Category Quotes

Designing the future

There’s so much wisdom in this short interview with Bill Buxton! Extracted key quotes below. Technology is not good, it’s not bad, but nor is it neutral. ‒ Melvin Kranzberg The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ‒ Marcel Proust Where is the life we’ve lost […]

Limits of the Efficiently Computable

Two interesting and related talks, one on the physical limitations of computational power and the other on cryptography and computational puzzles presented to us by Nature herself. Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable Breaking Codes and Finding Patterns Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable Talk by Scott Aaronson, 2011 […]

Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

The following are the notes I took from reading the book by David A. Mindell ‘Our Robots, Ourselves, Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy’. This is a must-read book for every roboticist. Ideas and wisdom in the book are especially important for the engineers working on autonomous or self-driving cars. Are they solving the right […]

Mind and Language

We’re beginning to understand something about the puppet and the strings but we have no idea whatsoever about the puppeteer what makes it happen. Talk by Chomsky Transcript: Noam Chomsky on the hard questions of mind and language We’re very strange species in many ways and the language capacity seems to be at the root […]

Artificial General Intelligence: Why Aren’t We There Yet?

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Artificial General Intelligence: Why Aren’t We There Yet? Machine Learning and AI for the Sciences – Towards Understanding Deep Learning in Speech Recognition Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions Brain waves reflect different types of learning Brain scans reveal why rewards and […]

Genius of the Modern World

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Genius of the Modern World Letters from Einstein Your Guide to Understanding How CRISPR Works Will Batteries Power the World? Project Apollo Guidance and Navigation ~ 1966 NASA Apollo Digest Knowing that you do not know is the best. Not knowing that you do […]

Turing test for the autonomous cars

An autonomous car is the one which when you tell it to take you to the office will drive you to the beach.. ‒ Turing test for the autonomous cars

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in the mud…

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in the mud; after a while you realize you are muddy and the pig is enjoying it. ‒ Random signature block

Whoever thinks his problem can be solved using cryptography…

Whoever thinks his problem can be solved using cryptography, doesn’t understand his problem and doesn’t understand cryptography. ‒ Attributed by Roger Needham and Butler Lampson to each other

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 […]