bibliolater, to science
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"Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it is stressed that artificial algorithms attempt to mimic only the conscious function of parts of the cerebral cortex, ignoring the fact that, not only every conscious experience is preceded by an unconscious process but also that the passage from the unconscious to consciousness is accompanied by loss of information."

Athanassios S Fokas, Can artificial intelligence reach human thought?, PNAS Nexus, Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2023, pgad409, https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgad409 @science @engineering

eric, to ethics
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@military @ethics 🧵

I am starting a thread on killing at warfare:

eric,
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bibliolater, to science
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"In this study, we developed a soft robotic model of the right heart that accurately mimics RV biomechanics and hemodynamics, including free wall, septal and valve motion."

Singh, M., Bonnemain, J., Ozturk, C. et al. Robotic right ventricle is a biohybrid platform that simulates right ventricular function in (patho)physiological conditions and intervention. Nat Cardiovasc Res (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44161-023-00387-8 @science @engineering

bibliolater, to science
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"In this study, we developed a soft robotic model of the right heart that accurately mimics RV biomechanics and hemodynamics, including free wall, septal and valve motion."

Singh, M., Bonnemain, J., Ozturk, C. et al. Robotic right ventricle is a biohybrid platform that simulates right ventricular function in (patho)physiological conditions and intervention. Nat Cardiovasc Res (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44161-023-00387-8 @science @engineering

estelle, to random
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The terrible human toll in Gaza has many causes.
A chilling investigation by +972 highlights efficiency:

  1. An engineer: “When a 3-year-old girl is killed in a home in Gaza, it’s because someone in the army decided it wasn’t a big deal for her to be killed.”

  2. An AI outputs "100 targets a day". Like a factory with murder delivery:

"According to the investigation, another reason for the large number of targets, and the extensive harm to civilian life in Gaza, is the widespread use of a system called “Habsora” (“The Gospel”), which is largely built on artificial intelligence and can “generate” targets almost automatically at a rate that far exceeds what was previously possible. This AI system, as described by a former intelligence officer, essentially facilitates a “mass assassination factory.”"

  1. "The third is “power targets,” which includes high-rises and residential towers in the heart of cities, and public buildings such as universities, banks, and government offices."

🧶

estelle,
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In 2019, the Israeli army created a special unit to create targets with the help of generative AI. Its objective: volume, volume, volume.
The effects on civilians (harm, suffering, death) are not a priority: https://www.972mag.com/mass-assassination-factory-israel-calculated-bombing-gaza/

@dataGovernance @data @ethics @sociology
@ai @psychology @socialpsych

estelle,
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In 2019, the Israeli army created a special unit to create targets with the help of generative AI. Its objective: volume, volume, volume.
The effects on civilians (harm, suffering, death) are not a priority: https://www.972mag.com/mass-assassination-factory-israel-calculated-bombing-gaza/

@ethics @sociology
@ai @psychology @socialpsych @dataGovernance @data

estelle,
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In 2019, the Israeli army created a special unit to create targets with the help of generative AI. Its objective: volume, volume, volume.
The effects on civilians (harm, suffering, death) are not a priority: https://www.972mag.com/mass-assassination-factory-israel-calculated-bombing-gaza/

@ethics @sociology @ai @psychology @socialpsych @dataGovernance @data

estelle,
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estimates in advance the number of innocents killed for each "generated" bombing target:

"Five different sources confirmed that the number of civilians who may be killed in attacks on private residences is known in advance to Israeli intelligence, and appears clearly in the target file under the category of “collateral damage.”

According to these sources, there are degrees of collateral damage, according to which the army determines whether it is possible to attack a target inside a private residence. “When the general directive becomes ‘Collateral Damage 5,’ that means we are authorized to strike all targets that will kill five or less civilians — we can act on all target files that are five or less,” said one of the sources."

Report: https://www.972mag.com/mass-assassination-factory-israel-calculated-bombing-gaza/

estelle,
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The first AI war was in May 2021.

stands for the Intelligence Division of the Israel army. Here is some praise of technology usage:

May 2021 "is the first time that the intelligence services have played such a transformative role at the tactical level.

This is the result of a strategic shift made by the IDI [in] recent years. Revisiting its role in military operations, it established a comprehensive, “one-stop-shop” intelligence war machine, gathering all relevant players in intelligence planning and direction, collection, processing and exploitation, analysis and production, and dissemination process (PCPAD)".

Avi Kalo: https://www.frost.com/frost-perspectives/ai-enhanced-military-intelligence-warfare-precedent-lessons-from-idfs-operation-guardian-of-the-walls/

(to be continued) 🧶

@ethics

ErrantCanadian, to philosophy
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This week I facilitated a session in a mechanical engineering course on values-sensitive stakeholder analysis. We talked about social and political challenges around renewable energy siting and how considering stakeholder values in design can improve outcomes for all.

