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Don't focus on this or that Twitter feed -- view Twitter whole as a social system, with trending stories, themes, points, etc. that are moving the conversation on particular topics in one direction or another based on the degree of attention they are receiving. - Sean McBride
And, yes, Twitter is a powerful propaganda tool when viewed from this perspective. And, yes, Twitter is now the hottest platform for the formation of elite opinion on a variety of issues. Governments and special interest groups are acutely aware of its power and are developing advanced tools to fully exploit it. - Sean McBride
"yes, Twitter is now the hottest platform for the formation of elite opinion on a variety of issues." -- Vunderbar. In light of this, in your estimation, what percentage of think tanks will close up shop and instead of producing position papers, conferences and panels, Tweet? - ChasMark
Twitter is not a substitute for traditional media (including books, dissertations, articles, papers, etc.) -- it's a meta-medium which permits one to move around mental energy and attention about all previous media artifacts. That is a powerful form of cultural leverage. - Sean McBride
All that sticks in the public mind on any complex policy issue are a few clear signals, points and themes. - Sean McBride
What is the proportion of Americans who get their "clear signals, points and themes" from Twitter as opposed to talk radio/television? - ChasMark
you sound like a luddite, Chas. It's another medium to communicate. And it's beating the establishment to storylines that the MSM tends to parrot. check out the Girl In Gaza. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women... - Chu_
ChasMark -- Twitter is highly influential among the minds that control the editorial agenda of the traditional mass media. You need to wrap your mind around the concept of *leverage*. - Sean McBride
ChasMark -- would it be fair to say that you are generally behind the curve regarding cutting-edge information and communications technologies? - Sean McBride
The smartest people I know now turn to Twitter first for scanning news about the world -- it cuts through the mainstream media crap like a surgical knife. - Sean McBride
HR 2847. not much. Are you still a Fan of Hillary Leveritt, or has that ship sailed? - Chu_
Yes I still respect Flynt (especially) and Hillary's analysis, even tho they (mostly she) are avowed Chomskyites. I would willingly move to State College PA to participate in Flynt's courses at Penn State. He is the last of the WASP elite. - ChasMark
Artificial intelligence can produce much better results in these matters than individuals, no matter how smart they are. - Sean McBride
I do much more analysis than you do, ChasMark -- you haven't been paying attention. And I increasingly rely on Semantic Web tools to do that analysis. - Sean McBride
thanks for the info. Also here's a twitter feed on top #Gaza links, it doesn't have to be one person to connect to. https://twitter.com/search... - Chu_
Review my Mondoweiss archive -- see if you can understand it. And you might also ask your daughter to bring you to speed on the latest knowledge technologies for analyzing historical data. - Sean McBride
@ Chu - thx - ChasMark
Flynt Leverett is an excellent political analyst, but he is not even in the ballpark concerning the development of powerful knowledge systems that synthesize data from all domains. You think the world revolves around Mideast politics -- not even close. Edward Snowden provided a few insights about where the real action is -- you need to peruse all the documents he released and understand them. - Sean McBride
You need to spend more time digesting the papers from technical conferences from a wide variety of domains connected to computational social science. They will rock the world long after contemporary political debates are forgotten. You need to think big. - Sean McBride
Research = knowledge . Twitter/tech = tool to spread the knowledge. You gotta do both. But you also gotta'' keep the truth simple stupid''. Pare it to its essence. - American
American -- you get it! And your comment nicely demonstrates the desirable mindset. - Sean McBride
