Bookmarks for March 24th through March 25th

by danhon

This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for March 24th from 21:54 to 09:45:

  • ‘A Swiss cheese-like material’ that can solve equations | Penn Today – "Publishing a theoretical outline for “photonic calculus” in Science in 2014, they showed how a carefully designed metamaterial could perform mathematical operations on the profile of a wave passing thought it, such as finding its first or second derivative." – "photonic calculus" is as wonderfully Star Trek as "time crystal"
  • Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control) – The New York Times – "[procrastination] might also result from deeper feelings related to the task, such as self-doubt, low self-esteem, anxiety or insecurity. Staring at a blank document, you might be thinking, I’m not smart enough to write this. Even if I am, what will people think of it? Writing is so hard. What if I do a bad job?"
  • Ultraviolet (TV serial) – Wikipedia – Ultraviolet is nearly 21 years old and that means it's probably ripe for an Amazon/Netflix/Apple reboot.
  • The Wrong Kind of AI? ArtiO?cial Intelligence and the Future of Labor Demand – “ArtiO?cial Intelligence is set to ina?uence every aspect of our lives, not least the way pro- duction is organized. AI, as a technology platform, can automate tasks previously performed by labor or create new tasks and activities in which humans can be productively employed. Recent technological change has been biased towards automation, with insu¢ cient focus on creating new tasks where labor can be productively employed. The consequences of this choice have been stagnating labor demand, declining labor share in national income, rising inequality and lower productivity growth. The current tendency is to develop AI in the di- rection of further automation, but this might mean missing out on the promise of the i?righti? kind of AI with better economic and social outcomes.”
  • The Spike – Medium