Posts Tagged ‘humanfutures‘

Top scientists signed an open letter regarding AI

Dozens of the world’s top artificial intelligence experts have signed an open letter calling for researchers to take care to avoid potential “pitfalls” of the disruptive technology. Those who have already signed the letter include Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, the co-founders of DeepMind, Google’s director

How Reading Makes Us More Human – The Atlantic

Link: How Reading Makes Us More Human – The Atlantic It’s the kind of thing writer Joyce Carol Oates is talking about when she says, “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” Gerd

How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier (good piece)

Link: How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier (good piece) According to Reeves and Soule, Beeminder is the only platform that combines the advantages of quantified self-tracking with a commitment contract, a compelling and self-binding form of digital declaration in which users risk

Why big data needs human insight (via SmartPlanet)

Link: Why big data needs human insight (via SmartPlanet) “A problem well defined is a problem well solved,” Berlow said. He was referring to the idea that computers can calculate equations with a huge number of variables, but without humans to define the parameters, there’s