The next wave of AI is rooted in human culture and history

“What is the value of our humanity? Is what it means to be human reducible to our intellect? If so, what do we imagine intellect is? And if not, then what are we designing out of the system that we might actually want to have in the system?” From: https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/16/the-next-wave-of-ai-is-rooted-in-human-culture-and-history/

Concurrency, Complexity, and Composability

Who should and should not be talking to your fridge? by Gilad Rosner The dream of the IoT becomes a dystopian nightmare if anyone can mine your IoT data exhaust. Why is Concurrent Programming Hard? by Stefan Marr Try summarizing the article while reading all its sentences at the same time. The 30,000 futures of the brain by Adam […]

The Crummy Pillow Paradigm

Bob Borson writes If you think that you can’t be a part of the solution, you never will be. In fact – and possible even worse – you stop seeing the problems. Mindset is everything. I’ll add that I am always saddened when I work hard to find a solution to problem only to learn that the […]

Sharing Means Sharing Risk

Catherine Rampell writes about the dark side of the sharing-economy: It’s true that, in many ways, sharing-economy jobs can offer more autonomy than traditional employer-employee relationships. But there’s a dark side to these work arrangements that gets considerably less press: the shifting of risk off corporate balance sheets and onto the shoulders of individual Americans, […]