Paring P/I to its essence is what the media doesnt do....'If' that was done there would be no further 'debate'....the verdict would be passed. - American
Exactly: real moral clarity (not the debased "moral clarity" touted by the neocons) is based on intellectual clarity. - Sean McBride
The tactic of Israeli hasbara and the msm is to get people to ask the wrong questions. - American
Their tactic is to keep the most important questions completely out of view. That, of course, is an ancient propaganda trick. - Sean McBride
is propaganda ancient? - Chu_
The basic laws of propaganda were well understood several millennia ago. Propaganda is all about mass mind control. The basic principles of effective propaganda are eternal and universal. - Sean McBride
The basics: highlight your positives, downplay your opponent's positives; highlight your opponent's negatives, downplay your negatives. - Sean McBride
What is the proportion of Americans who get their "clear signals, points and themes" from Twitter as opposed to talk radio/television? - ChasMark
You still don't understand the basic principles of pyramidal social power and leverage. Move the 1% at the top of the pyramid and the 99% will follow. History is being perpetually churned and dominated by vanguard minds and small vanguard social networks. - Sean McBride
'' History is being perpetually churned and dominated by vanguard minds and small vanguard social networks. - Sean McBride).....And its also being perpetually overthrown by the mass minds when they decide they dont like whatever various vanguard. Seesaws. Humpty Dumpty. - American
American -- when you study the history of modern revolutions, all across the political spectrum, you will find that small vanguard groups were in control of events. The American and Russian Revolutions are good examples. The masses are always led by elites who understand the esoteric operations of power -- that's just the way it is. - Sean McBride
Without the American Founding Visionaries (elitists all), there would have been no American Revolution. "The masses" would have had not had the slightest idea of how to create and manage a revolution -- they would have been crushed by Britain. - Sean McBride
Vanguard elites understand how to exploit and steer mass passions -- from their standpoint that inchoate energy is just raw fuel for powering a carefully constructed political machine. - Sean McBride
Chas - here's an article on the FED. thought you'd like it. http://religionandpolitics.org/2013... - Chu_
thanks Chu - ChasMark
"principles of pyramidal social power and leverage. " Sean, I agree that this is the current (old paradigm) which still defines much of the world, but it seems to me that a more egalitarian new paradigm is emerging, particularly in the South American republics of Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil. - weareone
I need to learn more about that -- and will look into it. - Sean McBride
"it seems to me that a more egalitarian new paradigm is emerging" let's hope so. It's desperately needed. - Chu_
It certainly is, Chu. These countries are perhaps on the vanguard of social and political change. Evo Morales is the first democratically elected president of Bolivia from the indigenous population and seems to be working to combat US corporate influence in Bolivia. - weareone
I remember Morales election, and couldn't believe he was the 1st native to be elected. ~recall the cocoa leaves. - Chu_
Chu, I think you may have posted this article on another thread from Walid: "Israel is a Terrorist State: Bolivian President" http://www.ibtimes.com/israel-... - weareone
Maybe so - They have always been the terrorists. It's their cornerstone to their state's founding, and they have attack dogs like Sean Hannity defending their criminal apartheid state only yesterday. The big truth needs to get realized by the West. But actually most of the west realizes they fomented a violent Jones-town in the Arab world, but the bought and paid for shills (our... more... - Chu_
Ultrasonics: This Is The Sound Of The Next Big Thing In Tech http://zite.to/WNakP0
Twitter acquires deep learning startup Madbits http://zite.to/UJuoQr
Twitter acquires deep learning startup Madbits http://zite.to/UJuoQr
What is currently the most important scientific paper that is critical of anthropogenic global warming claims?
