American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist Sam Harris wonders if we can we build AI without losing control over it in his new TED Talk. I first discovered Sam Harris earlier this year when he was a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and it was great (Episode #804).
A few weeks ago the White House reached out to Kickstarter to help raise money for Syrian refugees. On one hand, this is very commendable (Kickstarter is donating 100% of their fee) and I think it’s great if individuals can donate but I can’t help but think that this request came from the U.S. government. […]
My sister reminded me this morning today is Jimmy Page’s 70th birthday. Next time you think about bitching about being too old to do shit, remember this video:
Promila Shastri on Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs was, not surprisingly, a complicated man, both great and awful, capable of incomparable vision and shocking lapses in judgement, who saw some things with singular clarity and others with no benefit whatsoever of wisdom. To have been his mother or wife or daughter, I’ll bet, was not much […]
As soon as the day ended, I knew that date would be stuck in my head forever. I walked to work—from the East Village down to Mercer Street in SoHo. The weather was 70 degrees, zero clouds, zero humidity. It’s sadly ironic, but whenever I feel perfect weather, I think of 9/11. I watched the […]
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