Induced Signals and Obtained Waves

In this post I will go back to an article that I read around 30 years ago. At the time I was working for a Fortune 500 company. After lunch some of our team members would stop by the technical library in our building. The library had a nice collection of books and magazines.

I believe that the article of interest appeared in the IEEE Spectrum magazine. It dealt with a technique to troubleshoot computer cards. I believe the article was about the Xerox company. Continue reading “Induced Signals and Obtained Waves”

The Alignment Problem – Book

In this post I will make a short review of the book “The Alignment Problem” by Brian Christian.

Overall I liked the contents of the book and its organization. I pay a lot of attention as to how material is presented. One technique is to repeat the important messages to allow the reader to have a second opportunity to think about them. In this book the author included a multipage conclusion that touches on the subjects of each of the nine chapters. Continue reading “The Alignment Problem – Book”

Superintelligence Paths, Dangers and Strategies – Book

During the past few months it has been somewhat hectic for me. I used to write and post on my blog more often. Lately I have set aside only weekend mornings to learn new things and refresh (courses), experiment, and write posts.

A few weeks ago I finished reading Superintelligence Paths, Dangers and Strategies by Nick Bostrom. If I am not mistaken the book made it to the NYT bestseller list during 2014. A teammate at work mentioned the book so I decided to get a copy and read it. Continue reading “Superintelligence Paths, Dangers and Strategies – Book”

Covariant Return Types

This morning I read the article Turing Award Won by 3 Pioneers in Artificial Intelligence by Cade Metz of the New York Times. The recipients are Yann LeCun, Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio. Continue reading “Covariant Return Types”