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Erik Jonker
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Fascinated by developments in the networked information society, Government 3.0, interested in international security/politics/foreign affairs, Civil Servant 2.0 (Ambtenaar 2.0), married with Annemarie and a happy father of two daughters. All opinions and views expressed are personal and do not represent my employer or any other organisation i am involved in.
Fascinated by developments in the networked information society, Government 3.0, interested in international security/politics/foreign affairs, Civil Servant 2.0 (Ambtenaar 2.0), married with Annemarie and a happy father of two daughters. All opinions and views expressed are personal and do not represent my employer or any other organisation i am involved in.

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Manchester
I learned at university that terrorism acts are most effective if they hit people who are totally innocent and not related to the cause. Manchester seems a textbook example. Besides this rational perspective i am disgusted by this horrible and evil act, having two teenage daughters myself.

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ATMOS UAV
Great start-up from the Netherlands. Innovative and easy way to map your ground/area.

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The European Army
I always find it peculiar that many people who are against the EU and it's institutions apparantly never noticed the european army that Germany is building, which integrates parts of armies from smaller countries. That is a big deal from the perspective of "sovereignity". It also illustrates indirectly why the EU should get a bigger role in this. Especially for smaller countries it's important that not just the large powers in continental europe (France, Germany) can dictate things. However in a general sense it's a logical move, it's very expensive for every separate country to have a full army. This offers a chance to share resources and costs.

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Exploring our common Go future
Smart move from +DeepMind to position this conference as a combined endeavour of man and machine, to explore the new possibilities of Go with the arrival of AI. An example of how other AI projects should work, focussing on collaboration and reinforcing each other (man and machine).
#AlphaGo
#Google
#Deepmind


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Weekend, time to relax, at least for my cat.
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My fear
In my country AI & machine learning is not an important subject in politics. That is a scary and frustrating thing. While many , in comparison, minor issues dominate the headlines fundamental questions for governments with regard to AI are not adressed. My fear is that involvement of governments is so low that we end up being dominated by an all powerful complex of monopolistic internet companies. With no oversight and democratic control.

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Google I/O is all about AI
I will not repeat all the blogs with the major announcements from Google. But it's clear that Google is all about AI. The most strategic play is trying to become the main provider for delivering AI from the cloud. The good news is that there is serious competition in the form of Amazon, IBM and Microsoft. Although from a data and devices perspective, Google has an advantage. It also illustrates that Google could be in the process of changing it's businessmodel. Moving from advertising to AI cloud services.

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One-shot learning
It's not new but in my view it does not get enough attention. Everybody is hearing now that AI needs millions of examples to learn. But what if we develop algorithms that learn more like people (babies) ? It will dramatically increase the impact of algorithms in our lives i think.

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One-shot learning
It's not new but in my view it does not get enough attention. Everybody is hearing now that AI needs millions of examples to learn. But what if we develop algorithms that learn more like people (babies) ? It will dramatically increase the impact of algorithms in our lives i think.
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