TYR reads “Survivorship Bias”

Survivorship Bias @ You Are Not So Smart in this delicious short essay David MacRaney, author of "Your Are Not So Smart", explores survivorship bias, specially harmful when trying to "learn lessons" in order to improve our chances of success. A short biographical sketch of a forgotten genius, Abraham Wald, is a not minor plus of … Continue reading TYR reads “Survivorship Bias”

AI passing a Turing Test by 2029 is a “conservative” goal, says Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary. A pioneering inventor and theorist, he has explored for decades how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now, in his new book How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, he takes this exploration to the next step:  reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely … Continue reading AI passing a Turing Test by 2029 is a “conservative” goal, says Ray Kurzweil