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Harnessing the Power of Deep Learning
Say hello to Amelia -- the 'cognitive knowledge worker' set to transform business
Say hello to Amelia -- the 'cognitive knowledge worker' set to transform business
Can you out-think a computer in judging photos?
Can you out-think a computer in judging photos?
# o; *organization; employee; *; *property
0. property 1. affiliation 2. category 3. degree 4. email address 5. ethnicity 6. Facebook page 7. Google+ page 8. home address 9. homepage 10. Internet account 11. job title 12. license plate number 13. LinkedIn page 14. national ID number 15. net worth 16. phone number 17. religion 18. salary 19. school 20. Twitter page 21. work address - Sean McBride
Examples: - Sean McBride
o; Google; employee; Peter Norvig; affiliation=Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence - Sean McBride
o; Google; employee; Peter Norvig; category=transhumanist - Sean McBride
o; Google; employee; Peter Norvig; school=Brown University - Sean McBride
{o; *object; *property; *value/object; *property=*value} Semantic triples can be chained to any length. - Sean McBride
The quickest way to sort out what's what in complex domains and situations is with tables of entities and relations.
Data mining challenge: create fine-grained timelines of everything in real time.
Everything: issues, nations, organizations, people, places, products, situations, technologies, topics, etc. - Sean McBride
# o; Ello; *; *
1. address 2. article 3. budget 4. category 5. competitor 6. date 7. email address 8. employee 9. founder 10. homepage 11. investor 12. quote on 13. topic 14. user 15. video - Sean McBride
The Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era may be over -- it was a brilliant run while it lasted.
Content Quality Score: Googles Best Kept Secret For Ranking
Content Quality Score: Googles Best Kept Secret For Ranking
Here comes the future: We’re making robots that feel!
Here comes the future: We’re making robots that feel!
Common Misconceptions About Global Warming
The CIA Used Artificial Intelligence to Interrogate Its Own Agents in the 80s
The CIA Used Artificial Intelligence to Interrogate Its Own Agents in the 80s
Would you like to play thermonuclear war? Answering Yes was grounds for immediate termination. - Todd Hoff
There's an A.I. Hasidic Jew working for Mossad watching your feed McBride. He's doing the Hava Nagilla right now... all this tech stuff and nothing about Israel? I'm so disappointed McBride. Nothing much to talk about when the Muzzies kill each other and our Obama (the Israel killer) is the one funding it? Oh my! A.I. is the least of your problems McBride. Here let me feed your paranoia... more... - NoahDavidSimon
Aren't most Jews liberals? They voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in the last two elections. If you want, pick up the discussion here: - Sean McBride
yes McBride, they did. now they are around 49% liberal. so Obama has destroyed the Arab world and made the Jews paranoid. I could not ask for a better outcome. Take the advice of the outgoing president Eisenhower (the president that Obama modeled his FP after, but Ike warned that the Arabs were not a political block that was allied). The only threat to Israel is a guy like Bill Clinton.... more... - NoahDavidSimon
that said Obama's incompetence in not perfect. He does leave us with a Turkish Nuclear program that is hidden by the media... but I'm working on that. the best part is those Anonymous dudes that let all the U.S. government secrets out. Wow... I'm betting that in private you realize that was not a good thing for keeping the integrity of the Oslo agreements together. Now they've been nullified. You can deny it, but the Palestinians themselves know the two state delusion is dead. - NoahDavidSimon
Good luck on your Turkish ops. (And I agree that the two-state solution is dead.) - Sean McBride
I like that comment ^^^^ now get to work and make everyone hate the Zionists so the Jews get real paranoid and throw the Muslims out. As of now if they keep their "liberal" Jewish world view (where they live with "Multiculturalism"), they will get killed from within by the Muslims living in Israel already. The best thing for Israel is to be as paranoid as possible and for the Arabs to start getting violent in a gradual manner so as to not kill too many Jews. - NoahDavidSimon
Do you notice that nations like Canada, Sweden and Switzerland are not bogged down in angry arguments and violent conflicts about ethnic and religious nationalism? They have moved past that phase of cultural and political development. - Sean McBride
The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors | Brain Pickings -
The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors | Brain Pickings
Google’s Knowledge Graph Now Mines Facts from Data Tables
Not good for websites. Google takes the data and no longer directs flow to the site. - Todd Hoff
Problematic -- but Google adds value to the data in many cases. And most of that data is in the public domain. - Sean McBride
Any fact that is available on the open World Wide Web is fair game for being creatively recycled and recombined with other facts in endless ways. - Sean McBride
You are missing a key energy cycle in the ecosystem. The value prop of "free" content is being destroyed. Google is capturing eyeballs without enriching those they copied the data from. No amount of added value helps those the data was extracted from. Without traffic flow to a site there is no money. No money means no site. It becomes a failed ecosystem. - Todd Hoff
