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How a CogSci undergrad invented PageRank three years before Google

Published on December 10, 2017, by Bradley C. Love — Comments
Before Google, search engines, like AltaVista, often retrieved spurious web pages. Out of all the possible pages to return how does one determine which ones are the most relevant? One key to Google’s success was the PageRank algorithm developed by Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998. As they say, the rest is history, except there was a curious prehistory. Three years prior in 1995, while an...
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Inclusive, Productive, Accountable

Published on July 6, 2017, by Bradley C. Love — Comments
Slogans can prove hollow or can invite one to reflect on core values. Aiming for the latter, our new lab motto is Inclusive, Productive, Accountable (IPA). We aim for a community where everyone is hoppy, I mean happy, no matter their drink of choice. In seriousness, for the IPA motto to have a positive effect, what it concretely means needs to be clear. Inclusivity This amounts to not...
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Fear Humans, Not Artificial Intelligence

Published on May 15, 2016, by Bradley C. Love — Comments
Are we on the cusp of creating super-intelligent machines? Would such a super-intelligence put humanity at existential risk? Certainly, leaders in academia and industry are convinced that the danger of our own creations turning on us is real. For example, Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has set up a billion dollar non-profit company with contributions from tech titans, such as Amazon, to prevent an evil Artificial Intelligence...
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