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Molyneux’s problem
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Molyneux’s problem

Different shaped stress balls, including a cube, a star, and a sphere Molyneux's problem is a thought experiment in philosophy concerning immediate recovery from blindness. It was first formulated by William Molyneux, and notably referenced in John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689). The problem can be stated in brief, "if a man born…

Truth Isn’t the Problem—We Are
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Truth Isn’t the Problem—We Are

The term “post-truth” has been around for decades, but its big moment came in 2016, with the Brexit vote in the U.K. and the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. Usage of post-truth shot up twentyfold, according to the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose it as the “word of the year” fo

AI Has a Hallucination Problem That’s Proving Tough to Fix
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AI Has a Hallucination Problem That’s Proving Tough to Fix

Tech companies are rushing to infuse everything with artificial intelligence, driven by big leaps in the power of machine learning software. But the deep-neural-network software fueling the excitement has a troubling weakness: Making subtle changes to images, text, or audio can fool these systems into perceiving things that aren’t there. That could be a big…

The problem with leftist myths about Syria
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The problem with leftist myths about Syria

As the death toll in the Damascus' suburb of Eastern Ghouta reached nearly 700 in two weeks and continues to rise, many so-called progressive voices continue to justify the carnage. Many are dead convinced that the regime is fighting al-Qaeda in Eastern Ghouta, which is using civilians as human shields - hence the hundreds of…

The ICO immaturity problem
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The ICO immaturity problem

I’ve been following “startups” – I define startups as small businesses with a global scale – for almost two decades. In that time I’ve watched them morph from unfunded pet projects by random geniuses into what amounts to an entire sub-economy dedicated to the creation, funding, and sale of these pet projects. Remember: Facebook, LinkedIn,…

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