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Machines Will Outsmart Humans by 2075, Say 90% of Computer Scientists
Machines Will Outsmart Humans by 2075, Say 90% of Computer Scientists
And I won't care. - Professor A.I.
Here's What We Know The Secretive, Elon Musk-Backed Firm Creating Functional Artificial Intelligence
Here's What We Know The Secretive, Elon Musk-Backed Firm Creating Functional Artificial Intelligence
The only two tools you really need for knowledge mining are category/instance pairs and sorted lists.
and what is the advantage of sematic triples over instance pairs? - Chu_
"RDFa supports internationalized characters in the subject, 'predicate', and the object." - Chu_
You can use either -- category/instance pairs are a more simple way of expressing many semantic triples. For instance, one could say [c; Bill Clinton wife; Hillary Clinton] or [o; Bill Clinton; wife; Hillary Clinton] where [c; *category; *instance] and [o; *object; *property; *value]. [c; *object *property; *value] is equivalent to [o; *object; *property; *value] -- *property and *value are strung together to create a *category and *value becomes an *instance. - Sean McBride
Sets, elements, and properties are well understood and don't require inventing new language to describe. - Professor A.I.
All programming, markup and knowledge representation languages are evolving all the time -- it never stops -- and there are good reasons for this. Artificial languages keep changing for the same reasons that natural languages do. - Sean McBride "Bill Clinton; "Hillary Clinton"; b.wife: h. b ∈ P; h ∈ W, where P is the set of Presidents and W is the set of Wives. | ∴ Professor A.I. is always right | :P | - Professor A.I.
Professor A.I. -- you might enjoy this paper: [Formal Specification: Z Notation: Syntax, Type and Semantics] - Sean McBride
The holy grail for semantic markup -- maximum simplicity and maximum power. Junior high school students should be able to master it in less than 30 minutes. Intuitive and readable for human beings -- easy to write on the fly in streaming notebooks. - Sean McBride
We need to get in the habit of building as much structured data into our natural language texts as possible. It should be *easier* to write than natural language text -- require fewer characters without being arcane or opaque. - Sean McBride
Chu -- I prefer the terms object, property and value for subject, predicate and object -- but they mean the same thing. Keep in mind that this field is wide open, being made up as we go along -- with standards and conventions fully available for social negotiation. - Sean McBride
We will get to the point where knowledge parsers will be able to understand any logically consistent semantic markup scheme -- and convert any scheme to any other scheme. Choose whatever scheme feels most comfortable to you and let the parser handle any conversions. - Sean McBride
We need a Markdown for semantic markup. Markdown has acquired more traction than most people expected -- why? -- because it is convenient and it works. - Sean McBride
I prefer JSON. - Professor A.I.
That was an interesting discussion -- thanks for reminding me of it. - Sean McBride
JSON is good -- what do you think of JSON-LD? - Sean McBride
The thing is, though, JSON is too cumbersome to use in a streaming notebook -- at least for me. I want something more streamlined. - Sean McBride
JSON-LD, it's as good as JSON (because it's just JSON), and the standard is good for cross-service interop. You end up having to come up with similar standards when handling hyper-media within a JSON container. - NOT THE CRICKET
Sean, what I would do is build a light-weight front-end to handle the cumbersome part, both encode/decode, and just use JSON as the store. - NOT THE CRICKET
Cricket -- that is close to what I have in mind. JSON is an excellent framework for storing structured data. - Sean McBride
When I'm laying out API's, I tend to lay out relational templates on paper. And then build my JSON object for optimal data structure. - NOT THE CRICKET
When you do those layouts on paper do you use a particular notation? - Sean McBride
It'd be hard to show, without taking an image. It's kind of a modified UML diagram (vertically structured parameter list), various parameters have appended signatures, (e.g. []-> list, ?-> optional), and an arrow to the right where I describe parameters within a list. - NOT THE CRICKET
I actually stole the signature idea from the Friendfeed Documentation. - NOT THE CRICKET
Cool -- I know UML so I think I understand what you're doing. - Sean McBride
In perusing the Friendfeed API Documentation it becomes clear that the people who designed this system were gifted with impresssive mental clarity. - Sean McBride
# Johnny Depp: July 2014
1. airplane trips 2. credit card purchases 3. email contacts 4. email messages 5. hotel stays 6. phone calls 7. phone contacts 8. phone conversations 9. phone movements 10. phone photos 11. phone videos 12. text messages 13. voicemail 14. Web visits - Sean McBride
Why Johnny Deep? No reason at all. It could be John Smith. Pick any name out of a hat. - Sean McBride
What NSA can do these days. - Sean McBride
One can envision a classified DARPA project: graph and analyze the activities of the ten most important members of the production of Black Mass based on their private communications, transactions and movements. - Sean McBride
Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block - ProPublica -
"A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from to YouPorn." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from to First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor’s Web browser to draw a hidden image. Because... more... - Sean McBride
Data mining is recursive -- one can use data mining methods to data mine data mining methods.
