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,…
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
The Open Web, Fuck Yeah! | hueniverse
Is your new thing so fucking amazing that people are going to install your app and give it a chance? Statistically speaking, unless you are best friend with a famous celebrity or Apple decides to feature your app in one of their top categories or search results, you are pretty much fucked Source: The Open…
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……
El placer de la erudición
Los perdedores, como los autodidactas, tienen siempre conocimientos más vastos que los ganadores. Si quieres ganar tienes que saber una cosa sola y no perder tiempo en sabértelas todas; el placer de la erudición está reservado a los perdedores. Umberto Eco — Número Cero
Vivir en la sospecha
Vivimos en la mentira y, si sabes que te mienten, debes vivir instalado en la sospecha Umberto Eco — Número Cero
What is code? It’s not magic, just work
It’s very likely that you already know about or even read the latest issue of Bloomberg, entirely dedicated to answer What is Code? — if you haven’t, you definitely should go read it. The entire piece is informative and fun to read, and there’s probably something new for everyone reading it. My favourite highlight is:…
Apple’s paranoia is hurting the open Web
Apple’s paranoid approach to developer relations, and, I assume, relations with other browser vendors (and, in fact, relations to anything outside itself) is becoming a serious liability to the open Web. That is the issue we must confront. via Tired of Safari – QuirksBlog.
Producción literaria en masa
La diferencia, en todo caso, está entre el texto que quiere producir un lector nuevo y el que trata de anticiparse a los deseos del lector que puede encontrarse por la calle. En el segundo caso, tenemos el libro escrito, construido según un formulario adecuado para la producción en serie: el autor realiza una especie…