Saturday, September 22, 2018

Cones of Sequoia sempervirens: Stanford Law CodeX on Etherium & SmartContracts, WUaS and MIT DCI's Neha Narula, A Universal Basic Income (without the support ~200 countries' central banks?), WUaS may also seek to develop Canada World University and School early on, "Episode 13: Neha Narula on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Future of the Internet" Fascinating interview partly because of Neha's understanding of these technologies, and her focus on the poor, and on voting, plus much more


Hi Steven, and Roland (and Angela),

Nice to meet and talk with you at Stanford Law CodeX yesterday and thanks for your presentation, Steven. I also blogged before your presentation about it here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/09/sequoia-sempervirens-reaching-out-to.html - with some further ideas about where World University and School is heading, and even re ~200 online law schools in countries' official languages. Steven Stewart was the actual presenter on Thursday at Stanford Law CodeX, and a computer scientist based in Canada:

[codex_group_meetings] TODAY! CodeX Group Mtg (9/20 @1.30p): CourtQuant; QuantStamp - SLS N112 (or via Zoom)

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This talk from Thursday, September 20th should appear here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL48E61C121CAD0E1B

CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
129 videos 9,681 views Updated 4 days ago
CodeX is a multidisciplinary laboratory operated by Stanford University in association with affiliated organizations from industry, government, and academia. The staff of the Center includes a core of full-time employees, together with faculty and students from Stanford and professionals from affiliated organizations. The primary mission of the Center is to explore ways in which information technology can be used to enhance the quality and efficiency of our legal system while decreasing its cost. Our goal is "legal technology" that empowers all parties in our legal system, not the legal profession per se. Such technology should help affected individuals find, understand, and comply with regulations; it should help enforcement organizations monitor and/or enforce compliance; and it should help regulatory bodies analyze proposed regulations for cost, overlap, inconsistency, etc.
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Mention of Etherium by MIT Director of its Digital Currency Initiative Neha Narula is here -
https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2018/09/10/episode-13-neha-narula-on-blockchain-cryptocurrency-and-the-future-of-the-internet/ - with brief mention of smart contracts as well. This is a fascinating interview partly because of Neha's understanding of these technologies, and her focus on the poor, and on voting, plus much more.

Here are some recent Tweets about this, with related WUaS links (to give you a bit of an idea of how wiki WUaS works) ...

Episode 13: Neha Narula on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Future of the Internet https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2018/09/10/episode-13-neha-narula-on-blockchain-cryptocurrency-and-the-future-of-the-internet/ …  ~ https://twitter.com/neha/status/1039607706288570373 … FASCINATING & EXCELLENT https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Future  & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Internet_Studies … & re the Era of Robot Culture https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/09/heteractis-magnifica-culture-of.html … ? @WUaSPress ~



- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1043220399041835008
- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1043232207366582273
- https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1043221010944651264
- https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1043232562263408640


See, too, Neha Narula’s on cryptocurrency & blockchain https://twitter.com/neha/status/1042191261736689665 … "Somehow, the computer scientists have gotten their hands on money and the world might never be the same." @seanmcarroll: https://twitter.com/neha/status/1039607706288570373- … https://twitter.com/neha/status/1031557794514653184 … Neha Narula is MIT DCI Director



- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1043232158872031234

WUaS is also exploring the idea of facilitating an Universal Basic Income when we code our upcoming wiki re our "front end" Mediawiki, together with our backend "Wikidata"  for all 7097 living languages and then for all 7.5 billion people, as a cryptocurrency with blockchain ledger - possibly with the backing of ~200 countries' central banks (but possibly not, after listening to Neha) ... but staying in communication with MIT's thinking in these regards (Neha and Joi Ito for too). While this would help an enormous number of people, it's also an entrepreneurial opportunity.

WUaS seeks to offer online Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, Medical Degrees, as well as I.B. high school diplomas in all ~200 countries' official languages, but while we're CC-4 MIT  OCW-centric for Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees first in English based on its ~2400 courses, MIT doesn't have a law school or medical school, so hopefully WUaS will emerge out of Stanford for law and medical OCW, again in all ~200 countries' official languages, with lots of smart contract potential, for example.

