Saturday, August 27, 2016

Folley Better Than Bad

The prayers at Catholic cathedrals are very powerful tools ... Almost as Powerful as Joi Ito's savvy Blog...

Lets pray Michael Gunner does not abuse the trust and will make positive difference. Sadly Bob Carr managed to milk landslides in NSW mostly with negative effect. May bad characters stay away from Gunner's Cabinet ... As they say, be careful of the toes you step on today; they may be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow. Mr Giles said the Four Corners episode on Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre had been damaging but only the “last nail” in the coffin. “I’m not apportioning blame. It was a nail but there were plenty of other nails,” he said.
Northern Territory election labor wins as Adam Giles concedes landslide in disunity

There could hardly be a more perfect metaphor for NSW Premier Mike Baird's woes than the incident at his Manly home last weekend. Creeping through the dark in search of a glass of water, Baird slipped in his socks and fractured the L4 vertebrae in his lower back.

Taking to Facebook, he posted an X-ray of the shattered bone with the chirpy observation that the punch lines "pretty much write themselves".

Facebook has become a favourite Baird platform, a place
he can use his dad-next-door personality to speak directly to the people of NSW, often with great success Bairds Bubble Burst by Sean NicHolls

Support for Mike Baird's government collapses

Why Mike Baird is far from invincible
  • Iyad Rahwan was the first person I heard use the term society-in-the-loop machine learning. He was describing his work which was just published in Science, on polling the public through an online test to find out how they felt about various decisions people would want a self-driving car to make - a modern version of what philosophers call "The Trolley Problem." The idea was that by understanding the priorities and values of the public, we could train machines to behave in ways that the society would consider ethical. We might also make a system to allow people to interact with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and test the ethics by asking questions or watching it behave. 
    At a recent meeting with philosophers, clergy and AI and technology experts, we discussed the possibility of machines taking over the job of judges (and politicians?). We have evidence that machines can make very accurate assessments of things that involve data and it's quite reasonable to assume that decisions that judges make such as bail amounts or parole could be done much more accurately by machines than by humans. In addition, there is research that shows expert humans are not very good set setting bail or granting parole appropriately. Whether you get a hearing by the parole board before or after their lunch has a significant effect on the outcome, for instance. (There has been some critiques of the study cited in this article, and the authors of the paper of responded to them.) Polling in the Artificial I World