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Posted: Jan 31, 2024 - 5:51pm

 black321 wrote:

Esther Dyson, one of the technology industry's most prominent analysts, had an op-ed piece in The Information that addressed how people ought to be thinking about - and reacting to - AI.

An excerpt:

"Humanity is waking up to the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence, but we don’t yet understand our role. People talk about unexplainable AI when they should be more concerned about the unexplainable humans running the companies that develop the AI. (Hiya, Sam!)

"People worried about AI taking their jobs and taking control are competing with a myth. Instead, people should train themselves to be better humans even as they develop better AI. People are still in control, but they need to use that control wisely, ethically and carefully.

"The first step is to understand the fundamental difference between humans and AIs. We are analog, chemical beings, with emotions and feelings. Compared with machines, we think slowly - and we act too fast, failing to consider the long-term consequences of our behavior (which AI can help predict). So we should not compete with AI; we should use it. At the same time, we should become better humans: more self-aware and more understanding of the world around us, better able to understand our own and others’ motivations. We should know enough to manipulate ourselves and to resist manipulation by others."

You can read the entire piece here.





How often does this happen with novel technologies? I know it happen occasionally, and Tang is great and all, but it seems the typical model is that new stuff advantages a few while burdening many more. 

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Posted: Jan 31, 2024 - 3:01pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


That's like, $15k today.

How 'bout that inflation! As of January 2024, today's dollar equivalent is $16,054.

Love the wood trim. 

black321

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Posted: Jan 31, 2024 - 7:46am

Esther Dyson, one of the technology industry's most prominent analysts, had an op-ed piece in The Information that addressed how people ought to be thinking about - and reacting to - AI.

An excerpt:

"Humanity is waking up to the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence, but we don’t yet understand our role. People talk about unexplainable AI when they should be more concerned about the unexplainable humans running the companies that develop the AI. (Hiya, Sam!)

"People worried about AI taking their jobs and taking control are competing with a myth. Instead, people should train themselves to be better humans even as they develop better AI. People are still in control, but they need to use that control wisely, ethically and carefully.

"The first step is to understand the fundamental difference between humans and AIs. We are analog, chemical beings, with emotions and feelings. Compared with machines, we think slowly - and we act too fast, failing to consider the long-term consequences of our behavior (which AI can help predict). So we should not compete with AI; we should use it. At the same time, we should become better humans: more self-aware and more understanding of the world around us, better able to understand our own and others’ motivations. We should know enough to manipulate ourselves and to resist manipulation by others."

You can read the entire piece here.




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Posted: Mar 22, 2023 - 8:09am

 Proclivities wrote:
ca. 1978



That's like, $15k today.
Proclivities

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Posted: Mar 22, 2023 - 8:03am

ca. 1978

black321

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Posted: Jan 26, 2023 - 9:44am


  • A World Economic Forum report says business leaders believe a “catastrophic cyber event” is coming.
  • Cybercrime will grow from a $3 trillion industry in 2015 to a $10.5 trillion industry by 2025.
  • The unpredictable nature of cybercrime increases threats.

The 2023 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, has filled us with lots of uplifting predictions, like how companies will soon decode our brain waves. The latest warns of a global catastrophic cyber event in the very near future.

“The most striking finding that we’ve found,” WEF managing director Jeremy Jurgens said during a presentation highlighting the WEF Global Security Outlook Report 2023, “is that 93 percent of cyber leaders, and 86 percent of cyber business leaders, believe that the geopolitical instability makes a catastrophic cyber event likely in the next two years. This far exceeds anything that we’ve see in previous surveys.”

Add in the extreme unpredictability of these events—Jurgens cited a cyberattack recently aimed at shutting down Ukranian military abilities that unexpectedly also closed off parts of electricity production across Europe—and the global challenges are only growing.

“This is a global threat,” Jürgen Stock, Secretary-General of Interpol, said during the presentation. “It calls for a global response and enhanced and coordinated action.” He said the increased profits that the multiple bad “actors” reap from cybercrime should encourage world leaders to work together to make it a priority as they face “new sophisticated tools.”




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Posted: Aug 5, 2010 - 1:24pm

 Manbird wrote:
Pushy button telephones and chicken delight delivery - Don't cook tonight, call Chicken Delight!

 
you are twisted.

Manbird

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Posted: Aug 5, 2010 - 1:15pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I think you can open the link box, and where it says open in new window, set that to open in same window, say okay, then open the link box again and say open in new window. Sometimes that works
 
Feature photo: Spraypaint message
 

He do this because he care. 

the message in teh background


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Posted: Aug 5, 2010 - 1:13pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

it happens when you copy and paste a link directly into the text box instead of using the link feature.
to fix, highlight and break the link and then paste the url into into the link box
 

aha!  thanks for that bit.
Manbird

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Posted: Aug 5, 2010 - 1:12pm

Pushy button telephones and chicken delight delivery - Don't cook tonight, call Chicken Delight!


ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Aug 5, 2010 - 12:51pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

it happens when you copy and paste a link directly into the text box instead of using the link feature.
to fix, highlight and break the link and then paste the url into into the link box
 
I think you can open the link box, and where it says open in new window, set that to open in same window, say okay, then open the link box again and say open in new window. Sometimes that works
 
Feature photo: Spraypaint message


JrzyTmata

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Posted: Aug 5, 2010 - 12:44pm

 hippiechick wrote:

I didn't do intentionally; I don't know how to do it one way or another.
 
it happens when you copy and paste a link directly into the text box instead of using the link feature.
to fix, highlight and break the link and then paste the url into into the link box

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Posted: Aug 5, 2010 - 12:39pm

 phineas wrote:

The link opens in the current browser, not a new tab or window — I'm just curious if you do that intentionally. I thought the default in BillG's code was to open a tab or window rather than leaving the RP site.

 
I didn't do intentionally; I don't know how to do it one way or another.

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Posted: Aug 5, 2010 - 12:14pm

 hippiechick wrote: 
The link opens in the current browser, not a new tab or window — I'm just curious if you do that intentionally. I thought the default in BillG's code was to open a tab or window rather than leaving the RP site.


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Posted: Aug 5, 2010 - 5:26am

Google Wave DEAD: Google Kills Its 'Email Killer'


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Posted: Feb 1, 2010 - 2:11pm

Quantum Computer Simulates Hydrogen Molecule Just Right

(well, folks, we are on our way.)



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Posted: Jul 23, 2009 - 2:03pm

 dionysius wrote:
The white man and his machines are a puzzlement to me. Especially kegerators.

 
You better just stay on the farm and play that harmonica, Brother.

dionysius

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Posted: Jul 23, 2009 - 1:38pm

The white man and his machines are a puzzlement to me. Especially kegerators.
geordiezimmerman

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Posted: Jul 23, 2009 - 1:33pm

Wireless tv, phone chargers etc. LINK

Pretty cool.