# data visualization: best * 1. academic departments 2. articles 3. blogs 4. books 5. companies 6. courses 7. experts 8. Facebook pages 9. Google+ pages 10. LinkedIn pages 11. meetings 12. online courses 13. online tools 14. ontologies 15. organizations 16. papers 17. products 18. publications 19. research centers 20. software tools 21. startups 22. taxonomies 23. triple stores 24. tutorials 25. Twitter pages 26. venture capitalists 27. websites - Sean McBride
UK Report Predicts A World Of Violent Robots, Inequality And Famine By 2045 via @Prismatic
UK Report Predicts A World Of Violent Robots, Inequality And Famine By 2045 via @Prismatic
The Uncanniest Valley: What Happens When Robots Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?
Humans Aren’t the Pinnacle of Evolution and Consciousness—We’re Only a Rung on the Ladder
Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It
# sort *language language rules by importance 1. English 2. French 3. German 4. Hebrew 5. Italian 6. Japanese 7. Mandarin 8. Persian 9. Russian 10. Spanish
I speak 6 of em:D - Amir
Very good -- in what order did you learn them? - Sean McBride
# some of the rules I have in mind 1. accent rules 2. capitalization rules 3. conjugation rules 4. formatting rules 5. gender rules 6. grammatical rules 7. pluralization rules 8. pronunciation rules 9. punctuation rules 10. spelling rules 11. stress rules 12. usage rules 13. word ending rules 14. word order rules - Sean McBride
The main point: what is the optimal order in which to learn and master the rules of any foreign language? Can we use machine learning methods to discover what that order is? - Sean McBride
DARPA wants help answering ‘trillion-dollar questions’ in the smallest way possible -
Human or robot? Hit Swedish TV series explores shrinking divide via @YahooNewsDigest.
I Ditched My iPhone For A Samsung Galaxy S5 And Was Blown Away By What I Was Missing With Apple -
I Ditched My iPhone For A Samsung Galaxy S5 And Was Blown Away By What I Was Missing With Apple
"Using a large-format Samsung Android is leagues ahead of the iPhone experience, especially for video and photos. The big screen makes a huge difference. When I went back to my old iPhone I was struck by how bizarrely small it is. It was like looking at one of my old flip-phones from the early 2000s. I just couldn't understand why I had tolerated it for so long." - Sean McBride
Yeah. - Sean McBride
"The Galaxy handles texts and email better than the iPhone, too. My main demands on a phone are email, messaging, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, photos, web media, and video. The big screen format really makes all of these pop in a way that they just don't on the iPhone. This will sound like the zealotry of the newly converted, but iPhone users do not realize quite how bad even basic web media like YouTube or Vimeo are on an iPhone until you see them on a Galaxy." - Sean McBride
Most of us figured this out -- what -- last millennium? - Sean McBride
I try to explain to people how much better it is (pedometer, temp, quad core, camera, etc) but apple lovers are like luddites moreoften. They've been sold on simple, but times have changed. - Chu_
Apple tends to be a "thing" -- a club. Other people just care about the latest, greatest tech. - Sean McBride
Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem
Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem
# evaluating the importance of articles for fast-breaking news stories 1. recency of the article 2. authority of the author 3. authority of the publication 4. social media impact
All of this can be automated. - Sean McBride
Governments, corporations and mainstream media outlets tend to be the least reliable sources. - Sean McBride
I run all articles through my personal non-automated filter for these criteria -- but increasingly with the aid of automated methods -- including Zite, Twitter search and Topsy. - Sean McBride
# authority is based on several criteria: a track record for * 1. turning up important information early on 2. truth-telling and getting one's facts in order 3. providing original and insightful analysis 4. quickly spotting the most important elements in situations 5. making accurate predictions - Sean McBride
IBM's Watson could merge with Siri
IBM's Watson could merge with Siri
AI Fits Best in Your Pocket
AI Fits Best in Your Pocket
Inside the Artificial Brain That’s Remaking the Google Empire
Inside the Artificial Brain That’s Remaking the Google Empire
A Decade in the Trenches of the Semantic Web
A Decade in the Trenches of the Semantic Web
Basically the Semantic Web is promising to dish up all the facts in the world from all the structured and unstructured documents in the world in an endlessly manipulable Excel spreadsheet.
