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Seb Paquet
Worked at Sceneverse, Inc.
Attended Université de Montréal
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"Duchesne wrote up his findings in a thesis, but because he was unknown and young—only 23 at the time—the French Institut Pasteur wouldn’t acknowledge it. His research vanished, and Duchesne died 15 years later of tuberculosis (a disease that would someday be treatable with antibiotics). It would take 31 years for the Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming to rediscover penicillin, independently and with no idea that Duchesne had already done it. In those three decades, untold millions of people died of diseases that could have been cured. Failed networks kill ideas."
We write the equivalent of 520 million books every day on social media and email. The fact that so many of us are writing — sharing our ideas, good and bad — has changed the way we think. Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public.
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More and more people are asking how they can better support me. I'm very grateful for these inquiries. It makes me reassured that what I do matters to at least some people. It also gives me a sense of prospective relief, as I am taking on growing challenges. I feel much less alone than I did a few years ago.

So I am working on figuring out ways I can be helped. I think there are several. I am also working on creating in myself more capacity to receive (and circulate) help. Stay tuned :)
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This is great. #Inflation   #superheroes  
Mashable Here’s a fun series of infographics that break down the cost of being a superhero when these characters were first introduced and compares it to the expenses the characters’ current iterations would rack up today. The series was created last year for Mashable with artwork by Bob Al-Greene. We came across them on Emil Lendof’s Behance Gallery — Lendof worked on the text and graphics. Even if this series didn’t contain all the...
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McGroove takes over from the first second. Just like that.
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This is making me a tad peckish..

#guacamole   #recipe  
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Next job on the chopping block: composer?

"You've probably heard music composed by a computer algorithm, though you may not realize it. Artificial intelligence researchers have made huge gains in computational – or algorithmic – creativity over the past decade or two, and in music especially these advances are now filtering through to the real world. AI programs have produced albums in multiple genres. They've scored films and advertisements. And they've also generated mood music in games and smartphone apps."

"Tools such as Liquid Notes, Quartet Generator, Easy Music Composer, and Maestro Genesis are liberating to open-minded composers. They generate the musical equivalent of sentences and paragraphs with consummate ease, their benefit being that they do the hard part of translating an abstract idea or intention into notes, melodies, and harmonies."

"The compositions that computers create don't necessarily need any editing or polishing from humans."
Computer algorithms and artificial intelligence programs are fast approaching the level of humans in music composition, and AI researchers say they computers have immense capacity for creativity. ...
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The automatically generated Bach prelude linked to in the article is quite weird. It doesn't sound a bit like Bach, except for parts, some of them quite long, where it directly quotes from existing Bach preludes. In some places it makes what can only be described as harmonic blunders. It's quite an impressive achievement nevertheless, given the difficulty of the problem, but it does make one wonder whether David Cope has a good ear for Bach.
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The unique 21st-century misery of the online shaming victim.
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"Social media is so perfectly designed to manipulate our desire for approval" - really stuck out at me
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This is a superb owl.
 
For my US friends, a #SuperbOwl  I photo'd in #Prague  for your Sunday pleasure.
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Education
  • Université de Montréal
    Ph.D. Computer Science, 2003
  • Université de Montréal
    B.Sc. Physics, 1997
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Gender
Male
Birthday
October 1
Story
Bragging rights
I coined the phrase "Ridiculously Easy Group-Forming".
Work
Occupation
Culture Hacker
Employment
  • Sceneverse, Inc.
    VP & Social Alchemist
  • National Research Council of Canada
    Research Officer
  • Socialtext, Inc.
  • Téluq-UQAM
    Professor
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Currently
Montreal
Previously
moncton - hull, qc - vancouver, bc