My trip to Science Online 2012

Here is an incomplete list of my impressions:

  • Jeremy Irons
  • John Wayne

Sorry, wrong impressions list. Here we go now. My impressions from Science Online 2012:

  • My friends from cyberspace are cool people and not Turing AI computers.
  • The depth and complexity of online interactions in science communication means these individuals act the same online and off.
  • It was pleasant to go to a conference that did not involve getting lectured at or deal with posturing competitors.
  • The correct spelling of the Canadian pronunciation of “about” is ab00t[1]. Continue reading “My trip to Science Online 2012”

Skeptically Speaking Interview

If reading my ramblings is not enough rugbyologist for you, you can listen to me ramble melodiously as I attempt to explain my first ever blog post,“Why People Believe Silly Things”, in a interview with Desiree Schell for the “Speaking Up” segment of Skeptically Speaking Friday, 27 August 2010 at 6PM (MDT). For those of you not lucky enough to live within the broadcast radius of 88.5FM CJSR in Edmonton, Alberta, you can listen to the pre-recorded interview live-ish on the Skeptically Speaking UStream feed or download the podcast come Monday.

Myers Test & Tyson Test (New Rugbyologisms)

Thanks to Transhumanism, Part Deux on Skeptically Speaking this past week I was thinking about the Turing Test, and, mostly, how it was not really that great for determining true artificial intelligence (AI), because who the hell cares if SkyNet can talk to you, if it has control of the nukes and has a plan to use them? Thanks to Twitter, I did get a couple of new suggestions for how to determine whether a computer is a true AI or not. With that prelude, I present two new Rugbyologisms: Continue reading “Myers Test & Tyson Test (New Rugbyologisms)”

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