AI · Artificial Intelligence · Future · Problems with Technology

Winning at GO and the excitement around AI is not general intelligence but it can still have profound societal impact

Recently much press has been devoted to the fact that the worlds leading GO game champion was defeated by a computer.   These single discipline achievements are not uncommon.   As far back as the 80s MIT developed a computer program called Mathematica that solved differential equations better than ANY human being.   Since then… Continue reading Winning at GO and the excitement around AI is not general intelligence but it can still have profound societal impact

Genetics · Problems with Technology

Sometimes we have to understand what we don’t know

Originally posted on CloudRamblings:
You will find it hard to find someone as enthusiastic about the potential of science and how it could benefit us.    However, there are several things I think everyone should be aware of in spite of our amazing advances. Our knowledge is recent in most fields.   Something I say…

Bigdata · Privacy · Problems with Technology

Bigdata and Privacy

I believe we need to have new laws to deal with the accuracy of information being held about people and the duration that data can be held.   For instance, no company should need information about you for more than 3 years duration without your explicit permission, not permission in a 20 page “legal disclosure”… Continue reading Bigdata and Privacy