This might be a slight oversimplification, but it strongly suggests that the concerns raised in my last post are not far off the mark.
It’s an IndieGogo project, 56% backed, with a month to go, so if you’re interested, check it out. It’s a cautious first project, but with large ambition. I’m going to back it, and I wish it well!
New Scientist reports (pay barrier, sorry) that the Seattle based Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) has launched a tool called Semantic Scholar, which aims to;
…read, digest and categorise findings from the estimated 2 million papers published each year.
The article goes on to say;
Up to half of these are never read by more than three people.
That’s right. One million scientific papers a year, read by only three people each. That’s some sort of sad exemplar for futility.
In April I introduced MyPhysioLink – the physiotherapy start-up that I and my co-founder, Cris Costa, have been working on. With the beta launch of the service imminent, we looked long and hard at the name and decided it wasn’t good enough.
So we are now Therapy-Smarter.com. Visit our website to see what we’re up to, and for the latest news on our progress. Physiotherapists can sign up for a free trial.
Although we all know about Moore’s Law, and about the all-but-absurd increase in computing power at ever lower prices that its effects have given rise to, it is still worth reading this short article/graphic at IEEE.org.
Sample boggling sentence:
More transistors were made in 2014 than in all the years prior to 2011.
Noodling around after posting the post just before this one, I have been allowing C2.com to take me where my curiosity leads. In the immortal words of Calvin (late C20th Watterson incarnation, rather than C16th French theologian – ain’t reincarnation wonderful?);
A few of my finds…
– Inclusion here indicates no judgement as to the correctness of any of the points of view on the pages – merely that they are interesting. The informational and argumentational density of these pages is just gorgeous!