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Ronald Poell
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Attended Université d'Aix-Marseille, Luminy, Saint-Charles
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And yet another language to learn.

Why?

I accepted a challenge as Lead Software Architect in Malta.

I had already my share of learning software languages and natural languages and although most people speak English, I feel the need to learn Maltese.
Basically a mixture of Sicilian and Arab with pieces of English and French.

Besides the very interesting work ahead, something weird happened to me with (or should I say in?) Malta.
Ever felt at home in a foreign country as soon as you came out of the airport?
So guess what?
Really, do I need to give the answer?

The photo shows what is painted on the engine of the plane that took me to Malta for the second time.
Bright idea and a good way to stimulate interest in a foreign culture. H/T +Air Malta 

Writing this in Malta, flying back to the Netherlands tomorrow, I can't wait to get rooted here.

My internal alter ego tells me:
Ronald, heads up, a bit more then a month to go before entering a new phase of your life.

Edited:
I completely forgot: For each major change in my life a song is associated. I don't know how I choose them, but one always just feels right.
For my move to Malta it is Morning has broken by Cat Stevens  1971 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn_To9dyxaQ).

A marvelous day to all of you.

Ronald
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Thanks +Carey Butler . Get back to you soon.
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Kurzweil Interviews Minsky: Is Singularity Near?
Interesting interview
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The video has quite a few issues. The most annoying of them is how they resolve the phenomenon of mind to brain function.
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This is one way of tackling the artificial intelligence of the next generation. Will it transcendent human possibilities?

Thanks +Oldkid Livegen for sharing. 
 
Baby X, The Intelligent Toddler Simulation, Is Getting Smarter Every Day (watch out for the Terrible Two's) http://buff.ly/1mMatIo
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I'm doubtful, but it's very interesting!
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Google's Knowledge Fault 
Collecting all human knowledge automatically.
I hope they will apply my "_recommendations_* as described in my blog post  "Information extraction, yes ... but the right way !" (http://goo.gl/6oCgwC).
And make it multi-lingual.
+Kevin Murphy 
 
Surely, one would expect Google to do just that?
The fully automated Knowledge Vault project is designed to crunch the world's raw data into a single database. Continue reading →
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+Ronald Poell Thank you for your insights.
I promise you that this view of me will change in the future. I'm not here for my petty concerns and ego, rather something much bigger than I can even claim to hold in my hands.

I've been given a different way to see things - wherever that may have come - and now must live with the ostracism or misunderstandings that sometimes comes up because of it.

I've experienced this before at universities and colleges and so I've gotten used to it.
Thankfully, after time when people begin to understand my motives and meaning, they see that I'm not just 'being complicated' or trying to be special, rather have something that is useful for everyone.

I also think I know who is behind this, but I don't want to take us away from your great post above which I find very interesting.
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Interesting reading.
The last part of the paper relates the importance of context in interpreting facts.
In this short article we report on an experiment in handwritten character recognition. Unlike statistical and other purely quantitative approaches, such as neural networks (deep or otherwise!), our
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+carey g. butler Your welcome.
Or better as posted a while ago:
I know you would do the same thing for somebody else.
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Behind the 42

Today is started a new series of posts in my blog.
This first chapter gives a little bit of context.

Stay tuned.
Behind the 42 - 1 What if: - all observations are correct - all interpretations of these observations are correct - all interpretations of these observations are biased Hmm.... The yy Why this series of posts? At several pe...
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Hi +Gustav Olav Lundby 
My method of work is quite complicated, but one basic aspect consists of placing questions marks everywhere. Not taking anything for granted.

For me each and every reasoning chain contains a few characteristic elements: observations, unverifiable assumptions, verified or unverified prior knowledge and finally not taking into account some of the same three kinds of elements.

Digging through these belief systems, trying to classify each aspect of it is not that easy. One discovers rapidly that a lot of primary information is not accessible and what is considered primary information can be subject to discussion.
Fortunately in this information age, more and more is becoming available as open data.

Often I do have to rely on some unverified information, but knowing that it is unverified (the question mark remains) is momentary good enough to move on.

