Thunder-project/thunder. Future Living - The Helium City. Center for the living city. Bootstrapping Strategy - Doug Engelbart Institute. Doug Engelbart has been most widely celebrated for his pioneering work in information technology, from inventing the computer mouse to producing his now-famous 1968 "Mother of All Demos," showcasing an unprecedented array of breakthrough innovation and marking the dawn of interactive computing and the information age.
Indeed most of his awards, from the Webby Award to the National Medal of Technology, emphasized his technological achievements. Thus most people are surprised to learn that technology was not the main focus of Engelbart's research, nor was it the most significant. In fact his work encompassed an overarching strategic vision that was philanthropic in nature, and focused largely on the human challenge of raising our Collective IQ, a term he coined by 1994. 1a. A Blueprint For A Circular Economy: Reusing And Refurbishing For Prosperity. Important question: How can we maintain global prosperity when natural resources are increasingly scarce, the planet is in increasing disrepair, and 3 billion people are expected to join the "middle class" by 2030?
According to a fascinating new report, the answer is a "circular economy," where materials and products are restored and regenerated much more widely, and where the emphasis is on leasing, renting, and sharing, rather than consumption and ownership. "In a circular economy, products are designed for ease of reuse, disassembly and refurbishment, or recycling, with the understanding that it is the reuse of vast amounts of material reclaimed from end-of-life products, rather than the extraction of resources, that is the foundation of economic growth," the study says.
Building Online Communities: Keras.io – Free Code Camp. François Chollet is an AI and deep learning researcher at Google.
He’s the author of Keras — a minimalist, highly modular neural networks library, written in Python and capable of running on top of either TensorFlow or Theano. With a goal to become everyone’s go-to interface for deep learning, Keras has quickly grown to over 50,000 users. Francois told us about the open source community around the project, and shared his thoughts on the future of deep learning and AI. If you’re interested in deep learning, be sure to stop by the Keras community channel on Gitter. Hi François!