Next generation AI

Summary: AI networks may become both faster learners and potentially have moral standards by introducing internal reward systems. Recent scientific results indicate a shift in AI. Do we see a […]

The random walk of thought

I’m sure you have experienced the frustration of not recalling a person you meet unexpectedly and who obviously knows you quite well. The name lingers at the tip of your […]

The statistics of effective learning

Throughout your days in school, and maybe also in college and at the university, you have had a lot of different teachers and lecturers. Most likely you also have a […]

A mathematical view on personality

Both personality and consciousness were properties of the human psyche that were central to the thinking of Carl Jung. He observed the stability of certain personality types among people, but […]

The statistics of free will

“The one to the right”, I responded. My wife was asking me which curtains I would prefer to buy for our living room. I must admit it, I did not have […]

Be creative - use your noisy brain

“Noise” The word gives associations, like bad or loud music, or perhaps the sound of rush hour traffic.  Whatever you think of when you hear the word, it is likely […]

Polyani and the neural networks

I was recently introduced to the thoughts of the science philosopher and scientist Michael Polyani by Dr. Helge Brovold. As I was reading Polyani’s book “The tacit dimension” (1966), which I borrowed from […]

Your random attention

Are you good at multitasking? Some self-confident people may believe they are skilled multi-taskers. It is also a common saying that women are better at multi-tasking than men. They are […]

“Google-pedagogics” may be one of the reasons why children in western countries score low on mathematical tests like the PISA test. By the term ”Google pedagogics” I mean the relative […]