Abraham Maslow

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization. This term, first coined by Kurt Goldstein, is being used in this paper in a much more specific and limited fashion. It refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.

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Zat Rana

Life is ultimately a single-player game, but the only thing that truly makes it worth living has something to do with our relationships to other people, and this paradox sits at the core what it means to be a human being.

Life is problem-solving — and it’s full of problems nobody else can solve for us because they are internal problems that require a change in perception. Others can help, guide, and encourage us, but at its core, the game is still only ours to play.

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Elaine Jolly, Andrew Fry, Afzal Chaudhry

What should we do if we don’t anticipate any difference?
Sometimes we do not wish to detect a difference, because we do not think that there will be one. We might have a trial where we expect or hope to show that two treatments are similar in their effects on the primary outcome. The better treatment would then be decided on the basis of secondary outcomes, such as side effects or cost.

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坂井泉水

きっと心が淋しいんだ
他人に期待したい あてにしたい 信じていたい
  
きっと心が淋しいんだ
他人に期待しない あてにしない 信じたくない
  

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Adobe

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Philippe Gaillard

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Ross Douthat

In our age of digital connection and constantly online life, you might say that two political regimes are evolving, one Chinese and one Western, which offer two kinds of relationships between the privacy of ordinary citizens and the newfound power of central authorities to track, to supervise, to expose and to surveil.
The first regime is one in which your every transaction can be fed into a system of ratings and rankings, in which what seem like merely personal mistakes can cost you your livelihood and reputation, even your ability to hail a car or book a reservation. It’s one in which notionally private companies cooperate with the government to track dissidents and radicals and censor speech; one in which your fellow citizens act as enforcers of the ideological consensus, making an example of you for comments you intended only for your friends; one in which even the wealth and power of your overlords can’t buy privacy.
The second regime is the one they’re building in the People’s Republic of China.

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ガブリエル・エッティンゲン

目標を達成するには、ひたすらポジティブに夢見るよりも、理想と現実のギャップに注目し、対策を立てたほうが効果的なのだ。困難も障害もない世界が存在するのは、ポジティブ本のなかだけなのだから。

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サンドラ・ヘフェリン

ドイツにおいてはネガティブなことをいっさい言わずポジティブなことしか言わない人は、「自分の頭で考えることのできない中身のない人」「知識や教養がないから批判のひとつもできない人」と思われることが、しばしばあります。なお、ポジティブ発言が多く、かつ笑顔を絶やさない人に関しては「新興宗教の勧誘の人かしら」と周囲の人から警戒されることもあります。
ヨーロッパ人は米国人と比べるとネガティブ思考の人が多く、あまり「ポジティブ思考」なるものを信用していない人も多いのですが、ドイツで育った私もまた「ポジティブ思考」に違和感を抱くひとりです。

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MUJIN

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Richard Dasher

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WIPO

Despite the dominance of companies in AI, universities and public research organizations play a leading role in inventions in selected AI fields such as distributed AI, some machine learning techniques and neuroscience/neurorobotics.
Chinese organizations make up 17 of the top 20 academic players in AI patenting as well as 10 of the top 20 in AI-related scientific publications. Chinese organizations are particularly strong in the emerging technique of deep learning. The leading public research organization applicant is the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), with over 2,500 patent families and over 20,000 scientific papers published on AI. Moreover, CAS has the largest deep learning portfolio (235 patent families). Chinese organizations are consolidating their lead, with patent filings having grown on average by more than 20 percent per year from 2013 to 2016, matching or beating the growth rates of organizations from most other countries.

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Dana G Smith

Wellness has become a stand-in for many people who have received unsatisfactory care from the medical establishment. But self-care isn’t health care.
The problem is exacerbated when wellness practitioners make overblown claims about products and treatments, couching their practices in pseudoscientific language. Why does a massage need to release your toxins, boost your immune system, and stimulate your colon? Why can’t it just be something that feels good and is relaxing?

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日刊ゲンダイDIGITAL

「確実に盛り込みたい」――。ムニューシン米財務長官は13日、15日からワシントンで始まる日米貿易交渉で、円安誘導策を禁じる「為替条項」を求める姿勢を鮮明にした。第2次安倍政権で6年以上「円安株高」を演出してきた「異次元金融緩和」は、自国で出口戦略が描けない中、米国によって“強制終了”させられることになりそうだ。
民主党政権時代、1ドル=80円台だった為替は、安倍政権発足直後の異次元金融緩和(2013年4月~)により、100円を大幅に超える円安が進行。輸出企業は恩恵を受け、株価も上昇した。
米国は、異次元緩和は意図的な円安誘導政策で日本車が安く輸入され、米国産農産品が高く輸出される“元凶”だと見ている。ムニューシンは、カナダやメキシコとのNAFTA(北米自由貿易協定)見直しや、中国との貿易協議で、為替条項を盛り込んでいるので、対日交渉でも議題にする考えだ。

