Peter Diamandis, in his amazing book “Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think” and then again in “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World” has a fun snippet looking at the cost of common smart phone technologies (applications) when they were first brought to large-scale market. On his list he has:… Continue reading What You Get in a Smart Phone
Kevin Slavin notes that computer algorithms are already interacting with each other in ways that are hard, if not impossible, for humans to understand, and are making decisions based on this interactions that affect our lives. Check out his entire Ted Talk here: http://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_slavin_how_algorithms_shape_our_world?language=en The brain is like the Internet?
This is incredible: http://poker.srv.ualberta.ca/ Researchers at the University of Alberta have created a computer program that is so good at poker, it may have “solved” the game of fixed limit Texas Hold ‘Em. The most important part is that the program does not win by brute-force calculating all possibilities, but “learns” from trillions of hands, and… Continue reading The Worlds Best Poker Player – A Computer?!?