Covid-19 driving a digital health care revolution – Asia Times

Back in October, former Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang first cautioned that the world is now undergoing a Fourth Industrial Revolution, — Read on asiatimes.com/2020/05/covid-19-driving-a-digital-health-care-revolution/

Why we like a good robot story | OUPblog

We have been telling stories about machines with minds for almost three thousand years. In the Iliad, written around 800 BCE, Homer describes the oldest known AI: “golden handmaidens” created by Hephaestus, the disabled god of metalworking. They “seemed like living maidens” with “intelligence… voice and vigour”, and “bustled about supporting their master.” In the Odyssey, Homer [...]

Friday essay: a real life experiment illuminates the future of books and reading

The most recent shift, from print media to digital technology, began around the middle of the 20th century. It culminated in two of the most ambitious projects in the history of the book (at least if we believe the corporate hype): the mass-digitisation of books by Google and the mass-distribution of electronic books by Amazon. [...]

Hello quantum world! Google publishes landmark quantum supremacy claim

Scientists at Google say that they have achieved quantum supremacy, a long-awaited milestone in quantum computing. The announcement, published in Nature on 23 October, follows a leak of an early version of the paper five weeks ago, which Google did not comment on at the time. In a world first, a team led by John [...]

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – Review

Cognitive Conditioning: Thinking Fast and Slow (Review) — Read on youtu.be/oSIlT3qI40A Dr. Daniel Kahneman's 'Thinking Fast and Slow' (2011) is the culmination of Nobel Prize winning investigation/research into how the mind works. By using insights from the book, we can condition our mind to be faster, smarter and less prone to errors, while solidifying experience [...]

When Quantum Meets AI: Promises and Perils as Two of Our Future’s Most Powerful Technologies Begin to Collide | PROJECT Q

Image via GCN Part I of III Gabriella Skoff The game-changing role that quantum computing is set to play in machine learning is a topic of conversation shrouded in much hype. Theoretically, quantum computing could increase algorithmic capacity to crunch large datasets, enhancing the performance of deep learning and accelerating the progress of artificial intelligence… [...]