The Space Renaissance – recent updates

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ private space company has made many successful tests of launching and landing (i.e. recuperating) the first stage of a rocket called New Shepard. Learning from those tests, Blue Origin has now, with the moto “Gradatim Ferociter” (step by step, ferociously), announced, after 4 years of work, New Glenn, the only potentially… Continue reading The Space Renaissance – recent updates

Clever marketing and gaming concept – yet can’t help but go *sigh*

(Pokemon image source: Patrick Meider, Adobe Stock). The Pokemon Go idea is a clever marketing, gaming, augmented reality and social behavior idea (with an interesting implication and complication that will require studying cohabitation between real and augmented realities, as in the case of the Auschwitz museum mishap), but I can’t help but remind myself of a… Continue reading Clever marketing and gaming concept – yet can’t help but go *sigh*

Shouldn’t we go for driverless or nothing?

On may 7th, in Williston, Florida, the first known fatality involving auto-pilot on a Tesla model S. The auto pilot software “tuned out what looked like an overhead road sign to avoid false braking events.” Only in this particular case, it was not an overhead sign, it was a tractor trailer. The high-ride height of the trailer… Continue reading Shouldn’t we go for driverless or nothing?

Human biases in massively scaled algorithms

And you are biased too! Not convinced? Try the IAT test at Harvard’s project Implicit. Source: Shutterstock An interesting article on Human Bias, Machine Learning and the questions raised by the fact that “Humans are biased, and the biases we encode into machines are then scaled and automated”. Are we making machines learn the way our biased brain… Continue reading Human biases in massively scaled algorithms