Monthly Archives: March 2018

Stat of the Week

This screamed out at me while reading the Weekend FT on a plane. “The so called Milton Hersley School Trust has an eye-popping $12 billion in assets.”

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Instant stupidity

Really? Anything? In 5 minutes? So string theory then? Quantum physics? Brain surgery? Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason? Joyce’s Ulysses? Gimme a break. This is a key problem with the internet. Information is now essentially free to create and distribute. … Continue reading

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Quote of the week

Was just reminded of something I said a few years ago, which I have no recollection of whatsoever: If computers ever become self-aware, I very much doubt they’ll want to work in insurance.

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Delete Facebook

The response from Facebook (or rather the complete lack of a response) in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal is woeful. Only one thing to do. This btw, is from the Guardian and pretty much sums up Zuck’s attitude don’t … Continue reading

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Am I the weak signal?

Just about to do a talk on weak signals. But I’ve had a thought. What if I am the weak signal? What if I am the canary in the cage? Looking back at what I’ve written about the economy, Europe, … Continue reading

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Facebook Fatigue

This article is worth 2 minutes of your time. Time Facebook grew up and starting taking some responsibility.Worrying that they are in the orifices (sic) of Cambridge Analytica as I write this. Why?

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Disruptive Technologies

Having just attendeed an AI conference at Cambridge, I’m fairly certain that machine consciousness isn’t very likely and therefore the positioning of it (or, at least, artificial consciousness – number 99) on my Table of Disruptive Technologies is about right. … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence & The Future of Religion

My dream project? Scenarios for the future of religion. Maybe one day. In the meantime, a good article on the impact of AI on religion here.

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AI in Sci-Fi

This is going to be fun… Science & Human Dimension Project.

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Brainmail issue 106

It’s back. Issue 106 is live and on this link.

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