"I do think that if you look at the history of science, it’s rare to see sustained improvement over a long period of time. I think what we’ve seen over the last, say, six years in machine learning is a fairly unique thing. It’s a once-in-a-generation type of thing, a genuine advance of the first order, comparable to the big intellectual revolutions."
"This paper introduces the concept of a vulnerable world: roughly, one in which there is some level of technological development at which civilization almost certainly gets devastated by default...A general ability to stabilize a vulnerable world would require greatly amplified capacities for preventive policing and global governance."
"According to a leaked #FBI assessment, “#BlackIdentityExtremists” are a new group of domestic terrorists who pose a serious and violent threat to American law enforcement. The assessment is based on unsubstantiated grouping of unrelated police shootings and has drawn much public scrutiny for its apparent advocacy of racial profiling."
"An individual human existence should be like a river: small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being."
I love #Webtoons! Even though I won in a contest, and they never ever delivered any prize.
What #comic from Webtoons do you read?
"'The Race of Our Lives Revisited,’ provides a bruising indictment of contemporary capitalism’s complicity in the ecological crisis...“#capitalism and mainstream #economics simply cannot deal with these problems,” namely, the systematic depletion of planetary #ecosystems and #environmental #resources...it’s likely that the last 10 or 20 years (for the developed world, anyway) has seen no true #profit at all, no increase in #income, but the reverse,” he wrote."
“Two Solutions to the Trolley Problem for Self Driving Cars” by Philosopher Scholar https://link.medium.com/Qa1r45C65R
#Intelligentdesign versus #evolution...It’s also been a divide in the #artificialintelligence community. Until just a few years ago, #AI was mainly about humans coding smart algorithms...with massive server farms, #machinelearning AI can run wild in the boundless fields of data that society generates–and often intuit algorithms faster and better than humans could program them.
I agree that the problem is with capitalism and not #FOSS, but it's also important to think about how FOSS will impact a capitalist society which is out of control.
A comment from Sky Leach, "#FOSS is about the license AND the source. If someone, somehow, gains control of the license they can’t make FOSS unfree. They can’t turn it into a product and close the source. They can’t effectively betray the public trust and very real investments in time, money and infrastructure. Hackers will just start a new project with the source and flip them the bird while walking away with all the users. This has actually happened."
Do you agree with this statement?
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