How academia resembles a drug gang

This took me by surprise! Published in 2013 on LSE, I stumbled on this from a random discussion. It’s a long read and my paraphrase follows here. I hope you enjoy reading the original source. Academic systems rely on the existence of a supply of “outsiders” ready to forgo wages and employment security in exchange for the […]

Semantic Web for the structured information

I have always been fascinated with the idea of orderliness. It naturally extends to the digital domain and the data to help me identify the way my information is organised. Beyond this, on a global scale, in order to achieve the optimal efficiency in the results obtained from search, I think semantic web is the […]

Improving scientific presentations

From a blog post in Nature: Over the long run, journal articles are more likely to build a lasting scientific reputation than are presentations. Still, an effective speaker will be seen as someone who can contribute to a wide variety of scientific forums and will be sought for collaboration. Your reputation among colleagues outside your […]

Star Trek Authors (and academic fraud)

Another instance of academic fraud from Retraction Watch. The banality of publications becomes apparent from here: Doctors in Star Trek’s Federation are invariably depicted as benign and adherent to the ethical tenets that we are all so accustomed to. This does not appear to be the case in alien/other doctors where the narrative changes, such […]

The next AI Hype

Seriously I don’t know. I am glad that I don’t get pitched for the next “product optimisers” or the new convolution algorithm or something thereof. Here’s something interesting: 1.Machine intelligence in general, a category that includes e.g. hypothetical super-intelligent machines, hypothetical machines based on technologies not yet invented, and robots from science fiction 2. A […]