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Former Go champion retires after declaring AI invincible

“With the debut of AI in Go games, I’ve realized that I’m not at the top even if I become the number one through frantic efforts,” Lee told Yonhap. “Even if I become the number one, there is an entity that cannot be defeated.”

Saková ženám nemá radiť, aby si dávali pozor. Nech povie mužom, aby nevraždili

beautiful news

Zadie Smith on fighting the algorithm

If you are under 30, and you are able to think for yourself right now, God bless you.

The Politics of Images in Machine Learning Training Sets

For reasons that are rarely discussed within the field of computer vision, and despite all that institutions like MIT and companies like Google and Facebook have done, the project of interpreting images is a profoundly complex and relational endeavor. Images are remarkably slippery things, laden with multiple potential meanings, irresolvable questions, and contradictions. Entire subfields of philosophy, art history, and media theory are dedicated to teasing out all the nuances of the unstable relationship between images and meanings.

nedávna prednáška u nás na fakulte:

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Milí muži…

Je to pořád dokola. Kdykoliv se u nás objeví nějaké významnější výročí, existuje jen jediná jistota: že ho budou interpretovat muži. Když se loni slavilo sto let od založení Československa, vypadalo to spíš jako povídání o české (nikoliv československé), bílé a mužské republice. Letos si pro změnu připomínáme „třicet let českého kapitalismu“ a průvodci českého vývoje po roce 89 jsou opět převážně muži. Je to frustrující. A taky k smíchu. Jenže kritizovat tyto pánské kluby a poukazovat skrz ně na strukturální nespravedlnosti znamená pokaždé to samé: opakující se sadu přezíravých argumentů, mezi které patří otřepané fáze „nejde o gender, jde přece o kvalitu“ (a ta je snad vždycky mužská), „když ty ženy nemají vůbec čas“ (proč asi), „tak si sestavte svou vlastní knihu, kdo vám brání“ (wtf) nebo „oslovily jsme dvě a odmítly, takže nechtějí“ (oslovit jich dvacet je blbej nápad přesně proč?). 

101 ways to live sustainably

The dating market

Big Tech’s terrible diversity record, visualized using its logos

How does one survive atrocity? (ťažké čítanie)

That’s one psychiatrist for every 275,000 people. Iraqis have suffered under almost 40 years of continuous conflict — a torturous dictatorship, the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, the two gulf wars, years of devastating economic sanctions, a civil war, the Islamic State — and yet the country has almost no trained professionals to treat an epidemic of war-induced psychological disorders.

It’s so much more than cooking

Then, about a year ago, I had a sobbing meltdown in the kitchen in front of my spouse. It had started out innocently enough: He’d invited a friend over for dinner, but I was on a high-pressure work deadline and had no time or mental energy to spare. “I’ll make dinner!” he said. “You don’t have to do a thing.”

That evening, he waltzed through the door from work, bubbling with enthusiasm. I met him in the kitchen, exhausted and hungry. “Okay, I’m ready to start cooking,” he said. “What do we have in the fridge?”

I stared at him for a moment, and felt myself crumple in frustration. The strength of my reaction to this question surprised even me.

Športový psychológ: Nehovorte deťom, aby vyhrali. Povedzte im, nech si to užijú

hodnota rodičovstva

Alebo vtedy, keď počúvam, ako chcú všetci chrániť tradičnú rodinu, ale za tridsať rokov sme nedokázali ani zreformovať školstvo, nieto rozmýšľať nad tým, že už by bolo načase začať deti vzdelávať od útleho veku v oblasti vzťahov, aby jedného dňa vnímali vzťahové väzby za tak dôležitú súčasť rodičovstva ako je nakŕmenie dieťaťa, čím by sme aj skutočne podporili budúce rodiny (v akomkoľvek zložení).

Potom premýšľam o systéme, kde dieťa má hodnotu jedna a žena hodnotu nula. Tehotenstvo a pôrod sa točí okolo dieťaťa, opustením pôrodnice sa zaškrtnú príslušné kolónky, vyplnia sa štatistiky, ale to, čo sa následne deje, už nikoho nezaujíma, hoci to na ženu, jej partnera a dieťa má doživotný vplyv.

antidepresívna

Úprimnejšia odpoveď, bližšie ku skutočnosti, je o pocitoch. Smútok ako najväčšia kamufláž. Hnevu, ale vlastne každého pocitu. Strachu, ostychu, túžby, nadšenia. Veľký ekvalizér, v tej temnej hladine sa rozpustí všetko, čím by som mohla vytŕčať. Narušiť.

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môj brat v novinách

Angela Merkelová o páde Berlínskeho múru

The different life experiences in eastern and western Germany are a reality. We should talk more about that and try harder to understand each other.

a ešte niečo navyše ku quantum supremacy

The Importance of Feelings

Photographer Spent Days Waiting For Museum Visitors To Match The Artworks They Observe, And it Was Worth It

Gabi Rizea:

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What I Don’t Tell My Students About ‘The Husband Stitch’

“He is not a bad man, and that, I realize suddenly, is the root of my hurt,” the narrator says. “He is not a bad man at all. To describe him as evil or wicked or corrupted would be a deep disservice to him. And yet — ”

Machado is teaching us that truth and logic only occasionally overlap. When you start poking at the idea of an absolute truth, a truth unfiltered through someone’s perception, it can fall apart entirely.

