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by Clayton
Sun May 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: AI and the rise of China: this is the New New World
Replies: 24
Views: 230

Re: AI and the rise of China: this is the New New World

Uh, Did Google Fake Its Big A.I. Demo? They didn't fake it. But this headline/article is precisely the reason I have been waving the distress flag over the issue of AI since around the end of 2014. The lay person has no way to realistically assess what the AI is or is not capable of. This creates a...
by Clayton
Sat May 19, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Bitcoin Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 154

Re: The Bitcoin Thread

But isn't Bitcoin's whole raison d'être the radicalisation of money? I thought that was both its principal object and its practical utility, the whole idea being to use internet and web technologies to create alternative economic ecosystems, even a radical libertarian economy, based on a completely...
by Clayton
Sat May 19, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Technological Utopia and Eternal Life
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Technological Utopia and Eternal Life

The first stage of the Abyss will be the complete abolishment of privacy – not through regulatory methods because this is impossible, of course. Rather, privacy is going to be a technological impossibility. This will partly be because of the rapid proliferation of sensors in the public space (wheth...
by Clayton
Sat May 19, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: AI and the rise of China: this is the New New World
Replies: 24
Views: 230

Re: AI and the rise of China: this is the New New World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XvpmRriYdw These chips have the potential to massively speed up (and lower the cost of) the training and running of neural networks - potentially millions of times faster/cheaper than Google's formidable TPUs. Note that these chips do not rely on any speculative bre...
by Clayton
Fri May 18, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: In China, don't doze off in class... AI is watching you
Replies: 1
Views: 12

In China, don't doze off in class... AI is watching you

Terrifying. People who can't figure out why AI might be dangerous utterly lack imagination.
by Clayton
Wed May 16, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: AI and the rise of China: this is the New New World
Replies: 24
Views: 230

Re: AI and the rise of China: this is the New New World

Below is a technical talk. Even though it is quite technical, I want to say that this is the most exciting development in Deep Learning/AI that I've seen in a long time. DeepMind introduced "neural Turing machines" (NTM) which are a neural-net based implementation of the classical Turing machine (wh...
by Clayton
Wed May 16, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Bitcoin Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 154

Re: The Bitcoin Thread

by Clayton
Sun May 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "The Left" and the minority rule in the West
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: "The Left" and the minority rule in the West

Mapping "isms" is a waste of time. The genesis of ideas is strictly a function of the individual mind. Of course, new ideas spread and the scientific study of the spread of ideas in society is called memetics. Low-dimensional graphs of the space of ideas are useless over-simplifications and never am...