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Railshöck Lightning Talks

  • Nov 27, 2013 · 6:30 PM
  • Büro Simplificator GmbH

Wir führen "Lightning Talks" durch: Kurze, spontane Vorträge (5 bis maximal 20 Minuten) über ein Projekt, ein gem, eine Technologie, eine Erfahrung. Alle Teilnehmenden sind frei, etwas vorzustellen.

Wenn uns die Themen ausgehen oder 90 Minuten um sind, gehen wir in eine naheliegende Bar und diskutieren noch etwas weiter.

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  • Andy P.

    Stuff we chewed on that night is still swirling in my head. Perhaps due to my current dull work objective. (porting a project from MacRuby to RubyMotion)

    Wikipedia states:
    'Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving.'

    While I retain my skepticism on a) computers surpassing humans in a generally intelligent way any time soon, I certainly find it plausible that b) many of the specific human capabilities listed above would be surpassed by non-humans sooner or later. This is all fine and mildly exciting -- we have a precedence with numerical calculation -- but it also seems like a linear kind of progression, than any kind of inflection point. Which was why I always assumed people like Kurzweil would be talking about a).

    I'd like to confirm though -- are theorists arguing a) or b)?

    November 29, 2013

  • Mazembo M.

    For me, the main assumption of AI that human intelligence and human behaviour in general can be entirely translated into algorithms is flawed. And I am sure many experts in the AI field have moved away from this view.

    November 28, 2013

  • Paul T.

    On the singularity topic: There seem to be at least some curves that have massively dropped of the exponential path shortly after 2005 (Kurzweils book). See

    http://www.extremetech.com/computing/116561-the-death-of-cpu-scaling-from-one-core-to-many-and-why-were-still-stuck

    for some examples. So there might still be hope for us humans ?-)

    Even though transistor count is not one of them there seems to be diminishing returns on the further transistors (not surprising, as most of those go into the cache memoirs). Also there seems to be diminishing return on additional cores in CPUs.

    Sorry that I could not join you in the after-talk discussion.

    November 28, 2013

  • Mazembo M.

    Eh It was great join the ruby on rails meetup... Thank you Lukas and thank you to the presenter. See you next time

    November 27, 2013

  • Quentin B.

    Hoi Lukas
    Ich habe gerade ein kleines Projekt mit RefineryCMS gemacht und könnte das kurz vorstellen. Das passt auch gut im Vergleich zu LocomotiveCMS wo letztes Mal vorgestellt worden ist.

    November 25, 2013

  • Lukas E.

    Hallo zusammen - wir suchen noch Talks - 10-15 min? Braucht keine Slides, auch eine Demo ist interessant. Gerne bei mir melden.

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ich komme gerne vorbei und freu mich drauf.

    November 19, 2013

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