Eric? Let's take a look. - Sean McBride
I am at work. I was riding in earlier. I will get back to you. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Take your time -- be sure to pick the best one. - Sean McBride
Show me a climate model that works pick the best one. Every paper ever written that considers natural variability is more accurate than the papers and models that parameterize uncertainty. If you really wanted to understand this issue you would read both the IPCC and the NIPCC. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
This paper has stood the test of time. The only period of warming was from 1979 till 1998 flat since. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs... - Eric Logan
If you Google the title you can get a PDF of the paper online. - Eric Logan
The arctic is supposed to be warming twice as fast as other areas ice cover is rebounding now probably going to be the highest in a decade during a weak solar max. http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic... - Eric Logan
Eric -- to be clear about this, are you presenting this as the single best paper that makes the case that we shouldn't be concerned about human-caused global warming? - Sean McBride
[article; authors=W. Soon, S. Baliunas, E.S. Posmentier, P. Okeke; title=Variations of solar coronal hole area and terrestrial lower tropospheric air temperature from 1979 to mid-1998: astronomical forcings of change in earth's climate?; publication=New Astronomy; date=January 2000; volume=4; issue=8; pages=563-579; url=http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs...] - Sean McBride
Eric -- it took me literally less than 30 seconds to turn up the following paragraphs: - Sean McBride
[Wikipedia; Willie Soon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...] - Sean McBride
BEGIN QUOTE - Sean McBride
In 2003, Willie Soon was first author on a review paper in the journal Climate Research, with Sallie Baliunas as co-author. This paper concluded that "the 20th century is probably not the warmest nor a uniquely extreme climatic period of the last millennium." - Sean McBride
Shortly thereafter, 13 scientists published a rebuttal to the paper. There were three main objections: 1. Soon and Baliunas used data reflective of changes in moisture, rather than temperature; 2. they failed to distinguish between regional and hemispheric mean temperature anomalies; and 3. they reconstructed past temperatures from proxy evidence not capable of resolving decadal trends. Soon, Baliunas and David Legates published a response to these claims. - Sean McBride
After disagreement with the publisher and other members of the editorial board, Hans Von Storch, Clare Goodess, and 2 more members of the journal's 10 member editorial board, resigned in protest against what they felt was a failure of the peer review process on the part of the journal. Otto Kinne, managing director of the journal's parent company, stated that "CR [Climate Research]... more... - Sean McBride
Soon and Baliunas have also been criticised because their research budget was funded in part by the American Petroleum Institute. - Sean McBride
END QUOTE - Sean McBride
Were you aware of these issues when you recommended this paper? - Sean McBride
Also: [CASE STUDY: Dr. Willie Soon, a Career Fueled by Big Oil and Coal http://www.greenpeace.org/usa...] - Sean McBride
Also: [Boston Globe Exposes Climate Denier Willie Soon (VIDEOS) http://www.dailykos.com/story...] - Sean McBride
Also: [Climate sceptic Willie Soon received $1m from oil companies, papers show http://www.theguardian.com/environ...] - Sean McBride
Every prominent skeptic is eventually paid by interests connected to some energy company or similar entity it does not disprove their work. You can tie funding to prominent alarmists too the same principle applies. Hans Von Storch is also a skeptic and disagrees with Soon, but has his own qualms and papers challenging CAGW as a function of CO2. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
You don't have any problems with that material from Wikipedia? - Sean McBride
I saw nothing in that paper which disproves the claim that human activity is contributing to global warming. - Sean McBride
"Here's one climate change denier who really doesn't want you to think twice about his funding from Koch, coal and oil: Dr. Willie Soon, freshly profiled in today's Boston Globe. In this video, we asked Dr. Soon about his fossil fuel funding at a climate denial event hosted by the Heritage Foundation last month--the event that wraps up Christopher Rowland's article in the Globe:" - Sean McBride
"There is a bizarre sense of urgency in Dr. Soon's statements, both in our video encounter with him and in the Boston Globe article. He is a man whose profession has developed far outside of his actual expertise as an astrophysicist. After Greenpeace revealed that Willie Soon has taken over $1 million in payments from fossil fuel interests on "research" intended to undermine climate... more... - Sean McBride
""Polar bears? Not threatened. Sea level? Exaggerated danger. Carbon dioxide? Great for trees. Warming planet? Caused by natural fluctuation in the sun's energy." Soon's views are considered way outside the scientific mainstream, which makes him a prophet or a pariah, depending on which side you ask. Some say his work simply doesn't hold up to scrutiny, that his data are cherry-picked to fit his thesis." - Sean McBride
"American Petroleum Institute falsely associates Dr. Soon with Harvard: While Dr. Soon's office is on Harvard's campus, Dr. Soon has no formal affiliation with the university and has been forced to acknowledge as much after misrepresenting the relationship as a credential for pro-coal pollution op-eds." - Sean McBride
Well, Eric, I've come to my own conclusions about Willie Soon and that preeminent paper on this subject. - Sean McBride
"Dr. Soon's work is a platform for The Heartland Institute and other political entities to lie and confuse the public and policymakers alike about the seriousness of global warming, funded exclusively by dirty energy interests. Thanks to the obstruction led by Dr. Soon and other people who sold out the public interest to the highest bidder, it's too late to prevent climate change. The climate is changed, and we're feeling the impact." - Sean McBride
This is why I don't bother debating global warming deniers any longer -- I always get the same results. Been there, done that, over and over again. - Sean McBride
It is the same thing over and over again because you think you can figure it out by following the money. Figure this out ==> http://www.populartechnology.net/2013... - Eric Logan from FFHound!
