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Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong - Yarden Katz

Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong - Yarden Katz
An extended conversation with the legendary linguist Graham Gordon Ramsay If one were to rank a list of civilization's greatest and most elusive intellectual challenges, the problem of "decoding" ourselves -- understanding the inner workings of our minds and our brains, and how the architecture of these elements is encoded in our genome -- would surely be at the top. Yet the diverse fields that took on this challenge, from philosophy and psychology to computer science and neuroscience, have been fraught with disagreement about the right approach. In 1956, the computer scientist John McCarthy coined the term "Artificial Intelligence" (AI) to describe the study of intelligence by implementing its essential features on a computer. Some of McCarthy's colleagues in neighboring departments, however, were more interested in how intelligence is implemented in humans (and other animals) first. Noam Chomsky, speaking in the symposium, wasn't so enthused. I want to start with a very basic question. Related:  articles

Why ‘Slacktivism’ Matters The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. We all have at least one social or political issue that gets our blood boiling. The question is whether it boils vigorously enough to incite action. Of course, the majority of us vent our frustrations about these issues at the water cooler and on social media, rather than marching in the streets. We create an echo chamber of like-minded people with whom we can openly share opinions and commiserate grievances. In April of 2014, hundreds of girls in Nigeria were kidnapped from their school by the militant group, Boko Haram. While the idea that a single post on social media could have an iota of impact on a global issue might sound absurd, it can actually be the catalyst for a successful awareness campaign given the right set of circumstances. SLACKTIVISM vs. I see Facebook as the most effective venue because it offers every tool needed to organize.

6 Things That Can Kill Your City's Startup Community Not every tech startup enjoys the luxury of launching in Silicon Valley — or Silicon Alley, or Austin, Texas, or another high-tech hotspot. What’s the solution? Instead of waiting for someone to offer a helping hand, or packing up the U-Haul and moving across the counryy, try taking the entrepreneurial approach and turning your home town into a high-tech startup community. Brad Feld author of Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, says it can be done. Feld, who has over 20 years of experience as both an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor, is a co-founder of tech accelerator TechStars and knows whereof he speaks. Too often, though, cities trying to build high-tech startup communities make one or more key mistakes that keep their plans from reaching fruition. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. See a common thread here?

Inconscient L’inconscient ou subconscient est, selon la psychanalyse freudienne classique, une "partie" de l'esprit qui stocke des souvenirs refoulés. La théorie de la répression (ou du refoulement) stipule qu’il est trop douloureux de se souvenir de certaines expériences et que, par conséquent, l'esprit les relègue dans le cellier. Ces souvenirs refoulés douloureux se manifestent dans les comportements névrotiques ou psychotiques et dans les rêves. Cependant, il n'y a pas de preuve scientifique tant pour le refoulement inconscient des expériences traumatisantes que pour leur rôle d’agent causal dans les comportements névrotiques ou psychotiques. Certains, comme par exemple Jung et Tart, pensent que l’inconscient est également un réservoir des vérités transcendantes. Il serait absurde de rejeter la notion d’inconscient simplement parce que l’on rejette la notion freudienne de l’inconscient défini comme réservoir de souvenirs refoulés d’expériences traumatisantes. déni de cécité.

What Ever Happened to the Pepsi Generation? | In the CEO Afterlife The concept of a Pepsi advertising campaign designed to capture America’s youth had its roots in the 1960’s. But it wasn’t until the 1980’s that “The Choice of a New Generation” struck 14-24 year olds like a social tsunami. Michael Jackson, the theme to “Billie Jean” and a phenomenal blend of marketing and entertainment drove the Pepsi brand to the pinnacle of contemporary culture. Coca-Cola was so taken aback by the success that they made a colossal error in judgment. They abandoned their century-old recipe and launched “New Coke”. The result was disastrous. Pundits attribute Coca-Cola’s rebound to the reintroduction of Coke Classic and better marketing and advertising. Make no mistake; the Pepsi-Cola brand is still big business. Did you like this?

New Innovative Services in Next Decade: IPv8 services Critique de la psychanalyse La critique de la psychanalyse porte principalement sur le fait que cette théorie et sa pratique n'ont (et ne peuvent avoir, de par leur nature) aucune démonstration de ses fondements scientifiques. Les critiques de la psychanalyse présentent, schématiquement, deux temps majeurs : l'élaboration de la psychanalyse en tant que méthode d'exploration du fonctionnement psychique avec ses principaux concepts ;l'évolution ultérieure de la théorie et de la pratique ; et deux versants : l'un théorique comme connaissance du psychisme, centrée sur le déterminisme psychique inconscient ;l'autre pratique, en filiation directe avec la théorie, comme thérapie ou clinique. Corrélativement, la critique de la psychanalyse porte sur : Cette démarche de réévaluation de la psychanalyse concilie donc un abord épistémologique et scientifique avec un abord historiographique (et aussi thérapeutique). Mise en perspective[modifier | modifier le code] Critiques de Freud et du freudisme[modifier | modifier le code] J.

