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Archive for September, 2022

Links for September 2022

Monday, September 5th, 2022

How a Strange Grid Reveals Hidden Connections Between Simple Numbers. Erdős–Szemerédi theorem in arithmetic combinatorics

Ancient genomes and West Eurasian history. Storytelling with ancient DNA reveals challenges and potential for writing new histories. by Benjamin S. Arbuckle and Zoe Schwandt

The Periodic Table of Endangered Elements by David Cole-Hamilton

Explanation of cracking a Master combo lock in 8 attempts or less!

Plastic-Eating Enzymes Chomp into the Future. An innovative alternative to a non-degradable plastic.

Stanhopes, novelties with a tiny hidden image.

Twitter texts reveal rich have no ideas

Modeling COVID-19 Mortality Across 44 Countries: Face Covering May Reduce Deaths

What will it take for an AI to be a person

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

What qualities will make an AI a person?
-General intelligence, not just a special ability to solve a particular class of problems.
-General ability to learn from interacting with the environment.
-Can communicate with people.
-The AI needs a sense of self, needs to see itself as a person.
-General ability to reason abstractly, reason about problems in general.

The various types of machine learning that exist today can and likely will be a part of a human-level AI, but as a module or subcomponent that gets applied to learning tasks. Another level of AI will need to exist on top of that, applying general knowledge storage, modeling / conceptualizing problems, dealing with overarching direction and goals.