I also look at the hard data this year is very likely to be the shortest melt season in the arctic in recorded history which means since 1979. Remember who told you first. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
The Heartland Institute produces the most comprehensive academic publications on this topic. It's a good place to read the dissent instead of constantly telling me who funds it. I fund it too. I donate every year and thanks to you every time I buy something from Amazon they donate a portion to the Heartland Institute as part of the Amazon smiles program. http://climatechangereconsidered.org/about-n... - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Heartland Institute has discredited itself among the serious scientific community. Look at the case of Willie Soon -- typical. - Sean McBride
As soon as one drops one's truth standards and intellectual standards even the slightest, one can get into big trouble -- start deviating wildly from reality. Look at the idiots who engineered and supported the Iraq War. - Sean McBride
Another false equivalence argument. Hurry up and wait. Ebola will be caused by Climate Change next week. - Eric Logan
That comment doesn't make the slightest sense. Eric -- you are over your head in the global warming debates. That is my honest impression. But you are entitled to your misguided opinions. - Sean McBride
I thought you read Scientific American ? You might want to check precipitation in West Africa. This is like a zodiacal prediction.==> "Ebola: This virus is lethal to humans and other primates, and has no cure. In addition, it is unclear where the disease, which causes fever, vomiting and internal or external bleeding, comes from—though scientists suspect fruit bats. What is clear is that outbreaks tend to follow unusual downpours or droughts in central Africa—a likely result of climate change." - Eric Logan
Ok -- interesting observation and noted. - Sean McBride
Twitter is for fast brains who get the main points instantly.
They don't need a dissertation. - Sean McBride
Who's they? - Professor A.I.
The best minds on Twitter and the minds who follow them. - Sean McBride
You ever read the bios; everybody is the best mind on Twitter. - NOT THE CRICKET
Then why do PhD's need to have a dissertation and the professors who advise them? - Professor A.I.
"best minds" is a category one needs to populate with instances according to one's personal criteria. But automated methods for doing this are improving impressively. - Sean McBride
Doctoral dissertations are fine and necessary -- but not all the time or even most of the time. Often a brief crisp sentence will do. - Sean McBride
And in any case, one can use Twitter to post pointers to great dissertations. A few keywords in the tweet will either catch one's eye or not. - Sean McBride
A large portion of people I'd label best minds, don't bother with Twitter, or social media in general. - NOT THE CRICKET
Who are they? - Sean McBride
Sean, are you going out on a limb and saying Twitter is popular? You should be an evangelist for them—they really need one. - Professor A.I.
I guess I'm not one of the best minds, since I don't really use Twitter much. - Professor A.I.