Interview with Nick Hornby (Author of High Fidelity) February, 2015 English author and screenwriter Nick Hornby, perhaps best known for his autobiography Fever Pitch and his novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, returns to bookstores this month with Funny Girl, his first novel in over five years. Set in London in the mid-1960s, featuring a female protagonist who rejects a beauty queen title to instead pursue a career as a comedic television actor, Hornby's newest book captures a brief window of time in 20th century popular culture when over half of the U.K. would watch a hit TV show and the Beatles and Rolling Stones had yet to fully assert their dominance. With his usual humor, pop culture references, and enviable empathy, Hornby has created another cast of instantly memorable characters. Just before departing on his book tour, Hornby spoke with Goodreads Author J. Error rating book. Rate this book Clear rating Nick Hornby: I think anything I've ever done in movies has fed into this. GR: She's also very much her father's daughter. NH: Right. GR: Right.

How Might We Design for Behavior Change? The Lazy Person's Guide to a Happy Home: Tips for People Who (Really) Hate Cleaning I'm always a little ashamed to admit this, but I hate to clean. I really hate it. I mean, there are so many more interesting things I could be doing. And the annoying thing is that when you clean something, it just gets dirty all over again. I've been working at this for a while, and I've realized that "not caring about it" is not an effective solution. 1. 2. 3. 4. So if you dread cleaning (like me) because you're lazy but also sort of a crazy perfectionist and think everything has to be SUPER SUPER clean: it doesn't. 5. So drink a glass of wine while you wash the dishes. 6. I've experienced firsthand the difficulty of getting rid of things because I'm planning to sell my house soon, so I've been cleaning out bigtime. Even More Cleaning Tips for Lazy People: • How To Clean Your House in 20 Minutes a Day for 30 Days • How To Keep Your Bathroom Clean In 5 Minutes A Day • The Stress Free Plan: How To Clean House for a Party • Dirty Little Secrets of Tidy Families • "Tidy Time" vs.

la-ralit-augmente-au-bureau-ds-2014 - olivier-schmouker Publié le 02/11/2012 à 09:43, mis à jour le 08/11/2012 à 14:28 Notre regard sur le monde va changer... Photo: DR BLOGUE. La réalité augmentée, ça vous dit quelque chose? Sûrement. Découvrez mes précédents posts In Praise of Melancholy and How It Enriches Our Capacity for Creativity by Maria Popova How the American obsession with happiness at the expense of sadness robs us of the capacity for a full life. “One feels as if one were lying bound hand and foot at the bottom of a deep dark well, utterly helpless,” Van Gogh wrote in one of his many letters expounding his mental anguish. And yet the very melancholy that afflicted him was also the impetus for the creative restlessness that sparked his legendary art. And yet the modern happiness industrial complex seems bent on eradicating this dark, uncomfortable, but creatively vitalizing state — something Eric G. With an eye toward the marketable ticker of bad news on which our commercial news media feed, Wilson writes: Our minds run over a daunting litany of global problems. Considering what lies behind our desire to eradicate sadness from our lives, Wilson admonishes that our obsession with happiness — something he considers a decidedly American export — “could well lead to a sudden extinction of the creative impulse.”

La créativité au secours de Montréal BLOGUE. Quand on entend les témoignages aux audiences de la Commission Charbonneau, on peut être impatient de connaître avec exactitude l’ampleur des phénomènes de collusion et de corruption évoqués. Entre-temps, on peut aussi être très inquiets de l’impact négatif sur l’ensemble du Québec et en particulier sur la métropole. « La Palerme du nord », voilà l’image qui risque d’être associée à Montréal si ce n’est déjà fait! Imaginez l’impact sur nos entreprises et sur la réputation générale de la ville… Je crois que miser plus que jamais sur le savoir et la créativité permettrait de redorer le blason de notre ville. Lorsqu’au début des années 2000, Boeing a décidé de déménager son siège social de Seattle, c’est le type d’avantage qui a permis à Chicago de remporter la course face à Dallas et à Denver. En 1997, l’entreprise Toyota décide d’installer une nouvelle usine en dehors du Japon. La concurrence entre les villes est aujourd’hui mondiale.

The Secret to Creativity, Intelligence, and Scientific Thinking: Being Able to Make Connections - When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account a while back, it got me thinking. The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets, which seems like an indication that it resonated with a lot of people. There’s a key difference between knowledge and experience and it’s best described like this: The original is from cartoonist Hugh MacLeod, who came up with such a brilliant way to express a concept that’s often not that easy to grasp. The image makes a clear point—that knowledge alone is not useful unless we can make connections between what we know. Lots of great writers, artists and scientists have talked about the importance of collecting ideas and bits of knowledge from the world around us, and making connections between those dots to fuel creative thinking and new ideas. This is a really fun, inspiring topic to read about, so I collected some quotes and advice from my favorite creative thinkers about the importance of making connections in your brain. It starts off like this: 1.

La recette magique pour exporter la Silicon Valley à Montréal Publié le 30/10/2012 à 10:34, mis à jour le 30/10/2012 à 14:11 BLOGUE. La Silicon Valley a fait beaucoup de petits au courant des dernières années. Pour s’en convaincre, on a qu’à penser à Chilecon Valley (Santiago), à Silicon Alley (New York), au Silicon Valley du Moyen-Orient (Amman) ou au Silicon Valley allemand (Berlin). Montréal fait d’ailleurs partie de cette liste des Silicon Valley de quelque chose qui n’a de cesse de s’allonger. Brad Feld, qui vient de publier Startup Communities : Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, a présenté ses conclusions à la Maison Notman, lieu de rendez-vous par excellence de la communauté techno montréalaise. Les quatre principes exposés ci-dessus contribuent chacun à favoriser la collaboration entre les entrepreneurs.