is algorithmic death inevitable ?

Ben Evans says that algo is necessary, the newsfeed can’t be consumed if it’s not algorithmic,necessary evil ? Whenever I read himthe death of the newsfedeed seems his defense against thinking of any action against GAFA monopolies

On the other hand I alway think I should be able to plug my algo’s and filters to my newsfeed, and Cory Doctorow nails it in his request to promote interoperability, Subject platform to rules but exempt syndication services from all. I should be able to let my 3rd-party provider of choice organize my online world, not Zuckerberg

(citations needed)

Missiles, missiles everywhere

China has a lead in medium range land launche missiles due to old nuclear agreement, and has developed “carrier killers” to keep the US fleet at bay

Reuters: Special Report: New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China

US ha trouble with anti-ballistic missiles which do not seem to perform right, that is the archivolt of the strategiuc doctrine which in turn apperas shacky

Scitific American article: Broken Shield issue June 2019, no link

The president was expressing extraordinary faith in the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, currently the country’s sole guard against intercontinental ballistic missiles that carry nuclear warheads. But his faith was woefully misplaced, and facts belie his claim. U.S. military testing data show there is no basis to expect GMD interceptors to work more than about 50 percent of the time. Using multiple interceptors against each target could in some cases improve these odds but will not funda- mentally change the situation. The chances of a nuclear weapon getting through in a real-world attack using multiple missiles is still dangerously high. Our analysis of all 19 tests done—the most recent one was in late March—as well as several government re- views of the program, shows an alarmingly high failure rate.

giustizia predittiva, giustizia totalitaria

se insegniamo il Marxismo-leninismo ad una intelligenza artificiale, arriverà alle purghe staliniane? Pensiero stimolato da Hanna Arendt sul Totalitarismo, sul “delitto possibile” pag 646:

“l’evoluzione dell’URSS potrebbe provocare una crisi, una crisi potrebbe condurre al rovesciamento della dittatura di Stalin, ciò potrebbe indebolire la potenza militare del paese e la situazione creata da un’eventuale guerra potrebbe indurre il nuovo governo a firmare una tregua o a concludere un’alleanza con Hitler. Forte di tale conclusione, Stalin passe a dichiarare che c’era, in combutta con Hitler, una congiura per rovesciare il governo”

necessità storica, previsione, modelli blackbox 🙂

If we teach Marxism-Leninism to an artificial intelligence, will it get to Stalin’s purges? Thought stimulated by Hanna Arendt on Totalitarianism, on the “possible crime” page 646:

“The evolution of the USSR could cause a crisis, a crisis could lead to the overthrow of the dictatorship of Stalin, this could weaken the military power of the country and the situation created by a possible war could induce the new government to sign a truce or to conclude an alliance with Hitler. With this conclusion in mind, Stalin went on to declare that there was, in conjunction with Hitler, a conspiracy to overthrow the government”.

historical need, forecast, blackbox models 🙂

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JCN -> framing a la Lakoff, AOC takes on the Mercers, Medaillion and NLP applied to finance. NLP model GPT-2 not released because dangerous.