Just a note to say I am goin back to Blogger because of the formatting stuff on WordPress. It is http://excessivelyexaminedlife.blogspot.com/. Of course now I have to clean that one up too…
It just keeps getting worse and worse to me…
Google seems to have paid at least $500 million to acquire DeepMind, an artificial intelligence startup that has a number of high-profile investors, and that has demoed tech which shows computers playing video games in ways very similar to human players. Facebook reportedly also tried to buy the company, and the question on most people’s minds is “Why?”
More intelligent computing means more insightful data gathering and analysis, of course. Any old computer can collect information, and even do some basic analytics work in terms of comparing and contrasting it to other sets of data, drawing simple conclusions where causal or correlational factors are plainly obvious. But it still takes human analysts to make meaning from all that data, and to select the significant information from the huge, indiscriminate firehose of consumer data that comes in every day.
AI and machine learning expertise can help improve the efficiency and…
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I find organizing this blog the way I want to extremely frustrating, and not being able to change some things makes me wonder if I should just start a new one and try to incorporate all my previous stuff…anyway, it seems there is always an excuse not to write! I have so many ideas and yet, like Philip K. Dick once said, each of them is more effed up than the other….I will see what I can do. I envy people who blog all the time and it seems to be effortless. I do think if I had someone to set up all my formatting for me and all I had to do was give the writing content, it would be so much more of a motivator!!
Yes, I’m controversially turning a cliché on its head again. It’s the people who doubt paranormal claims who are meant to be arrogant. They think they know it all, there are things science can’t explain, you can’t prove it isn’t true, you need to open your mind, and so on. Utter nonsense, of course, but even if it were true, it would be nothing compared to the arrogance of people who push their preferred flavour of woo.
There are many, many different beliefs out there. Even in one small area, some people believe dead people can communicate with us through mediums, some believe their spirits are tied to a specific place where they exist as ghosts, some believe they get reincarnated, the precise details of which are generally dependent on how nice they were when they were alive. All good fun, but you’d struggle to believe all of them at…
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“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I like this quote and will expand on it. But first I have to figure out how to use this WordPress blog formatting, etc., and change the Christmas theme, and make sure there aren’t a zillion duplicate posts going to Facebook or others….
Well, I am now on WordPress and hope to get back to being regular on blogging again. I transferred my old blog over here. Will get started soon!