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AI, or Alien Intelligence

kk.org — This year, 2014, John Brockman's annual question was "What Do You Think About Machines That Think?". My answer is that I think we could call them artificial aliens. I'm reposting my full response here: The most important thing about making machines that can think is that they will think different.

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kk.org — Image Change has never happened this fast before, and it will never be this slow again. Graeme Wood Social Principal #9, Geek Media, Sept 29, 2009 Even the primeval Stone Age islanders of the Sentinelese, who still persist in 2015 and shoot everybody who tries to talk to them with cane bows, are under satellite surveillance.

The Shirky Principle

kk.org — Translations: Japanese] "Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." - Clay Shirky I think this observation is brilliant. It reminds me of the clarity of the Peter Principle, which says that a person in an organization will be promoted to the level of their incompetence.

Brett Doar, Multidisciplinary Artist [Cool Tools Show #16]

kk.org — Subscribe to the Cool Tools Podcast on iTunes |RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 | See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Brett Doar, an artist/maker renowned for his Rube Goldberg machines, shows us some little tools that can make a big impact....

The Nakasendo is an old road in Japan that connects Kyoto to Tokyo. It was once…

plus.google.com — The Nakasendo is an old road in Japan that connects Kyoto to Tokyo. It was once a major foot highway, but today small sections retain some of its... - Kevin Kelly - Google+

Prove Us Wrong: Utili-Key

kk.org — In 2003 we recommended the Utili-Key as a great pocket tool that you can "pass through airport security checks unnoticed." Last week I gave an electronics workshop in Tulas to a group of about 50 heads of private schools, and discovered that the kits did not include wire strippers as expected.

What’s in my bag

kk.org — (Click on images to embiggen) I work pretty much anywhere I can find a table, but I hate lugging a big heavy bag around. On a good day I'll walk a few miles with it on my shoulder so I want something light and slim that makes the best use of space.

How to Use Artificial Intelligence

kk.org — The decorative images Wired used to heavily illustrate the article are meaningless - I'm guessing they are supposed to be Brain Power as in Flower Power, but I don't really know.

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

wired.com — A few months ago I made the trek to the sylvan campus of the IBM research labs in Yorktown Heights, New York, to catch an early glimpse of the fast-arriving, long-overdue future of artificial intelligence. This was the home of Watson, the electronic genius that conquered Jeopardy! in 2011.

Co-founder of ThinkUp, Gina Trapani [Cool Tools Show #12]

kk.org — Subscribe to the Cool Tools Podcast on iTunes | RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 |See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Lifehacker founder and ThinkUp co-founder, Gina Trapani introduces us to a few web based apps that offer elegant design and features...
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