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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 […]

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. […]

Mo’ Compute Mo’ Problems

Posted on May 16, 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 […]

Future Flash Crashes, Digital Darwinism & the Resurgence of Hardware

Posted on May 4, 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 […]

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 […]