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John Walcott

Most of the administration’s case for that war made absolutely no sense, specifically the notion that Saddam Hussein was allied with Osama bin Laden. That one from the get-go rang all the bells — a secular Arab dictator allied with a radical Islamist whose goal was to overthrow secular dictators and reestablish his Caliphate? The more we examined it, the more it stank. The second thing was rather than relying entirely on people of high rank with household names as sources, we had sources who were not political appointees. One of the things that has gone very wrong in Washington journalism is ‘source addiction,’ ‘access addiction,’ and the idea that in order to maintain access to people in the White House or vice president’s office or high up in a department, you have to dance to their tune. That’s not what journalism is about.
We had better sources than she (Judith Miller) did and we knew who her sources were. They were political appointees who were making a political case.
I first met him (Ahmed Chalabi) in ’95 or ’96. I wouldn’t get dressed in the morning based on what he told me the weather was, let alone go to war.

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豊田洋一

米映画「記者たち 衝撃と畏怖の真実」を公開当日、仕事帰りに観に行った。
心に残る映画「スタンド・バイ・ミー」を撮ったロブ・ライナー監督作品であることに加え、筆者のワシントン勤務と同時期の、米新聞記者の奮闘を描いた実話であることが、映画館へと足を急がせた。
「衝撃と畏怖」は二〇〇三年三月、イラク戦争開戦時の米軍の作戦名。圧倒的軍事力でイラク側の戦意をくじくという意味だ。
ブッシュ政権が開戦の大義としたのが大量破壊兵器の存在だが、イラクはそんなものは持っていなかった。証拠をでっち上げ、ウソの理由で戦争が始められ、多くの命が失われた。米国の報道機関のほとんどが政権の誤った情報を垂れ流した。ニューヨーク・タイムズなど米国を代表する新聞も例外ではない。
その中で、地方新聞社を傘下に置くナイト・リッダー社の記者たちは政権のウソを報じ続ける。映画はその奮闘ぶりを当時のニュース映像などを交えて描き出していた。
筆者はあの当時、大量破壊兵器の存在に懐疑的ながらも、政権発の情報は、その都度報じざるを得なかった。外国のメディアだとしても、米メディアと同罪だろう。
権力はウソをつく、は歴史の教訓だ。そのウソに新聞記者としてどう立ち向かい、真実を暴くのか。エンドロールを見つめながら、当時を思い出し、自問した。

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Giacomo Sartori

These preparations of hers irritate me but I can’t stop watching, I observe her every move, weigh her every sigh. You could call it a maniacal interest if it made any sense in the case of a god to speak of interest, let alone maniacal. You could call it a fixation, which suits me even less. If not an obsession. What’s certain is that nothing like this has happened to me in many billions of years; that’s what floors me. I’ve never felt less divine.

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Steven Sloman, Philip Fernbach

We’ve seen that people are surprisingly ignorant, more ignorant than they think. We’ve also seen that the world is complex, even more complex than one might have thought. So why aren’t we overwhelmed by this complexity if we’re so ignorant? How can we get around, sound knowledgeable, and take ourselves seriously while understanding only a tiny fraction of what there is to know?
The answer is that we do so by living a lie. We ignore complexity by overestimating how much we know about how things work, by living life in the belief that we know how things work even when we don’t. We tell ourselves that we understand what’s going on, that our opinions are justified by our knowledge, and that our actions are grounded in justified beliefs even though they are not. We tolerate complexity by failing to recognize it. That’s the illusion of understanding.

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渋沢栄一

最近私が衷心喜びに堪えないのは、国際連盟がその事業として、経済方面から世界の協調を図ろうとしておることであります。・・・
およそ国家が真正の隆治を希望するには、ぜひともその政治経済を道徳と一致せしめねばならぬものである。而して、国際間の経済の協調が、連盟の精神を以て行わるるならば、決して一国の利益のみを主張することはできない。他国の利益を顧みないと云うことは、正しい道徳ではない。所謂共存共栄でなくては、国際的に国を為して行くことは出来ないのであります。
経済の平和が行われて初めて各国民がその生に安んじることができる。而して、この経済の平和は、民心の平和に基を置かねばならぬことは、申すまでもありません。他に対する思いやりがあって、すなわち、自己に忠恕の心が充実して、初めてよく経済協調を遂げ得るのであります。

