‘The predictive coding framework theory is as important to brain science as evolution is to biology. Brains have been created through evolution to do a job for us and it is by creating predictions.’
‘We are scientists but we are still humans and we cannot close our eyes or ears to what’s happening around us but somehow we just decided to put these things aside and try to make something positive out of all this negativity.’
“You know in English you say every Lennon needs a McCartney – so that’s the kind of stuff we are aiming at. We are not aiming at autonomous creation.” – AI expert François Pachet.
“(We were) searching for the best sites in the world for the SKA. A key characteristic is radio quietness, we’ve got to get away from people because everything we live with in the modern world just generates radio interference.”
When the entire social fabric has been torn up and everything from electricity supply to education has been badly damaged, the key question is, when it comes to rebuilding a broken society, where does one start?
While astronomers believe it may take years to sift through the treasure trove of cosmic data obtained during the event, a number of key discoveries have already emerged.
‘We are trying to get a model of the Big Bang. Why do we want that? Because we want to understand what kind of universe can emerge from the Big Bang, what kind of universe can come into existence, and what’s special about our universe.’
The 10,000 year old Larsen B ice shelf has been watched closely since a gigantic iceberg as large as the Greater London area broke off in 2002. In that event, two-thirds of the shelf collapsed in just six weeks.
I was asked by a large commercial publisher in Dublin to write a few articles for a magazine targeted at the local business community.
With the capitalists of the capital in mind as the target audience, I had to come up with something that was based on commerce in my local area. I wore out some shoe leather by going from door to door to get the hip cats of local business into the piece but also, through informants on certain social media services, I uncovered one particular gem. In the local traditional Italian-style fish & chips shop a young immigrant has been developing his own line of gourmet gelato – hand crafted from only the finest ingredients. Continue reading
“Oil and coal is nature’s way of storing millions of years worth of carbon. Within a very short period of time, we’ve released large amounts of it back into the atmosphere.”