Goldilocks went into the three bears house and found three bowls of porridge. One was too hot, one was too cold, and one was just right. ‘How does this apply to astronomy?’ you ask. Let’s have a look.
I recently worked my way through Perdido Street Station by China Mieville. This is definitely one of the stranger books I’ve read of late.
I watched the 2004 movie ‘I, Robot’ last week, and that set me thinking about AI again. I’ve already mentioned before that I feel there are a lot of misunderstandings about AI. Perhaps a look at the three laws of robotics by Isaac Asimov is a good way to explain my misgivings.
The EU is enacting a new privacy directive as of today: the GDPR (short for General Data Protection Regulation).
Given the recent revelations about Facebook and the continuous stream of hacks we see in the media, this is a good thing. The question is, though: is it effective?