How does one define *facts* in the public domain -- openly posted on the World Wide Web -- as intellectual property and assign economic value to them? Should we all pay a royalty to Wikipedia whenever we use facts from that source? From the New York Times? - Sean McBride
If you want a healthy ecosystem it needs to be nourished. Free riders eventually crash the system. Work that out however you wish. - Todd Hoff
The fact that Tom Brady weighs 225 pounds -- to what party should we pay a royalty for mentioning it? - Sean McBride
Facts are not literary or musical works. - Sean McBride
Data produced by private research projects -- that is another matter. That data is justifiably proprietary. - Sean McBride
Not surprisingly you are being quite reductionist. It's not about facts. It's about the bargain the web made. Slurp our content for free, let people search it, bring flow to our site. That bargain is being broken. - Todd Hoff
Facts are a very particular type of content -- one that is not easy to control or monetize. How would you go about that? - Sean McBride
The truth is, there is nothing to prevent a company like Google from mining and manipulating all the facts available on the open World Wide Web. - Sean McBride
If Google is going to take data without proving flow then they should pay for the data they copy. - Todd Hoff
Should Wikipedia pay for all the data that it copies? - Sean McBride
Facts on the public World Wide Web are free -- no one owns them. Tracking them back to their original sources is usually impossible. - Sean McBride
Google knows exactly where it extracts facts from. - Todd Hoff
But the same facts usually appear on many websites -- even thousands of websites. Who owns these facts? - Sean McBride
Wherever they are collected from. - Todd Hoff
But the facts themselves are highly redundant -- they occur on many websites -- and those websites certainly haven't paid for the right to cite these facts. They don't own them -- no one does. - Sean McBride
If Google finds data on a site to be reputable and in a format it can scrape then if it won't provide flow it should pay. You have reduced this to some philosophical argument about facts, when it's not. - Todd Hoff
This isn't a philosophical argument -- it's a practical argument about whether one can establish ownership over facts that are in the public domain. I don't think that one can. We all mine and scrape facts from the World Wide Web with various degrees of sophistication. Google does it better than anyone else. If a fact is out there, out in the open, one can pluck it without paying for it. - Sean McBride
If I have facts on a website that has a CC-BY or stronger license (and it was mined by Google or some other source), I would expect some sore of attribution because the license requires it. - Joe
This is not about ownership of facts. You are paying for authority and the time and resources it takes to have a page rank with enough authority to assert something as a fact with a reasonable degree of confidence. Facts are associated with a probability. For a fact to have a high probability of correctness requires work. That work has to be paid for. - Todd Hoff
How will this work then: will everyone (all organizations and individuals) have to pay for the right to use facts that they discover on the public World Wide Web? I predict with a high degree of confidence that this won't happen -- not a chance. I can't envision any practical mechanism for enforcing this regime, or any support for it coming from the leading creators of content on the Web. - Sean McBride
This is Google scraping sites for data without compensation. How is it possibly related to everyone? You are changing the problem and then calling your new creation impossible to solve. Nice tactic, but not helpful. - Todd Hoff
I am saying that facts posted on public websites can't be copyrighted -- they are not like movies, music, books, computer games, TV shows, video games, etc. I will be very surprised if anyone successfully challenges Google regarding its mining and scraping the Web for Knowledge Graph. It's not violating any laws. - Sean McBride
This isn't about copyright. Please get out of that rut. This isn't a variant of the tired old facts argument. It's about how do you incentivize people to provide these facts if there is no compensation. That's the relationship that is being broken. It's not a problem yet because it's still very new. It's the equivalent of google always shown cached pages instead of going to the... more... - Todd Hoff
Many organizations and individuals post facts on the Web without financial incentives -- they simply feel impelled to do so, to share their knowledge about the world. And I don't see how large commercial publications like the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times can prevent other parties from scraping and using all the facts on their pages in whatever way they like. I would like to... more... - Sean McBride
A fact is not a particular arrangement of words -- it is a semantic assertion, a conceptual construct, that can be expressed in a wide variety of ways. Many facts are indeed proprietary -- but they are not posted on the open World Wide Web. Once released into the world, they are fair game to be used by anyone -- including Google. - Sean McBride
By scraping facts across the entire Web, and combining and displaying them in original ways, Google is adding tremendous value to those facts -- and it requires an enormous investment to build this system. - Sean McBride
"I want my LSD, golly gee, / DDT, wowee! / Daddy's broke / Holy smoke / My future's bleak / Ain't it neat?"
