I love reddit for surfing the internet around specific topics. I subscribe to 30+ topics like /r/cogsci and /r/compsci. I I noticed that reading reddit would change my mood, I would become more anxious and excited reading about certain topics. A lot of my subreddits are technology and science related and so I would get… Continue reading Tailoring your information diet on reddit
The Turing test is the main test we use to test computer intelligence, and its not very good. There are other heuristics we can use to know if a computer system has reached human level intelligence: it can recognize itself versus the environment. It can recognize the concept of “I”, the self. It most likely… Continue reading Heuristics to know if we have reached true human level artificial intelligence
Everyday we hear of a new company or product that has Artificial Intelligence (AI) in it. Cars with AI, calculators with AI, food kits with AI, cameras with AI, cell phones with AI, cups with AI, kitchens with AI, microwaves with AI, and the list keeps growing. What exactly are these companies adding? Most of… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence is just a marketing term
Our monkey minds are constantly commenting on everything around us. Some of thoughts can be very negative and send us into a downward spiral. I’ve been experimenting with noticing these negative thoughts and seeing if I can think about some positive aspect of that thought. For example if I get annoyed about waiting in line,… Continue reading On eliminating negative thoughts – Can your glass always be half full?
Fatal vehicle accidents spike up with drivers over 70 years old. Check out this graph of driving accidents grouped by age in the United States: No one wants to lose a loved one earlier than necessary. As people get older, driving gets harder due to failing health. The accident rate for autonomous vehicles is decreasing… Continue reading Incentivize older people to use autonomous vehicles to increase adoption
I mentioned before that I think I have a shorter term memory compared to others and so I have built many rituals and habits that allow me to still be productive. One of the most important things I’ve done is to create a daily review wall. In my bedroom and office, I have several large… Continue reading Create a daily review wall
We have car companies such as Waymo, GM, and Telsa who have each put in 10’s of millions of miles on the road, but we still don’t have ubiquities autonomous vehicles. Countries are still moving slow because they are trying to be safe, which makes sense. We do have autonomous regions at the city level.… Continue reading Where is our autonomous driving state?
When you read about Artificial Intelligence, there is always a huge debate on whether or not we are getting closer to true human level Artificial Intelligence. Lots of people claim that AI is completely possible, its just that we as a human race keep moving the goalpost, or changing the definition of AI. And so… Continue reading The goalpost for Artificial Intelligence has never moved
I know who you are. I know what you mean. I know that earth is a planet in our solar system. I know I will die someday. I know. To know something means that you understand something, that you have knowledge of something. To know means we have an understanding of what we know versus… Continue reading What does it mean “to know”?
I’m still hoping we get to see the day with fully autonomous vehicles. The technology is still not there, but we are getting closer. Can we turn down the actual speed of the vehicles. Some statistics on speed: At 40 mph, a driver has a 15% risk of serious (or worse) overall injury. At 55… Continue reading Go slower to go faster with autonomous vehicles