@philosophy

eric, to ethics
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Deus, to mastodonindians
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Lengpui in is quite an marvel. A lot of hills were ‘grinded’ down so a plane could land. Around the time it was being built, an MLA of the opposition MNF party famously said, “Not even a crow will land on that place. It’s for Lalthanhawla (the CM at the time) and his cronies’ way of making money.” Credit to the ruling INC government of the time who pushed the central government that Mizoram needs this airport

The state government currently controls its operation but I hear that the IAF is salivating to take over it and run it on the lines of the one in .

@mastodonindians

Video panning Lengpui Airport in the state of Mizoram, India. Passengers are on the way to board the airplane and you can see hills and thick clouds on the horizon.

ErrantCanadian, to philosophy
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This week I taught an ethics session in a class on engineered living materials. Before class we read about a brick made of plant fiber, fungus, and programmable bacteria, which could make temporary structures in disaster areas. In class we played a game about decision-making in that context, and discussed their ethical reasoning.

@philosophy

zeroiee, to random
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If you are as curious about RISC-V applications as we are at ZERO GmbH, you might find this article from The Register interesting:

https://www.theregister.com/2023/10/05/riscv_microcontroller_space/

ETH Zurich is developing a new radiation-robust microcontroller that uses the triple lock-step method to validate its own computational results. The basis for this is a RISC-V based design.

Lockstep is nothing completely new in the RISC-V area either, but the focus on energy consumption is interesting. Perfect for satellites!

RobertoArchimboldi, to immigration
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Hello again people, once again I am looking for a room to rent for a newly minted , also from , also a woman, but this time mid twenties. She is super lovely and has a background in and

@immigration

bibliolater, to science
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Michelson, A. et al. (2023) 'High-strength, lightweight nano-architected silica,' Cell Reports Physical Science, 4(7), p. 101475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrp.2023.101475. @science @engineering

nitin, to mastodonindians
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The Essence of Engineering - A guide for engineering freshies, middies and oldies; and for the general public.

https://www.nitinpai.in/2023/09/15/the-essence-of-engineering

Feat. @amodm @pranaykotas @saurabhchandra & GN Ananthasuresh

@mastodonindians

ablueboxfullofbooks, to kidlit
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Mazie’s Amazing Machines should interest young inspiring inventors and engineers ! It is a fun and really smart read ! I love how the author explains the functioning of each machine at the end of the book. It is the perfect read for young dreamers who want to imagine great things !

@bookstodon @kidlit

readbeanicecream, to science
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‘Living material’ water filter uses bacteria to neutralize water pollutants. The algae-derived mixture can also safely break down after coming into contact with a molecular relative of caffeine. https://www.popsci.com/technology/water-filter-cyanobacteria-3d-print/

bibliolater, to science
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"...a team of researchers are taking nature's designs and engineering a new solution for planting crops, fertilising soil or replanting forests." https://youtu.be/MZC_hXx1_Yc @science @engineering

JustCodeCulture, to histodons
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CBI Image of the Day:

An advanced computer-aided design program, called AD2000, available from Control Data Corp., helps to automate the industrial design and drafting process. It was used to create this automotive component model displayed on a computer graphics terminal (1978).


@histodons

zeroiee, to random
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ZERO GmbH has turned 3 years old!

We celebrated the last years with a Weißwurst breakfast 1 as well as a visit to the Barthelmarkt 2 in Oberstimm, Manching!

Cheers our clients, partners and - of course - to us!

zeroiee, to random
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We have received the first A-samples of our new V2X ("Vehicle-to-X") Nodes!

V2X Nodes are part of our Advanced Modular Prototyping System .

This is very exciting for us, since it's one of the most complex Nodes so far and packed with features.

This Node enables you to plug in a Raspberry Pi CM4 (or any other compatible alternative) as well as M.2 cards and Raspberry Pi HATs or even Adafruit FeatherWings. V2X radio is on-board.

V2X technology enables vehicle-to-(anything) communication, e.g. for traffic control, traffic warnings, etc.

bibliolater, to random
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🧵 : this the first in a series of that will eventually be stitched together into a related to 📚 and 📘. (1)

bibliolater,
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WESCentenary, to histodons
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Winifred Brown, aviation pioneer author & adventurer. 1st (& for 50 years) only woman to win King’s Cup Air Race, entering against support of her club. Then explored Amazon by ship & canoe, followed by exploring Norwegian coast by boat. d. 30 Jul 1984 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winifred_Brown
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