Ramones earworm. - Sean McBride
A View from the Front Lines of Cognitive Computing - Deloitte CIO - WSJ -
A View from the Front Lines of Cognitive Computing - Deloitte CIO - WSJ
"Company results over the past three years from the application of cognitive systems in various industries have given us a glimpse of the disruptive and game-changing potential of this technology. For example, Watson has demonstrated dramatic reduction in the time required to create new cancer drug treatments and is now helping knowledge workers in insurance and retail get access to expert knowledge to improve customer engagement and loyalty. Unlike traditional IT systems, cognitive systems like Watson get better over time. The more Watson learns about an industry and domain, the better its confidence in responding to user questions or system queries and the quicker it can be deployed against new problems." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Cognitive computing is the most significant disruption in the evolution of computing since the advent of the Internet. It helps extract patterns and insights from data sources that are almost totally opaque today, what is sometimes known as “dark data.” Examples include extracting disease insights from health care records and social feeds, or finding financial fraud or opportunities from discrete geopolitical, social, and business events." - Sean McBride
"With respect to the talent needed to support cognitive solutions, I liken this to the early stages of the Internet, when companies worried about a shortage of HTML developers. Ultimately, new products and systems arose to streamline the process and reduce the need for specialized skills. We have already substantially reduced the complexity inherent in cognitive computing since the... more... - Sean McBride
"It is my firm belief that, over time, cognitive computing will transform all types of descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analytics. By fusing traditional structured data analysis with unstructured information (e.g., tweets, blogs, call center notes), cognitive analytics will deliver insights and advice at a depth and scale that will mimic the human brain. This is not a futuristic statement but something that is already happening across various industries." - Sean McBride
Artificial intelligence program that learns like a child -
Artificial intelligence program that learns like a child
"Artificial intelligence programs may already be capable of specialized tasks like flying planes, winning Jeopardy, and giving you a hard time in your favorite video games, but even the most advanced offerings are no smarter than a typical four-year-old child when it comes to broader insights and comprehension. It makes sense, then, that researchers at the University of Gothenburg have developed a program that imitates a child's cognitive development." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
""We have developed a program that can learn, for example, basic arithmetic, logic, and grammar without any pre-existing knowledge," says Claes Strannegård. Starting from a set of simple and broad definitions meant to provide a cognitive model, this program gradually builds new knowledge based on previous knowledge. From that new knowledge it then draws new conclusions about rules and relations that govern the world, and it identifies new patterns to connect the insight to." - Sean McBride
[Google; fukushima radiation united states /n past month by relevance]
One doesn't want to be an alarmist, but is there a problem here? - Sean McBride
5 Ways the Superintelligence Revolution Might Happen
5 Ways the Superintelligence Revolution Might Happen
I am reading his newest book right now. His is more of a realistic vision than Kurzweil's and he is a fascinating futurist thinker. - Eric Logan
Both Nick and Ray rank among the most important thinkers on the planet of all time. Nick is a bit less messianic than Ray -- but sometimes messianism can give you a creative edge. - Sean McBride
A bit of semantic markup: - Sean McBride
University of Oxford > part: > Oxford Martin School > part: > Future of Humanity Institute > director: > Nick Bostrom - Sean McBride
# some key concepts in play 1. artificial brains 2. artificial superintelligence 3. biological brains 4. brute computational force 5. digital minds 6. genetic algorithms 7. genetic engineering 8. hierarchical structures 9. human cognitive enhancement 10. human-level machine intelligence 11. machine superintelligence 12. neural networks 13. neurocomputational models 14. neuromorphic AI 15. neuropil 16. reinforcement learning 17. superintelligence 18. superintelligent agents - Sean McBride
From the article: "The ultimate limits of information processing in machine substrate far exceed those of a biological cortex however far enhanced." - Sean McBride
Bottom line: artificial intelligence will vastly exceed human intelligence sometime within the next few decades. By definition, the implications will be too difficult for human beings to grasp. - Sean McBride
There is a reasonable chance that it has already happened ;) - Eric Logan from FFHound!
