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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

April 23rd, 2020, 12:27 pm

Well, I know who that is from physics. I don't know who data scientists are, though :-)
 
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April 23rd, 2020, 12:33 pm

What about this guy? (I actually met him).

// wow, look at those 800 bpi tapes

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April 23rd, 2020, 1:15 pm

Chess, the tapes - are you sure he's Soviet? Phenotypically, he looks Irish to me judging from the eye brows ;-)
 
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April 23rd, 2020, 1:40 pm

Chess, the tapes - are you sure he's Soviet? Phenotypically, he looks Irish to me judging from the eye brows ;-)
Very close! John McCarthy, who coined the term AI. His father emigrated from County Kerry and became president of Communist Party in 50s USA.
My supervisor's wife was a first cousin of JMacC.

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April 23rd, 2020, 1:46 pm

So there is a Soviet element! I wouldn't recognise him anyway, I'm afraid. Probably not many today's AI scientists would, either :-P
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April 23rd, 2020, 1:56 pm

In the 70s I tried to get into Novosobirsk to do PhD. I even studied Russian at university.
 
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April 23rd, 2020, 2:04 pm

My father visited their technical institute when he was a student - he's an engineer by education.
 
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April 23rd, 2020, 7:49 pm

My father visited their technical institute when he was a student - he's an engineer by education.
I heard scientists and engineers had better conditions because it was new city. They even had jazz clubs.
 
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April 24th, 2020, 9:17 am

So there is a Soviet element! I wouldn't recognise him anyway, I'm afraid. Probably not many today's AI scientists would, either :-P
It kind of shows how superficial and fashion-conscious  'modern AI' is!


MacCarthy coined the term "artificial intelligence" (AI),[2] developed the Lisp  programming language family, significantly influenced the design of the ALGOL programming language, popularized time-sharing, invented garbage collection, and was very influential in the early development of AI. 


How many MLennenials know that? How many know the roller-coaster history of AI?
 
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April 25th, 2020, 12:23 am

They know about the AI winter because they make posters with screenshots of some Netflix series which was advertised with the line "The winter is coming".
Rosenblatt, Minsky & Papert, Hebb - I'm stack in the previous summer. I've been recently asked by a very full of himself but pretty dim in conversation guy how much I've done in "AI". I listed just two recent projects, but then another colleague amended me that my old work was actuality what's called AI today! Your honour, I did it in good faith thinking that it was legal statistics.
 
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April 25th, 2020, 6:47 pm

60,000 people in UK will die because, from, with

Over 50% will be older than 70

More than 60,000 will die because of unintended consequences, delayed treatments, etc. 
 
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April 25th, 2020, 9:01 pm

Did you know that Angus Young and Brian Johnson are only 1.57 and 1.65, respectively. But, gosh, ..., especially Brian.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zakKvbIQ28o
 
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April 30th, 2020, 7:48 pm

Swedish city using chicken manure to deter public gatherings

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0430/1135907-chicken-manure/

Chlorine-free?
 
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April 30th, 2020, 8:01 pm

Brilliant...one of the Covid-19 symptoms was said to be loss of sense of smell.
 
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April 30th, 2020, 8:50 pm

I suspect foul play by Lund city council. Those shrewd Swedes (try saying that after 5 aqua vits).

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