The Chinese like to do things big. On my recent speaking trip to China some of the venues were very large and had Dear Leader-like towering headshots of me as backgrounds. It is odd to see yourself as a billboard. I also had a lot of large crowds at book signings in actual bookstores.
We ask the network: “Whatever you see there, I want more of it!” This creates a feedback loop: if a cloud looks a little bit like a bird, the network will make it look more like a bird. This in turn will make the network recognize the bird even more strongly on the next pass and so forth, until a highly detailed bird appears, seemingly out of nowhere.
Memo from Google here:
"But the choice of a main programming language is the most important signaling behavior that a technology company can engage in. Tell me that you program in Java, and I believe you to be either serious or boring. In Ruby, and you are interested in building things quickly. In Clojure, and I think you are smart but wonder if you ship. In Python, and I trust you implicitly. In PHP, and we sigh together. In C++ or C, and I nod humbly. In C#, and I smile and assume we have nothing in common. In Fortran, and I ask to see your security clearance. These languages contain entire civilizations."
- KK* — I write about the culture of technology. I'm an off-the-chart optimist. Currently Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. Publisher of the daily review of Cool Tools. Resident philosopher at the Technium.Editor, Author, Amateur Philosopher, 2000 - present
- WiredExecutive Editor, 1992 - 1999
- Whole Earth CatalogEditor, Publisher, 1984 - 1990
- Bell Helicopter TextronEditor, 1978 - 1979
- University of GeorgiaLab Assistant, 1982 - 1984
- Westfield High School
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