Sir Karl Popper, the Austrian-British philosopher, already stated immediately after the collapse of the Nazi regime in his book The Open Society and Its Enemies that tolerance is not always justified. It is, in other words, OKAY to be intolerant … Continue reading Empathy Stops At The Empathy-less
The fact that we are evaluated and judged for a wide variety of life situations is nothing new. School grades, credit score for loans and also the Safety Score for driving a Tesla are familiar and new examples of how … Continue reading The Problem With An AI-based Overdose Risk Score For Pain Medications.
My book Sorry Not Sorry: The Art of Not Apologizing (right now in German only) is in bookstores as of today, and to pique your interest, I want to show you the structure of non-apologies using three recent examples. Example … Continue reading Sorry Not Sorry: Laschet Laughs, Camel Driver, Juventus
About four years ago, researchers at Stanford University showed in a study that an artificial intelligence (AI) was better than humans at determining a person’s sexual orientation based on portrait photos. The AI was able to identify whether or not … Continue reading X-Rays Reveal Human Race to AI And Experts Don’t Know How
In the latest podcast of the German agency for leap innovations SPRIN-D, the German quantum physicist Wolfgang Schleich told an anecdote on the occasion of a reception in Stockholm at the Nobel Prize ceremony. Sitting at the table next to … Continue reading Garage Start-up Versus Garage Use Ordinance
Ask any number of people what happiness is for them, and you’ll get just as many different answers. The answer to the question of how to get there is often even more unclear to the respondents. Happiness researcher and author … Continue reading The Decisions to Happiness
In a final scene of Ex Machina, in which an eccentric company founder has a programmer from his company perform the ultimate Turing test on Ava, his human-like artificial intelligence, the escaped Ava is seen walking one last time through … Continue reading Transrobotism – Transhumanism’s Twin
“Where is everybody?” This question had been asked by the Italian nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi. With “they” he had meant intelligent life, thus extraterrestrials. How is it that we do not see them or that they come to us? So … Continue reading UFOs: Were The Crackpots Right After All?
First it was an oil pipeline, then a large meat producer that was paralyzed by cyberattacks. Not a week goes by without a hospital here, a shipping company there or, most recently, Colonial Pipeline, through whose oil pipelines 45 percent … Continue reading The Coming of an AI Pearl Harbor is Inevitable
How do you prepare a sandwich spread with peanut butter and strawberry jam? Quite simply, you take two slices of bread, smear peanut butter and jam on it and you’re done? Not quite, if you follow these instructions exactly. That’s … Continue reading The peanut butter jelly sandwich instructions for an AI