Does Technology Make You Freer?

Does Technology Make You Freer?
October 21, 2015

The Power of Artificial Intelligence
Rahul Alex Panicker
5:18 Outside of medical research, tipically medicine doesn’t require any creativity.

The Future Sure Looks Hazy from Here
January 3, 2008
time management, which I think is a joke. I don’t think you can manage time. You know, all of the strategies out there to help us cram more stuff into our calendar is really not the answer. It’s figuring out what’s important to you, and then making time to do what’s most important first.

Dewey defeats Truman

Trump Wins!’ Or AI May Have Just Had It’s Dewey Moment
Oct 29, 2016

… the digital age version of the Chicago Daily Tribune’s notorious “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline “reporting” the outcome of the 1948 presidential election.

What happened? Basically, the people sampled in the polls were not representative of the American voting public. Why not? Two factors are usually pointed out as the source of the problem. First, some of the polling data were gathered by phone and in 1948 phones were more likely to owned by …


Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice
March 23, 2015

in every version, Al Pacino’s voice has a biological, inescapable fact.

“His tone of voice generates engagement, emotional engagement with audiences,” says Luis Salazar, CEO of Jobaline. “It doesn’t matter if you’re screaming or not. That voice is engaging for the average American.”


Robots: cognitive abilities of a two-year old child

Robots, Hungry for Power, Are Too Weak to Take Over the World
May 13, 2015

Today’s robots may just be too hungry and unfit to take over the world any time soon.

“Even the best [batteries] are roughly 10 times less energy dense than the sugar and fat [humans eat]”

Worse, the robots ungainly movements consume a lot of energy.
“Robots are also much less efficient than animals,” said Dr. Pratt, using as much as 100 times more energy to complete the same task. “You should expect to see a lot of robots fall down,” he added.

Todd Danko, a Lockheed Martin Corp. robotics scientist, said today’s machines still only have the cognitive abilities of a two-year old child.

“One of the side effects of the contest will be to help society understand what the state of the art is,” said Dr. Pratt, noting that technology developed for the contest will be dual-use, with potential applications in defense and health care as well as disaster relief.