Sean, I don't know most of them because they don't bother with Twitter. ;) A few, that have accounts but lack any serious activity that could be considered coming from the best of minds: Rich Hickey, Bret Victor aka Worry Dreams, Dyske Suematsu, Jack Cheng, the Professor by some other name. - NOT THE CRICKET
Cricket -- thanks for the response. I asked you because I am always on the lookout for interesting minds I may have overlooked. And both you and the prof are right: many of the best minds in the world are not on Twitter or any social media platform. They tend to keep very low profiles. - Sean McBride
One on Twitter (and formerly Friendfeed) that I really respect is Mike Amundsen (@mamund), for his work on data formats and Hypermedia API's. - NOT THE CRICKET
Right -- I've been following Mike "Hypermedia" Amundsen's Friendfeed feed for years. - Sean McBride
Then you should love my new service. It consists of seemingly random strings that actually point to the deepest secrets of the universe. That is, if you are smart enough to figure out their true meaning. The location of this service is of course self evident to the initiated. - Todd Hoff
Only certain selected ET species will get what that is all about -- the ones that communicate with one another, just for fun and because they are bored, through complex puns and allusions constructed from bits and pieces of all the natural and artificial languages and symbol systems in the universe. - Sean McBride
"faster brains, younger women, older whiskey, and more money." or something like that - Greg GuitarBuster
Now that is a value system one can earnestly embrace. :) - Sean McBride
LOL Todd. I agree Stage 3 RESTful services are pretty much a useless abstraction, with only a few use cases. When a Stage 2 REST-based RPC works just as well for 98% of cases and is far easier to mentally reason about. One significant use case, I've found recently is for allowing others to attach external self-describing services with little or no effort on the developers part. Think Friendfeed, IFTTT, Zapier, etc. that integrate with your services instead of supporting your services. - NOT THE CRICKET
None of the very smart people I know use Twitter. But then, they are not out there trying to attract "followers". Too busy figuring things out..... - Danaa
I always thought Twitter is great for the celebritologists. And politicians. And OK, Max Blumenthal (because he has to). - Danaa
Twitter is a trully fantastic tool for teenagers - mirrors their actual socialization skills and apptitudes (well, most of them....). Goes very well with texting and sexting. It's also great for the BORG society - excellent tool for connecting the hive out there picking nectar from the field for reasons unknown. Only problem is, what if there is Deranged Bee Syndrome? - Danaa
Todd & Sean seem to be aware of our new service. - Professor A.I.
Danaa -- Twitter is not a medium for doing deep thinking -- it's a medium for providing quick pointers to deep thinking on other platforms. - Sean McBride
There are cheese puffs in the closet. - NOT THE CRICKET
If I had a column in a paper or a blog out in the visible world, I'd probably use Twitter too. basically anyone in the public eye - and many who just work with the public (as in providing a service) finds twitter very useful as a kind of 'advertisement' to direct traffic to their site. No disagreement there. - Danaa
Danaa -- does this link open correctly for you? [Twitter: Sean McBride: following https://twitter.com/seanmcb...] I wouldn't follow these feeds if I didn't think they were valuable. Do they fail to meet your standards? Some of these people I would describe as smart -- in fact, super-smart. - Sean McBride
It's interesting to see who various Twitter users are following -- for instance: [Twitter: Stephen Walt: following https://twitter.com/stephen...] - Sean McBride
[Twitter: KurzweilAINews: following https://twitter.com/Kurzwei...] - Sean McBride
Sean, in truth I follow no one on Twitter. For reasons that have everything to do with time management and nothing with my opinions re twitter. Most of the time I am signed out so the link you provided does not open for me. They keep wanting me to sign in and I keep not wanting to. I am right now trying to get done with several essay snippets. can't promise anything to anybody or check in to anywhere till I'm done. Don't worry about my standards. I just live in my own bubble world, like everyone else. - Danaa
Danaa -- time management is precisely what motivates me to use Twitter: it permits one to track and prioritize the most important new events and ideas in any domain with the least time and effort. It also enables you to break out of your bubble by scanning and listening to the social networks of others -- including adversaries. - Sean McBride
Steve Perlman, is another name to know. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
To say the least: [Wikipedia; Steve Perlman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...] - Sean McBride
Climate data reflects trends of a warming planet | Government Security News - http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node...
Climate data reflects trends of a warming planet | Government Security News
"The vast majority of worldwide climate indicators, including greenhouse gases, sea levels, and global temperatures, continue to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, released last week by the American Meteorological Society." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC, served as the lead editors of the report, which was compiled by 425 scientists from 57 countries around the world. It provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events, and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments on air, land, sea, and ice." - Sean McBride
“These findings reinforce what scientists for decades have observed: that our planet is becoming a warmer place,” said NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D. “This report provides the foundational information we need to develop tools and services for communities, business, and nations to prepare for, and build resilience to, the impacts of climate change.” - Sean McBride
"The report uses dozens of climate indicators to track patterns, changes, and trends of the global climate system, including greenhouse gases; temperatures throughout the atmosphere, ocean, and land; cloud cover; sea level; ocean salinity; sea ice extent; and snow cover. These indicators often reflect many thousands of measurements from multiple independent datasets." - Sean McBride
Real science is a wonderful thing. - Sean McBride
A View From The Climate Changed Future | On Point with Tom Ashbrook - http://onpoint.wbur.org/2014...
