Four short links: 8 July 2016
Farm Data, AI Mortality, Great Visualization, and Doing Social
- The Land Grab for Farm Data — It’s time we put farmer data rights up front, in clear language that establishes who owns the data.
- Death and Suicide in Artificial Intelligence (PDF) — A technical subtlety of AIXI is that it is defined using a mixture over semimeasures that need not sum to 1, rather than over proper probability measures. In this work, we argue that the shortfall of a semimeasure can naturally be interpreted as the agent’s estimate of the probability of its death.
- 12 Complex Concepts Made Easier Through Great Data Visualization — they’re wonderful, but I wonder how many will still be alive and working five years from now.
- Things I Learned Working at Serial — incredible run-down of how the social media manager for Serial approached her job.