New insights can make me reformulate a question. For example I consider reformulating the early hominid migration question differently, because the migration itself is an interpretation. This one could then become: "Why did the early hominids stayed in a hostile environment?".

As for the 42? Well it's just what it is: 42.
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My family story, an unexpected turn.

Yesterday I published the family tree of my mother.
But what's also interesting is the history behind it:
I month ago I got contacted by an unknown person who appeared to be an aunt. I even was unaware of her existence.
We met and she provided me some documents and photo's to digitize and I took up the research I left on a shelf for a few years.
Next I met her sister (also an aunt). More documents and photo's.
Some lazy chair Internet research and the result: seven generations identified.
And I wrote a booklet, for the moment in a restricted distribution (family only), but with the intention to make a public version. A story of some eighty pages of family history.
Translated into English the title would be "Father and son. The Indonesia-goers".
To be expected soon under a CC BY-SA license.

Bonus:
I managed to identify an until now unidentified Second World War victim: a brother of my grand-father. A few days ago I received confirmation that my identification was accepted.
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This summer I crossed the Google maps car taking photo's for Streetview.
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I'd have recognized you! ;-)
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Behind the 42
A series of post in my blog about opening your mind and embrace the universe.
Today I published the third chapter 3
Chapter 1, sort of introduction: http://goo.gl/tki8KD
Chapter 2, the question network http://goo.gl/kaJ4Sj
Chapter 3, belief systems and time http://goo.gl/sS1h3i

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Behind the 42 - 1 What if: - all observations are correct - all interpretations of these observations are correct - all interpretations of these observations are biased Hmm.... The yy Why this series of posts? At several pe...
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Behind the 42 Next round: 3
The story continues with the belief systems and time. Not to forget spoon impact.
That it may enrich you.
Behind the 42 - 3 One of the actions as described in my previous post in this series consisted of looking for existing answers. These existing answers can fit in the mainstream belief system or can be from a weird point of ...
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I fight for national shared expensive infrastructure to provide where trauma would otherwise result in these types of ignorance causing self lies. You know, actual solutions, at the source, before the fact. The reaction space you so aptly personify is the very opposite of a solution. So, yes, I actually help humanity where you simply promote the deck chair rearrangement scheme that makes titanic travelers so absurdly content as they sink over and over again into the abyss that is human hubris self hiding. 
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Interesting discussion between +Nikola Danaylov and +Jonathan Mugan about Jonathan's book The curiosity cycle.

There are clear alignments in Jonathan's way of looking at curiosity, it's benefits and how to stimulate it with my own way of being.

In the light of my blog post series "Behind the 42" the statement Learn to ask the right questions cannot but bring up a warm feeling.
 
How do we teach kids to prepare for accelerating change?! See interview with Jonathan Mugan – author of “The Curiosity Cycle,” to find out.
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Behind the 42
This second chapter is about the question network.
Using the example of the pyramids to guide you through it.
Behind the 42 - 2 In this post I'll expose my thinking framework, the method if you might call it, that allows me to set up a question network. Most often when I see, read, hear, feel or write something immediate questi...
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Looking for challenges in the world
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Semantic Technologies, RDF, OWL, Java , JS, CSS, Html, Hadoop, Artificial Intelligence, Agents, Team Work, Communication and .... some other
Employment
  • TNO
    CTO Semantic Network Technologies, 2000 - 2011
  • Syntegra
    Technical Project Manager, 1997 - 2000
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Zoetermeer, Netherlands
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Oss, Netherlands - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Marseille, France - Forcalquier, France - Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues, France - Zevenhuizen, Netherlands - Den Haag, Netherlands
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Desire a self driving car and other smart companions (male, female and undefined)
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Amongst others interested in semantic technologies, artificial intelligence, history, archeology.
Actual sports: bare bow archery.
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  • Université d'Aix-Marseille, Luminy, Saint-Charles
    Geology, 1978 - 1989
  • Gemeentelijk Lyceum Eindhoven
    Antheneum
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