Just figured out that unitarity and locality are linked to time and space, respectively. I've known for a while now that time is a purely mental thing which has no physical existence outside of the present moment. (This is empirically proven, for those new to the idea). As a consequence, I've been intuiting what it looks like if space completely collapses to a comparatively tiny now (in space that would be... "here"), but not making much progress. Then today I discovered a controversial theory in the mathematics of quantum physics which operates "without unitarity or locality." Searching these...
In a blog post too obviously spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt regarding Iota, writer Nick Johnson declares, among other things: "Iota is a bad actor in the open source community." Here is his justification:
Next, and in my mind most damningly, Sergey Ivancheglo, Iota’s cofounder, claims that the flaws in the Curl hash function were in fact deliberate; that they were inserted as ‘copy protection’, to prevent copycat projects, and to allow the Iota team to compromise those projects if they sprang up.
This seemed to be a rather intriguing piece of information -- one of those where the guy ...
I've been researching voiceprints, Kaldi, and speech-recognition in general, and stumbled upon this gem. It's clear that voiceprint is going to be around for a long time to come, because it sits in a sort of "Goldilocks zone" of the ease-of-use vs. secure spectrum in several ways. Look at this chart, and see if you don't agree:
This is an image from an article... hmmm..... [rustle rustle paper rustle].... erm.... I just spent several minutes looking for... and cannot find at the moment. As soon as I find it, I'll update this post with the URL for the article.
Found it. https://medium.com/@Ali...
Posted in Neural Nets and AI Stuff on May 24, 2019
This is the first time I've heard we're able to see inside the famous "black box" of cybernetic intelligence. Maybe others have peered inside and I don't know about it, but I'm very intrigued by this line in the story. (He's talking about AND-OR-Grammar-nets):
"AOGNets are also more interpretable, meaning users can see how the system reaches its conclusions." -- Tianfu Wu, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State and corresponding author of a paper on the work.
"We found that hierarchical and compositional grammar gave us a simple, elegant way to unify the appr...
The best evidence I've encountered yet that the way we've learned to use binary logic is not our natural way of thinking comes out of psychology, where they have developed a trivalent way to evaluate truth values out of necessity, because people keep using logic this way, naturally:
Psychological research on people's understanding of natural language connectives has traditionally used truth table tasks, in which participants evaluate the truth or falsity of a compound sentence given the truth or falsity of its components in the framework of propositional logic. One perplexing result concerned ...
Secretary of Defense Neil McElroy said: "I want an agency that makes sure no important thing remains undone because it doesn’t fit somebody's mission." And so IARPA was created. IARPA / DARPA was involved in creating Babel and Kaldi, among other things of course.
Now I'm learning Kaldi. (Just getting started). Curiousity about the following intoductory slide led me to make this post.
This is one of those things which thoroughly surprises me, because it seems so obvious, yet it has taken me more than a couple decades to learn how to see. I've written about the idea being revealed here from a number of directions, but never before have I seen it with the clarity that I now see. The implications are significant, extending directly to Gödel's famous incompleteness proofs, and the foundations of set theory.
Here is an illustration I made to capture the idea as it presented itself to my mind this morning:
Take a moment to think about what is being described here.
As far as I kn...
Posted in Everything on May 07, 2019
Linden Gledhill, a pharmaceutical biochemist, builds custom gear that can record the beautiful, weird, and sometimes bizarre intersection of science, art, and nature. His latest photographs of cymatics, or standing waves in water, are breathtaking.
I've written about a certain little-known role of division in mathematics before, so when a friend recently posted an article I enjoyed (having posted a link to it here before), I was pleasantly surprised while re-reading to see that Cohl Furey is also intrigued by division... in a way that sorta links to my own observation. Take a look at this highlighted snippet, from this article:
Then if you're brave, take a look at my recent adventure with division in a blog post I made a month ago. It's pretty far out there. Have fun.
[Edit, a little later, after more review of Clifford Algebras, I'm fi...
Posted in Developing Software on Apr 23, 2019
If you're new to Asterisk, you can spend many hours and even days figuring out how things work before you get something working. And then as soon as you have it working, you'll get slammed by hackers trying to break in. I recently spent those hours and days getting asterisk working. So I have written a quick guide, this one for a connection to Nexmo, where you can sign up for a free account and use it as a SIP trunk to get going.
A FEW ASSUMPTIONS