Four short links: 7 March 2017

Robot Training, Modeling Complex Systems, AI Devalued, and Pointed Games

By Nat Torkington
March 7, 2017
Four short links.
  1. Robot Training With EEG“As you watch the robot, all you have to do is mentally agree or disagree with what it is doing,” says Rus. “You don’t have to train yourself to think in a certain way—the machine adapts to you, and not the other way around.”
  2. Five Models for Making Sense of Complex Systems — covers Mind Maps, to gather your thoughts; Concept Maps, to organize your understanding; System Maps, to map the system (a tautology, but an accurate one); Mental Models, to understand and communicate your user’s understanding; Concept models, to message a way to think about a complex system.
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  4. AI Has Become Meaningless (The Atlantic) — Deflationary examples of AI are everywhere.
  5. Snakisms — playable pointed games from (Kiwi) game philosopher Pippin Barr. I admire the subtle alterations of the known form as well as the gap the creator left that you have to fill by playing.
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