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DeepMind and Google: the battle to control artificial intelligence
Hassabis thought DeepMind would be a hybrid: it would have the drive of a startup, the brains of the greatest universities, and the deep pockets of one of the world’s most valuable companies. Every element was in place to hasten the arrival of AGI and solve the causes of human misery.

Demis Hassabis was born in north London in 1976 to a Greek-Cypriot father and a Chinese-Singaporean mother. He was the eldest of three siblings. His mother worked at John Lewis, a British department store, and his father ran a toy shop. He took up chess at the age of four, after watching his father and uncle play. Within weeks he was beating the grown-ups. By 13 he was the second-best chess player in the world for his age. At eight, he taught himself to code on a basic computer.

Hassabis officially founded DeepMind on November 15th 2010. The company’s mission statement was the same then as it is now: to “solve intelligence”, and then use it to solve everything else. As Hassabis told the Singularity Summit attendees, this means translating our understanding of how the brain accomplished tasks into software that could use the same methods to teach itself.

It’s an impressive demo. But Hassabis leaves a few things out. If the virtual paddle were moved even fractionally higher, the program would fail. The skill learned by DeepMind’s program is so restricted that it cannot react even to tiny changes to the environment that a person would take in their stride – at least not without thousands more rounds of reinforcement learning. But the world has jitter like this built into it. For diagnostic intelligence, no two bodily organs are ever the same. For mechanical intelligence, no two engines can be tuned in the same way. So releasing programs perfected in virtual space into the wild is fraught with difficulty.
google  ai  story  uk  game  startup  reportage 
march 2019 by aries1988
We Know How You Feel
just as the increasing scarcity of oil has led to more exotic methods of recovery, the scarcity of attention, combined with a growing economy built around its exchange, has prompted R. & D. in the mining of consumer cognition. “What people in the industry are saying is ‘I need to get people’s attention in a shorter period of time,’ so they are trying to focus on capturing the intensity of it,” Teixeira explained. “People who are emotional are much more engaged. And because emotions are ‘memory markers’ they remember more. So the idea now is shifting to: how do we get people who are feeling these emotions?”
emotion  business  research  story  egypt  female  scientist  startup  robot  ai  future 
february 2018 by aries1988
Rythm, la start-up qui veut libérer les Français des troubles du sommeil
« L’objectif est d’atteindre plus rapidement la phase du sommeil profond, le plus réparateur, puis d’y rester plus longtemps », indique Hugo Mercier, le jeune cofondateur et patron de la société. Si l’utilisateur a programmé une alarme, le casque préparera également son réveil pour s’assurer qu’il n’intervienne pas pendant la phase de sommeil profond, ce qui se traduirait par un sentiment de fatigue.

A terme, la start-up espère aussi se constituer une gigantesque base de données afin de « créer une véritable intelligence artificielle capable de comprendre le sommeil », poursuit cet ancien de l’Ecole polytechnique. La plate-forme serait alors capable de proposer des scénarios personnalisés pour chaque utilisateur.
startup  entrepreneurial  français  sleep 
october 2017 by aries1988
迟早更新 #46 直播「西游记」 — 迟早更新
沙特刚决定要建全国第一家电影院,埃及是阿拉伯世界的好莱坞,主播露肩膀会遭到用户投诉……「中东」对很多人来说是一个新奇而陌生,似乎只会出现在《新闻联播》里的地方。这期我们找来了在海湾地区从事互联网直播的刘博夏,来谈谈他的「西游记」。本期主要内容:- Fisson Technology 的 7nujoom 7nujoom 的土耳其版本 Haahi Facebook 的阿拉伯文页面 UXBERT 上的文章《Designing an Arabic User Experience》 「迪拜人」访谈文章:《中东的网红世界 | 首个阿语直播平台源自中国制造》 黎巴嫩旅游官方网站 伊朗旅游官方网站 ªª本期主播:任宁、枪枪本期嘉宾:刘博夏「迟早更新」是一档以科技创新、生活方式和未来商业为主要话题的播客节目,也是风险基金ºº ONES Ventures 内部关于热情、趣味和好奇心的音频记录。我们希望通过这档播客,能让熟悉的事物变得新鲜,让新鲜的事物变得熟悉。 官网:微博:如果有任何问题或反馈,欢迎发电子邮件至
podcast  middle-east  chinese  startup 
march 2017 by aries1988
Uber Scandal Highlights Silicon Valley’s Grown-Up Problem
In other words, the very values at the core of start-up culture — the move fast, break things, us-against-the-world spirit of experimentation — are inconsistent with the kinds of responsibilities that come with being an economically important company that touches millions of customers.

What all these incidents have in common is that they offer a portrait of a company without adults in charge. From the top executive ranks to individual operational units around the world, the mentality seems to be one in which sheer belief in the rightness of their cause overwhelms what to an outsider seems at best questionable and at worst immoral practices.
today  technology  startup  entrepreneurial  corporation  management 
november 2014 by aries1988
Trebuchet Your Boss Right In His Stupid Face With These Desktop Siege Engines
"The thing that's cool about siege engines is they're just filled with physics," says Wood. "They're very clear examples of real engineering and physical principles. So are cars, but unlike cars, none of the principles are hidden away. So when you pull the arms of a ballista back, you can see the strings twisting, the force accumulating. The whole device is exposed for you to see. It's like engineering porn."
toy  idea  startup 
november 2013 by aries1988
Draft: From Zero To Kickstarter In $5k | Need/Want
We decided on a hard cover, so you can throw it in your bag without worrying about it. Super thick paper means when you’re writing a note, it never bleeds through to the next page (this would also be important during scanning!). We also made them the exact size of the iPad mini, as a lot of people will probably be carrying these things together anyway.

We needed to work out how we were going to position this. We’d played around with A/B testing headlines on Facebook with Smart Bedding, but it can get pretty expensive if you want a decent-sized pool of data.

Incidentally, if you’re a product person that ever has trouble explaining flows and communicating ideas to designers and engineers, I can’t recommend spending a few hours learning your way around After Effects highly enough. Being able to mock up exactly how you want things to look and work, in a few minutes, is INVALUABLE!

There seems to be a strong correlation between the quality of a Kickstarter video and how much money that project raises. Because of this, we wanted to make sure our video was decent. This was by far our biggest expense.
people  data  money  project  startup  idea  pkm 
november 2013 by aries1988
《Draw Something》这款爆红的猜词小游戏背后,是残酷的创业逻辑。












apple  app  chinese  english  industry  startup  idea 
april 2012 by aries1988
On the Brink – Ericsson documentary explores the past, present,...
On the Brink – Ericsson documentary explores the past, present, and future of technology and connectivity, featuring Flickr founder Caterina Fake, Wired UK editor David Rowan, Soundcloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss, and other tech thought-leaders
technology  documentary  innovation  software  futurism  video  startup 
november 2011 by aries1988

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