Posts Tagged ‘x57s’

Artificial Intelligence Will Serve Humans, Not Enslave Them – Scientific American

February 29, 2020

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/artificial-intelligence-will-serve-humans-not-enslave-them/

Interesting discussion of the development of “Digital Doubles” as a kind of computational subconscious for each person, residing in the cloud

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SEPTEMBER 2018

Artificial Intelligence Will Serve Humans, Not Enslave Them
AI will serve our species, not control it
By Pedro Domingos
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Humans are the only animals that build machines. By doing so, we expand our capabilities beyond our biological limits. Tools turn our hands into more versatile appendages. Cars let us travel faster, and airplanes give us wings. Computers endow…
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98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Isn’t the Average Anymore – WSJ

February 28, 2020

https://www.wsj.com/articles/98-6-degrees-fahrenheit-isnt-the-average-any-more-11579257001

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Today, they say, the average normal human-body temperature is closer to 97.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Qassem Suleimani and How Nations Decide to Kill

February 23, 2020

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/02/10/qassem-suleimani-and-how-nations-decide-to-kill

How to breathe your way to better memory and sleep | New Scientist

February 16, 2020

Nose breathing !

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24532640-600-how-to-breathe-your-way-to-better-memory-and-sleep/

Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete – The New York Times

February 13, 2020

biosynthetic materials
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/15/science/construction-concrete-bacteria-photosynthesis.html

Opinion | She Helped a Customer in Need. Then U.S. Bank Fired Her. – The New York Times

February 1, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/01/opinion/sunday/us-bank-fired-employee.html

Paul Singer, Doomsday Investor

February 1, 2020

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“He had also written a farewell letter. “I believe that working for something larger than yourself is the greatest thing a human can do. A family, a cause, a company, a country—these things give shape and purpose to an otherwise mechanical and brief human existence,” the letter read. “The downside about things that are larger than ourselves, of course, is that we who have the privilege of serving them ourselves are fungible. It is the fundamental definition. You can’t have the grace of the one without the other.””
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Paul Singer, Doomsday Investor
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08/27/paul-singer-doomsday-investor

The country home of capital – Why so many of America’s financial elite have left Greenwich | Finance and econo mics | The Economist

February 1, 2020

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2020/01/09/why-so-many-of-americas-financial-elite-have-left-greenwich

Major bioscience incubator project planned for downtown New Haven | Hartford Business Journal

January 29, 2020

https://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/major-bioscience-incubator-project-planned-for-downtown-new-haven

Your Phone Is Listening and it’s Not Paranoia

January 27, 2020

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““From time to time, snippets of audio do go back to [other apps like Facebook’s] servers but there’s no official understanding what the triggers for that are,” explains Peter. “Whether it’s timing or location-based or usage of certain functions, [apps] are certainly pulling those microphone permissions and using those periodically. All the internals of the applications send this data in encrypted form, so it’s very difficult to define the exact trigger.””
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Your Phone Is Listening and it’s Not Paranoia
https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/wjbzzy/your-phone-is-listening-and-its-not-paranoia