Friday, May 22, 2015

Question Of The Day

Question of the day from Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok:

"Should the Minimum Wage be called the 'Robot Employment Act'?"

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Watson Update

Interesting update on what IBM's Watson has been doing.

From GMSV:
Now, IBM tells New York Magazine, Watson has been “applied in 75 industries in 17 countries, and tens of thousands of people are using its applications in their own work.” Watson has written a recipe book, is working as a Wall Street analyst, been trained in molecular biology, and dabbled in oil exploration. One company is reportedly using Watson to create a dinosaur toy that talks and responds to its owner.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Light Posting

Admin note: Again, posting may be irregular for the rest of this week due to external obligations.

"Living" Concrete

CNN: "The 'living concrete' that can heal itself"

Hollywood Linguist

"How the Languages in Game of Thrones, Defiance, and Thor Were Created"

Friday, May 15, 2015

Moore's Law Turns 50

NYT has a nice interview with Gordon Moore: "Moore's Law Turns 50".

It's amazing the progress we've made in that time. Plus I liked this tidbit at the end:
“The importance of the Internet surprised me,” said Moore. “It looked like it was going to be just another minor communications network that solved certain problems. I didn’t realize it was going to open up a whole universe of new opportunities, and it certainly has. I wish I had predicted that.”

Wolfram Image ID

"Wolfram's New AI Will Try to Identify Any Image You Give It".

Eventually, something like this will make radiologists like me obsolete. (Via H.R.)