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Two days left to register for Minerviad, the greatest geek unconference ever (except maybe the Offtopicarium)!
Welcome to the website of Minerviad, a gathering of people who love knowledge and intellectual stimulation, taking place from 2013-06-30 (Sunday) to 2013-07-02 (Tuesday) in Tel-Aviv, Israel. There will be a social gathering and introductions on the evening before (2013-06-29) at the Dancing ...
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Very amusing stupidity by NASA
The 2006 report from NASA's "Independent Verification and Validation Facility" makes some interesting claims. Turning to page 6, we learn that thanks to IV&V, "NASA realized a...
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Well, the point here is the derivation of the 1.6 billion $ figure which is ludicrous.
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My take on formalizing intelligence
In this article I review a few previously proposed mathematical metrics of general intelligence and propose my own approach. This approach has a peculiar relation to decision theory, different decisio...
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I officially declared my presence in Less Wrong
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I talked earlier about non-uniform computation as potentially relevant for general intelligence. It is thus natural to wonder whether non-uniform computation allows for efficient universal prediction
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Is perfect prediction sufficient to construct an (inefficient) AI? If so, the same algorithm might be used to construct an efficient AI by substituting imperfect prediction
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Minerviad is a gathering of people who love knowledge and intellectual stimulation, taking place June 30 - July 2 (3 days) in Tel Aviv, Israel. Minerviad is an unconference which aims to bring smart people together to exchange ideas and form new connections. 3 days of unadulterated geek fun!

The program will be composed of short talks (up to 20 minutes talk + 20 minutes discussion), long talks, workshops and organized discussions, leaving time for socializing in the evening. Each participant is obliged to give at least 1 short talk! Depending on number of participants, there might be 2 parallel tracks.

Subjects may vary: science, technology, history, economics, my-plan-to-take-over-the-world, you name it... The talks will be accessible to non-specialist audience with good general knowledge.

The facilities for the event are kindly provided by the Centre for Science Education in Tel Aviv and are located in Pardes St. 7, Tel Aviv, Israel. Participants from far away (especially from abroad) will be provided with free accommodation in houses of volunteers.

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Welcome to the website of Minerviad, a gathering of people who love knowledge and intellectual stimulation, taking place from 2013-06-30 (Sunday) to 2013-07-02 (Tuesday) in Tel-Aviv, Israel. There will be a social gathering and introductions on the evening before (2013-06-29) at the Dancing ...
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Even if it's in WP it can be valuable to make a good talk about it. In particular you can have your own perspective which is not necessarily obvious from reading a WP article (or at least requires putting together information from several articles).
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Further exploration of my quasi-Solomonoff intelligence metrics + an attack on the friendly AI problem
Related to: Intelligence Metrics and Decision Theories Previously I presented a formalism for dealing with the Duality and Ontology problems associated with attempts to define a formal metric of gene...
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A question in prediction theory both a positive and a negative answer to which implies a major conjecture in complexity theory
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I just realized love is a phase transition. Single life is the initial phase, then comes a violent process (infatuation, courtship) and finally the system reaches a new equilibrium (stable relationship). Of course, sometimes the nucleation fails :)
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When your heart stops beating, you'll keep tweeting.  That's the slogan of LivesOn, a service that uses artificial intelligence to analyze your Twitter feed, learn your likes, tastes, and syntax - and keep posting similar tweets after you die!  

"It'll work better than a frozen head", they boast.  But if it works really well, why wait until you're dead?  I bet some people will turn it on whenever they get busy.

Check it out: http://liveson.org/
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Also you can turn it on and off once in a while, then see if people can distinguish between real and fake tweets. If they can't, you've failed the Turing test.
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Improving my deformed Solomonoff prior to better describe the notion of "the universe is approximately governed by model M"
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Software manager
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  • Mantis Vision
    Software Product/Group Manager, 2012 - present
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    Team Leader, 2009 - 2012
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    Algorithm Engineer, 2004 - 2009
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Born in 1983 in the USSR, moved to Israel in 1990. I'm a multidisciplinary person and an autodidact. I'm interested in physics, mathematics, chemistry, molecular biology, algorithm and software engineering, history and the mysterious lore of R&D management. I know quite a bit about quantum field theory and mathematical physics. I enjoy science fiction, rock & folk music and good cinema, for example Woody Allen and David Cronenberg. I'm deeply in love with my wife Yulia and a proud father of Amos (born 2010). I consider myself a Jewish Deist and a Transhumanist
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Married to the most beautiful woman on the planet
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  • Tel Aviv University
    Pure Mathematics
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