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Bernard Vatant
Life is an unsteady path
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The 23 principles endorsed by those smart people look often like wishful thinking. Samples :

4) Research Culture: A culture of cooperation, trust, and transparency should be fostered among researchers and developers of AI.

5) Race Avoidance:Teams developing AI systems should actively cooperate to avoid corner-cutting on safety standards.

6) Safety: AI systems should be safe and secure throughout their operational lifetime, and verifiably so where applicable and feasible.

7) Failure Transparency: If an AI system causes harm, it should be possible to ascertain why.

But they're better than nothing. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was also wishful thinking at the time ...
Intelligence explosion
First there was a lot of scepticism about the warnings Nick Bostrom and others gave about artificial intelligence. But it seems those concerns are still there and need attention.

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Answer: It has a lot to do with tiny little bugs called microbes and little to do with sunlight.

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In any civilized online forum, a guy throwing threats and insults in ALL CAPS is called a TROLL.

As Trump's Justice Department appeals this decision to the Supreme Court, he has just insured that his pick for the Supreme Court won't be approved anytime soon.

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Senator Warren censored because she read from Coretta Scott Kings letter criticizing Jeff Sessions. #USSenate #GOP #USPolitics #LetLizSpeak

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PIOMAS provides an estimation of the global arctic sea ice volume, on a monthly basis. Latest figure for January 2017 sets a gloomy record low.

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Indeed this is hard to buy at first glance. You need to think about it more than once. But +Irene Riz , if you ask her, will explain you as many times as necessary :)
The thought you will not buy

Imagine one super-organism with millions of eyes,
each of the eye has its own story to tell.
Together they serve the evolution of this being
that says "I exist" in millions of voices
and each of the voices wants to be the loudest.

It is one cloud-being that feels "I exist"
that feeling is encoded in the DNA blueprints.
Imagine you are one of those eyes.
When one is closed, others are open
there will be no black void at the end of your life.
There will be a memory loss and a new body
with renewed energy to peak in a new window
and to cry on the top of new lungs
about that being's feelings "I exist".

That organism is encoded by human genome.
While it exists in all its endless
and ever evolving forms
you are immortal.

IRiz February 2017
Painting is by Roger Brown

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"The domain of autopoiesis should be defined as open."

"The Web is an attempt to build an architecture for a new kind of intelligence in which humans are components of a larger system that allows them to take advantage of collective intelligence. "

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According to the dynamic counter, almost 4 million people worldwide have already signed. This might be by far the largest number of signatures for any petition in the history of Avaaz.

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"A holographic universe, an idea first suggested in the 1990s, is one where all the information that makes up our 3-D 'reality' (plus time) is contained in a 2-D surface on its boundaries."

But cosmologists' imagination certainly unfolds in many more dimensions!
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