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The Myth of a Superhuman AI – Backchannel
Illustrations by Michael Paul Young / YouWorkForThem I’ ve heard that in the future computerized AIs will become so much smarter than us that they will take all…
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The Evolution of Container Usage at Netflix
Containers are already adding value to our proven globally available cloud platform based on Amazon EC2 virtual machines. We’ve shared pieces of Netflix’s…
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VeRA takes the lead! Back in 2014 on our tour of the UK with Here with XH558…
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10 days ago
Introduction To TensorFlow
I had great fun writing neural network software in the 90s, and I have been anxious to try creating some using TensorFlow . Google’s machine intelligence…
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18 days ago
Donald Trump’s War on Science
The President-elect’s cabinet appointments speak to a harsh reality: this is an anti-science Administration. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY TIMOTHY FADEK / BLOOMBERG VIA…
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23 days ago
William Gibson – Hand & Brain – Medium
Image by Ottica . Original photograph by Gonzo Bonzo under creative commons . William Gibson By Hand & Brain [Making] I keep wondering about Maker garbage,…
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How Aristotle Created the Computer
T HE HISTORY Of computers is often told as a history of objects, from the abacus to the Babbage engine up through the code-breaking machines of World War II. In…
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4 weeks ago
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March 28, 1961 – The first CF-104 Starfighters, manufactured by Canadair in Montreal, are delivered to the…
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How the White House Got James Comey Wrong
There are very few officials who understand the true extent of the F.B.I. investigation. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER Early on…
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5 weeks ago
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The Debugging Mindset - ACM Queue
The January/February issue of acmqueue is out now Debugging PDF March 22, 2017 Volume 15, issue 1 The Debugging Mindset Understanding the psychology of learning…
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Immersive Math
The world's first linear algebra book with fully interactive figures.
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Brian Moriarty | Lectures & Presentations | An Apology for Roger Ebert
An Apology for Roger Ebert (2011) Delivered 4 March 2011 at the 25th Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco,and again on 24 March 2011 at Worcester…
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My Week at Sea with Canada’s Alt-Right
Cover Story My Week at Sea with Canada's Alt-Right An undercover leftie cruises the Caribbean with Ezra Levant and his army of Trump supporters, conspiracy…
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6 weeks ago
Frozen Alive
When your Jeep spins lazily off the mountain road and slams backward into a snowbank, you don’t worry immediately about the cold. Your first thought is that…
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6 weeks ago
The Blockchain Will Do to Banks and Law Firms What the Internet Did to Media
Even years into the deployment of the internet, many believed that it was still a fad. Of course, the internet has since become a major influence on our lives,…
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7 weeks ago
Cognitive bias cheat sheet
Buster Benson 🙀💭 Thinking is hard. Platform product lead at @SlackHQ. Also helping a bit with @coachdotme, @NaNoWriMo, @750words. Previously @Twitter and…
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8 weeks ago
Is Dark Matter our Generation's Ether? - Cosmos on Nautilus
“He is one of those dark matter people,” Mordehai Milgrom said about a colleague stopping by his office at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Milgrom introduced…
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8 weeks ago
Making Money Using Math - ACM Queue
The January/February issue of acmqueue is out now AI PDF February 22, 2017 Volume 15, issue 1 Making Money Using Math Modern applications are increasingly using…
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9 weeks ago
The Only Thing, Historically, That's Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe
Calls to make America great again hark back to a time when income inequality receded even as the economy boomed and the middle class expanded. Yet it is all too…
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9 weeks ago
What if the internet stopped working for a day?
Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. Before…
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11 weeks ago
Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post” - Los Angeles Review of Books
FEBRUARY 5, 2017 THE TRUMP-HITLER COMPARISON. Is there any comparison? Between the way the campaigns of Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler should have been treated…
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11 weeks ago
Watching Trump Win from the White House
As the reality of Donald Trump’s Election Night victory became clear, President Obama reminded his staff that most of the folks in the room had known only…
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12 weeks ago
Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich
Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015,…
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january 2017
Preserve, Protect, and Defend
The Capitol Building, January 20, 2017. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER On September 17, 1787, as Benjamin Franklin was leaving…
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january 2017
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Editorial 1.3 (with split-screen and iPad Pro support) is waiting for review. I've also reduced the price to $4.99…
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january 2017
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january 2017
Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America
The CIA officially determined that Russia intervened in our election, and President-elect Donald Trump dismissed the story as if it were a piece of fake news.…
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january 2017
The WELL: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky: State of the World 2017
inkwell.vue.495 : Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky: State of the World 2017 of 58 : Welcome to the WELL (jonl) Thu 29 Dec 16 09:48 We're kicking off the 2017…
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january 2017
Fighting Infomania: Why 80% of Your Reading is a Waste of Time
I returned to college Junior Fall dissatisfied. I’d just finished a summer internship doing management consulting with a government contracting firm, and in the…
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december 2016
What It’s Like to Stand at the Threshold to Space
What It’s Like to Stand at the Threshold to Space By Mike Massimino In Spaceman , Mike Massimino describes his journey from a child dreaming of going to space…
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december 2016
Children of Men Might Be the Most Relevant Film of 2016
CHILDREN OF MEN, Clive Owen, 2006.©Universal/courtesy Everett Collection Photo: Universal Studios/Everett Collection On Christmas day, 2006, a curious twist on…
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december 2016
The Collapsing Empire
Our universe is ruled by physics and faster than light travel is not possible—until the discovery of The Flow, an extra-dimensional field we can access at…
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december 2016
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