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Alibaba’s AI, JP Morgan’s Risky Language & the Nurture of Reality

Posted on April 26, 2017

As part of the ET 2.0 expanded sandbox, I’ve asked Neville Crawley to write a weekly-ish “Down the Rabbit Hole” column with his observations on what he calls Big Compute, I call non-human intelligences, and the rest of the world calls AI. This is the biggest revolution in markets and the world today. Neville will […]

AI Hedge Funds, Corporate Inequality & Microdosing LSD

Posted on April 18, 2017

Allow me to reintroduce Neville Crawley. Neville Crawley is not only an Epsilon Theory fellow traveler and recent podcast guest, he’s also a brilliant technologist. As part of the ET 2.0 expanded sandbox, I’ve asked Neville to write a weekly-ish “Down the Rabbit Hole” column with his observations on what he calls Big Compute, I […]

Salient and Other Just-So Origin Stories

Posted on March 24, 2017

I grew up in Houston wanting to be a general manager of a professional sports team. My 7th-grade buddies and I were some of the first ever fantasy sports players back in the mid-80s, except back then it was called Rotisserie Baseball (Daniel Okrent literally wrote the book on how to play, and his first […]

The Rabbit Hole: The War on Bad Science

Posted on March 24, 2017

If questioning everything you ever thought you knew about science sends you into a downward spiral of crippling anxiety, this may not be the Rabbit Hole for you. A methodical dissection of the peer-reviewed studies underpinning all sorts of critical science (from fields as diverse as nutrition and psychology) reveals that they are likely highly […]