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DNA ancestry tests branded ‘meaningless’ – Telegraph

September 26th, 2018 No comments
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I Went to a Flat Earth Convention to Meet Flat Earthers Like My Mom – VICE

May 14th, 2018 No comments
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Uber Self-Driving Car Struck and Killed Arizona Woman While in Autonomous Mode

March 21st, 2018 No comments
Categories: AI, Cars, Self Driving Car, Skeptical Tags:

Scientific Findings: Post-blackout Baby Boom Really Is A Bust – tribunedigital-orlandosentinel

January 20th, 2018 No comments
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Self-driving cars, lack of awareness of non-humans, lack of aversion to risk lacking in AI

October 11th, 2017 No comments

I propose that self-driving cars will not gain wide acceptance ever due to the lack of self-preservation; when humans drive, we assume other drivers have an equal desire for self-preservation.    I do not beleive it will ever be posible to build such capability into AI, no matter the increase in processing power.

The very definition of evil is someone who would take a child for a car ride and NOT drive with an abundance of care.  With the exception of sociopaths (?) or suicidals, we trust others aren’t going to do something potentially fatal to themselves or others in the car

Categories: Predictions, Self Driving Car, Skeptical Tags:

General Motors executive says Elon Musk’s self-driving claims are ‘full of crap’

October 7th, 2017 No comments

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s claims about the self-driving capabilities of his upcoming Tesla vehicles are “full of crap”, General Motors’ self-driving Tsar says.

Source: General Motors executive says Elon Musk’s self-driving claims are ‘full of crap’

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There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever | History | Smithsonian

September 22nd, 2017 No comments

A new movie sets its doomed entrepreneurs amidst 17th-century “tulipmania”—but historians of the phenomenon have their own bubble to burst

Source: There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever | History | Smithsonian

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The Food Lab: Do ‘Better’ Eggs Really Taste Better? | Serious Eats

September 16th, 2017 No comments

My goal was to determine exactly which factors can (or can’t) affect the flavor of eggs. Does organic or cage-free make a difference? What about omega-3’s or access to pasture? An experiment with green eggs (and no ham) needed to take place to find out.

Source: The Food Lab: Do ‘Better’ Eggs Really Taste Better? | Serious Eats

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Self-driving cars need behavioral science, not AI, to overcome their biggest barrier: intuition — Quartz

August 31st, 2017 No comments
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The Myth of a Superhuman AI – Backchannel

April 27th, 2017 No comments
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