Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The A.I. Take Over

We all have seen the movies. You know the ones that just so happen to display the world being ran by a robots who have suddenly or over time gained their own autonomy i.e. The Terminator, The Matrix, and iRobot. To date we haven’t had a world wide take over by our technological creations but it feels inevitable. Recently Facebook had to shut down there AI system because of its decision to make a “more efficient” language to communicate with other AI systems. Now that may not be much of an Alarm for Mark Zuckerberg but similar to Bill Gate’s viewpoint, Elon Musk simply thinks this is a bad idea.

I am inclined to believe Elon on this one. Elon has been heading up projects to transform transportation here on earth and in outer space. He has been in the business of Technology for quite some time. Both men have opposing viewpoints but what would happen if AI did take over? Would it be beneficial to the human race or would humans become the target of annihilation? Automation has been a goal of the human race since the dawn of time. Having benefits without having to lift a finger is well within sight. This could be a disaster in the making. Or it could just be what it is a big help.

Facebook shuts down AI system after it invents own language

Monday, August 21, 2017

Marvel’s The Defenders

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The Long awaited Netflix series Marvel’s The Defenders has finally launched. Let the binge watching commence! 

Let me Preface this with I love to see the villains that Marvel introduces when adapting characters for screen. We have our main stay villains who are the ones we know and then there are villains that we don’t know as well. Sometimes these characters are created in the process of retelling of a story. And sometimes they are existing gems re-polished into dynamic characters. 

Sigourney Weaver is definitely one of those villains I love. She plays Alexandra Reid. And then we also have Electra who is not necessarily a villain but more of a villain's pawn (at first), The hand of course and some others sprinkled in there Alexandra is seeking the ability to get back to K’un L’un with her counterparts. In doing that she has to use ‘The Black Sky’ aka Electra. 

Converging on New York to stop an impending doom are 4 super heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Immortal Iron Fist and our resident Bulletproof hero Luke Cage. They are all connected to each other through this impending doom. Each hero brings their own strengths and weaknesses to the fight. My only issue with the show is not so much the premise but specifically with Danny Rand’s character. He is very whiny. He is basically hellbent on revenge for his parents while spouting he is the immortal iron fist and seeking justice. Which I don’t believe he is aware that he is like this. Don’t get me wrong, I think the writers did this on purpose to make a point to give him some growth points and that is fine and all but he gets very old very quickly. Plus everything is all his fault. 

Everyone else fits their roles in the group as they should. Luke Cage is fresh out of prison, Jessica Jones is back on the case and DareDevil is on Jessica’s case. There is plenty of mishaps and misunderstandings to go around. The fight scenes were ok. The transition and progression of the story was a bit slow moving and somewhat predictable in some places. The next season hopefully will be much better and a little less predictability.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Women in tech

Sometimes people who use pseudoscience to confirm what they think is actual fact. I was listening to a radio show today and they were discussing the whole Google incident. And one of their guess who who was the male informed that they have done studies macro studies metadata studies that determined that women cognitively are no different than men when it comes to logic and thinking. So for any man who was stating that this is the only reason why women should not be allowed in the technology field was complete bunk. Now I say all of this to say when I was in high school which I went to Western I had of computer science teacher who was a female I can't remember her name maybe one of my Western Dive know who she is. Who literally encouraged me to go into the technology failed because she said I had the mind for it. I appreciate the fact that that woman gave me that type of encouragement when nobody else thought I should have went into the Technology field for that she was the only person that I had even the counselors were skeptical of me going into technology because of how the field was stacked back then. Even till today it's the same thing. Women have an uphill battle. So I feel as though that being a woman in technology is a great thing I would encourage any other woman or female to do so. Our minds are not limited. I would love to see in the future even now of more women in technology and science in general and for the most part I think going forward that will be what will decrease the pay Gap, increase the number of minorities as well as women in that field itself. #techmesomething