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🔋 Exciting week!
I started the week in Lund where I checked out the latest in Project Energy Society. News coming soon!
Then a talk and several panel discussions at Lund University's Nordic AI POWWOW. Fun to meet some of you there!
Later in the week, a talk on the Energy Society at the Solar Power Gathering in Stockholm.
I am also having discussions about a very interesting project involving AI in schools. More on that later if it happens.
🗳️ Tegmark's response is... odd
I was so confused when I read Max Tegmark's response to my and Dagens Nyheter's criticism that I had to read it again, and then send it to some acquaintances to ensure I understood it correctly.
Tegmark pretends the criticism is that the margin of error in the survey could be four percentage points, not that the response rate was four percent. If you're a professor at MIT, you understand stuff like that. (I hope!)
Each person must judge for themselves why he responds the way he does. I think Max Tegmark has ended up in election mode.
🎙️ What should I ask Kevin Kelly?
Next week I'm interviewing Kevin Kelly about his new book Excellent Advice for Living. But I'm going to squeeze in some questions that go beyond the book.
What do you want me to ask?
🤖 AI talk: Last chance
Last chance for the Lunch & Learn in AI in Stockholm on Tuesday. It will be in English.
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🦾 OpenAI's breakthrough in understanding AI's black box (so we can build safe AI)
OpenAI has found a way to solve part of the AI alignment problem. So we can understand and create safe AI.
👩💻 Now, now, NOW! Now is the time to create!
Did you wish in the mid-1990s you had been a Mark Cuban or Jeff Bezos? Then you have the chance again now. Reach out and pick one of them.
Fact-based optimistic news of the week
🌝 Bezos' Blue Origin gets to build second moon lander
NASA signs a $3.4 billion deal with Blue Origin to build a second moon lander. The first contract was awarded to SpaceX.
🔋 Small batteries stepped in - showcasing the strength of the Energy Society
A short circuit in a switchgear knocked out two nuclear power reactors, the subway, traffic lights and disrupted radio transmissions. A savior in times of need was a few hundred household batteries.
🐒 Monkeypox no longer a global health scare
Almost 90 percent fewer cases were recorded in the last three months compared to the previous three-month period.
☢️ Building the world's first micro-modular nuclear reactor
A micro-modular reactor is a compact, nuclear-based power source, designed to provide energy to remote areas, with minimal waste production and improved safety features.