Author Archives: Alan Tatourian

Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age Electric propulsion: the future by Airbus and Siemens Automatic Motorist (1911) Faraday and Electromagnetism Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age ECE Distinguished Lectureby Bernard S. MeyersonConversation with Dr. Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer at […]

We all are astronauts of spaceship earth

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Can the brain do back-propagation? Color & Pattern Apollo 11 Sustainability We all are astronauts of spaceship earth ‒ Wubbo Ockels How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Salk Institute New Salk Institute work outlining […]

History of Local Anaesthesia

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. History of Local Anaesthesia Oxytocin – The Love Hormone Lamborghini’s Brilliant Active Aerodynamics – Huracán Performante Failed Inventions Early Television: “Magic in the Air” 1955 General Motors; Golden Age of TV History of Local Anaesthesia Talk at Gresham College by Dr William Harrop-GriffithsThe transcript […]

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams Real or Fake? AI Is Making It Very Hard to Know Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle The Loneliest Place in the Universe Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams DocumentaryBBC Home Page Professor Simon Schaffer tells the story of an amazing machine built around 250 […]

Divided Brain and the making of the Western World

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Divided Brain and the making of the Western World Computer Pioneers Visualising Individual Subatomic Particles Tyndall’s Sky in a Box Experiment Repairing the cornea: let there be sight Murphy’s Law Divided Brain and the making of the Western World The intuitive mind is a […]

Why is life the way it is?

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Why is life the way it is? Is Epigenetics Inherited? The Elegant Simplicity of the Electric Universe Beyond: Our Future in Space Mistrust of Science Why is life the way it is? Dr Nick Lane ‒ The Royal Society Life is the harnessing of […]

World’s oldest fossils

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. World’s oldest fossils unearthed As Reliable as Your Hard Drive? Maximizing DNA Storage Color Photos of Moon Released by China We taught bees to play football so we could learn about their brains How Does Facial Recognition Work? World’s oldest fossils unearthed UCL Remains […]

Lessons for creating reliable cyberphysical systems

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Case Study of Toyota Unintended Acceleration and Software Safety Micro Monsters with David Attenborough Jump In Jerboas Young Zebra’s Dangerous River Crossing Wabi-sabi Case Study of Toyota Unintended Acceleration and Software Safety Philip Koopman – Edge Case Research Investigations into potential causes of Unintended […]

Teaching machines to see

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Teaching machines to see Controlling Flight Maneuvers in Flies Semiconductors for an Energy Efficient Future Ask Absurd Questions and Stop Fetishizing Failure How to Play Like a Polar Bears! Teaching machines to see Cambridge UniversityTraining Driverless Cars to “See” Two technologies which use deep […]

AI Alignment: Why It’s Hard, and Where to Start

By Eliezer YudkowskyMachine Intelligence Research Institutea talk at Stanford University for the Symbolic Systems Distinguished Speaker seriesVideo of the talkLong article My Notes: The primary concern is not spooky emergent consciousness but simply the ability to make high-quality decisions ‒ Stuart Russell Exhibit an agent that decides according to utility function and therefore naturally chooses […]