Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we’re building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own?
Did you ever notice that the chip on your credit card looks an awful lot like a SIM card? I never really gave it much thought until my son asked why credit cards with chips are more secure than those with just the magnetic strips. It turns out that there’s a lot of high tech encryption and security going on and this video by LiveOverflow explores it all.
Engineered Truth interviews Joel, who began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars.
You can find his podcast at moderncto.io
Kate Crawford, a Principal Researcher with Microsoft Research, on identifying the risks of hidden bias in big data research.
In case you’re wondering exactly how hard it is to crack 256-bit encryption or mess with the blockchain.
It’s not quite explaining a support vector machine, but it’s an interesting refresher on some basic mathematical concepts.
Siraj Raval explains the rationale and engineering behind the IPFS, or the Interplanetary File System