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箱根本箱

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広川泰士, 佐藤卓

愛媛県八幡浜市・真穴地区は、みかん生産の一大産地です。ここでつくられるみかんは“真穴みかん”と呼ばれています。明治40年頃より本格的な栽培が始まって以降、温暖な気候に恵まれたこの地で、高級みかんとして多くの人々に愛されてきました。現在では、約180戸の農家が年間8,000~9,000トンを生産し、人気のみかんブランドとして知られています。

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太田明日香

家族をつくることに失敗した。

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Leonard Koren

静かな喜びというようなものでしょうか。年をとり、いままで重要だったものに意味がなくなると、自分の心を真にときめかせてくれるものは、それほどないことに気がつきました。規模の大きなイベントは人の心を動かすと思われていますが、静かな喜びを味わうことが幸せであり、私はそのことを噛みしめています。

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Jessica Wildfire

Something else always comes along to claim your loyalty. The concept means almost nothing. Other words do a way better job at describing our relationships.

The last thing you want is someone hanging around only due to a false sense of loyalty, pride, or obligation. Screw that. You deserve better.

Loyalty usually offers nothing but a couple of trinkets and a t-shirt. It takes everything, though. Blind trust. Sacrifice. Someone who wants your loyalty doesn’t give a shit about you.

The best thing you can ask for in a relationship is long term mutual interest with benefits. That doesn’t sound very romantic. But it works really well. And it’s a lot harder to find that than you think.

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Power Estate


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喜多川歌麿

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鳥居清長

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栗原康

アナキズムを単に「無政府主義」と翻訳するのは間違いではないけど、政府だけでなく「あらゆる支配から脱する」とか「根拠のないことをやる」という方が当たっていると思います。特に人が人を支配する状態から脱することです。例えば、会社の中では「出世」と「カネ」という価値観に基づいて人格的な支配が生まれる。自分はがんばっているのに周りでサボっているやつを見ると腹が立つ。知らず知らずのうちに、弱者が弱者を取り締まるようになる。そうした支配・被支配の関係や自発的な奴隷状態を脱するのがアナキズムです。

「使えないやつは処分してやろう」という発想はファシズムの始まりだと思います。

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Matt Groening

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Ayelet Shaked

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Giacomo Sartori

I am God. Have been forever, will be forever. Forever, mind you, with the razor-sharp glint of a diamond, and without any counterpart in the languages of men. When a man says, I’ll love you forever, everyone knows that forever is a frail and flimsy speck of straw in the wind. A vow that won’t be kept, or that in any case is very unlikely to be kept. A lie, in other words. But when I say forever, I really do mean forever. So let that be clear.
I am God, and I have no need to think. Up to now I’ve never thought, and I’ve never felt the need, not in the slightest. The reason human beings are in such a bad way is because they think; thought is by definition sketchy and imperfect—and misleading.

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Abraham Joshua Heschel

The seventh day is a palace in time which we build. It is made of soul, of joy and reticence. In its atmosphere, a discipline is a reminder of adjacency to eternity. Indeed, the splendor of the day is expressed in terms of abstentions.

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とりいさえこ

「古典基礎語辞典」によると「恋」とは、やまとことばにおいては、離れていて心を寄せている相手にひかれ、しきりに会いたいという切なる心持ちがつのることを表すといいます。特に時間的、空間的に離れている相手に身も心も強くひかれる気持ちを表し、時には比喩的に、対象が動植物や場所になることもあります。また、「恋ふ」というのは身も心も惹かれ逢いたい気持ちが募る、という意なのですが、この思いは相手に働きかける“主体的”なものではなく、相手によって惹きつけられる“受動的”なものであると、古の人たちは捉えていたそうです。なんとも奥ゆかしく、「恋」というやまとことば自体に恋してしまいそうです。

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白井清子

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Makoto Fujimura

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Christof Koch

Consciousness does not appear in the equations that make up the foundations of physics, nor in chemistry’s periodic table, nor in the endless ATGC molecular sequences of our genes. Yet both of us—I, the author of these lines, and you, the reader—are sentient. That is the universe in which we find ourselves, a universe in which particular vibrations of highly organized matter trigger conscious feelings. It seems as magical as rubbing a brass lamp and having a djinn emerge who grants three wishes.