In some human cognitive domains, it has already happened -- without a doubt. Think of Wolfram Alpha. - Sean McBride
Universal Artificial Intellegence - Springer -
KNEWSAPP - News Analytics -
"KNEWSAPP is a real-time analytics, monitoring & discovery application for traders & investors that surfaces highly targeted developing news and tweets from across the world before they become headlines. Our NLP & computational lingustics technology auto-discovers and scores content based on connections within news, blogs, tweets and financial factors. The product identifies tickers that are active in news content, mathematically models and identifies anomalies, and surfaces stories with fast developing topics. By using measures connected to content coverage rather than clicks, manual curation or readership, KNEWSAPP brings you undiscovered developing news with potential affinity to asset volatility." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Sergey Brin & Larry Page were Montessori kids. Set up Google along similar lines: to empower students/employees rather than control"
1. subcategory 2. subclass 3. subdomain 4. subfield 5. subsection 6. subset 7. subtopic 8. supercategory 9. superclass 10. superdomain 11. superfield 12. supersection 13. superset 14. supertopic
Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: A convincing case that global warming is the defining issue of our era - The Globe and Mail -
Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: A convincing case that global warming is the defining issue of our era - The Globe and Mail
"This is the new environmentalism – one that focuses on systemic change rather than go-green lifestyle choices – and it has a powerful proponent in Naomi Klein. Her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, has the potential to be the definitive account of our current moment, much as her 2000 blockbuster No Logo both reflected and galvanized the global-justice movements of the late nineties and early aughts. With environmental issues largely disappeared from the front page and the legislature floor, This Changes Everything makes a muscular case for global warming as the defining, cross-sectional issue of our era. As Klein writes, “The environmental crisis – if conceived sufficiently broadly – neither trumps nor distracts from our most pressing political and economic causes: it supercharges each one of them with existential urgency.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
I'm reading this right now. It's deeply troubling. :-/ - Jenny H. from Android
Clean Disruption by Tony Seba shows the Capitalist way forward. I think 2030 is sooner than it actually happens, but I think much of it is inevitable hopefully sooner than later. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
World on track for worst-case warming scenario - environment - 22 September 2014 - New Scientist -
World on track for worst-case warming scenario - environment - 22 September 2014 - New Scientist
"Presidents, prime ministers and ministers flying into New York City on Tuesday for a one-day United Nations summit on climate change have their work cut out for them. And this is why. As the graph above shows, despite everything they have done so far, we are on a clear course to extreme global warming." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
The Gigaom interview: Jeff Hawkins on why his approach to AI will become the approach to AI
The Gigaom interview: Jeff Hawkins on why his approach to AI will become the approach to AI
BBC News - Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense -
BBC News - Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense
"The idea may sound far-fetched but the "many worlds" concept is the subject of serious debate among physicists. It is a particular interpretation of quantum mechanics - which describes the often counter-intuitive behaviour of energy and matter at small scales." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
The Semantic Web’s Rocking, And There Ain’t No Stopping It Now - -
The Semantic Web’s Rocking, And There Ain’t No Stopping It Now -
"Make no mistake about it: The semantic web has been a success and that’s not about to stop now. That was essentially the message delivered by W3C Data Activity Lead Phil Archer, during his keynote address celebrating the semantic web’s ten years of achievement at last month’s Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Jose." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Google Chairman: ALEC Is ‘Lying’ About Climate Change And Funding Them Was A ‘Mistake’
Google Chairman: ALEC Is ‘Lying’ About Climate Change And Funding Them Was A ‘Mistake’
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