A View From The Climate Changed Future | On Point with Tom Ashbrook
"Here’s a story to chill your bones. It is the year 2393, almost 400 years from now. And a Chinese historian is looking back on our century, the 21st century, and trying to explain how the world saw climate change coming and did nothing. How we denied and delayed as an unbelievable price tag of suffering and destruction gathered around us. How that suffering finally came – with flood and heat and mass migration and chaos. How Western civilization collapsed . This hour On Point: a horror story from the future about climate change and the rest of our lives." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Naomi Oreskes, professor of the history of science at Harvard University. Co-author, with Erik Conway, of “The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From The Future” and “Merchants of Doubt.” (@NaomiOreskes)" - Sean McBride
Robots helped inspire deep learning and might become its killer app http://zite.to/1o0oZzI
Robots helped inspire deep learning and might become its killer app http://zite.to/1o0oZzI
Robots helped inspire deep learning and might become its killer app http://gigaom.com/2014...
Google Testing Timeline View In Knowledge Graph - http://searchengineland.com/google-...
Google Testing Timeline View In Knowledge Graph
"Google is testing a new knowledge graph interface for showing a timeline of data, facts and knowledge in the top carousel section of the Google search results. Florian Kiersch spotted this first and captured a video of it, posting the video on Google+. The timeline shows you data elements related to your search query. When you hover your mouse over the timeline, Google will show you tidbits of data. If you click on the element, Google will drill into the timeline of that element." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
The NSA's Cyber-King Goes Corporate http://zite.to/1k5uY6X
The NSA's Cyber-King Goes Corporate http://zite.to/1k5uY6X
Advances in Artificial Intelligence Will Let Software Extract Personal Data from Our Online Photos http://www.technologyreview.com/view...
An alternative to the Turing Test: ‘Winograd Schema Challenge’ annual competition announced http://www.kurzweilai.net/an-alte...
Language And Social Relations | Grammar and syntax | Cambridge University Press - http://www.cambridge.org/us...
Language And Social Relations | Grammar and syntax | Cambridge University Press
"Language is closely linked to our social relationships and is the medium through which we participate in a variety of social activities. This fascinating study explores the important role of language in various aspects of our social life, such as identity, gender relations, class, kinship, status, and hierarchies. Drawing on data from over thirty different languages and societies, it shows how language is more than simply a form of social action; it is also an effective tool with which we formulate models of social life and conduct. These models - or particular forms of social behaviour - are linked to the classification of 'types' of action or actor, and are passed 'reflexively' from person to person, and from generation to generation. Providing a unified way of accounting for a variety of social phenomena, this book will be welcomed by all those interested in the interaction between language, culture, and society." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
A Review of Three Natural Language Processors, AlchemyAPI, OpenCalais, and Semantria http://www.codeproject.com/Article...
Second Siberian Hole Found - Is Permafrost Losing Its Perma? http://zite.to/1k2qSMY
Second Siberian Hole Found - Is Permafrost Losing Its Perma? http://zite.to/1k2qSMY
sort social paths between *object1 and *object2 by shortest
# where objects can be *, etc. 1. activities 2. addresses 3. email addresses 4. events 5. groups 6. IP addresses 7. nations 8. organizations 9. people 10. telephone numbers - Sean McBride
sort social paths between *object1 and *object2 which include *object3 by shortest - Sean McBride
sort social paths between *person1 and *person2 which include *person3 by shortest - Sean McBride
Science 2.0: Google Web Mining Can Help Neuroscientists Analyze Big Data http://zite.to/1pkRyrz
Science 2.0: Google Web Mining Can Help Neuroscientists Analyze Big Data http://zite.to/1pkRyrz
Text mining challenge: automatically content analyze all world media on all issues in real time.
