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Byron Alley
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Lifetime entrepreneur, geek, swing dancer
Lifetime entrepreneur, geek, swing dancer

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I think my favourite part of Google Chat is that almost nobody I know uses it.
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I was definitely thinking we didn't have enough different places to talk about Swing Dynamite and dancing ;)

But seriously... At least it's on Google+!

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Nicely done! A very succint summary of the Chinese Room concept in artificial intelligence.
This might be a difference between intelligence and awareness (consciousness).
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Strong vs Weak AI - The Chinese Room in 60 seconds

Can we create machines that think like we do? This is the goal of "strong" AI. Some years ago a philosopher invented the Chinese Room thought experiment to prove that it was impossible. We have a 60-second video that explains it all...

The Open University has a new series of free, very short videos called 60 Second Adventures in Thought. At the moment there are a total of six and the one that is of most interest to us is the Chinese Room.

This is an argument invented by philosopher John Searle to prove that it was impossible to create real thinking machines. The best you can do is to create mechanisms that appear to think.

Full story: http://www.i-programmer.info/news/105-artificial-intelligence/3472-strong-v-weak-ai-the-chinese-room-in-60-seconds.html
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Check out our swing dance school/troupe's new page on Google+. Personally I'm really happy to finally have a Google home for the company!
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Great albeit enthusiastic article about how Siri is kind of a big deal.
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What’s So Great About Siri?
Apple announced speech recognition for the next iPhone. Big deal. Android’s had it for more than a year. Apple is just playing ...
http://pulse.me/s/24SVT
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My favourite poutine!
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RIP Steve Jobs.
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Because what classrooms need is LESS excitement?????
Via +Martin Lambert. Methinks the educators need to spend more of their time educating.

Educators came up with the idea during a brainstorming session, as a way to foster a "calmer and inclusive atmosphere in the classroom," the Daily Mail reports. Students, ages 7 to 11, are instructed to give a thumbs up and cup it with their other hand rather than wave a hand in the air.
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