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Philosophy

The Conquest of a Happiness Network

The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russellis a classic. It’s a kind of philosopher’s self help book that lays out the causes of unhappiness, followed by the causes of happiness and concluding with a logical recommendation of how to be

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AI

Calculating intent is harder than AI thinks

Working out a person’s intent is hard to calculate. In a given situation, intent is made up of different factors including: the likely outcome based on experience of yourself and others, the mood of yourself or people who are affected,

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Nature

Socializing without a network

Social networks allow you to socialize once you have a network to begin with but how do we socialize without one? Without a network you need a new reason – a common situation, a shared interest, a workplace meeting or

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Nature

Ways of seeing new ideas

John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’ is an influential guide on what to look for when viewing art aimed at the art novice. He explained how to appreciate art to an audience who have very little knowledge of the history of

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AI

One way to reduce AI bias

One of the biggest challenge in AI is figuring out a way to prevent bias. This is a huge problem to solve as the algorithms being developed and the data feeding the machine are ‘trained’ using data from real humans

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Psychology

Do more thought experiments in the workplace

The goal of a thought experiment is to think through a hypothesis and its potential consequences. Some of the best breakthrough scientific thinking started as a thought experiment that started as a principle and without physically doing an experiment, was

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