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Elvis Costello

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Jimo Borjigin

ENDOGENOUS HALLUCINOGENS: It has been proposed that exceptional states of consciousness in humans such as psychosis may involve the brain synthesis of serotonin analogs exhibiting potent psychoactive properties. One such compound, N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), has been found naturally in several plants, in the bodily fluids of animals including humans, and in elevated levels in psychiatric patients. Exogenously administered DMT elicits intense visual and mental hallucinations in healthy humans. Our lab demonstrated the natural presence of DMT within the living rodent pineal gland and occipital cortex. More recently, we have begun to analyze regulatory mechanisms of endogenous DMT synthesis, secretion, and signaling. In addition, we plan to examine functional impact of exogenous DMT administration on electrical oscillations in mammalian brain. These studies will further the understanding of exceptional states of consciousness and pathophysiological mental states like schizophrenia, wherein hallucinations are reported.

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日本経済新聞

8月上旬、200隻を超す中国漁船が沖縄県・尖閣諸島近海に押し寄せた。漁船には軍が指揮する「海上民兵」がいたとされ、一部は中国公船と日本の領海に侵入した。福建省泉州を母港とする漁船の船長、周敏(44)も日中衝突の危険漂う現場にいた一人だ。
「たくさん魚が捕れるからだ」。尖閣近海に出向いた理由を無愛想に語る周の船にも、軍事につながる仕掛けがある。中国が独自開発した人工衛星測位システム「北斗」の端末だ。衛星からの位置情報はミサイルの誘導など現代戦を左右する。「有事」のカギを握る技術だけに、米国の全地球測位システム(GPS)には頼れない。中国は2012年北斗をアジア太平洋地域で稼働させた。周が「昨年、載せろと命令された」という北斗端末は、すでに4万隻の中国漁船に装備された。友好国パキスタンなど30カ国以上が使い始め、20年に衛星35基で世界全体を覆うという。……
宇宙、空、海。超大国・米国と張り合うように、中国は独自の秩序を押し広げている。習は「中華民族の偉大な復興」を「夢」に掲げ「2つの100年」を実現への節目としている。共産党創立から100年の21年と、中国建国から100年の49年だ。……
習が支配する中国は国際的な司法判断さえ「紙くず」と言い放つ。大国の威信を取り戻す夢は自己増殖し、世界のルールからはみ出しつつある。

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高野孟

面白いことに、この(日本経済新聞の)文章には特段の虚偽や間違いが含まれているわけではなく、むしろ文言の1つ1つは事実に基づいているとさえ言える。それなのに、このような文脈に組み立てられて、しかも本来必要な丁寧な定義や説明をすべて省くことによって、あの事件の裏には中国当局の邪悪な意図があったかのような印象を読者に植え付けるものに仕立て上げられている。実に巧妙な仕掛けで、「中国脅威論」はこのようにしてマスコミによって日々デッチ上げられているのである。

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山本勝也

海上民兵という単語が独り歩きし、あたかも彼らが、中東情勢の文脈で出てくるような、宗教団体や政治団体等の「民兵」と同様に非政府組織の武装グループとみている人がいる。或いは一般の将兵を超える特別な戦闘力を持った特殊部隊、例えば、映画「ランボー」に出てくるコマンドゥのような怪しい戦闘集団の兵士が「漁民を装って」潜入し、秘密の作戦により敵をかく乱するといったストーリーを思い描いている人もいるようだ。
しかし実際の海上民兵はそのようなものではない。端的に言えば、海上民兵は漁民や港湾労働者等海事関係者そのものであり、彼らの大半は中国の沿岸部で生活している普通のおじさんやお兄さんたちである。「海上民兵が漁民を装う」というのは大きな誤解であり、漁船に乗った「海上民兵は漁民そのもの」である。さらに付け加えると、海上民兵はれっきとした中華人民共和国の正規軍人であり素性の怪しい戦闘集団というのも大きな間違いである。
海上民兵とは、主として沿岸部や港湾、海上等を活動の舞台とする民兵の通称である。中国の国防や兵役に関する法律では「中国の武装力量は、中国人民解放軍現役部隊及び予備役部隊、人民武装警察部隊、民兵組織からなる」とされている。端的に言うと普段は他に職業を有し、必要に応じて軍人として活動する、いわゆる「パートタイム将兵」である。

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Lissa Harris

Intelligence may be written in our genes, but in a language we don’t yet know how to read.

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井の頭公園

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Kian Katanforoosh

Deep learning is a subset of what we call Artificial Intelligence. I would say that AI is about developing machines (computers, smartphones, websites, robots) able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, thanks to algorithms mixing mathematics and computer science. It can be seen as a science of automation that can affect many industries. It is like a science of automation that applies to any type of industry.
Deep learning is a family of algorithms in artificial intelligence inspired by the interactions between neurons in the human brain, namely « neural networks ». It has recently boomed after outstanding results have been observed in applications such as image detection, natural language processing and speech recognition, sometimes exceeding the human-level performance.

