Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Killerspin Hardbat used for the Hardbat Classic


A controversial new paddle made by Killerspin for the Hardbat Classic in Las Vegas made it very hard for many experienced players to compete effectively with each other or with the lower ranked players who often had a huge point … Continue reading

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Future of Education Part II


In the coming years people are likely to experience the most profound transformation in all of history.  The  event is often called “The singularity” because it’s very hard to know what will happen after the the ongoing fast rise in … Continue reading

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AI Primer from the New York Times


This piece at the NYT is not a very inspired article but it does outline some basic Artificial Intelligence history and issues.      I think it remains *nearly impossible* for many to grasp the implications of the coming convergence of human … Continue reading

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Friendly vs Unfriendly Artificial Intelligences – an important debate


As we quickly approach the rise of self-aware and self-improving intelligent machines the debates are going to sound pretty strange, but they are arguably the most important questions humanity has ever faced.    Over at Michael’s Blog there’s a great … Continue reading

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Of course we are not alone in the universe, but not for the reasons suggested by most UFO enthusiasts.


I can’t tell you how much I wish the UFO stories were all true.   In fact I’d be thrilled if even *one* of them was a credible story.   But they aren’t.  It’s very, very unlikely that even a single … Continue reading

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Marissa Mayer on Charlie Rose


Marissa Mayer on Charlie Rose. Two of my favorite people at the same time! Mayer is one of a handful of people who drive many key online innovations as a result of her role at Google. Mayer’s background at Stanford … Continue reading

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Singularity University


Singularity University is the first major academic effort to study the acceleration of technological change. many believe will lead to the most profound changes the world has ever seen, first in the form of conscious computing and then perhaps as … Continue reading

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