Wouh, what a year in so many dimensions! And one year where computing made big steps forward, in speed (quantum computing) ubiquity (cloud everywhere) and revamped AI (aka cognitive). Seeing these developments in the rising digital age – or are we already in the mid of it? – the topic around ethics in computing or IT is one of the most challenging to my perception. There are the more soft ones as the European GPDR or tougher ones like the […]
Last week I had a discussion with a colleague about the actual developments in AI, mostly around the ongoing cognitive buss. I asked her if she knows ELIZA, which she answered no to. So I explained that ELIZA was created by Joseph Weizenbaum to demonstrate the superficiality of communication between man and machine. Eliza simulated the conversation of a psychotherapist and a patient in an initial psychiatric interview. Here is a later implementation: http://www.med-ai.com/models/eliza.html Eilza was regarded as one of […]
During the year end I had time to review articles, blogs and source I am normally not checking, mostly only due to pure lack of time and made some interesting observations. Today we often hear the term “filter bubble”according to the definition Eli Pariser described as “users get less exposure to conflicting viewpoints and are isolated intellectually in their own informational bubble”. A similar statement done by Tim Berners-Lee about the “Hotel California” effect – remember Eagle’s lyrics: “We are […]
Dear all, celebrating Christmas and using the Gregorian calendar definitely shows that 2016 is soon coming to an end. Time to step back and reflect on the passing year. I am amazed how many people I collaborated, connected, shared, laughed, being thoughtful or mindful together with … what a wonderful world!! Thank you for being there! The essence of 2016 and what 2017 looks like for me, is very much embodied in two pictures I took in Switzerland and in […]
This week I got stuck during transit back home and watched the movie “Bladerunner” by Ridley Scott. I have seen this movie often before, am still intrigued by it’s plot and it always makes me start to think about the future of technology, mankind and where this will lead to? Technological Singularity is something that pops up here. Taken the description from Wikipedia, Technological Singularity is a hypothetical event in which an upgradable intelligent agent (such as a computer running software-based artificial intelligence (today […]
When travelling in Asia you often hear or even are exposed to uncommon styles of nutrition. It can be either a more psychological thing, e.g. dishes with meat from creatures that are pets in other hemispheres or just kind of disgust. Must confess for myself that when exposed to this situations snake goes, the ones with more legs than four or even none doesn’t go in specific cases! Any opinions on this?