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Shea Strauss, Karina Farek

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Andrew Ng

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Theresa L. Crenshaw

When you fall in love or in lust, it isn’t merely an emotional event. Your various hormones, each with unique features to contribute, get in bed with you too. In a way, it’s as if there were a corporate decision going on here, with each chemical casting its vote. You may just find yourself outnumbered.

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Karen Robards

Oh, the pleasure of it! The exquisite wonder of his hot wet mouth moving over the tip of her breast, drawing in the distended nipple, suckling it like a babe. She felt a shaft of excitement shoot down between her thighs, where his thigh had taken up residence once again. As he kissed and suckled and nibbled she arched her back, pressing her breasts against him with wanton abandon, clutching his head with both hands in his hair as she rubbed herself against that marvelous thigh. . . .
Then one of his hands was sliding down from its play with her breasts stroking her stomach, a finger burrowing playfully into her navel before moving lower, hovering just above the soft triangle of hair that ached for his touch.
When still he hesitated her hips lifted in instinctive supplication, inviting his touch in a wordless gesture that was as old as woman. Still his fingers continued to trace tantalizing circles just above and around the sides, tickling her thighs, darting playfully close and then retreating.

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九州アスリート食品

女性は強い愛を感じることによって美しくなっていくのではないかと思う。
女性は不思議な生き物だ。愛の影響が外見にすぐ出るように感じる。
女性は愛が必要であるはずだ。それさえあればキレイになれるのだから。
しかし当たり前だが愛は売っていない。売っていたらどんだけ楽な事だろう。
愛を一度買って魅力的になってしまえば、さらに強い愛を得られ、好循環でどんどん魅力的になるのだから。驚くほどキレイな人は、最初の愛を手に入れて、そこから好循環を起こしている人なのかもしれない。だからまず「売っていない愛」をどう手にいれるかだ。

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敏馬神社

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Otter

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想田和弘

「ホロコーストは捏造だ」というデマを飛ばすAと、Aに対して「デマをやめろ」とたしなめるBがいて、AとBが激しく言い合いを始めたとする。すると必ず「どっちもどっちだな」と両方を非難するCが出てくる。この場合、Cは「中立」ではない。明らかにAに加担している。
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マスメディアの両論併記は、実はこのCに当たる場合が多い。形式的には中立公平なように見えるけれども、実はAに加担している。しかもそのことを記者も自覚していない。公平な記者が本当にやるべきことは、Aの嘘を暴くことですよ。

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Tore Nielsen

It’s such an exhilarating feeling to lucid dream. It’s like a drug — it’s that powerful.
You can try flying, singing, having sex — it’s better than VR.

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Mark Maloof

What is Artificial Intelligence?

  • augmented intelligence
  • business intelligence
  • cognitive analytics
  • cognitive computing
  • cognitive technologies
  • expert systems
  • knowledge-based systems
  • intelligent agents
  • intelligent systems
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Alan Turing

Some human behaviour is unintelligent Some intelligent behaviour is inhuman
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Jay Liebowitz

If intelligence and stupidity naturally exist, and if AI is said to exist, then is there something that might be called “artificial stupidity?”

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Mark Bishop

I believe three fundamental problems explain why computational AI has historically failed to replicate human mentality in all its raw and electro-chemical glory, and will continue to fail.
First, computers lack genuine understanding. The Chinese Room Argument is a famous thought experiment by US philosopher John Searle that shows how a computer program can appear to understand Chinese stories (by responding to questions about them appropriately) without genuinely understanding anything of the interaction.
Second, computers lack consciousness. An argument can be made, one I call Dancing with Pixies, that if a robot experiences a conscious sensation as it interacts with the world, then an infinitude of consciousnesses must be everywhere: in the cup of tea I am drinking, in the seat that I am sitting on. If we reject this wider state of affairs – known as panpsychism – we must reject machine consciousness.
Lastly, computers lack mathematical insight. In his book The Emperor’s New Mind, Oxford mathematical physicist Roger Penrose argued that the way mathematicians provide many of the “unassailable demonstrations” to verify their mathematical assertions is fundamentally non-algorithmic and non-computational.

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Rodney Brooks

Every time we figure out a piece of it, it stops being magical;
we say, “Oh, that’s just a computation.”

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Larry Tesler

My formulation of what others have since called the “AI Effect”. As commonly quoted:
Artificial Intelligence is whatever hasn’t been done yet.
What I actually said was:
Intelligence is whatever machines haven’t done yet.
Many people define humanity partly by our allegedly unique intelligence.
Whatever a machine—or an animal—can do must (those people say) be something other than intelligence.

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Douglas Hofstadter

It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.