WUaS seeks to become the MIT / Harvard / Stanford / Oxbridge of the internet, and again in all ~200 countries' official and main languages, for free-to-students' CC-4 MIT OCW-centric online university and high school degrees.

WUaS may also seek to develop Canada World University and School - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Canada -  early on.

Looking forward to staying in touch.

Friendly regards, Scott



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Sequoia sempervirens: Reaching out to Stanford re World Univ and Sch, and particularly to Stanford Law, (and to Stanford Medicine eventually too)

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/09/sequoia-sempervirens-reaching-out-to.html -






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Friday, September 21, 2018

Golden toad: 'Ok, CAWS! (the wiki-like co-authoring system)' - Co-Authoring Wiki System, Here's a different view on what a collaborative learning (and re Co-Authoring Wiki-based System) platform might seek to facilitate: Truth Prevails (Vincit Veritas) - which is a letter written by the acting President of Reed College about what Reed seeks to teach, "Excellent! What are some of the challenges you anticipate could crop up as you integrate the front end and back end pieces?," Coding for an universal basic income for peoples and learners and wiki teachers in all 7,097 living languages, and for all 7.5 billion people ... and re identity questions is a biggie ... Wikidata/Wikibase is in about 300 languages, with communities, so that leaves about 6,800 living languages, and Wikidata is a good language and coding base for this.... 'populate this list' ...



Ok, CAWS! (the wiki-like co-authoring system, not the other one) -- it's been 11 years since the initial study, and MIT Lab folks have been puttering around some since.
https://core.ac.uk/display/1507391

Anyone know about a usable CAWS interface / platform / app in 2018? Would be perfect for our research team.. other wiki-like alternatives for co-authored welcomed, please include links so we can check them out!

This paper is HUGE so please only read the abstract from around p21 http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/19018/1/Al-Ashaikh%2C%20Reem%28Redacted%29.pdf

"Collaborative learning is known as an effective learning method and various different kindsof technologies have been developed to support and facilitate collaborative learning. Many ofthese technologies are used to support the functional activities of a group of learners byenabling students to communicate, share documents and materials, track the work of thegroup, or distribute and allocate tasks."

Many thanks,Scot

 
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Check out Miraheze Mediawiki -

https://twitter.com/miraheze/status/1040848571233431552 - which is the front end I.T. for Wikipedia, and last time I heard about 3,000 other wikis were using it.

It's free, I think, and it can connect with Wikidata / Wikibase structured knowledge database as its "back end" - in ~300 languages.

I touch on both Miraheze Mediawiki and Wikidata's Wikicite here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/09/sarcodes-engineered-ai-still-matters.html.

I'm also an appreciator of Google classroom for collaborative learning - as well as the many group video conference technologies out there.

And the "Threads" ' software in the HarvardX / edX / JuryX course is designed around collaborative learning in the helpful edX platform with other possible related technologies.

And I may be facilitating ScratchEd drag and drop programming language MeetUps at Stanford in the future. And Scratch is also great for collaborative coding.

Wikia wiki could be an option as well.

Lastly the conference method of teaching and learning, engaged in at Reed, is very much collaborative learning - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Conference_Method_of_Teaching_and_Learning (this is also Miraheze Mediwiki) - with some similarities to seminars and the Socratic method.

Reem, author of the paper, just started an interesting thread in the Wikimedia Libraries' email list. I didn't realize he was in London.

Thanks for the paper and question,
Scott


      From: Scott MacLeod
 To: Scot Campbell ; Koh Fujinaga ; Ants Fraser Fujinaga ; Scott MacLeod  
 Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:47 PM
 Subject: Re: looking for a few good CAWS


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Thank you very much, Scott.  I'll check it out!

Best,Scot


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Scott MacLeod sgkmacleod@worlduniversityandschool.org

Wed, Sep 19, 9:44 AM (2 days ago)
to scpromediaScottKohAnts
Thanks, Scot, as well for your email.