Učili nás, aby sme sa za chyby hanbili, chyba je pritom výzvou, vraví učiteľka

If Sapiens were a blog post (kniha zostrihaná na dlhý post)

Biologists the world over are locked in battle with the intelligent-design movement, which opposes the teaching of Darwinian evolution in schools and claims that biological complexity proves there must be a creator who thought out all biological details in advance. The biologists are right about the past, but the proponents of intelligent design might, ironically, be right about the future.

Tired of books written by authors? Try Booksby.ai Dajú sa kúpiť na Amazone a ešte aj recenzie sú písané neurónkami… 

Measuring actual learning vs feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom 

Three Big Things: The Most Important Forces Shaping the World

The three big ones that stick out are demographics, inequality, and access to information.

Each of these Big Things will have a profound impact on the coming decades because they’re both transformational and ubiquitous. They impact nearly everyone, albeit in different ways. With that comes the reality that we don’t know exactly how their influence will unfold. No one in 1945 knew exactly how World War II would go on to shape the world, only that it would in extreme ways. But we can guess some of the likeliest changes.

Ministerka zdravotníctva Andrea Kalavská v parlamente o očkovaní

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toto video sa deťom páčilo:

pomôžte nám nazbierať dáta o preklepoch pre neurónovú sieť: minútovka

k neurónkam ešte artbreeder 

ako predýchať šestonedelie

Keď mal Hugo tri týždne, sedela som na posteli, plakala od bolesti, únavy, samoty a pocitu márnosti. Prikladala som dieťa k svojmu boľavému prsníku s ragádami na bradavkách, ruky zatínala v päste, nohou búchala do zeme a – zapla diktafón.

Po stlačení tlačidla STOP som tú nahrávku až do dnešného dňa nepočula. Počúvam svoj zmenený hlas prelínajúci sa s Hugovým mrnkaním a premýšľam, či opäť plakať s mojím ja spred niekoľkých mesiacov, alebo sa smiať a jasať, že je to dávno za nami. Rozhodnutie je však jasné. Prepísať tých pár minút bolesti, strachu a zúfalstva a posunúť ďalej. Tak autenticky, ako sa len dá.

I Found the Outer Limits of My Pro-choice Beliefs

I was almost not brave enough to write this piece. In the United States, there are only two sides to abortion, and there is outrage on both. Anti-abortion activists will say that I’m a murderer, or an accessory to murder, because of the work I do.

I also hesitated for the opposite reason: Any time a pro-abortion-rights provider admits to any doubts, her ambivalence may be used to limit abortion care. One expert I interviewed for this piece said, “If you write how hard it is to counsel about abortions, please know this: Somewhere, someone will use that to stop women from getting the procedures that they need.” After that, I couldn’t write for weeks.

If Sapiens were a blog post

Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover

Zuzana Kovačič Hanzelová: RTVS je pre mňa stále bolestivou témou a ešte jeden rozhovor s ňou, na feministické témy 

Možno to bude znieť hlúpo, ale pre mňa je feminizmus tak veľmi prirodzený, že skôr naopak, nechápem, že niekto nie je feminista alebo feministka. A ak nie je, zrejme je to len preto, že o tom málo vie.

Ja mám tú výhodu, že nie som v podriadenej pozícii napríklad s politikmi a na konci dňa mám v reportáži alebo v diskusii nad nimi istú moc, ktorú bežne ženy napríklad v asistentských pozíciách nemajú. Preto si myslím, že mám až povinnosť o tom viac hovoriť, pretože ma za to nikto nevyhodí ani nepotrestá. Komplimenty v práci sú pre mňa neprijateľné, sú na to úplne iné platformy – napríklad, ak ma osloví muž v bare, je to ok. To je miesto, kde to pokojne niekto urobiť môže. Ale v práci? Prečo? Prečo by ma malo zaujímať, čo si môj šéf myslí dnes o mojej sukni? Veď nech si to pomyslí, ale neobťažuje ma s tým.

The World War II Diet That Saved Britain

As Hitler planned to starve the Brits to death, one man was given total power to design their menu. It produced the healthiest generation in history and has lessons for today.

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Plán bol, že dnes ráno sa vyvezieme do Snilovského sedla, prejdeme po hrebeni, prespíme na Chate pod Suchým a zajtra zídeme do Strečna. Ráno lialo. Keď som vstala, začalo hrmieť, predpoveď nevyzerala o nič lepšie… tak sme výlet smutne zrušili a lenivo sa povaľovali doma. Skúsime inokedy.

fotky a zážitky z iného výletu   

Niekto odrezal soche na Javorine ruky. Našli ich kúsok ďalej v kroví. Za takéto niečo by som už nedávala ani pokuty. Iba palicou vytrieskať po zadku a vlastnoručne opraviť. 

skip the small talk

tri a pol percenta

Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change.

fotky Jordana Hammonda – Sú upravované. Ale aj keď si odmyslím tie úpravy, tak sú parádne…

Original Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (AGC) source code for the command and lunar modules

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Hong Kong Protesters Return to the Streets

The Winners Of The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

Psychology and the Good Life

An AI Completes an Unfinished Composition 115 Years After Composer’s Death

This November, the Prague Philharmonic will perform the third and final movement of “From the Future World,” an AI-completed composition based on an unfinished piano piece by the famous composer Antonín Dvořák, 115 years after his death.

