Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Quote from Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Chinese search giant, Baidu:
"Worrying about AI evil superintelligence today is like worrying about overpopulation on the planet Mars."

An anonymous comment at Scott Alexander's Slate Star Codex:
Slate Star Codex is 140 IQ discussion about 105 IQ issues.
(Ouch! That post has more amusing and cringe-inducing stuff).


Watch out for the LIGO announcement tomorrow that the coalescence of two orbiting black holes has been observed through their gravitational wave signature:

"The masses of the black holes will be 36 and 29 solar masses at the beginning; and 62 for the resulting black hole. The reconstructed orbital speed will be almost exactly the speed of light. As a bonus, they will also observe the "ringdown to Kerr"
More here.

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