Heuristic: don’t take book recommendations from someone who’s favorite book was published in their lifetime. (Lindy effect)
It is easy to forget that at the end of the day accessibility improvements benefits everybody, not just those with disability.
This is generally true because of network effects. More liberties for social minorities result in more liberties for all.
A recursive definition: an example.
Museums are retirement homes for culture.
Only a failing space company says the sky’s the limit.
The best software developers I know are the least sure of the code they have touched. The worst judge others for not having their arrogance.
Still others know that shipping working code on time is better than an intellectual exercise in moral judgement.
We’re in a very empirical era in machine learning…but theory is lagging behind. – Michael Jordan
Because computer scientists don’t study psychoanalysis or philosophy. A good place to start is Hubert Dreyfus. Next try Spinoza, Lacan, Foucault, Deleuze and Berkeley. What you’ll learn is that the intelligent world is explainable by interpretation, in the psychoanalytic sense. Then you realize that Turing’s imitation game is a mathematical description of this same concept of interpretation. This changes the way to look at computers, and the way to look at your own ability to think.
To regain your sanity, read Levinas.
Random thought: Battleships in the coming years will become obsolete, like horses were in the age of the tank. Namely, thousands of drones being controlled by an AI can neutralize a battleship and are way cheaper. Imagine 500 tiny drones carrying a payload and ‘sacrificing’ themselves. How can a battleship defend against that?