemical experiments, and allow us to see new levels and pathways of connection that … Continue reading

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Quora – Climate Change

Quora – Why isn’t climate change causing changes in behaviour The simple answer is, because reality is complex beyond our ability to comprehend in detail, and we look for simple answers we can manage. That applies to everyone, every level, … Continue reading

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Quora – sunshade to solve climate change

Response to Steve Baker’s answer to Sunshade answer to Global climate change This is true if you make the assumption it is launched from Earth. If all you launch from earth is a package capable of soft landing a set … Continue reading

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Comment on Bret Weinstein’s 4th Frontier video

The Fourth Frontier | Bret Weinstein One of the things that surviving a terminal cancer diagnosis, then talking to other people who say that they also want to survive, has taught me is that most people would rather die than … Continue reading

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Talk to Zero Carbon Select Committee

16 Aug 2019 – 14:40 – just got home from a trip to Christchurch and back – to talk to the select committee considering the Zero Carbon Bill – a response to climate change concerns It was weird. Driving down, … Continue reading

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