“Studying the behavior of AI”

“Studying the behavior of AI” by MIT Media Lab link.medium.com/Sg8UlCpQaW

Brazil's government freezes nearly half of its science spending

The decision could derail multi-million-dollar research projects such as the Sirius synchrotron.


My paper that took longer to be accepted, almost one year... and appear in 1st April :-p


La humanidad comparte un código moral común

La humanidad comparte un código ético común basado en siete reglas que se siguen en todas las culturas: nos llevan a abordar de forma parecida los problemas sociales y a usar un conjunto similar de reglas morales para resolverlos.


UC terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research | University of California - universityofcalifornia.edu/pre

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"In evolutionary biology, cooperation describes interactions where an individual pays a small cost to yield a larger benefit to one or more others. If this costly contribution is reciprocated, everyone involved can benefit tremendously."

For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’

Fewer than 1 percent of doctorates in math are awarded to African-Americans. Edray Goins, who earned one of them, found the upper reaches of the math world a challenging place.


Zero-sum game: "In game theory and economic theory, a zero-sum game is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each participant's gain or loss of utility is exactly balanced by the losses or gains of the utility of the other participants."

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