Google is an old business…. Google has never really been about human psychology.
A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.~ Steve Jobs
[Freestyle chess] is the model to consider if you wish to be among the high earners of the very near future….
This insight clarifies many key issues, such as how we should reform our education; where new jobs will come from and why (some) wages might start rising again; which regions will see skyrocketing real estate prices and which will empty out; why some companies will get smarter and smarter, while others just try to ship product out the door; which human beings will earn a lot more and which workers will move to low-rent areas to make ends meet; and how shopping, dating, and meeting negotiations will all change.
Q: It is my contention that teaching freestyle chess at the scholastic level would be a very effective first step in helping student comprehend deep learning algorithms. Do you see this as a plausible assertion?A: Absolutely. One of the advantages of having a computer program run alongside you is that it provides feedback – in effect, you get to see what moves make sense and why. And because the computer can crunch values so much faster than a human, it speeds up learning processes.It’s interesting to note that today’s great young chess players have come of age in world where computers have always been better than humans – Kasparov lost to Deep Blue back in 1997. So young people today can learn not only from coaches and teachers but also from software programs. That is a substantial advantage versus prior generations. We saw a similar process in poker.
These companies will need more people who can create, iterate and debug deep learning and other kinds of machine learning models. They will also need an even larger cohort of developers and designers who can create usable experiences on screens that make all of this intelligence actionable.
I mean that we evolved to see sacredness all around us and to join with others into teams that circle around sacred objects, people and ideas. This is why politics is so tribal. Politics is partly profane, it’s partly about self-interest. But politics is also about sacredness. It’s about joining with others to pursue moral ideals. It’s about the eternal struggle between good and evil, and we all believe we’re on the side of the good.
This perspective also helps explains the persistent undercurrent of dissatisfaction in modern life. Ever since the Enlightenment, modern secular society has emphasized liberty and self-expression. We exult in our freedom, but sometimes we wonder: Is this all there is? What should I do with my life? What’s missing? What’s missing is that we are homo duplex, but only our first-floor, profane longings are being satisfied.
- To what extent does God interact with the world?
- To what extent does God judge the world?
If I ask you why you think what you think, can I trust your answer?
This process [standard market research] is fundamentally flawed. It is completely screwed. We totally overrate the significance of what we find out when we go through this kind of formal process and the consequence of that overreliance on this system is that we are cheating ourselves of all kinds of wonderful experiences that we would otherwise have [such as Kenna].
[$620 million is] the amount the rapper-producer-entrepreneur earned before taxes in 2014, according to Forbes, which crowned Dr. Dre the “Hip-Hop Cash King.” His earnings represent the highest annual total for any entertainer ever evaluated by Forbes.
In fact, that figure is more than the combined earnings of everyone else on Forbes’ annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, which includes P Diddy and Jay Z, tied at the No. 2 spot ($60 million); Drake at No. 4 ($33 million); and DJ Khaled at No. 20 ($7 million).
[D]eep learning… seeks to remake computing by more closely mimicking the way the human brain processes information, giving machines more power to “learn” as time goes on.
The technology has so much promise, it has sparked a kind of arms race among the giants of tech. Google and Facebook recently hired the two academics who originally laid out the concepts behind deep learning, and earlier this month, Chinese search giant Baidu followed suit when it snapped up another academic at the heart of the movement. But Adam Gibson, an independent software engineer based in San Francisco, doesn’t want this new technology locked inside the biggest names on the net. He believes deep learning techniques should be available to any website, company, or developer interested in using them. And that’s why he’s launching a new startup called Skymind.