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Mark Crowley
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Big Data. Big Decisions. Big Ideas.
Big Data. Big Decisions. Big Ideas.

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Whew, it’s been a while hasn’t it? There’s dust everywhere…how do you even get dust inside a blog? Oh well. There’s an election in Ontario on June 7, 2018 and well, I have opinions (see @rateldajer for the political part of me on Twitter). What’s on my…
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“Sometimes technology is not the answer” said an actual AI Engineering Professor.
I'm serious. Sometimes more technology is not the answer. I love technology, I want the intelligent Internet of Things and I love having a supercomputer in my pocket that can recognize my voice and carry out tasks automatically. Sometimes though, we can mak...
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A Discussion of an Explosion of Intelligence Explosion Discussions
A few opinion pieces about the worries about #IntelligenceExplosion or the Singularity have been floating around in the social media circles of AI/ML researchers recently, so I'm going to try to create a series of posts of my response to them when I get tim...
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How long ago is long ago? How fast is fast?
So apparently, the first iPhone came out 10 years ago today . That kind of hit me. The first iPod came out in October 2001, 16 years ago. The World Wide Web was made open to the public in 1991, 26 years ago and it didn't become widespread for a while after ...
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Don't Throw Away Our One Shot #ERRE #DemReform #fairvote

For the first time, we find ourselves not as a reflection of another power. Our politics is not a derivation of Westminster or Washington anymore. Our politics is specific to us, not a derivation from a distant metropolis. — “Canada in the Age of Donald…
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Message to Trudeau: #StickToThePlan #ERRE #DemReform

According to this article the Prime Minister had some words the other day in Montreal’s Le Devoir newspaper about how much support is now needed for different kinds of electoral reform. They weren’t the best words. “Under the current system, (Canadians)…
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This is an interesting point by Stewart Prest at the Ottawa Citizen: Here’s an argument for Proportional Representation – the yellow dog effect. A yellow dog riding is what some call a ‘safe riding’ where the same party always wins the same seat election…
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