Consciousness, quantum physics and Buddhism

What is consciousness? And how do I really know you are conscious? This is the problem of solipsism. I know your brain is very similar to mine as you look like a human, sound like one and give an expression of someone with brain like other humans. By mathematical induction then, there is a perfectly … Continue reading Consciousness, quantum physics and Buddhism

Creepy or cool? some AI breakthroughs and formula of life

You keep on hearing about AI is bad and once AGI is around, it will kill us off - paperclip maximization principle is a telling example? Check the below tidbits pushing the envelop. Music Historically, people line up to attend concerts of famous artists. Now, there is AI that generates pure gold jazz or what … Continue reading Creepy or cool? some AI breakthroughs and formula of life

Two extremes in blockchain-sphere illustrate current state

How do you know how well an industry/technology/product/.. does? One way to check is to find out the two contextual (from economic, technological, social, ...other perspectives) extremes of that industry/technology/product/... Let's have a go at Bitcoin/blockchain. If you go to Etherscan, click on top menu item Tokens and then View Tokens, and if you search … Continue reading Two extremes in blockchain-sphere illustrate current state

Bitcoin: how many exist, lost and its quantum computing future

Let's start by setting up a context of just how much it costs to verify one Bitcoin transaction. A report on Motherboard recently calculated that the cost to verify 1 Bitcoin transaction is as much electricity as the daily consumption of 1.6 American Households. Bitcoin network may consume up to 14 Gigawatts of electricity (equivalent … Continue reading Bitcoin: how many exist, lost and its quantum computing future

How GANs can turn AI into a massive force

  Deep learning models can already achieve state-of-the-art results in some applications, but their capabilities are still limited. Unlike humans, deep learning models are unable to handle minor changes, and hence can only be applied for specific and narrowly defined tasks. Consider this conversation of what might be the most sophisticated negotiation software on the planet, which occurred … Continue reading How GANs can turn AI into a massive force

Brief overview: neural networks, architectures, frameworks

Deep learning is a new name for an approach to AI called neural networks, which have been going in and out of fashion for more than 70 years. Neural networks were first proposed in 1944 by Warren McCullough and Walter Pitts, two researchers who moved to MIT in 1952 as founding members of what’s sometimes called the … Continue reading Brief overview: neural networks, architectures, frameworks

How to conduct Initial Coin Offer (ICO) – the checklist

DISCLAIMER: This is a perpetual WORK-IN-PROGRESS and thus doesn't claim to be comprehensive but rather to serve as a guide. We welcome any feedback, especially suggestions for improvement from companies who have done an (successful) ICO. Suggested approaches and numbers in the checklist are not carved in stone/truth but guidelines. Lastly, information (names of people, … Continue reading How to conduct Initial Coin Offer (ICO) – the checklist