In a blockbuster paper in 1948, Claude Shannon introduced the notion of a “bit” and laid the foundation for the information age. His ideas ripple through nearly every aspect of modern life, influencing such diverse fields as communication, computing, cryptography, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cosmology, linguistics, and genetics.

Limiting Your Child’s Fire Time: A Guide for Concerned Paleolithic Parents

According to the most recent cave drawings, children nowadays are using fire more than ever before. And it’s no wonder: fire has many wonderful applications, such as cooking meat, warming the home, and warding off wild animals in the night. We adult Homo erectus, with our enlarged brains and experience of pre-fire days, can moderate our use, but our children—some of whom never lived during a time when you couldn’tsimply strike two rocks together for an hour over a pile of dried grass to eventually produce a spark that, with gentle coaxing, might grow into a roaring flame—can have difficulty self-monitoring their interactions with fire.

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Podávam trestné oznámenie na Najväčšieho Slováka (táto show je problematická z veľa dôvodov, Natália Blahová píše o jednom z nich)

This Conversation Between A Passenger And An Airline Should Absolutely Terrify You

I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead of scanning my boarding pass or handing over my passport, I looked into a camera before being allowed down the jet bridge. Did facial recognition replace boarding passes, unbeknownst to me? Did I consent to this?

Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

Sometimes they hear recordings they find upsetting, or possibly criminal. Two of the workers said they picked up what they believe was a sexual assault. When something like that happens, they may share the experience in the internal chat room as a way of relieving stress. Amazon says it has procedures in place for workers to follow when they hear something distressing, but two Romania-based employees said that, after requesting guidance for such cases, they were told it wasn’t Amazon’s job to interfere.

“We take the security and privacy of our customers’ personal information seriously,” an Amazon spokesman said in an emailed statement.

Prestaňte sa pýtať, kde sme boli doteraz

V depresii, ďakujem za opýtanie.

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Seven ways the world is not designed for women

The results were consistent and rather worrying. As women’s breast sizes grew, their participation in physical activity declined, particularly if that exercise was vigorous. Few very-large-breasted women jogged, for example.

Viagra Might Relieve Period Cramps, but Male Pharmaceutical Execs Don’t Care

When Viagra — sildenafil citrate — was tested initially as heart medication, its well-known properties for men were discovered. “Hallelujah,” said Big Pharma, and research ceased. However, in subsequent tests the same drug was found to offer total relief for serious period pain over four hours. This didn’t impress the male review panel, who refused further funding, remarking that cramps were not a public health priority. (Zvýraznenie moje) 

Päť argumentov proti plošnému rušeniu malých pôrodníc

Iniciatíva Baby Friendly Hospital: po 25 rokoch stále na začiatku

Despite what you may think, Mercury is on average the closest planet to Earth

The country has doubled its forest cover in the last 30 years, after decades of deforestation, so that half of its land surface is now covered with trees.

Plastic pollution: One town smothered by 17,000 tonnes of rubbish

Malaysia has become one of the world’s biggest plastic importers, taking in rubbish the rest of the world doesn’t want.

Ako som v Singapure objavil skutočnú konkurenciu pre liberálnu demokraciu

No, data is not the new oil

Let’s consider this Coen brothers–esque thought experiment: Thanks to some eccentric, long-lost uncle, I inherit the Phoenix Beacon, a 50,000-ton, Panamanian-registered crude oil tanker. The thing is filled to the brim with petroleum and the captain awaits my orders. To realize my newfound wealth, I’d call refinery offloading ports and oil-futures brokers in Chicago. After much drama, I’d monetize my inheritance at the prevailing price for West Texas Intermediate light, sweet crude, multiplied by the number of barrels in the ship (minus lots of fees).

Now, let’s consider a different inheritance: Amazon sends a delivery van to my home filled with hard drives containing all its sales and user browsing data for the past year. What do I do with it?

How personalized medicine is transforming your health care

The team also extracted a sampling of immune cells called tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and tested them to see which ones recognized her tumor’s genetic defects. The scientists reproduced the winning lymphocytes by the billions and infused them into Perkins, along with a checkpoint inhibitor, pembrolizumab. More than two years later, Perkins, a retired engineer from Florida, shows no signs of cancer.

How women photographers access worlds hidden from men

Underwater photographer of the year

This is what AI looks like (as sketched by AI)

The self-portrait raises questions about the nature of creativity and human expression.

The first step was conceptual. The AI read thousands of NYT articles to derive representative concepts. The winning concept was the notion of a robot shaking hands with a human.

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