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We were discussing at lunch today who to send our paper to before we upload it to arxiv, and we realised we could use our software to predict how receptive they might be.  I think we were joking.

In other news, we emailed this blogpost when I wrote it to the Microsoft / BU crowd as well as linking to them here, and two of them replied to my email, but they posted their own blog a week ago without linking to this.
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Hey Googlers (you know you lurk here).  Why do +Blogger posts linked to Facebook now print "Service Unavailable" instead of showing the precise of the blogpost?  If you click the box, you still get to the link, but Facebook users are not likely to click such a box.
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I think there may be subfield demographics at work, too. Google snapped up a lot of ML folks of our generation. There are lots of functional programmers our age (and older) at Facebook, by contrast.
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AI derived from human culture will be as biased as our history is.  What should we do?
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This was a comment I made on a blog post about a Blogger feature, I have no idea why it was stuck on my plus page like this.  +Google+ you are confusing my friends!!!!

Sometimes you use the singular and sometimes the plural for "posts".  I absolutely need a list of featured posts, not just one "pinned tweet".  I'm looking into other blog tools that could handle this.
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ARGH!  Why do deleted +Gmail  drafts not go into the bin/trash???  Do you know you put the "delete" button right next to the stupidly hard to manipulate drop down menu you have to use for spell checking???
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Drafts are if you DON'T delete it, just close the window.  If you accidentally hit the trash can, good bye!
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This is insane. There was never an honest option to leave the EU. Every single politician who even supported the idea of a referendum was either lying or grossly incompetent, probably both. The best solution at this point would be for every single one from Cameron to Farage through May to get on stage and admit that they seriously had not expected the British people to go against the advice of every competent academic and economist and were only playing political games, and that they are turning the page now to a new era of honest government.
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9 out of 10 academics at top US universities voted for Gore & we got pilloried for being biased.  9 out of 10 academics opposed Brexit and a leading politician said people don't need expertise.  It's very unusual that this time the stupidity of ignoring 9 out of 10 academics is so immediately apparent.  By the way, 9 out of 10 academics think climate change is something we should be addressing.
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British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
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I've altered my contract with Bath so that I can live in Princeton another year, but I'll still be teaching Intelligent Control and Cognitive Systems in the Spring, and also still supervising my PhD students.
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A response to the blog that generated the figure you see here.
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My slides from the meeting on Moral Technology I was doing 24/5 last week in Switzerland. I had thought they'd invited me to talk about AI as a moral agent (which they did) but most of it was about using technology to alter human morality. When I realised that I edited my talk to advocate ensuring that technology so used is done by consent of the affected users. It turned out nearly everyone at the meeting said and/or demonstrated the same attitude. There were people doing good science on the biggest problems of our time such as the US penal system and why we put more effort into one stuck hedgehog than the genocide in Syria. The meeting will become regular. http://www.ethik.uzh.ch/de/ufsp/agenda/1607-Moral-Technologies.html
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It can't be that simple; the income distribution is not 50/50. I am really suspicious that it's a media effect, and or campaign / advertising. They are the only ones that benefit financially from close races. Leaving was stupid, yet 80% of media coverage was on it to compensate. Then the polls were wrong because the question wasn't treated as "sensitive" so many older voters that were going to vote leave lied that they weren't (ask Will Lowe if you want a reference on all that.) So the media & advertising people over shot and screwed up. But what they wanted was 50/50, and they nearly achieved that.
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I thought it was a good article - obviously from a particular perspective, but better than the way the writer had chosen to top and tail it.
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  • Princeton University
    Visiting Fellow, 2015 - present
    Center for Information Technology Policy
  • University of Bath
    Reader, 2002 - present
    Intelligent Systems Group, Computer Science
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Billand, Denmark - Mannheim, Germany - Vienna, Austria - Carol Stream, Illinois - Chicago, Illinois - Omaha, Nebraska - Bath, England - Edinburgh, Scotland - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Nottingham, England - Maastricht, Netherlands - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Dayton, Ohio - Charlotte, North Carolina
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I study natural & artificial intelligence for a living, and as a hobby.
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Artificial Intelligence, 1993 - 2001
  • University of Edinburgh
    Psychology, 1996 - 1998
  • University of Edinburgh
    Artificial Intelligence, 1991 - 1992
  • College of the University of Chicago
    Behavioural Science, 1982 - 1986
  • Glenbard North Highschool
    1978 - 1982
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The green plus toasted almond burrito is amazing. The chef said to try also the veggie burrito with the special house sauce "if I ever come back." How did he know I was from out of town? I guess he knows every ageing hipster.
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Totally amazing. Too bad the one-shot one-star reviews are dragging the rating down, this is another 4.8 kind of place. I had the peach cobbler pancakes (seasonal) with utterly realistic soy sausage on the side. Pancakes were completely hipster not sweet, except the syrup if you like. Chef wears a hairnet over his beard. No wifi but great local literature by the door.
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The perfect café, including but not limited to brunch. Order at the bar.
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Walled patio in summer I went with 3 others & everything we got was good, except the guy who ordered polenta with mushrooms, that was GREAT. I know what I'm getting next time I'm in Ascona.
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I don't know how to explain this, but this is the first place I've been to in New Jersey that feel like it really was a place, a place that couldn't just be anywhere with enough people with money. It's wide-open, good-natured, the garlic pizza actually tastes like super fresh garlic, the meats taste like pizza meats did in the 1970s, the beer is fantastic and fresh (I enjoyed sharing a pitcher of Bass, but there were other lighter / more local things too.) I went with a softball team; it was made for that, yet it wasn't too loud. The TVs had baseball and a political convention on all with the sound down. There's a huge parking lot out back. They actually have plates, not styrofoam like a lot of the more local places around the area. The only bad thing was that the waitress kind of hid a tip in the bill – I think if you are going to include a tip you need to point that out rather than hoping to double dip. Five people looked at the bill before anyone figured it out, then we had to take it to the bar guy to confirm, and he wasn't sure either and had to go find her (she'd disappeared.) Nevertheless, I think I'll be going back.
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I have a new favourite pub in London! Fantastic spaces, locally-sourced food (though it can be uneven), yet definitely a pub not a restaurant. And the beer is great! I went with the house brand and was very happy.
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You've gotta see where dada started and the space is great, but yes truly some of the worst service in Zürich you'd think you were in the first district of Vienna. But that's just part of it and if you persist you're family in no time.
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