Making better use of the scientific literature: large-scale automatic retrieval of data from published figures

Science is a set of related methods that aim at finding true patterns about the world. These methods are generally designed so as to remove noise from random circumstances (the traditional focus of statistics) and human biases. Current practices are currently not very good at the second part due to the innumerable ways human biases…

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Review: Superintelligence (Nick Bostrom)

Goodreads. Ebook. To those who don’t know Bostrom, he’s a prof of filosofy at Oxford. His book concerns superintelligence which is defined “any intellect that greatly exceeds the cognitive performance of humans in virtually all domains of interest“, even right-tail performance. The book is basically a series of comments about how to best go on…

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Dances with robots

Af Emil Kirkegaard Afleveret som engelsk stil, derfor er der et resume, men jeg tænkte, at diskussionen var værd at poste her også. Artiklen der refereres til hedder “Dances with robots”. Karakter givet: 10 (ny skala).   A. ΣMary (hint hint) Japan is currently attempting to create robots that look and act more like humans,…

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