“Oh yeah! Yeah!” he says passionately when asked whether he sometimes misses his life in lockdown. “You know, human beings are territorial, they feel more comfortable in areas they are secure. In a cell you have a routine, you pretty much know what is going to happen, when it’s going to happen, but in society it’s difficult, it’s looser. So there are moments when, yeah, I wish I was back in the security of a cell.”
Artificial intelligence and Go – Showdown (The Economist)
One reason for the commercial and academic excitement around deep learning is that it has broad applications. The techniques employed in AlphaGo can be used to teach computers to recognise faces, translate between languages, show relevant advertisements to internet users or hunt for subatomic particles in data from atom-smashers. Deep learning is thus a booming business. It powers the increasingly effective image- and voice-recognition abilities of computers, and firms such as Google, Facebook and Baidu are throwing money at it.
Sehr guter Artikel. Hier werden nicht nur die technischen Feinheiten erklärt, sondern auch welche Auswirkungen diese Entwicklungen letztlich für den Otto-Normal-Verbraucher haben werden.
Apple VP: The FBI wants to roll back safeguards that keep us a step ahead of criminals (The Washingtion Post)
That’s why it’s so disappointing that the FBI, Justice Department and others in law enforcement are pressing us to turn back the clock to a less-secure time and less-secure technologies. They have suggested that the safeguards of iOS 7 were good enough and that we should simply go back to the security standards of 2013. But the security of iOS 7, while cutting-edge at the time, has since been breached by hackers. What’s worse, some of their methods have been productized and are now available for sale to attackers who are less skilled but often more malicious.
For centuries, humans have been creating ever-more complicated systems, from the machines we live with to the informational systems and laws that keep our global civilisation stitched together.
It’s Getting Harder to Be One of the World’s Wealthiest People (BloombergBusiness)
The world’s ultra-high-net-worth individuals now face a bevy of headwinds that include „succession and inheritance issues,“ higher taxes, and a potential slowdown in the global economy, according to the latest edition of Knight Frank LLP’s 2016 Wealth Report.
Mist. Da habe ich wohl noch einen weiten Weg vor mir.
If you want to travel the world, it pays to be German. This comes courtesy of a new survey that ranks countries around the world on the amount of “travel freedom” accorded to their citizens. Travel freedom is defined as the number of countries where citizens can travel to without needing a visa, or where they will receive a visa upon arrival.
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