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  • How(not)to do responsible AI

    How(not)to do responsible AI

    It is a good principle to be responsible. Everyone working with AI technology wants to be responsible, not least the big tech companies like Google, Microsoft and AWS. Unfortunately, such an assertion is not necessarily as straightforward as it might seem. “Principles are helpful to provide guidance to an organization, especially in situations where there…

  • How the Bitcoin may solve the value alignment problem in AI 

    How the Bitcoin may solve the value alignment problem in AI 

    World leaders and technology experts are worried about the possibility of a malicious AI takeover, where an artificial general intelligence (AGI) escapes and starts exterminating humans. The ongoing debate has fueled the fear that the development of AI could eventually lead to its takeover of the world. Elon Musk, a prominent voice in the debate,…

  • Profiling Satoshi 3/3 – Matching Satoshi’s Profile

    There isn’t much that is certain about Satoshi, but we do have a few reliable clues from primary sources. Here they are: he is male, British, living in the UK probably in the London area. Probably born in the early 1970s with a long academic education most likely in computer science or mathematics. Programs in…

  • Profiling Satoshi 2/3 – Personal profile

    In our renewed investigation of the historical person behind Satoshi we have reviewed the demographic evidence, which points towards Satoshi being a male living in the UK probably in London. Now let us take a look at the personal profile of Satoshi. What can be gathered about him from the evidence we know derived from…

  • Profiling Satoshi 1/3 – Demographics

    The identity of the inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, has become a topic of great interest and mystery in recent times. However, this was not the case when the Bitcoin white paper was first published in October 2008. The initial reception of the publication was lukewarm, with only four contributors commenting critically on it before…

  • The difference between Oracle Cloud and AWS Cloud

    In recent times, Oracle’s stock price has experienced a significant surge, propelling its CEO, Larry Ellison, back into the list of the top ten wealthiest men globally. This success is largely attributed to the company’s successful transition to cloud computing. However, it would be a mistake to assume that Oracle is similar to Amazon, the…

  • What it would take for AI to take our jobs?

    What it would take for AI to take our jobs?

    AI-powered tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney’s image generator have incredible abilities, leading to mainstream fears of AI taking over the world. Talk on online media and social media alike is not about whether AI will replace humans but when they will do so and whether this will be good or bad or even leave any…

  • Amazons journey from an online book retailer to cloud computing giant

    Amazons journey from an online book retailer to cloud computing giant

    On August 3rd, Amazon will share its earnings report, with a significant portion attributed to its cloud division. If you’re curious about Amazon’s journey from an online book retailer to a cloud computing powerhouse, here is a short overview based on my book, “Cloud Computing Basics” The story of Amazon is the story of its…

  • No closer to intelligent systems

    No closer to intelligent systems

    Much attention has been given lately to the success of Artificial Intelligence. The abilities of ChatGPT 3 and Dall E-2 are impressive. Apart from the fact that they sound like droids from Starwars, there is not much to suggest that they are the harbinger of any fundamental advance towards creating a general artificial intelligence. We…

  • The prospects of circular IT development

    Iterative or agile development in one flavor or other has become the standard for IT development today. It is in many contexts an improvement on plan based or waterfall development, but it inherits some of the same basic weaknesses. Like plan-based development it is based on decomposing work into atomic units of tasks with the…

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