Hockett's design features - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Hockett's design features - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"In the 1960s, linguistic anthropologist Charles F. Hockett defined a set of features that characterize human language and set it apart from animal communication. He called these characteristics the design features of language. Hockett originally believed there to be 13 design features. While primate communication utilizes the first 9 features, the final 4 features (displacement, productivity, cultural transmission, and duality) are reserved for humans. Hockett later added prevarication, reflexiveness, and learnability to the list as uniquely human characteristics. He asserted that even the most basic human languages possess these 16 features." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Expert Systems: How Far Can Intelligence Be Automated? http://zite.to/1nIndmU
Expert Systems: How Far Can Intelligence Be Automated? http://zite.to/1nIndmU
# thinking about propaganda
1. propaganda A/B testing 2. propaganda audiences 3. propaganda channels 4. propaganda media outlets 5. propaganda narratives 6. propaganda objectives 7. propaganda systems 8. propaganda talking points 9. propaganda targets 10. propaganda themes 11. propaganda tone 12. propaganda vectors - Sean McBride
"Propaganda" is neither a good term nor a bad term -- it's the collection of techniques everyone uses (either consciously or unconsciously) to persuade others to one's point of view on political and policy issues. Better to be good at it than bad at it -- to master the craft. - Sean McBride
Fine-tuning propaganda: the most effective arguments directed at the most influential individuals. - Sean McBride
The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever http://zite.to/1AfVBLi
The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever http://zite.to/1AfVBLi
wow! - Steve C
10 minutes skimming Twitter is worth more than 10 hours watching cable TV news.
Designing the exascale computers of the future http://zite.to/1rfoWQ6
Designing the exascale computers of the future http://zite.to/1rfoWQ6
Ron Kaplan of Nuance Communications on the Future of Artificial Intelligence http://zite.to/1qCUByS
Text-analysis startup Synapsify slurps up $850K | VentureBeat | Deals | by Jordan Novet - http://venturebeat.com/2014...
Text-analysis startup Synapsify slurps up $850K | VentureBeat | Deals | by Jordan Novet
"Synapsify, a startup with the ability to rank the most important statements in a sea of text, has brought in $850,000 in new funding. In addition to announcing the funding today, Synapsify also launched a new web-based “virtual analyst” that recommends the specific text that’s worth paying the most attention to. People can upload a spreadsheet, and the service can analyze the data and allow for filtering, prioritizing, and reporting." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"From there, things really get interesting, as the system can suggest what to focus on when people upload similar data sets in the future, Synapsify co-founder and chief executive Stephen Candelmo said in an interview with VentureBeat." - Sean McBride
# elements of human situations
1. accents 2. actions 3. agendas 4. ages 5. alliances 6. assumptions 7. attitudes 8. beliefs 9. body language 10. body types 11. calculations 12. clothing 13. communications 14. conflicts 15. conversations 16. demeanors 17. documents 18. emotions 19. entities 20. ethnicities 21. events 22. eye movements 23. faces 24. facial expressions 25. gaits 26. genders 27. genomes 28. gestures 29. goals 30. groups 31. hairstyles 32. hand movements 33. head movements 34. hidden agendas 35. intentions 36. interests 37. jewelry 38. languages 39. motives 40. organizations 41. patterns 42. people 43. places 44. postures 45. precedents 46. relations 47. religions 48. remarks 49. resentments 50. resources 51. tattoos 52. times 53. vocal tones 54. voices 55. words - Sean McBride
These are all subject to automated analysis. - Sean McBride
Take a video clip of any human scene in Manhattan -- from a sidewalk, a street corner, a restaurant, a cafe, a supermarket, a park, etc. -- it is overloaded with semantics -- semantics that can be parsed. - Sean McBride
The main challenge: how to make sense of huge collections of information and data as quickly as possible using automated methods.
# A few of the key tools 1. artificial intelligence 2. computational semantics 3. data mining 4. data visualization 5. deep learning 6. face recognition 7. machine learning 8. machine translation 9. machine vision 10. Semantic Web 11. sentiment mining 12. social network analysis 13. speech recognition 14. text mining 15. voice recognition - Sean McBride
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