>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

Wednesday, March 31, 2021


 Although the world's great education laureates - wise. yidan - value fazle abed almost entirely for under 12s education it is woth noting:

1 almost all of brac's 100000 village staff are professioal trainers of livelihood skills

2 whilst abed's primary and early childhood schools are the largest non gov system primary only started to be a huge offering for brac after village mothers microfrancises in health and food security and village banking was reaching across the village nation

3 for brac livelihood education seeks to gow happiness and confidence communally across children - making sure they cn pass state exams is included but its not what makes brac schools different\

these are the main education hunicpors abed gave rthe world - we include his legacy wish colaition of new univetsities




early childhood

teenage jobs clubs

lifelong traiing next leaps


in this thread we brainstorm the new univrersity coalition

why a university directly from abed but the full compass can only be draw from what all brac's most sustainable partners including girls themselves recall of his brainstorming with them

!) around 1999 abed was shown evidence that universities are the main organisation typology to last across generation - if you have knowhow to share for sustaining humans across millennium 3, linkin university partners

2) around 2000 steve jobs wife challenged abed at a private dinner- you have knowhow that can help the world- why are you only working in bangladesh - so the university also became abed's way of debating who wanted to sustain worldwide partnerships with him - we know for example that 

3) between 2000-2006 both billionnaire foundations gates and soros, and health servant extraordinaire jim kim wanted to co-brand health networks to end poverty - indeed the first school of brac university = james grant school of public health which connects how village women built rural health service in bangladesh and partnerships with chinese villagers and globally with james grant unicef missions starting with hu- oral rehydration , and vaccination and other keys to raising life expectancy from forties to 50s; by the time gates kim, soros joined in they wanted abed's villagers can end tubercoluisis and helped bush form the global health fund persuading the global health community that hiv and tuberculosis needed joint solutions

4) we know that abed sold the innovation courage - emotional intelligence of national university - to bangladesh's national politicians as searching for knowledge that future public servants world need; abed sought never to compete with the tole of private public constitutions but to triangularise what girls and youth futures intergenerational purposes could advance- it is vital to understand that abed took a different view to the leapfrog technologies like mobile and solar that bangladesh from late 1990s  emerged as poorest nation to attract end poverty partners - how would the processes of brac partners change over abed's last 20 years on earth was his legacy question- and he kept on questioning possibilities for each of the 4 most visible golas
finance to end poverty
food-water security
education at every age grade and as a life long livelihood stream of connecting generations so that youth could do for sustainability innovation what his geneartion had not been able to do

so lets take a break from brainstorming what hu100 -partership legacy of global university of poverty can do - and catalogue the hunicors of health, education, food, povrty-financing- particularoy from the viewpoint of lead partners and worldwide compasses not just bangladesh

part 2 so what can hu100 university partnerships do

they can ask how will education need to transform - importantly in places where youth are going to double and teachers themselves are going to have difficulty in keeping up- either as ic case of medinie in bamngfladesh as thetre are too few experts or becuase tech is changing the leading edge of what to know so fast that every 5 years leading edge expertise changes

what could brac bring that the world's top universities could not - abed preferred not to describe this in terms of his unique knowhow- the two simplest ideas: 1 every undergraduate does a village project; every best partner of brac connects alumni of brac university with alumni of other universities that partner celebrates

in abeds last decade, the future of university collaborations became abeds favorite conversation wherever he met ambassadors; where trust existed he would ask the ambassador to brainstorm how youth as the sutainability generatioon would need to help solve whatever was that nation's biggest weakness in sdg collaboration - be that climate, trust at borders, health, jobs that value youth, as well as humanising technology - if you like at what the un is zooming around #aiforgood applied to every un operational arm's connections with the sdgs- abed would have asked how can alumni of brac university connect with other alumni; abed knew which countries he had longest conversations with - eg china, uk, japan, netherlands so he started these debates as early as 2011 with their ambassadors - you will need at least one new ujiversity thats collaboratively wotld class per 50 million -thats eg one in netherlands, two in uk, 4 in hapan, 25 in china- these universities must be free to let their students become alumni of each other in resolving the deepest collaboation challenged - whilst debating these sorts of challenges with representatives of places futurrews, abed kept on asking his best partners who had made their money from business- what their own futiure of universiyty partnerships looked like

abed also framed how he hoped people would value not just his core role as world's most joyful agent of empowering poorest women to end poverty but how nations that love fa,ilies also avoid the middle income trap; he said look around asia- which countries have avoided that trap- look atvthe universities of singpapore and korea as two outstanding benchmarks