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Guy Mann Dude

The problem with AI is that it is constantly being redefined. At one point, a robot that would vaccum your house without you lifting a finger would have been considered an example of AI. Nowdays, hardly anyone is impressed by a Roomba. It used to be that a computer that could beat a human grandmaster at chess would have sufficed as AI. Today, we consider that to be little more than a clever computer algorithm. AI will always be 10+ years away if we keep redefining it to exclude any successes we achieve.

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Rodrigo Baggio

In my dream, I saw young people using technology to bring about change in their lives. My experiences told me that technology was a tool that could be used for empowerment, citizenship rights and change. In mid-90s Brazil, and Latin America at large, this was a pioneering position to take.

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Fabio Assolini

To help new ‘entrepreneurs’ or beginners interested in a life of cybercrime, some Brazilian bad guys started to offer paid courses. Others went even further, creating a Cybercrime school to sell the necessary skills to anyone who fancies a life of computer crime but lacks the technical know-how.
A number of different courses are offered, and while some seem like legitimate ones — how to become a designer, a Web designer, a hacker, a programmer — others not so much as they offer to teach how to become a ‘banker,’ a defacer or a spammer,

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Cathy O’Neil

The math-­powered applications powering the data economy were based on choices made by fallible human beings. Some of these choices were no doubt made with the best intentions. Nevertheless, many of these models encoded human prejudice, misunderstanding, and bias into the software systems that increasingly managed our lives. Like gods, these mathematical models were opaque, their workings invisible to all but the highest priests in their domain: mathematicians and computer scientists. Their verdicts, even when wrong or harmful, were beyond dispute or appeal. And they tended to punish the poor and the oppressed in our society while making the rich richer.

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Cathy O’Neil

For many of the businesses running these rogue algorithms, the money pouring in seems to prove and it makes sense. When they’re building statistical systems to find customers or manipulate desperate borrowers, growing revenue appears to show that they’re on the right track. The software is doing its job. The trouble is that profits end up serving as a stand-in, or proxy, for truth.
This happens because data scientists all too often lose sight of the folks on the receiving end of the transaction. They certainly understand that a data-crunching program is bound to misinterpret people a certain percentage of the time, putting them in the wrong groups and denying them a job or a chance at their dream house. But as a rule, the people running the WMDs don’t dwell on those errors. Their feedback is money, which is also their incentive. Their systems are engineered to gobble up more data and fine-tune their analytics so that more money will pour in. Investors, of course, feast on these returns and shower WMD companies with more money.

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渡辺諒

1日11時間以上働く男性は、7~9時間の男性と比べ急性心筋梗塞を発症するリスクが1.63倍になるとの調査結果を大阪大などの研究チームがまとめた。国内の約1万5000人を約20年間追跡した。会社などの勤務者に限ると、リスクは2.11倍に達するという。チームはストレスや疲労の蓄積が要因と見ており、長時間労働が体に及ぼす影響が大規模調査で裏付けられたとしている。

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Beth Hart

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稲岡幸子

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Agility Robotics

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Rupi Kaur

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Piero Cicala

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Rebecca Solnit

We treat desire as a problem to be solved, address what desire is for and focus on that something and how to acquire it rather than on the nature and the sensation of desire, though often it is the distance between us and the object of desire that fills the space in between with the blue of longing. I wonder sometimes whether with a slight adjustment of perspective it could be cherished as a sensation on its own terms, since it is as inherent to the human condition as blue is to distance? If you can look across the distance without wanting to close it up, if you can own your longing in the same way that you own the beauty of that blue that can never be possessed? For something of this longing will, like the blue of distance, only be relocated, not assuaged, by acquisition and arrival, just as the mountains cease to be blue when you arrive among them and the blue instead tints the next beyond. Somewhere in this is the mystery of why tragedies are more beautiful than comedies and why we take a huge pleasure in the sadness of certain songs and stories. Something is always far away.

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Michael Burrows, Jeffrey A. Dean

Document treadmilling system and method for updating documents in a document repository and recovering storage space from invalidated documents
A tokenspace repository stores documents as a sequence of tokens. The tokenspace repository, as well as the inverted index for the tokenspace repository, uses a data structure that has a first end and a second end and allows for insertions at the second end and deletions from the front end. A document in the tokenspace repository is updated by inserting the updated version into the repository at the second end and invalidating the earlier version. Invalidated documents are not deleted immediately; they are identified in a garbage collection list for later garbage collection. The tokenspace repository is treadmilled to shift invalidated documents to the front end, at which point they may be deleted and their storage space recovered.

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Elisa

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Gary Vaynerchuk

How many books from these ‘experts’ do you need to read before you can actually do something? You can only read so much and at some point, you just have to do. Stop being a student.

