Perseverative chatbots

2 08 2017

This is being touted as sinister, but honestly they just sound like perseverative messes to me! Maybe i i i i i i  just miss something.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-artificial-intelligence-ai-chatbot-new-language-research-openai-google-a7869706.html

https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2017/06/19/facebooks-ai-accidentally-created-its-own-language/#.tnw_Wuo5kORk

 





Buying free time boosts happiness

26 07 2017

Interesting research from UBC was published in PNAS this week (including that people don’t do it much even though it works!).

Screenshot 2017-07-25 22.27.40

Maria spotted some good coverage in the BBC too (because she’s so British now).





A cleverness of ravens

21 07 2017

Screenshot 2017-07-21 08.07.38Nice new work out in Science last week:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/ravens-problem-solving-smart-birds/





Resting rich face

15 07 2017

Interesting new research from UoT published here, and written up for popular consumption here: being comfortably off makes you look happier. Amazing (and sad) that they found effects in people so young.





Biphasic sleep!

12 07 2017

I’m normal! Wish someone had told me this years ago: https://www.livescience.com/12891-natural-sleep.html

Screenshot 2017-07-11 22.41.44

Found while actually looking for this information, heard on the BBC and apparently out in Proc. Roy. Soc. B today:

https://www.livescience.com/12891-natural-sleep.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40568997

 

 





Cows will work hard to roam on pasture

8 07 2017

Missed this when it came out! Lovely ‘max price paid’ work from Nina & Dan at UBC:

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep44953

Screenshot 2017-07-08 09.24.42

 

 





I bloody LOVE this!!

6 07 2017

https://curiousmindmagazine.com/science-says-highly-intelligent-people-messy-profane-night-owls/