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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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How the UN starts using blockchain technology
Promising pilot by the UN in using this technology.

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"If science is algorithmic, then it must have the potential for automation."
Science could supercharged by the application of machine learning & AI.

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Be flawless or accountable
Transparancy and AI gets more attention which is a good thing. There will be AI applications where we will accept little transparancy because they are almost flawless. Other applications will ask for more transparancy and explainability which could mean excluding certain algorithms for example. 

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Where neuroscience and machine learning meet
Nice video about an exciting research project where they try to upload a rat brain. By doing that they want to learn as much as possible about how the brain works so that can be applied in machine learning & AI. 

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Machines & Knowledge
Some articles about AI & machine learning go deeper and need digesting. This is such an article by an author I admire. Must-read.

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New paper from Deepmind
This new paper seems to suggest that Deepmind has achieved progress in it's effort to develop a kind of general purpose AI for Atari Games. A simple environment compared to the real world. Still great work.

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AI and the courts
Good article about the aspects we should take care of before algorithms will be used more in courts of law.

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Lessons of Alpha Go
Nothing new in this recent talk about +DeepMind , still worth viewing to learn what Alpha Go has learned us. 

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How the company Otto uses AI
"The AI system has proved so reliable—it predicts with 90% accuracy what will be sold within 30 days—that Otto allows it automatically to purchase around 200,000 items a month from third-party brands with no human intervention." also the good news is that Otto didn't fire people, it hired more.

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A contrarian view on AI
To sharpen your thinking it's always good read contrarian views on AI like the added interview. Good points are made. Still if you read between the lines he is actually not pessimistic on AI reaching it's potential only that we are a bit too optimistic for the short term. Which is usually the case for every new technology , too much optimism for the short term but too much pessimism for the long term. 
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