Machine Learning Has Had Prejudice Problems, So Why Would An AI Velociraptor Be Immune?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:00:14 +0000

How machine learning models actually perceive things and work can lead to unexpected outcomes, including a bigoted robotic velociraptor

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But No, Seriously: What’s It Really Like To Work With Elon Musk?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 19:51:01 +0000

Like most movers and shakers in history, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a complicated figure. There’s been no shortage of “What’s it like to work with Elon?” articles. Many of them have a predetermined premise: fans find him to be a wise and inspiring leader, an out-of-the-box thinker; the anti-EV crowd is eager to paint a picture of an impulsive, hot-tempered prima donna

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How Would A Robotic Machine Learning Velociraptor Learn To Play Goalie?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 19:20:09 +0000

A neural net is trained to recognize that things that it is seeing are items of value, i.e. logs. It identifies them. But that’s a noun, not a verb. Where does the verb or action come from? That’s an attention loop. An attention space. People who care. Features. A neural net which is being trained to pay attention. Trainers. But little to no understanding of action. Yet

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A Conversation With A Conservative American About The Green New Deal

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:10:50 +0000

US conservative concerns about the Green New Deal are odd. Each ‘bad’ section is tied to the New Deal, climate change, real problems, and sensible plans

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Green Business, Energy Efficiency, Apocaloptimist, & Tesla — CleanTech Talk with Scott Cooney

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:00:24 +0000

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Scott Cooney, primary owner of Important Media, the company holding CleanTechnica, and the founder and CEO of Pono Home, to discuss Scott’s newest pursuit: Apocaloptimist, a podcast series to inspire and engage people in hope for the future by highlighting innovative solutions to challenges around the world

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Upcoming Canadian Federal Election Is About Climate Change

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 21:54:46 +0000

Canada has been a global leader for decades. We are part of the G7 and G20. Canada and the world can’t afford a return to Conservative leadership until they join us in this century

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Democratic Candidates’ Climate Plans Are All Flawed, But Together They Add Up To A Great Plan

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:30:08 +0000

Of the DNC Presidential candidates, Harris and Warren have robust, salable climate plans. Biden’s is worst, Yang’s is interesting and Sanders’ is unsalable. With a couple of additions, Warren’s plan will be very supportable in 2020. If Biden is the candidate, major surgery will be required

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#EC2019 Part 4: BC Is A Global Climate Leader, But Needs Canada & US To Keep Up

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 19:30:41 +0000

CleanBC logoBC’s climate action plans are excellent, but the province can’t go it alone. At 5 million people and $240 billion CAD in GDP, it’s too small

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Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan: Excellent On Electrification, But Concerningly Authoritarian & Populist – #Election2020

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 20:36:05 +0000

Bernie Sanders’ electrification plan is excellent but depends on potentially dangerous authoritarian populism, his transportation plan is mostly about cars for less wealthy people, his land use plan is good, but military and industry don’t get nearly enough attention. Only about half of the $16.3 trillion can be tracked to things which actually reduce climate change

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China Is Doing A Lot Better On Climate Action Than Most People Realize

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:15:51 +0000

While a lot of fingers are being pointed at China by people committed to both inaction and action in North America, the actual climate story in China is much different than most people realize

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