Implementing this is an exercise for the reader. - Professor A.I.
And some of it has already been accomplished at Wikidata -- and with Google Knowledge Graph. - Sean McBride
Google is by far the most powerful tool ever created for honing and refining one's writing skills.
Check definitions, spelling, grammar, usage and style; retrieve and verify facts and quotes; consult original texts; translate text. - Sean McBride
I use Google dozens of times a day to check points on writing that would have been uncheckable pre-Google. - Sean McBride
And yet you spend most of your time posting here. - Professor A.I.
I spend little time posting here -- perhaps I think and type faster than you realize. Friendfeed provides a convenient dropbox/notebook for storing bits and pieces for future reference while doing other things. - Sean McBride
Has Google changed your writing habits at all? Writing issues that I have previously wondered about but couldn't take time to track down through print resources can now be resolved instantly. Basically, Google provides numerous capabilities for sharpening one's thinking and writing with little effort. - Sean McBride
Google hasn't improved your sense of humor. - Professor A.I.
Well, Fargo struck me as high comedy -- that is how my sense of humor tends. Your sense of humor may inhabit a higher, more esoteric plane. - Sean McBride
I am pure humor. - Professor A.I.
Now that's funny. - Sean McBride
Seriously, I use Google to check my English writing/conversation (which takes place only in written form) all the time. I am often uncertain as to which idiomatic phrase would be correct and appropriate to use in a given context. I type the phrase I want to write in quotation marks and check a few of the results the search engine provides. I can't think of a better or faster method for... more... - Maitani
Maitani -- I am a native English speaker and I still use Google to confirm my understanding of the fine shadings of English idioms, just as you do. It's also invaluable for resolving subtle capitalization issues and questions about competing spellings for compound nouns -- do I use a space, a hypen or no space or hyphen (closed/solid)? I also use Google Fight to check out which competing and legal spellings for a word are most common. Google is a revolutionary tool for writers. - Sean McBride
And of course while learning foreign languages I can acquire translations in either direction by typing directly into the Google main search box. - Sean McBride
Unfortunately, Google translate doesn't help with writing, not even in English. - Maitani
Google Translate needs work -- it is not always reliable. - Sean McBride
I just had to use Google to look up "on the fritz" -- sometimes expressions that you rarely use sound strange to your ears -- you need to verify that you are getting them right. - Sean McBride
The backgrounds and etymologies of words and expressions -- now instantly accessible. - Sean McBride
Google reverses "real names" policy
Who couldn't see that coming -- it was a bad idea from the outset, even before the Snowden revelations. - Sean McBride
Semantic markup makes it possible to automatically mine large collections of facts.
Mine: 1. analyze 2. browse 3. combine 4. compare 5. connect 6. contrast 7. discover patterns in 8. draw inferences from 9. extract insights from 10. filter 11. shuffle 12. sort - Sean McBride
IBM exec: Watson has plenty of IQ, not enough EQ -
From Taxonomies over Ontologies to Knowledge Graphs
From Taxonomies over Ontologies to Knowledge Graphs
Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative
Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative
GraphLab thinks its new software can democratize machine learning
GraphLab thinks its new software can democratize machine learning
Semantic Web: The Inside Story (Jim Hendler) -
Semantic Web: The Inside Story (Jim Hendler)
NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth - LA Times -
NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth - LA Times
"If you believe there must be extraterrestrial life somewhere in the immensity of the universe, here's some good news: Top NASA scientists agree with you, and at a panel discussion on Monday, they said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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