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Jun 19, 2022

DeepMind Takes A Step Towards General AI!

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Deepmind takes a step towards general AI!

Two Minute Papers

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Jan 6, 2022

OpenAI Plays Hide and Seek地nd Breaks The Game!

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歹 Check out Weights & Biases here and sign up for a free demo: https://www.wandb.com/papers.
歹 Their blog post is available here: https://www.wandb.com/articles/better-paths-through-idea-space.

The paper Emergent Tool Use from Multi-Agent Interaction is available here:
https://openai.com/blog/emergent-tool-use/

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Nov 6, 2021

The General Index: New tool allows you to search 107 million research papers for free

Posted by in categories: computing, law, open access

A new database aims to make it easier than ever to access and search through the worlds massive trove of research papers.

Each year, millions of scientific and academic papers get published across thousands of journals. The majority of those papers lie behind paywalls, costing $9 to $30 (or more) to read. Finding them can be difficult: Tools like Google Scholar allow you to search for paper titles and keywords, but more specialized queries are difficult.

The General Index was designed to reduce those obstacles without breaking the law. Developed by the technologist Carl Malamud and his nonprofit foundation Public Resource, the free-to-use index contains words and phrases from more than 107 million research papers, comprising 8.5 terabytes when compressed.

Nov 9, 2020

OpenAI Plays Hide and Seek地nd Breaks The Game!

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Circa 2019 o,.o.


歹 Check out Weights & Biases here and sign up for a free demo: https://www.wandb.com/papers
歹 Their blog post is available here: https://www.wandb.com/articles/better-paths-through-idea-space

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Oct 12, 2020

The Coming Internet: Secure, Decentralized and Immersive

Posted by in categories: computing, disruptive technology, electronics, information science, internet, open access, supercomputing

The blockchain revolution, online gaming and virtual reality are powerful new technologies that promise to change our online experience. After summarizing advances in these hot technologies, we use the collective intelligence of our TechCast Experts to forecast the coming Internet that is likely to emerge from their application.

Heres what learned:

Security May Arrive About 2027 We found a sharp division of opinion, with roughly half of our experts thinking there is little or no chance that the Internet would become secure and the other half thinks there is about a 60% probability that blockchain and quantum cryptography will solve the problem at about 2027. After noting the success of Gilders previous forecasts, we tend to accept those who agree with Gilder.

Decentralization Likely About 20282030 We find some consensus around a 60% Probability and Most Likely Year About 20282030. The critical technologies are thought to focus on blockchain, but quantum, AI, biometrics and the Internet of things (IoT) also thought to offer localizing capabilities.

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Mar 19, 2020

Meet the Robin Hood of Science, Alexandra Elbakyan

Posted by in categories: open access, science

How one researcher created a pirate bay for science more powerful than even libraries at top universities.

Jan 11, 2020

IOT needs decentralized, long-range connectivity. Its finally coming

Posted by in categories: computing, cryptocurrencies, economics, hardware, innovation, internet, open access

No matter how cheap or fast paid internet service gets, the Internet of Things (IOT) wont take wings until we have ubiquitous access to a completely decentralized, open-standard network that does not require a provider subscription. This month, we may be a step closer.

Lets talk about internet connected gadgets. Not just your phone or PCand not even a microwave oven or light bulb. Instead, think of everyday objects that are much smaller and much less expensive. Think of things that seemingly have no need to talk with you.

Now think of applications in which these tiny things need to communicate with each other and not just with you. Think of the cost of this thing compared to the added cost of continuous communications. Do so many things really need to talk in the first place?

First, there were Trackers

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Nov 13, 2019

Should Free Internet Be a Basic Human Right? Theres a Strong Case For It

Posted by in categories: ethics, internet, open access

You might take it for granted that you can load up Twitter or browse through Reddit whenever you like, but around half of the 7.7 billion people living on the planet right now arent yet able to get online.

And thats a big problem, according to one researcher. Merten Reglitz, a philosopher and global ethics lecturer from the University of Birmingham in the UK says internet access should be established as a basic human right that everyone is entitled to.

Internet access is a unique and non-substitutable way for realising fundamental human rights such as free speech and assembly, he writes in a new paper.

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Oct 25, 2019

Future Consequences of Cryptocurrency Use: Systemic Investigation of Two Scenarios

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, business, complex systems, counterterrorism, cryptocurrencies, cybercrime/malcode, disruptive technology, economics, education, employment, encryption, finance, futurism, governance, government, hacking, innovation, law enforcement, open access, policy, privacy, security, strategy, terrorism

We face complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty about the future consequences of cryptocurrency use. There are doubts about the positive and negative impacts of the use of cryptocurrencies in the financial systems. In order to address better and deeper the contradictions and the consequences of the use of cryptocurrencies and also informing the key stakeholders about known and unknown emerging issues in new payment systems, we apply two helpful futures studies tools known as the Future Wheel, to identify the key factors, and System Dynamics Conceptual Mapping, to understand the relationships among such factors. Two key scenarios will be addressed. In on them, systemic feedback loops might be identified such as a) terrorism, the Achilles heel of the cryptocurrencies, b) hackers, the barrier against development, and c) information technology security professionals, a gap in the future job market. Also, in the other scenario, systemic feedback loops might be identified such as a) acceleration of technological entrepreneurship enabled by new payment systems, b) decentralization of financial ecosystem with some friction against it, c) blockchain and shift of banking business model, d) easy international payments triggering structural reforms, and e) the decline of the US and the end of dollar dominance in the global economy. In addition to the feedback loops, we can also identify chained links of consequences that impact productivity and economic growth on the one hand, and shift of energy sources and consumption on the other hand.

Watch the full length presentation at Victor V. Motti YouTube Channel

Oct 23, 2019

Public Internet Access: Brief history

Posted by in categories: computing, disruptive technology, education, internet, open access, open source

Reader, Tamia Boyden asks this question:

In the 90s, how could we access the internet without WiFi?

This post began as an answer to that question at Quora. In the process of answering, I compiled this history of public, residential Internet access. Whether you lived through this fascinating social and technical upheaval or simply want to explore the roots of a booming social phenomenon, I hope you will find the timeline and evolution as interesting as I do.

I have included my answer to Tamias question, below. But first, lets get a quick snapshot of the highlights. This short bullet-list focuses on technical milestones, but the history below, explains the context, social phenomenon and implications.

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