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23 March 2018 / by André Maré

TED: Can we build AI without losing control over it?

What are the problems associated with creating superhuman machines and should we be scared? Neuroscientist and Philosopher Sam Harris says we should be. He raises the fact that we haven't yet grappled with the problems associated with super intelligent AI that has no safety concerns. A super intelligence is a hypothetical agent that possesses intelligence far surpassing that of the brightest and most gifted human minds.

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19 March 2018 / by André Maré

How To Update Homebrew Cask Formula on macOS

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple's macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS. After you installed a number of applications on your macOS making use of Homebrew Cask, it is only a matter of time before newer versions of those applications are available and you need to upgrade those apps. Homebrew Cask offers a very simple way to upgrade your applications. By running the brew update & brew cask upgrade commands, all of your installed applications will be updated, but you may want to update only specific applications. This post will list the commands required to update and upgrade specific applications on your Mac.

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16 March 2018 / by André Maré

TED: Don't fear super intelligent AI

Fear of super intelligent AI is unfounded according to scientist and philosopher Grady Booch. According to him we stand at a remarkable time in human history, where, driven by refusal to accept the limits of our bodies and our minds, we are building machines of exquisite, beautiful complexity and grace that will extend the human experience in ways beyond our imagining. He explains how we'll teach, not program, them to share our values.

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