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All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines - Nicholas Carr. We rely on computers to fly our planes, find our cancers, design our buildings, audit our businesses.

All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines - Nicholas Carr

That's all well and good. But what happens when the computer fails? On the evening of February 12, 2009, a Continental Connection commuter flight made its way through blustery weather between Newark, New Jersey, and Buffalo, New York. As is typical of commercial flights today, the pilots didn’t have all that much to do during the hour-long trip. The captain, Marvin Renslow, manned the controls briefly during takeoff, guiding the Bombardier Q400 turboprop into the air, then switched on the autopilot and let the software do the flying. Influence sociétale d'INTERNET ? The Jobs Smart Bots will Kick to the Curb. The Algorithms of Our Lives.

The Algorithms of Our Lives

Five Creepiest Advances in Artificial Intelligence. Already, the electronic brains of the most advanced robotic models surpass human intelligence and are able to do things that will make some of us shudder uncomfortably.

Five Creepiest Advances in Artificial Intelligence

But what is your reaction going to be after learning about recent advances in robotics and artificial intelligence? 5. Schizophrenic robot Scientists at the University of Texas (Austin) have simulated mental illness for a computer, testing schizophrenia on artificial intelligence units. The test subject is DISCERN – a supercomputer that functions as a biological neural network and operates using the principles of how human brain functions. The researchers then emulated schizophrenic brain in artificial intelligence by overloading the computer with many stories. 4. News, Augmented » societe. Time for a Data Diet: These Are the Only Sources You Need to Stay Informed. Program or Be Programmed. Books Program or be Programmed Ten Commands for a Digital Age Purchase a copy Download Study Guide The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere.

Program or Be Programmed

Comment les ordinateurs ont pris possession des marchés financiers. Les algorithmes prédictifs sont-ils un risque pour notre libre-arbitre? L’informavore caractérise l’organisme qui consomme de l’information pour vivre, explique Frank Schirrmacher, coéditeur du premier quotidien national allemand le Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung dans une passionnante interview à la revue The Edge.

Les algorithmes prédictifs sont-ils un risque pour notre libre-arbitre?

Nous sommes apparemment aujourd’hui dans une situation où la technologie moderne change la façon dont les gens se comportent, parlent, réagissent, pensent et se souviennent. Nous dépendons de plus en plus de nos gadgets pour nous souvenirs des choses : comme le disait Daniel Dennet, nous connaissons une explosion démographique des idées que le cerveau n’arrive pas à couvrir. Algorithms are the new gatekeepers. 20 Jobs of the Future. Actualité informatique et numérique. La révolution numérique - Idées. The problem with algorithms: magnifying misbehaviour. By the time you read these words, much of what has appeared on the screen of whatever device you are using has been dictated by a series of conditional instructions laid down in lines of code, whose weightings and outputs are dependent on your behaviour or characteristics.

The problem with algorithms: magnifying misbehaviour

We live in the Age of the Algorithm, where computer models save time, money and lives. Place de la toile. Gérer les technologies de rupture: conversation avec Chamath Palihapitiya. Trois technologies à surveiller de près Je vais vous parler des trois innovations qui m’enthousiasment le plus.

Gérer les technologies de rupture: conversation avec Chamath Palihapitiya

La première sont les réseaux de capteurs, que je suis très impatient de voir arriver. La seconde, c’est ce mouvement qui s’amorce vers l’automatisation des transports. Et la troisième concerne une application très spécifique du big data, les grands volumes de données – celle qui concerne le génie génétique. Commençons par le premier exemple. Ce qu’on peut observer maintenant, c’est que les capteurs sont partout. Et c’est ainsi que nous allons voir émerger des moyens extrêmement concrets d’améliorer notre qualité de vie, notre productivité, de manière vraiment tangible, simple et qui parle aux gens.

Michel Serres - L'innovation et le numérique - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. La révolution numérique en cours aura selon Michel Serres des effets au moins aussi considérables qu’en leur temps l’invention de l’écriture puis celle de l’imprimerie.

Michel Serres - L'innovation et le numérique - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Les notions de temps et d’espace en sont totalement transformées. Les façons d’accéder à la connaissance profondément modifiées. Why Citizen Developers Are The Future Of Programming. If you ever wondered what would scare the bejeezus out of a university's computer science department, try this: In June, Google revealed that it no longer considers GPA scores as a hiring criteria.

Why Citizen Developers Are The Future Of Programming

“One of the things we’ve seen from all our data crunching is that GPA's are worthless as a criteria for hiring,” Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google, told the New York Times. To students who have been told their university grades are paramount, that's a big shock. But to anybody watching the tech industry, such a statement was inevitable. It's a reaction to the quickly evolving definition of what it means to be a professional programmer. The Disconnectionists. “Unplugging” from the Internet isn’t about restoring the self so much as it about stifling the desire for autonomy that technology can inspire Once upon a pre-digital era, there existed a golden age of personal authenticity, a time before social-media profiles when we were more true to ourselves, when the sense of who we are was held firmly together by geographic space, physical reality, the visceral actuality of flesh.

The Disconnectionists

Without Klout-like metrics quantifying our worth, identity did not have to be oriented toward seeming successful or scheming for attention. Association internationale pour une politique industrielle des technologies de l'esprit.