A Life in Reuters

Took forever to get here but I finally got hold of “A Life in Reuters”, the 1951 autobiography by Roderick Jones, managing director of Reuters from 1916 to 1941. Reuters the company later became part of Thomson Reuters, my employer. What I hope to find are references to the technology of news and journalism that occurred at that time. History is always important for future thinking!

“Ant Intelligence”

“Ant Intelligence” podcast with Dr Deborah Gordon on DataSkeptic is my new favorite podcast episode that I highly recommend for computer and data scientists. Professor Gordon explains how ants are not necessarily intelligent or have a CPU or have decision making tendencies but do make perfect use of frequency rates, rhythm, patterns in behavior that evolved for millions of years and ultimately lead to their complex network and powerful colonies. The ants’ simplicity yet powerful within the biggest complex system of all, Mother Nature, is a perfect example of how artificial intelligent can be very effective without necessarily placing the biggest brains or the most expensive GPUs on it. hashtag#artificialintelligence hashtag#gametheory
check the podcast at https://dataskeptic.com/blog/episodes/2018/ant-intelligence