Obviously not, right?
What advice could possibly benefit you if the person lost thousands, possibly tens of thousands of dollars before lucking out and striking it rich?
Finance articles are littered with survivor bias — something important to know when facing a barrage of unsolicited advice from nobodies suggesting what to do with your money because i… Read more
Another naive software engineer bites the dust in Silicon Valley for not heeding the warning signs this blog has pointed out: outside of games with rigid rules and a finite set of moves, current AI is mostly just plain stupid.
In the awe of AI like AlphaZero, believing that AI will take over the world because of its dominance in linearly defined subjects such as … Read more
Any politician should be endlessly ridiculed for using the word “free”
“Free” means without cost, and clearly every “free” thing promised by the government comes at a steep cost — the complete opposite of free.
The “free” daycare promised by the current Ontario government which would saddle Ontar… Read more
The theory of life as simulated reality isn’t particularly new, but due to prevalence of computer technology in our daily lives, many agnostics and atheists attempt to fill their “God of the GapsR… Read more
In No need to fear, AI domination is not near, I stated:
Only when a self-learning AI can teach itself the complexities of the world from first principles should we fear AI growing a mind of its own.
In the world of chess, poker, Go and Shogi, I suppose we do have something to fear because there have been significant leaps in achieving game theory optimal play us… Read more
In a prior article I wrote about a different pot, George Soros, calling the same kettle, Facebook, black, noting the similar approaches of both parties profiting off of propaganda, whether it be through the Open Society Foundation, media and academia on Soros’ end or social media on Zuckerberg’s end.
Yesterday’s article points out that AI is far away from having a mind of its own and robot domination is irrational and unfounded.
However, that doesn’t mean that the role of AI is diminished in today’s world. In fact, a dangerous precedent is set when AI is used to accompany nefarious human behaviour.
When not used in a nefarious manner, i… Read more
In light of the recent news of a self-driving Uber car killing a pedestrian and Computing Forever’s warning of a pending AI takeover, it’s time to take a step back as usual and look at this issue from an unemotional, rational perspective.
Most of the “breakthroughs” in AI recently have been the result of big data mining. Computers g… Read more
When any group of people determine what constitutes “fake news”, or “hate speech” or something “grossly offensive”, they have clearly proclaimed themselves as the moral arbiters and the all-knowing Gods of the world. Hence, we end up with their relentless demands to be all-seeing as well. Feeling entitled to acc… Read more
Despite being common knowledge that Facebook’s modus operandi is harvesting and selling users’ personal information to the highest bidders, the fact that Cambridge Analytica came out as a “whistleblower’s” third-party company of choice is telling.
It’s not telling in the sense that Facebook is careless with i… Read more