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Kris Gage

Truly good books are few and far between — and so they’re priceless
There are two camps of “good books” and both of them are rare.

  1. The first is good content. They deliver a message that stands on its own. The writing only needs to be good enough to allow you to follow.
  2. The second is good craft. It doesn’t matter as much what the content is because the writing is so goddamn beautiful it all but sings off the page.

(Writing that offers both, it should be said, is the incredibly rare and precious gem indeed.)

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後閑愛実

見舞いに来た家族が穏やかな会話をしている中で、息を引き取った瞬間が分からないくらい自然に眠るように亡くなった九十歳くらいの男性がいました。一週間ほど前まで普通にご飯を食べていましたが、だんだん眠る時間が長くなって。意識はないけれど、家族が来ると穏やかな顔になる。死の間際によくある張り詰めた空気でなく、毎日家族が見舞いに来てベッドわきで話を交わしている日常の中で亡くなったのは、自然でいいなと思いました。

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Internet Live Stat

Google now processes over 73,000 search queries every second on average, which translates to over 6.3 billion searches per day and 2.3 trillion searches per year worldwide.

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男と女の恋愛心理学研究

美人は三日見ると飽きるが、ブスは三日見ると慣れるという俗言がある。男性はあまりに綺麗すぎる女性と一緒にいると、緊張しすぎて寿命が縮むというデータもある。
周囲の友人を見渡してみると、一番モテる層にいる人、彼氏や彼女が途切れない男女の特徴として容姿が平均以下のようなところがある。異性にモテるのはこのレベルの人です。
繰り返し会うことで、相手の行動や考え方が理解でき予測もつきやすくなる。そうすると親密な間柄になり、傍にいても空気のように気にならなくなる。慣れるのは時間次第です。見た目が悪く、まったく興味が無い脈なし女性に対してでも、しばらくしてその心根の優しさや面白さがわかってくると「おっ」と感じ、好きになってくる。下手に容姿が優れていると、ハードルが高くそれに見合った能力が無ければ失望されてしまうこともあります。少し性格が悪かったりつまらないと、「顔だけね」なんて見限られることも多いのです。結婚が早いのは美人や可愛いタイプよりも学校のクラスで真面目であまり異性と縁がなかった女性です。

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行方久子

タクシーを降りる時に“ありがとう”が言えたり、食事の後にお店の方に“ごちそうさま”が言えたり。要するに誰に対しても感謝や配慮がある方なら、特に自分と一緒にいる女性に最大限の配慮ができるはずだと思うんです。今まで言ってきた細かな話も、帰結するところはそこだと思います。ジェントルマンとして振る舞うなら、時にはリードし、時にはサポートする。そんな簡単な法則を身につけていただければいいのだと思います。

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Dusty Springfield

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Rodrigo Mendoza

Though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains and have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor and though I give my body to be burned and have not love, it profiteth me nothing. Love suffereth and love is kind. Love envieth not. Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things. But now abideth faith, hope, love… these three. But the greatest of these is love.

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川端康成

「君はいい女だね。」
「どういいの。」
「いい女だよ。」
「おかしな人。」と肩がくすぐったそうに顔を隠したが、なんと思ったか、突然むくっと片肘立てて首を上げると、
「それどういう意味? ねえ、なんのこと?」
 島村は驚いて駒子を見た。
「言って頂戴。それで通ってらしたの? あんた私を笑ってたのね。やっぱり笑ってらしたのね。」
 真っ赤になって島村を睨みつけながら詰問するうちに、駒子の肩は激しい怒りに顫えて来て、すうっと青ざめると、涙をぽろぽろ落した。
「くやしい、ああっ、くやしい。」とごろごろ転がり出て、うしろ向きに坐った。
 島村は駒子の聞きちがいに思いあたると、はっと胸を突かれたけれど、目を閉じて黙っていた。
「悲しいわ。」
 駒子はひとりごとのように呟いて、胴を丸く縮める形に突っ伏した。
 そうして泣きくたびれたか、ぷすりぷすりと銀の簪を畳に突き刺していたが、不意に部屋を出て行ってしまった。
 島村は後を追うことが出来なかった。駒子に言われてみれば、十分に心疾しいものがあった。

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Сергей Чемезов


Этот комплекс – это шаг к абсолютно новому ведению боевых действий. Мы уверенно держимся в первых рядах среди стран-производителей такого рода вооружений. Высокоточный беспилотный снаряд летит до 30 минут со скоростью 130 км в час. Заряд на данном комплексе доставляется к цели вне зависимости от ее скрытности и рельефа местности – как малых, так и на больших высотах. Это очень точное и максимально эффективное оружие, с которым очень трудно бороться с помощью традиционных средств ПВО.



