Andrea Allocco

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Decades-Old Graph Problem Yields to Amateur Mathematician

By making the first progress on the “chromatic number of the plane” problem in over 60 years, an anti-aging pundit has achieved mathematical …

How To Achieve Mastery: Three Steps To Becoming Great At Anything

Mastery involves three key steps: attention, acquisition, and ascension. Learn how you can use this process to become great at anything.

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Netflix Sees Itself as the Anti-Apple

Streaming service Netflix is famous for its unique culture. The most well-known example is the company’s no-vacation policy, which allows employees …

Nietzsche on Truth, Lies, the Power and Peril of Metaphor, and How We Use Language to Reveal and Conceal Reality

“What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished…”<p><i>“The need of reason is not inspired by the quest for truth but by the quest for meaning,”</i> …

AI touch myself: Scientists create self-replicating neural network

A pair of researchers from Columbia University recently built a self-replicating AI system. Instead of painstakingly creating the layers of a neural network and guiding it’s development as it becomes more advanced – they’ve automated the process.<p>The researchers, Oscar Chang and Hod Lipson, …

Telepathy is real

How do we transmit information from one person to another?<p>(Inside Science) -- Now, I don’t want to alarm anyone, but telepathy, the act of transferring thoughts into someone else’s head is now real. As in, published-in-academic-papers real. People have now telepathically communicated with each …

The Regret Minimization Framework: How Jeff Bezos Made Decisions

Jeff Bezos had an idea. A great idea. But he hadn’t made the jump yet.<p>Even so, he wasn’t shy about it, telling everyone including his boss his …

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 …

Rethinking Discipline

What is self-discipline? I think everyone has at least a hazy picture of what it means to be self-disciplined. From the outside, self-discipline …

Will Power

The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

BEIJING — What worries you about the coming world of artificial intelligence?<p>Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I. surpasses human intelligence, …

Artificial Intelligence

If You’re So Successful, Why Are You Still Working 70 Hours a Week? — From HBR

This is an eye-opening article. I do not agree personally on some passages (I do not have experience of companies recruited deliberately insecure …

Leadership

The DROP Method: Why Defining What To Learn Matters

Explore the DROP Method and how it helps you define your learning.

Machine Learning

Cheat Sheet of Machine Learning and Python (and Math) Cheat Sheets

<i>If you like this article, check out another by Robbie:</i><i><br>My Curated List of AI and Machine Learning Resources</i><p>There are many facets to Machine Learning. …

Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read | Inc.com

Lifelong learning will help you be happier, earn more, and even stay healthier, experts say. Plus, plenty of the smartest names in business, from Bill Gates to Elon Musk, insist that the best way to get smarter is to read. So what do you do? You go out and buy books, lots of them.<p>But life is busy, …

Books

This Is the True Power of Reading, According to 2 Deep Thinkers on the Subject | Inc.com

There's a wave of articles being published these days on the benefits of reading. And not just a book or two a year, but <i>stacks</i> of books.<p>Articles laying out Bill Gates's reading list, or the one book that influenced Jeff Bezos the most, or how Elon Musk learned everything he knew from books. These …

Books

Seneca: Fighting Procrastination

In AD 65, Seneca the Younger was forced to take his own life by the Roman Emperor Nero.<p>The reason for Seneca’s execution was his perceived …

Go Deeper, Not Wider

I keep imagining a tradition I’d like to invent. After you’re established in your career, and you have some neat stuff in your house, you take a …

Selling

Sponsored: Harness the power of bots to automate the busy work

Automation is coming to put us out of work—or so we’re told. But what if automation is actually the key to unlocking human productivity <i>at</i> work? Instead of warily viewing automation as an existential threat to our jobs, what if we embraced it as a tool that helps us better collaborate with each …

Chatbots

Kazuo Ishiguro: ‘Write What You Know’ is the Stupidest Thing I’ve Ever Heard

Kazuo Ishiguro, author of <i>The Remains of the Day</i>, <i>Never Let Me Go</i>, and most recently <i>The Buried Giant</i>, and oh, also our newest Nobel Laureate in …

The Atomic Theory of Origami

In 1970, an astrophysicist named Koryo Miura conceived what would become one of the most well-known and well-studied folds in origami: the Miura-ori. …

How to Write a First Draft Without Giving Up

Julian Gough, Irish novelist, memoirist, poet, and playwright, gives densely packed advice in his essay How To Edit Your Own Lousy Writing. He …

The Power Of Compounding: You Can Achieve Anything, If You Stop Trying To Do Everything

Do you have a long list of goals, desires, and wants for your life? Do you want to learn more? Earn more? Improve your skills? Get the most out of …

Artificial Intelligence: Everything You Want to Know

<i>By the end of this 10-minute read, you will hopefully have a comprehensive overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI). What is Artificial Intelligence?</i> …

New Neuroscience Reveals 3 Secrets That Will Make You Emotionally Intelligent

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative?

In more and more occupations, creativity is part of the job description. Whether you are trying to reconcile conflicting stakeholder priorities, finding a solution to a customer’s issue, or launching a new product line, your solution probably won’t come out of a textbook. But it’s hard to keep …

4 Places To Find Ideas For Your Next Venture

Ideas are everywhere, but having a way to start discovering them makes a difference. Here's my framework on where to find ideas in four different …

Innovation

Wu Wei: The Art of Non-Doing

Learn about the concept of Wu Wei and how you can start to do without doing.

Taoism

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Exercise is as good for your brain as it is for your body, and researchers are just beginning to discover why<p>Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our …

The Brain

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for?

In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to “optimise” his life through sensors that track his heart rate, respiration and sleep cycle. In Copenhagen, a bus running two minutes behind schedule transmits its location and passenger count to the municipal traffic signal network, which extends the time …

Internet of Things