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Algorithmic Complexes, Alpha Male Brains, and Winnie the Pooh

Posted on July 19, 2017

Massively complex complexes of algorithms Let me come straight out with it and state, for the record, that I believe the best current truth we have is that we humans, along with all other living beings, are simply massively complex complexes of algorithms. What do I mean by that? Well, let’s take a passage from the terrific Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari, which […]

One Model to Learn Them All and AI Is/Isn’t Taking Over the World

Posted on July 14, 2017

One model to learn them all The Google corporation recently shared this technical paper: “One model to learn them all” (less technical write up here by VentureBeat). While the model in and of itself is not transformational, the approach is a pretty big deal as it lays out a template for how to create a […]

AI & Video Games, Tricky Chatbots and More…

Posted on June 22, 2017

AI and video games (again) Vicarious (a buzzy Silicon Valley company developing AI for robots) say they have a new and crazy-good AI technique called Schema Networks. The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and others seem pretty skeptical and demand a throw-down challenge with AlphaGo (or, failing that, some peer-reviewed papers with commonly used terms and a […]

Long Short-Term Memory, Algorithms for Social Justice, and External Cognition

Posted on June 14, 2017

DARPA funds graph analytics processor Last week I posted a bunch of links pointing towards quantum computing. However, there are also other compute initiatives which also offer significant potential for “redefining intractable” for problems such as graph comparison, for example, DARPA’s HIVE which aims to create a 1000x improvement in processing speed (and at much lower power) on this problem. […]

The Summer Reading List

Posted on June 12, 2017

It’s that time of year, when the kids get out of school and somehow you’re supposed to have more time to spend reading. I’m going to share a few of my current, hopefully off-the-beaten-path favorites with you. These recommendations are going to focus on good old-fashioned free email subscriptions, kind of like Epsilon Theory. If […]

Quantum Supremacy, Correlating Unemployment, and Buddhists with Attitude

Posted on June 7, 2017

Quantum supremacy As Ben and I have discussed before on an Epsilon Theory podcast, my view is that quantum computing is going to be truly, truly transformational by “redefining intractable”, as 1Qbit say, over the coming years. My conviction around quantum continues to grow and — to put a pretty big stake in the ground — I believe, […]

Complex Systems, Multiscale Information and Strange Loops

Posted on May 31, 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 […]

She Screams, He Kidnaps

Posted on May 24, 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 […]