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

Thursday, September 15, 2022

septembers education revolution - part 1 africa

world record jobs coordinator (Abed Alumni) Reeta Roy Mastercard Foundation

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Subject: Event Reminder: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Opening Ceremony and Future

 

Event Reminder!

Watch the livestream of the Baobab Summit celebrating 10 years of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program and the Path Forward

Today, September 15, 2 pm-5 pm EAT
Watch online here:
Baobab Summit 2022
Also streaming on YouTube and Facebook

Join the conversation on social media: #scholars10

Opening Ceremony
2pm - 5pm EAT

Watch the Opening Ceremony, which includes the special tradition of the Flag Ceremony, where Scholars and universities represent their countries of origin. Learn about the future of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program and the needs of the global marketplace through discussions with Scholars and guest panelists. Welcome remarks by Zein Abdalla, Chairman of the Mastercard Foundation Board of Directors, which will be followed by a discussion with inaugural Scholars Program partners.

Click Here to Watch the Live Event at 2pm EAT

What’s on the agenda:
2pm
Welcome Remarks
 with Zein Abdalla, Chairman of the Mastercard Foundation Board of Directors

Flag Ceremony: witness the energized procession of flags representing the countries our Scholars are from.
Reflective Moments with
 Bior Ajak, McGill University, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Alumni, South Sudan
• Lynda Alvarado Cruz, EARTH University, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Alumni, Honduras

2:40pm
Where We Started
Full list of speakers
• Reeta Roy, President and CEO, Mastercard Foundation
• Ann Cotton, Founder and Trustee, CAMFED
• Iman Nuwayhid, Professor & Former Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut
• Patrick Awuah, Founder & President, Ashesi University
• Jos é Zaglul, Former President, EARTH University
• James Mwangi, Executive Chairman, Equity Group Foundation
• Chris Bradford, Co-Founder, African Leadership Academy
• Fred Swaniker, Founder, African Leadership Group

Moderated by Julie Gichuru, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer, Mastercard Foundation

4:20pm

A Bold & Audacious Future

Join this important conversation about the future of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program with Phil Cotton, Director, Human Capital Development at the Mastercard Foundation.

Reflection with Marion Apio, Makarere University, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Alumni, Co-Founder, Girls Alive, Uganda
Performance by Nkosinathi Mzembe, Ashesi University, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Alumni, Zambia

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