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Astrology, Big Data, and Pseudo-rationality

This interesting article by Robin James referencing Adorno’s critique of astrology and comparing it to the contemporary uses of big data is well worth a read

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Artificially Intelligent People

I’ve been reading a lot of polemics lately about the future of AI and the relatively imminent development of AGIs and ASIs (artificial general intelligence and artificial super intelligence). 480 more words

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Monkey Business

So in the TV show “12 Monkeys” there really IS an army of the 12 Monkeys. We’re trying to think of other shows that could completely invert the central point of the thing they’re based on. 63 more words

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Troll Bait

Authors versus Goodreads is a Goodreads-haters ebook which, unsurprisingly, is garnering hundreds of one-star reviews on … you guessed it, Goodreads! Its author also has a website called  421 more words

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Fear and the Future

Open any recent article about Artificial Intelligence and chances are it will focus on fear, specifically the fear that the artificial intelligences of the future will inexorably wipe out humanity. 413 more words

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Recommendation Engines

I recently had the pleasure of attempting an advanced statistics class called “Mining Massive Data Sets” on Coursera. My math skills were not quite up to it so I’m back-tracking now and taking lower-level statistics classes to work myself back up to it. 696 more words

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The Man in the Amazon Castle

The Man in the High Castle was never one of my favorite PKD books, but it’s the one that won the Hugo and had some interesting elements along with its elaborate confusion of cross-reality checks. 298 more words

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