HAPPY 2024: in this 74th year since The Economist started mediating futures of brainworking machines clued by the 3 maths greats NET (Neumann, Einstein, Turing) people seem to be chatting about 5 wholly different sorts of AI. 1BAD: The worst tech system designers don't deserve inclusion in human intel at all, and as Hoover's Condoleezza Rice . 2 reports their work is result of 10 compound techs of which Ai is but one. Those worst for world system designs may use media to lie or multiply hate or hack, and to perpetuate tribal wars and increase trade in arms. Sadly bad versions of tv media began in USA early 1960s when it turned out what had been the nation's first major export crop, tobacco, was a killer. Please note for a long time farmers did not know bac was bad: western HIStory is full of ignorances which lawyer-dominated societies then cover up once inconvenient system truths are seen. A second AI ecommerce type (now 25 years exponential development strong) ; this involves ever more powerful algorithms applied to a company's data platform that can be app'd to hollow out community making relatively few people richer and richer, or the reverse. You can test a nation's use of this ai by seeing if efinance has invested in the poorest or historically most disconnected - see eg bangladesh's bklash, one of the most populous digital cash systems . Digital money is far cheaper to distribute let alone to manually account for so power AI offers lots of lessons but whether its good or not depends in part on whether there are enough engineers in gov & public service to see ahead of what needs regulating. There are 2 very good ai's which have only scaled in recent years that certainly dont need regulating by non engineers and one curious ai which was presented to congress in 2018 but which was left to multiply at least 100 variants today the so-called chats or LLMs. Lets look at the 2 very good ai's first because frankly if your community is concerned about any extinction risks these AI may most likely save you, One I call science AI and frankly in the west one team is so far ahead that we should count ourselves lucky that its originator Hassabis has mixed wealth and societal growth. His deep mind merged with google to make wealth but open sourced the 200 million protein databank equivalent to a billion hours of doctorate time- so now's the time for biotech to save humanity if it ever does. Alongside this the second very good AI graviates around Fei-Fei Li) in developing 20 million imagenet database so that annual competitions training computers to see 20000 of the most everyday sights we humans view around the world including things and life-forms such as nature's plants and animals. Today, students no longer need to go back to 0.1 programming to ask computer about any of these objects; nor do robots or and autonomous vehicles - see fei-fei li's book worlds i see which is published in melinda gates Entrepreneurial Revolution of girl empowerment
ED , VN Hypothesis: in 21st C brainworking worlds how people's times & data are spent is foundational to place's community health, energy and so natural capacity to grow/destroy wealth -thus species will depend on whether 1000 mother tongue language model mediates intelligence/maths so all communities cooperatively celebrate lifetimes and diversity's deep data ) . Check out "Moore exponential patterns" at year 73 of celebrating Game : Architect Intelligence (Ai) - players welcome .. some jargon

Saturday, November 27, 2021

racing a nation's millennials to the bottom

 For me -cogniscent of how dad  at the economist and as neumann biographer have helped brainstorm coming of von neumanns 100 times more knowledge networking per decade since 1955 -  a nation that puts its college students in the most debt is neither going to grow in 2020s nor will be trusted to lead humanity away from  climste extinction

so radical change to universities looks to me the last best chance of usa turning the corner from the depths of fear it seems to have been politicised 


example 1 of new university Austin 

https://twitter.com/uaustinorg

https://twitter.com/dansenor/status/1467536916019130381   Are US colleges about to go through a real crack-up? Is there opportunity for disruption and innovation? Historian ⁦

@nfergus

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Uaustin - OUR PROGRAMS

UATX is developing the first curricular model that synthesizes a rigorous liberal education with an education that prepares the next generation of leaders to renew the promise of American society. Our curriculum is being designed in partnership not only with the world’s great thinkers but also with its great doers—visionaries who have founded bold ventures, artists and writers of the highest order, pioneers in tech, and the leading lights in engineering and the natural sciences.

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TIMELINE

2021

Establish the university and launch its summer program.

2022

Launch the graduate program in Entrepreneurship and Leadership

2023

Launch graduate programs in Politics and Applied History and in Education and Public Service

2024

Establish the undergraduate college

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BEGINNING SUMMER 2022

THE FORBIDDEN COURSES

Our Forbidden Courses summer program invites top students from other universities to join us for a spirited discussion about the most provocative questions that often lead to censorship or self-censorship in many universities. Students will become proficient and comfortable with productive disagreement. Instructors will range from top professors to accomplished business leaders, journalists, and artists.

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FALL 2022

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP MA PROGRAM

The primary purpose of most conventional business programs is to credential large cohorts of passive learners with a lowest-common-denominator curriculum comprised of the most abstract principles of accounting, finance, management, and organizational leadership.

In this 12-month program, UATX will recruit elite students from top schools, teach them the classical principles of leadership and market foundations, and then embed them into a network of successful technologists, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and public-policy reformers. Students will then actively apply their learning to the most urgent and seemingly intractable problems facing our society, both in the private and public sectors.

ESTABLISHMENT OF ADDITIONAL MASTER’S PROGRAMS

POLITICS & APPLIED HISTORY (MA)

LAUNCH: FALL 2023

EDUCATION & PUBLIC SERVICE (MA)

LAUNCH: FALL 2023

MA PROGRAMS IN TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS

LAUNCH: TBD

 

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FALL 2024

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNDERGRADUATE
COLLEGE

Our four-year undergraduate program will take place at a residential liberal arts college in Austin, Texas.

The first two years of study will consist of an intensive liberal arts curriculum, including the study of philosophy, literature, history, politics, economics, mathematics, the sciences, and the fine arts. The College will feature an immersive, in-depth and personalized learning experience with interdisciplinary breadth.

THE UNDERGRADUATE (BA) PROGRAM

YEAR 1

Students enter a comprehensive and rigorous liberal arts education in The College—a program designed to advance self-mastery.

YEAR 3

Students join one of four Academic Centers as junior fellows—launching them on a path to mastery in their fields.

 

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THE UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE

CENTERS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

After two years of a comprehensive and rigorous liberal arts education in The College, undergraduates will join one of four Academic Centers as junior fellows, pursuing disciplinary coursework, conducting hands-on research, and gaining internship experience. The Academic Centers will be structured as a combination of research institutes, think tanks, and innovation incubators, dedicated to addressing the most pressing questions posed by society.

Junior fellows will engage with leading scholars, graduate students pursuing MA degrees, as well as prominent leaders in business, politics, technology, and education. The Centers will enable junior fellows to graduate not only with intellectual achievement, but also with real-world experience and spirited purpose.

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