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U2

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Ovid

Love on this side, Hatred on that, are struggling, and are dragging my tender heart in opposite directions; but Love, I think, still gets the better. I will hate, 646 if I can; if not, reluctantly will I love; the bull loves not his yoke; still, that which he hates he bears.
I fly from treachery; your beauty, as I fly, brings me back; I abhor the failings of your morals; your person I love. Thus, I can neither live without you, nor yet with you; and I appear to be unacquainted with my own wishes. I wish that either you were less handsome, or less unprincipled. So beauteous a form does not suit morals so bad. Your actions excite hatred; your beauty demands love. Ah wretched me! she is more potent than her frailties.
O pardon me, by the common rites of our bed, by all the Gods who so often allow themselves to be deceived by you, and by your beauty, equal to a great Divinity with me, and by your eyes, which have captivated my own; whatever you shall be, ever shall you be mine; only do you make choice whether you will wish me to wish as well to love you, or whether I am to love you by compulsion. I would rather spread my sails and use propitious gales; since, though I should refuse, I shall still be forced to love.

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Jennifer Valentino-Devries, Natasha Singer, Michael H. Keller, Aaron Krolik

Apps form the backbone of this new location data economy.
The app developers can make money by directly selling their data, or by sharing it for location-based ads, which command a premium. Location data companies pay half a cent to two cents per user per month.
Targeted advertising is by far the most common use of the information.
Google and Facebook, which dominate the mobile ad market, also lead in location-based advertising. Both companies collect the data from their own apps. They say they don’t sell it but keep it for themselves to personalize their services, sell targeted ads across the internet and track whether the ads lead to sales at brick-and-mortar stores. Google, which also receives precise location information from apps that use its ad services, said it modified that data to make it less exact.
Smaller companies compete for the rest of the market, including by selling data and analysis to financial institutions. This segment of the industry is small but growing, expected to reach about $250 million a year by 2020.
Apple and Google have a financial interest in keeping developers happy, but both have taken steps to limit location data collection. In the most recent version of Android, apps that are not in use can collect locations “a few times an hour,” instead of continuously.
Apple has been stricter, for example requiring apps to justify collecting location details in pop-up messages.

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Jennifer Valentino-Devries, Natasha Singer, Michael H. Keller, Aaron Krolik

Your apps know where you were last night, and they’re not keeping it secret.
Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is.

Data reviewed by The Times shows over 235 million locations captured from more than 1.2 million unique devices during a three-day period in 2017.

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永安悟史

コモディティサーバを使ってスケールアウトさせる、ストレージからデータを取り出して処理するのではなく、データのあるところ(ノード)で処理させるというHadoopの思想は、「増え続けるVolumeに如何に対応するか」という問題意識が出発点になっていたように思います。
そのため、Hadoop以降のデータ処理に関連するハードウェアやソフトウェアは、まずはこのVolumeへの対応力を高めるところにフォーカスして開発され、扱えるデータサイズや処理のスループットなどが競われてきました。テクノロジーとしてはMap-Reduce(バッチ)からMPPまで、さまざまなテクノロジーが存在しており、この10年ほどの間にそれぞれのテクノロジーが進歩してきました。
その結果として「Volume」への対応力はテクノロジーの進歩とともに非常に高まってきたと思います。私自身、現在はExadataのユーザですし、周りにはHadoopユーザも多くいますが、数千万、億単位のレコードのテーブルを処理するのは当たり前、というような日々になりつつあります。一昔前と比べると大容量のデータを処理するテクノロジーは大きく発達して、身近に、かつ使いやすくなってきました。
「Volume」への対応力はテクノロジーの進歩が大きく貢献した領域と言えますし、この認識を否定する人はあまりいないでしょう。

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Srinath Perera

Big data established the value of insights derived from processing data. Such insights are not all created equal. Some insights are more valuable shortly after it has happened with the value diminishes very fast with time. Stream Processing enables such scenarios, providing insights faster, often within milliseconds to seconds from the trigger.

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Bruce Ratner

The regression theoretical foundation and the tool of significance testing employed on big data are without statistical binding force. Thus, fitting big data to a prespecified small-framed model produces a skewed model with doubtful interpretability and questionable results.

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Kevin Fink

It is not uncommon to be handed a dataset without a lot of information as to where it came from, how it was collected, what the fields mean, and so on. In fact, it’s probably more common to receive data in this way than not. In many cases, the data has gone through many hands and multiple transformations since it was gathered, and nobody really knows what it all means anymore.

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NHK

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