>3/18 24: Similarities between Electronic Computers and the Human Brain: Thank you Jensen Huang for best week of Learning since John Von Neumann shared with The Economist 1956 notes Computer & The Brain
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
EW::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

Tuesday, June 30, 2020


EW This <a href="https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2022386/">excellent Japan broadcast program</a> on Bangladesh shows arguably most urgent sanitation and climate case in world - being asia and world's lowest lying river delta up to a million people are losing their homes/places to sea rising a year- this causes climate migration often from rural to city; made worse by the dreadful myanmar rulers and the huge refugee problem they have passed on to bangladesh sanitation is complex because flooded waters mixed with rudamentery sanitation breed diseases - back in 2008 when I fisrt heard 1.5 degree climate goals - ot was said anything above that might flood out half of bangladeshi homes- i believe all 200 nations leaders have to be held responsible now! for climate progress obfuscation - but equally what's your solution - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk. Mapping total responsibility includes solutions to strangely remote areas - how do we stop arctic circle meltdown even if very small human populations actually live on arctic coast? while putin's war is dreadful in its immediate consequences, it could just be end of all of us if it also distracts from arctoc circle mediation now

 version 0 chat with Bard sdg 6 water/sanitation 5/12/23

I would like to help teachers and 11+ students who want to help UN solve SDG6 water and sanitation. Can you help map 10 places with very different challenges on goal 6 and index what solution UN intel currently suggests is optimal for each

Sure, here are 10 places with very different challenges on goal 6 and the UN's suggested solutions for each:

PlaceChallengeUN Solution
AfghanistanLack of access to clean waterThe UN is working to provide clean water to people in Afghanistan through a variety of initiatives, including building new water wells, repairing existing wells, and providing water filters.
Burkina FasoDroughtThe UN is working to help Burkina Faso cope with drought by providing water storage and irrigation systems, as well as training farmers on how to use these systems more effectively.
EthiopiaWater pollutionThe UN is working to reduce water pollution in Ethiopia by building wastewater treatment plants, improving sanitation facilities, and educating the public about the importance of water conservation.
HaitiFloodingThe UN is working to help Haiti prepare for and recover from flooding by building seawalls, levees, and drainage systems, as well as providing early warning systems to help people evacuate in time.
IndiaWater scarcityThe UN is working to help India address water scarcity by building dams and reservoirs, as well as promoting water conservation and rainwater harvesting.
KenyaInadequate sanitationThe UN is working to improve sanitation in Kenya by building toilets, latrines, and handwashing stations, as well as educating the public about the importance of hygiene.
NigerWaterborne diseasesThe UN is working to reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases in Niger by providing clean water, improving sanitation, and educating the public about hygiene.
NigeriaWater insecurityThe UN is working to help Nigeria achieve water security by building dams, reservoirs, and water treatment plants, as well as promoting water conservation and rainwater harvesting.
PakistanWater scarcityThe UN is working to help Pakistan address water scarcity by building dams and reservoirs, as well as promoting water conservation and rainwater harvesting.

These are just a few of the many places where the UN is working to address the challenges of water and sanitation. By working together, we can help to ensure that everyone has access to clean water and sanitation, regardless of where they live.