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Accounting for recorder effort in the detection of range shifts from historical data [paper summary]

This is part of a series of short lay summaries that describe the technical publications I have authored.  This paper, entitled “Accounting for recorder effort in the detection of range shifts from historical data”, was published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution in 2010. 238 more words


AI alien intelligence and Sea of Dreams

Kevin Kelly recently wrote an article in Wired, “The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World.” One of the themes he explores the the fact that AIs are increasingly “like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off.” He goes on to argue that this industrial-grade smartness is not consciousness, but something different, something alien. 351 more words



A shortlist of the best articles and posts I’ve read over the last few weeks:


EFG London Jazz Festival: Coming to a venue near you!

This weekend sees out the last three days of EFG London Jazz Festival 2014, which has been grooving up venues all over London over the past week. 202 more words


Data Analytics – RFM – Segmentation Reporting

Data Analytics – RFM – Segmentation Reporting

A core financial segmentation method deployed by many retailers/business’ is known as the Recency, Frequency, and Monetary, or RFM, segmentation method. 328 more words

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Happy GIS Day Detroit!

There is a critical gap in the utilization of GIS software for community mapping, planning, and visioning in Detroit’s communities. Every library should have access to Detroit datasets and their computers should host free and open source software (FOSS), especially… 73 more words


Blues names and what really works

What makes a blues name really work? Talent? Hard work? Luck? All three probably, but the name really adds that extra kick on to success. 139 more words