>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

Sunday, July 10, 2022


Witness the launch of an acclaimed new book, Disruptive Literacy: A Roadmap for Urgent Global Action that shines a light on how to emerge from a post-pandemic educational crisis

A new book on solutions to the global literacy crisis, titled Disruptive Literacy: A Roadmap for Urgent Global Action was launched on 11 July during a two-day summit in Delhi focusing on how to make India literate in months, not years. The conference featured such high-profile guests as Rajnath Singh, the Hon. Defence Minister of India, who used a video link to exhort the group to work together for universal literacy. Dr Abdullah Rashid, the Hon. Minister of State for Education, the Republic of Maldives, was the chief guest, unveiling the partnership between DEVI Sansthan and the government of Maldives to accelerate foundational literacy and numeracy at the nationwide level, in all its public and private schools.
Here are the glimpses from the book launch at the Synergy Summit on 11th July at India International Centre, New Delhi 
The book highlights the scale of the global educational crisis: as per UNICEF, over 70% of 10-year-olds lack foundational literacy and numeracy skills. The book strikes an optimistic tone, though, arguing that major breakthroughs are possible through a mass movement which involves all of society, including corporations, schools & colleges, NGOs, media and ordinary individuals. It is high time to replicate the experience of Ernakulam, which used a literacy movement to become the first Indian district to attain universal literacy, at the nationwide level to reap immediate gains and become a global example.
Watch Hon'ble Defence Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh hailing the book through a video message
Disruptive Literacy provides a roadmap for how to reach universal literacy, taking lessons and case studies from successful mass movements around the world. The government must play a crucial leadership role to conduct the campaign in a mission mode. The book argues that a paradigm shift is needed as the old teacher-centred rote-learning based education system has failed, leaving tens of millions of children and adults behind even before the Covid crisis. The book advocates the groundbreaking Accelerating Literacy for All program, which uses peer learning and the power of questions to unlock rapid literacy gains for both children and adults.
Check Out The Book on Amazon

Disruptive Literacy has been hailed by politicians, international academics, literacy experts and educational changemakers alike, with figures as diverse as Yogi Adityanath, Ernesto Schiefelbein (a leading Latin American educationist), Vicky Colbert (former Vice-minister of education, Columbia) and Fred Mednick (founder, Teachers Without Borders) offering endorsements. Anil Swarup, former Secretary of Education, has described it as a ‘must read for policymakers and all those involved in the struggle against illiteracy’. Disruptive Literacy is published by Bloomsbury and available as a paperback or ebook in bookstores and online.


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