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Showing posts from April, 2020

Building anti-fragile technology systems

The Covid-19 outbreak which resulted in the government-mandated shutdown has exposed a lot of weakness in the technological systems we use to manage our day to day life. Apart from the negative effects on the economy and the loss of life and livelihood, Covid-19 is a wake-up call for all the people who build and manage large systems and especially those of us building or thinking of building future AI systems, we have to build anti-fragile systems.

Understanding understanding

This post is about understanding understanding and of course as it applies to engineering artificially intelligent systems that display the human quality of understanding. If you have a better title for this post you could suggest it, but I couldn't think of anyone better that really captures the difficulty imposed on us by the words of natural language that we have to use in our daily communication.