Posts Tagged ‘futgerd‘

Burning Man for the Elite

“I really feel like Mike Judge has never been to Burning Man, which is Silicon Valley,” Mr. Musk said to a Re/Code reporter, while using a number of expletives to describe the festival. “If you haven’t been, you just don’t get it.” Executives partying and

Elon Musk donates $10M to ‘keep AI beneficial’

Elon Musk has decided to donate $10M to the Future of Life Institute (FLI) to run a global research program aimed at keeping AI beneficial to humanity. Musk, who warned last August that “we need to be super careful with AI. What sort of breakthrough

Understanding the Second Machine Age is Vital to Our Financial Future

What distinguishes the second machine age from the first is intelligence. The machines of the first age replaced and multiplied the physical labour of humans and animals. The machines of the second age will replace and multiply our intelligence. The driving force behind this revolution

Burning Man: A Line Is Drawn in the Desert

There are two disciplines in which Silicon Valley entrepreneurs excel above almost everyone else. The first is making exorbitant amounts of money. The second is pretending they don’t care about that money…Over the last two years, Burning Man, which this year runs from Aug. 25

Big Think: Is IBM’s Watson Sentient or Cognitive?

[Watson] is a system that improves itself by ingesting all the data it can and by being trained by humans.  And this is a profound shift in computation because whether it’s a powerful supercomputer or it’s your iPad, all of those systems are programmed to

The New York Times Is a Great Company in a Terrible Business

This morning, the New York Times announced higher circulation revenue, huge gains in digital subscribers, and the continued erosion of its print advertising business. If the Times were interested in saving paper and man-hours, it could start by copy-pasting that paragraph into a PDF every quarter.

Emotion in marketing: How our brains decide which content is shareable

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission. Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and social situations we find ourselves in. from Pocket via TNW

What the world will be like in 2030 | SmartPlanet *made me think

Link: What the world will be like in 2030 | SmartPlanet *made me think The world’s population will continue to grow, reaching 8.3 billion by 2030 (up from 7.1 billion in 2012). Nations will become older and more urban. All these factors will combine to

Why This CEO Doesn’t Own A Car: The Rise Of Dis-Ownership

Link: Why This CEO Doesn’t Own A Car: The Rise Of Dis-Ownership Smart companies have shown Americans how greener choices can actually save them money in one fell swoop. And the people have spoken: If they can go green and save green, they will. In