NVIDIA, the company you remember for their graphics cards, is now a leader in advanced chips for artificial intelligence. The company’s work in deep learning produced an AI that skillfully operated a car in all the normal driving conditions a New Jersey driver might encounter.
“There are many perspectives in which this process can be seen, examined, and understood, but our criterion for what a living thing essentially is remains the same: in everyday life as well as in scientific study, it is determined by the relatively short time span of its full appearance, its epiphany.
“We, too, are appearances by virtue of arriving and departing, of appearing and disappearing; and while we come from a nowhere, we arrive well equipped to deal with whatever appears to us and to take part in the play of the world.”
Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind
The former version of this personal blog did not survive a WordPress upgrade. This presented the opportunity to start with a fresh installation. My web host, 1and1.com, made the process easy. 1and1 provided a largely automated installation.
My data from the old site are backed up, but I’ll deal with my archived posts later.