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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

Categories: Food, it works bitches!, Skeptical Tags:

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

August 31st, 2017 No comments
Categories: Fantasy, Self Driving Car, Skeptical Tags:

The Myth of a Superhuman AI – Backchannel

April 27th, 2017 No comments
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Scientists Are Turning Nuclear Waste Into Super-Efficient Diamond Batteries » Second Nexus

February 15th, 2017 No comments

This novel solution to the world’s nuclear waste problem could power the future.

Source: Scientists Are Turning Nuclear Waste Into Super-Efficient Diamond Batteries » Second Nexus

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5 Types Of ‘Scientific’ Evidence You Won’t Believe Are B.S.

February 10th, 2017 No comments

Fingerprint identification is an extremely delicate art. And by ‘delicate,’ we mean ‘wildly subjective.’

Source: 5 Types Of ‘Scientific’ Evidence You Won’t Believe Are B.S.

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No, Gwyneth Paltrow, women should not put jade eggs in their vaginas, gynecologist says – The Washington Post

January 22nd, 2017 No comments

Gwyneth Paltrow’s website, Goop, recently published an article promoting and selling jade eggs.

Source: No, Gwyneth Paltrow, women should not put jade eggs in their vaginas, gynecologist says – The Washington Post

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Is ‘Blue Monday’ really the most depressing day of the year?

January 19th, 2017 No comments

Although #BlueMonday was trending on Twitter, most of the tweets were advertisements — for vacations, hydrating creams and feel-good cookies.

Source: Is ‘Blue Monday’ really the most depressing day of the year?

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