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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As i said elsewhere, FaceBook as an advertising company does not work. It is just stupid. Because no one looks at the ads in FB, we try the best we can to not notice the ads, and the more they capture our attention the worse the site is. That is just the opposite of what happens with Google, the best the ads the best the search results. So FB should try to become a better FB, and through that go get money. One possible recipe follows. Read More »

The first time you create a wallpaper for your desktop, you don’t really know what you are doing. You end up with too much photoshop effects. And probably a jpg you unduly expanded to subsequently blur and unsharp. You know. You did too. So did i. That’s not the point, though. At first the wallpapers are supposed to be ouvres in themselves, but as time goes by and you get more control, you start creating images that fit with the icons you have there, that you see every day.

So the familiarity brings some strains to the work, some structure. It makes one wonder: Does renaissance painting cue us to the painters’ social position? Does it reveal, for example, a duality between the themes in the paintings selected by priests (St. Anthony’s martyrdom) and the existential attitude subtly intertweened there in the painting technique (each living being is an unwavering beam of light)?

And if so, what was the point of the work, again?

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Sam Hughes of qntm.org after some frustration with some transhumanist hypothesized about how creating better-than human AI to create better-than-better-than-human AI and so on is impossible. Big discussion ensues, he ends up closing the post seemingly conceding defeat. I do not agree with his arguments, but i agree wholeheartedly with his conclusions. If that does not prove i am not qualified to talk about intelligence then what does? ;-)

Nevertheless. AI. The subject seems pretty hot ATM. What i think.

Basically, i hold “explosive AI” to be possible, in a theoretical kind of way, but for it to actually happen in our civilization’s time frame would call for tech breakthroughs on par with warp-drive or time-travel. To put it another way: common-AI is already trivial in our present, but this technology can’t progress into the general 42 that transhumanists expect. Read More »

It turns out today is Ada Lovelace Day. This means that we are supposed to post something about a woman we admire in science and tech. Like a day to disclose who are our heroines. I’ve seen it back at 2D Goggles, which in and of itself is super duper worth of being mentioned! I mean, come on, the Differential Engine fighting crime! You can’t get much better than that! So much so that there is no much i can say that would make it any better, so: ME BIG FAN!

So, as it is a very appropriate day, i would like to dedicate my Ada Lovelace Day to … to … suspense … »

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