Category Archives: Technology

Feeling like God – understanding the design in detail, but not the outcomes: Neural Networks

(First of all, to clarify any potential for misunderstandings: I’m not religious, I do not believe in an almighty God – for that to happen, the teodice problem should have a clear and understandable solution, among other things…) Ok, back … Continue reading

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Totalitarianism and loss of privacy in the surveillance state – government wet dream

A great scenario from aclu.org on what the future, for each of us,  in a totalitarian surveillance state will look like – every step you’ve taken, every person you’ve communicated with, every position you been at, every purchase you’ve made, … Continue reading

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Dr. David Ferruci, the father of Watson, left IBM

Dr. David Ferruci, the lead of Watson development, has left IBM to join a hedge fund, to apply artificial intelligence to macroeconomic modeling. I particularly like the below comment by Dr. Ferruci, re. the current “Big Data” buzz: “But in … Continue reading

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Absolutely Amazing Robotics and Control Theory!

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this demonstration of what intelligent algorithms, control theory and mathematics can make quadrocopters do!

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Beat Government Surveillance – intro to cryptography

Khan Academy, the free online knowledge and education resource, has published a great tutorial on cryptography. Encrypting your messages and data will make it vastly harder for anyone intercepting your information to make any sense of the contents.

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Very cool technology to deal with stress

Take a look at what these very creative and innovative guys at BioBeats are doing: visualizing and “audiolizing” the stress level in your body! Available for free in appStore… [ thanks to The Prof for the pointer! ]

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The world of Hans Rosling

http://www.svtplay.se/video/149215/hans-roslings-statistik

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http://hal2020.com/2013/06/07/the-nsa-and-six-degrees-of-separation/ Essential read by Hal Berenson for understanding the implications of the ever increasing government and corporation surveillance of citizens – the danger of “guilty by association” is imminent. [ Editorial in Dagens Nyheter 130611 on the same theme- in … Continue reading

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Big Brother loves Big Data – omnipresent goverment survailance

U.S. Government tapping into the servers of Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Google and other major data rich players. The rights and privacy of individuals must not stand in front of the needs of National Security. 1984  and the Brave new World … Continue reading

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Mobile phone surf speeds

Dagens Nyheter of today contains an article about real field tests on up/download speeds for different phones. It turns out that the phone itself might be more important for surf speed than your subscription.

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