Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes – BBC News
A beautiful example about how design choices can have a tangible impact on people’s lives: Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes – BBC News
AI is far from intelligent
Douglas Hofstadter raises a very interesting point regarding AI: can you really say that a machine it’s intelligent if it’s not actually thinking? (and not just crunching huge amounts of data to get a probabilistically advantageous answer) If you ask me in principle if it’s possible for a computing hardware to do something like thinking,…
How Hans Zimmer and Radiohead transformed “Bloom” for Blue Planet II
The financial market is an algorithm gone rogue
Financial markets are the first rogue AI […] Somebody planted the idea that shareholder value was the right algorithm, the right thing to be optimizing for. But this wasn’t the way companies acted before. We can plant a different idea. Tim O’Reilly – Algorithms have already gone rogue
Can complexity emerge from lower levels of simplicity?
‘Is there really a Universe that is not designed from the top downwards but from the bottom upwards? Can complexity emerge from lower levels of simplicity?’ It has always struck me as being bizarre that the idea of God as a creator was considered sufficient explanation for the complexity we see around us, because it…
You’re never grown up.
Life is a funny thing, you know. But I’ve always thought thirty was about it. Beyond that would be horrible to be alive. Until I got to be thirty-one. Then, “why, I ain’t so shabby”, you know. “I’ll hang in a while”. As you go along, you realize this whole concept of growing up is……