Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fine Tuning Human Networks

Every intelligent entity - whether human or machine - depends not only on the configurations of its neurons, but also connections between itself and others entities, optimized for efficient exchange of information. Hence, better human networks providing training and feedback from others will lead to both smarter humans and better AI. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Evolution of Test

“Everything is a test,” says Terry Pratchett in "I Shall Wear Midnight".

Test - a way to establish if something is acceptable or not - is one of the world's most commonly performed procedures. Billions of years ago, Mother Nature established agile processes to test molecules, cells and organisms while creating them. Stone age toolmakers were checking if their tool was doing what it was supposed to do before using. Ancient humans assessed others for civil service and education. How did all those tests evolved with time?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Do You Want AI with that?

When you hear about Artificial Intelligence, you may picture Ex Machina, Hal 2001, Siri or Alexa.  You may also recall flashy news headlines about AI predicting specific health events and outcomes more accurately than a doctor, navigating better than humans, outperforming government workers, bankers, trial jurors and psychologists. 

 But there are many other new ideas out there. This year, Y combinator's online startup school ...

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Future without Employment

Artificial intelligence has reached a buzzword utopia as we are getting ready for self-driving cars, delivery drones and virtual assistants with human-level intelligence. 

Many believe that this new era of AI  will enable a new kind of American Dream - an early retirement in a country cabin with home grown vegetables and beautiful nature settings. But many others are concerned about a greater inequality created by the jobless future. .. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Technologies unfolding before our eyes

Eyeglasses are almost as old as the civilization itself. They have not changed much since Benjamin Franklin's bifocals in the 18th century. Nor were they made obsolete by laser surgery and contacts. Still, eyeglass technology leaves much to be desired. But new technologies are unfolding before our eyes...

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