Think about death when you start your next company

Back in high school, my favorite teacher said to me: ”Jonathan. Remember to die a little every day.” Back then, I thought it was a strange thing to say. Both him and I were and are generally optimistic people, so why even bother thinking about such a sad thing as death? And why did he mention it to me, when I shared my passion for starting new projects with him? Today, I understand what he meant. Hans Oluf, which was the name of my high school teacher, officially taught Danish literature to me, but ending up giving me one of…

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New research shows bees can do math

The humble honeybee can use symbols to perform basic maths including addition and subtraction, shows new research published today in the journal Science Advances. Despite having a brain containing less than one million neurons, the honeybee has recently shown it can manage complex problems – like understanding the concept of zero. Honeybees are a high value model for exploring questions about neuroscience. In our latest study we decided to test if they could learn to perform simple arithmetical operations such as addition and subtraction. Addition and subtraction operations As children, we learn that a plus symbol (+) means we have…

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3 types of AI that represent our fears for the future

The AI icon Andrew Ng is quoted as saying, “Artificial intelligence is the new electricity.” For anyone reading this, that’s a powerful analogy. Electricity empowers our surge in science and globalization over the past 100+ years, but the analogy falters in one overlooked regard. Few of us know how the electric revolution began, and like all revolutions, it was dirty. Many are unaware, but those of us who forget history are condemned to repeat it. The sins of electricity are buried in the history books. You might know a fraction about the feud between Tesla and Edison. Fewer discuss…

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