Enabling Desired Futures

By theLivingCore | Everything we create, in turn will shape us. That is why our aspiration is to proactively co-create a meaningful world.

Exclusive: Adidas’s radical new shoe could change how the world buys sneakers

Futurecraft Loop is an experiment in the circular economy. For Adidas, it could be the beginning of a major shift in how it does business.<p>When it catches the light, the all-white shoe shimmers like a radioactive marshmallow. I know it will never look this pristine again. Not just because it will …

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Is Superintelligence Impossible?

On Possible Minds: Philosophy and AIDavid Chalmers, Daniel C. Dennett[4.10.19] [ED. NOTE: On Saturday, March 9th, more than 1200 people jammed into …

Want to Know How to Build a Better Democracy? Ask Wikipedia

Pity the poor public-relations specialist hired to influence what is said about his clients on Wikipedia. The sprawling, chaotic storehouse of …

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9 Ideas That Summarise The Future of Work (And How You Can Prepare For it)

Thomas OppongBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing<p>Oct 8, 2018<p>Work as we know it has changed.<p>Human progress is inevitable. And progress is impossible without …

MBAs as CEOs: Some troubling evidence

Developing Managers<p>22 February 2017<p>Business schools like to boast about how many of their graduates have become CEOs—Harvard especially, since it has …

A University in Sydney Has Just Launched a Game-Changing ‘Super Lab’

The University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) new science building has already made headlines for its green roof, six-star sustainability rating and …

Big Tech Was Designed to Be Toxic

When it comes to explaining why Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have become hotbeds for extremism, propaganda and bigotry, there’s a tendency to overcomplicate things.<p>That’s understandable. The algorithms that govern the platforms are unknowable trade secrets. There are, in some cases, billions of …

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Supervised learning with quantum-enhanced feature spaces

1.<p>Mitarai, K., Negoro, M., Kitagawa, M. & Fujii, K. Quantum circuit learning. Preprint at https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00745 (2018).<p>2.<p>Farhi, E. & …

Kognitionswissenschaft: Warum Kaffeetassen ergriffen werden wollen

Das Gehirn ist kein einsamer Jäger. Geist und Wahrnehmung sind aktiver, als die Kognititionswissenschaft lange gedacht hat. Und der Körper denkt …

Sarah Williams Goldhagen on How the Brain Works and What It Means for Architecture

MCP: Martin C. Pedersen <br>SWG: Sarah Williams Goldhagen<p>MCP:<p>Your book argues that the built environment has a profound impact on people’s lives. I …

How to Talk to People, According to Terry Gross

It’s fair to say Terry Gross knows some things about talking to people. The host and co-executive producer of NPR’s “Fresh Air” has interviewed thousands of personalities over the course of her four-decade career.<p>It all started in the early 1970s, when, floundering a bit in her post-college life, …

Google’s latest pet project uses design to toy with your brain

At the annual Milan Furniture Fair, Google is staging an experiment in neuroaesthetics–or the science of how beauty affects our brains.<p>The Milan Furniture Fair, aka Salone de Mobile, is the most important design event of the year, drawing designers and manufacturers from all over the planet. So it …

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A Magician Explains Why We See What’s Not There - Issue 70: Variables

Norman Triplett was a pioneer in the psychology of magic, and back in 1900, he published a wonderful scientific paper on magic that, among many other …

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How Designers Engineer Luck Into Video Games - Issue 70: Variables

On Sept. 16, 2007, a Japanese YouTuber who goes by the handle “Computing Aesthetic” uploaded a forty-eight-second-long video with the deafening …

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<b>Front Page</b><p>DEFGH Nr. 63, Freitag, 15. März 2019.<p>Collage: Stefan Dimitrov<p><b>The Ghost in the Machine</b><b><br>Artificial intelligence inspires wild fantasies, but</b> …

How Facebook Has Flattened Human Communication

“Since you are tongue-tied and so loath to speak, <br>In dumb significants proclaim your thoughts.” —Shakespeare, Henry VI<i>, Part 1</i><p>“I feel so bad for the …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

There’s no such thing as a “tech person” in the age of AI

We need to stop perpetuating the false dichotomy between technology and the humanities. To do otherwise would be detrimental to society.<p>When I was an …

When the Bully Is the Boss

Senator Amy Klobuchar’s nascent campaign is fending off a stream of stories from former staffers that she was a volatile, highhanded boss who often demeaned and humiliated people who worked for her. She has one of the highest rates of turnover in the Senate.<p>“Am I a tough boss sometimes? Yes,” she …

It’s time to awaken the humanity in business

Everything is so efficient that it’s making everyone miserable. There’s a better way.<p>“Amazon really solved buying, but it killed shopping in the process,” says Glossier CEO Emily Weiss, highlighting the emotion that’s been lost in the pursuit of functional efficiency, and identifying a symptom of …

We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next

Our study of 25 years of artificial-intelligence research suggests the era of deep learning may come to an end.<p>Almost everything you hear about …

The Cognitive Enterprise: Reinventing your company with AI

Foreword<p>A new era of business reinvention is dawning, and we call the next-generation business model the Cognitive Enterprise.<p>Authors:<p>Mark Foster, …

Digital Media: What Went Wrong

The digital publishing industry took a big hit in recent days, when more than 1,000 employees were laid off at BuzzFeed, AOL, Yahoo and HuffPost. Vice Media started the process of laying off some 250 workers on Friday, and Mic, a site aimed at younger readers, axed much of its staff two months ago …

Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two

PHOENIX — It’s hard to miss the dogged technological ambition pervading this sprawling desert metropolis.<p>There’s Intel’s $7 billion, seven-nanometer chip plant going up in Chandler. In Scottsdale, Axon, the maker of the Taser, is hungrily snatching talent from Silicon Valley as it embraces …

There are now 5 generations in the workforce–can they work together?

How to get your boomers and your gen-Zers (and everyone in between) on the same page, despite very different styles.<p>With people living longer and retiring later just as younger generations are taking their first jobs, for the first time ever, five generations coexist in the workplace.<p>For …

The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite

DAVOS, Switzerland — They’ll never admit it in public, but many of your bosses want machines to replace you as soon as possible.<p>I know this because, for the past week, I’ve been mingling with corporate executives at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. And I’ve noticed that their …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Are robots becoming unpopular? Changes in attitudes towards autonomous robotic systems in Europe

Abstract<p>Many societies are on the brink of a robotic era. In the near future, various autonomous computer systems are expected to be part of many …