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Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the world. Correlation supersedes causation, and science can advance even without coherent models, unified theories, or...

The three laws of smart PC backups

March 31 is officially World Backup Day. Declared so by the, uh, official World Backup Day Proclaimers…or something. Anyway, even if it is a made up day it’s an excellent reminder to refresh your backup strategy or finally adopt one. Backups are a critical...

We’ve got to start taking human-computer integration more seriously

  Elon Musk is calling for humans to become cyborgs or the Artificial Intelligences we create may just well end up being our masters. In today’s podcast, we talk about Uncle Elon’s predictions, play and talk about some audio from Stephen Hawkins about AI, and discuss...