TechCrunch | Identified looks to solve social media’s dirty data problem for recruiters with help from former LinkedIn data gurus
May 8, 2013
Source: TechCrunch — May 8, 2013 | Rip Empson
In other words, knowing that someone wrote “Analyst” as their job title on Facebook might not be of much help when making predictions about their ideal professional career. However, by considering complementary and related data, like their education, company and friend, SYMAN can infer that the person is in fact a “Systems Analyst” at Cloudera.
Comparing biographical, professional and educational data against the career path of… read more
Source: Forbes — April 15, 2013 | Chris Conover
Ray Kurzweil plans to live forever. All power to him. Mr. Kurzweil’s contributions to mankind arguably have been so extraordinary that perhaps we owe it to him to provide him medical care in perpetuity.
Alternatively, perhaps he never plans to retire and/or has amassed a portfolio easily capable of supporting him in perpetuity unassisted by either Social Security or Medicare. In that case, no obvious public policy issues… read more
Igloo Animations | This audio is taken from documentary film Transcendent Man. Igloo cut the audio to explain what the technological singularity is, in one minute.
Igloo Animations creates multimedia content. Established by director Trevor Courtney, Igloo is an award-winning animation studio and created Gimme the Short Version, which makes complex topics easy to digest, presents information clearly and simply and informs with bite-size visual chunks.
related… read more
Source: BoingBoing — August 10, 2009 | David Pescovitz
“All-Star Pattern Seeker Trading Cards pay tribute to 23 giants of pattern recognition — pathfinders and ideanauts whose shadows loom large across three millennia of discovery.” — Imaginary Foundation
December 14, 2011
Source: The Smart Set — December 14, 2011 | Stefany Anne Goldberg
This much is true. We do not want to die. And some say everything we do comes down to this. We look to fame, to children, to heaven, hoping all the while to grasp just a bit of immortality. We look to religion and we look to the occult, invisible solutions built on clouds and trust. We look to more tangible solutions as well. If we had a
Source: The Las Vegas Guardian Express — August 19, 2013 | Iam Bloom
Singularity University, in partnership with groups like Google, are trying to push and accelerate the boundaries of artificial intelligence. The group believes that eventually machines will not only gain intelligence, but rocket far beyond what humans are capable of being. They… read more
August 23, 2013
Source: The Las Vegas Guardian Express — August 19, 2013 | Rebecca Savastio
You may never have heard of the Singularity, but many scientists call its advent “inevitable,” and it has the potential, some would even say the promise, to deliver the human race to immortality. In order to understand how we can become immortal via the Singularity, we first have to understand what it is.
According to Ray Kurzweil, author of The Singularity Is Near and co-founder of… read more
Source: El Mundo — January 11, 2014 | Eduardo Suarez
His words are a window into a future in which the boundaries between life and death and our brains (which will be more powerful with the help of a computer) will blur.… read more
March 30, 2012
Source: Forbes — March 30, 2012 | Bruce Upbin
The very term Big Data implies that quantity is paramount, and some people speak as if they expect accelerating returns. If my database grows 100X bigger then I can mine insights that are 100X or even 300X bigger, right? Wrong! In my experience, more of the same type of data provides only modest & incremental insights, not a quantum leap. [...]