The Evening Lamp, Mina Fonda Ochtman, 1900
Daily Thoughts 11/02/2017
I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.
I started reading Life 3.0 Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark. The beginning posits the existence of a general AI which is smarter than us. I find this interesting, but also troubling.
Specialized use of artificial intelligence is already making a tremendous impact. Algorithmic trading for example can cause what is known as a "flash crash." https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2015-04-21/guy-trading-at-home-caused-the-flash-crash Also, elections can be won and lost based on analysis from computers focusing on big data and psychographics. http://www.newsweek.com/trump-cambridge-analytica-kushner-695315
I checked the gift books and the displays. I also spent some time discussing Paypal and online donation systems. We came up with a slogan for our Giving Tuesday campaign. I also checked the ADP payroll system today.
We looked at a few different films for the holidays like White Christmas and the version of A Christmas Carol which stars Alistair Sims. We are also looking at a variety of craft programs for the holidays including origami and papercrafts.
There is an Internet class tonight in the computer lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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