Our members report about more interesting findings and events.

  • AI Goals and KPIs (, +) [en]

    If you look at the modern world, perhaps the closest thing to formulation of goals for an AI is the formulation of KPIs of our companies — our artificial social intelligences. They sometimes go wrong. For example, a company may choose maximization of total time spent on site, rather than the people's time well spent. The very reason why people use KPIs, is that money is not good enough an abstraction of our goals, which are complex and expressible only in an evolving diversity of assets. How organizations define KPIs? People have centuries of experience defining KPIs for their organizations. With a few searches on-line, you may find, that some of the modern abstractions are: Image credits: Bryan Cable @ Transportation Insight. However, this is just a start. There is a whole Universe of things with respect to which to define what we want. Every even tinyest dot in this image, is a galaxy, not to forget the mathematical universes and all potential futures of individual experiences of every one of us...  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2016-03-02 @00:00Z
  • Personal Story, The Infinity Project (, +) [en, cn]

    Background Problems Problem 1 -- The Knowledge Acquisition Seeing how Wikipedia had around 2003 organized the world's semantic knowledge suggested that we could do the same with the procedural knowledge as well, and here is my initial idea. I spent much time thinking how to extract and represent the procedural knowledge. Large amount of which is the hidden "know-how”, which I wanted to make widely available. So, during both my undergraduate mathematics studies, as well as in the further occupations, I continued to think how to do it in such a way as to make it easily accessible to both children and adults. The extraction of such knowledge alone presents a challenge: we could try to obtain it by reverse-engineering things recursively breaking down every thing into its components and asking what tools were used to manufacture them, and breaking down each of the tools into their components, and repeating so until the tool='ancient stone tool'. However, it would require enormous amount of time. So, I asked myself -- how to document all the mankind's creation in the process of making in such a way as to maximize its educational value, i.e., how to make everyone easily …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-09-01 @00:00Z
  • Why Logarithmic Thinking? (, +) [en]

    The impact of an idea is like the strike of an earth-quake, and I think we should have a “Richter scale” of magnitude for potential impact of ideas to compare them.In a world, which is moving exponentially [1], it is important to have the right scale to look at innovation — a scale suitable to our linear thinking. I think, just like the Richter scale, the scale measuring the impact of innovations should be logarithmic, and hence — the logarithmic thinking. [1]  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-03-10 @00:00Z
  • Organizations as Tools (, +) [en]

    What we found on Earth, is a variety of organizations, made of people, that know how to operate equipment and tools to get things realized. The organizations were tied with monetary systems, made up of economic communities, running their currencies, forming a global economy. We decided, that while tools exist, and we could train our people to use them, it will be much more efficient to build a system that allows people to do it themselves: register operations (like transactions) of operators (like tools), and teach the world's other people to do similar operations as well, that way, accelerating the expression (realization) of the ideas, because, in a nutshell, as "tools-based education" idea speaks, it is through tools in the hands (and minds) of the billions, is how we can make true progress. For example, what separates someone from having no car prototype to having a working car prototype -- is the materials and tools with human time. Thinking, where and how are tools for making things distributed on Earth, and how our community members can get access to them to work towards important ideas, is essential. What's even more essential, is figuring out, who's passionate to work and on …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-11-24 @02:36Z
  • Zero to Infinity (, +) [en]

    This marks the start of our community blog, and serves as a welcome post to all, as we embark on our journey towards the visions for the future. Let the Universe's journey from Nothing to Everything, or %%\mathit{0} \rightarrow \infty%% be inspirational. The purpose of this community is to collect great questions, ideas, projects, and related details about them, to make it easier for people to discover and participate in interesting ones, and to help inventors to put them into action at scale with minimal effort of their own. Too many ideas had not reached their potential because of the disconnect between inventors and business. There are great ideas that have been conceived 20 or 30 years ago, could have been realized and contributed immensely to humanity's progress, but are not realized even today, simply because there was nobody who had seriously cared about getting them to get them implemented. What we aim here, is to get the journeys from conception to mass production ("zero to infinity") much easier, more transparent, educational, fair and fun for all. Imagine that we -- the members of this base -- are the individuals that come from the other worlds, and we …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-11-24 @02:34Z

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