In some ways collaborative learning is about people talking together - dialogue with specific questions (eg what is 'citizenship' in ancient Greece re Reed College's conference method in Hum 110, or this Socratic dialogue's question -  as I see it. So group video conferencing or HarvardX JuryX's "Threads" web chat software or ScratchEd's group post-it approaches for learning coding with this drag and drop programming language as CAWS all can facilitate this.

Cheers, Scott


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Scot Campbell

Wed, Sep 19, 12:39 PM (2 days ago)
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Good calls there, I will check out Threads and ScratchEd too.

Was it difficult to launch your own full wiki platform (last year I think?). Curious what some of the technical/collaboration/communications challenges were, and might continue to be, in guiding your team in that start-up effort.

Best,
Scot


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Someone over in Romania, thanks to Wikidata's Product Manager Lydia Pintscher in Berlin, was very helpful in setting WUaS's new Mediawiki up. I think it could be easy, but folks would have to read the online guidelines.

Join the Wikidata email list if you haven't already - wikidata@lists.wikimedia.org.

WUaS has two wings - A) non-profit 501 c 3 CC-4 MIT OCW-centric in 5 languages with Wikidata in 300 languages, and B) for-profit general stock company planned in all ~200 countries' official languages - and is planning for all of Wikimedia's ~300 languages initially, and has yet to join our "front end" in Miraheze Mediawiki - e.g. - 
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School
- with our "back end" in Wikidata/Wikibase, A) for students and B) e.g. for inventory in a bookstore, and re machine translation for our 7,097 living languages' academic press with machine translation.

This will be a good CAWS platform, to be sure ... :)

Cheers, Scott


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So, World Univ & Sch' planned Hum 110 course online would be another CAWS ... accessible from here for credit eventually at WUaS  https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Humanities ...

Cheers, Scott

- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch
- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress



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Excellent! What are some of the challenges you anticipate could crop up as you integrate the front end and back end pieces?

Scot


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Coding for an universal basic income for peoples and learners and wiki teachers in all 7,097 living languages, and for all 7.5 billion people ... and re identity questions is a biggie ... 

MIT's Neha Narula, Joi Ito - and Drummond Reed (re identity qs - all on Twitter here - https://twitter.com/WUaSPress) ?

Scott

- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch
- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress


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I see, yes. Is there a CMS function here as well, for storing active contents such as films and books to share?

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Scot Campbell

AttachmentsWed, Sep 19, 3:49 PM (2 days ago)
to meScottKohAnts
Found this also, new draft Creative Computing Curriculum Guide 3.0 (geared to teaching young learners, draft attached)



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Seeking to facilitate wiki adding all open libraries in all 7100 living languages - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Library_Resources - so am waiting on Wikidata / Wikimedia coding developments in some of these regards. Wikidata/Wikibase is in about 300 languages, with communities, so that leaves about 6,800 living languages, and Wikidata is a good language and coding base for this.... 'populate this list' ...

Re Scratch, check this out too ... much from Harvard GSE's Prof Karen Brennan - ScratchEd Meetup Guide - http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/meetups/files/Guide_20160904.pdf -

A growth story for the internet ... and we've already got about 725 wiki pages in WUaS Mediawiki ... 

Cheers, Scott




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Thanks for the ScratchEd Meetups pdf, it really fits what we are doing now!

Cheers,
Scot



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Great, Scot, 

Am exploring facilitating monthly ScratchEd Meetups out of the Stanford GSE. Maybe we could explore teaming up in these regards for both A) Scratch drag and drop programming and B) Lego robotics - WeDo2 and Mindstorms EV3 - with programming? 

Cheers, Scott 


- Scott MacLeod - Founder, President & Professor

- World University and School


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Hi Scot, Koh and Ants, 

Re a 
-Co-Authoring Wiki System 
I found this about 
CAWS from MIT CSail 

And here's a different view on what a collaborative learning (and re Co-Authoring Wiki-based System) platform might seek to facilitate: Truth Prevails (Vincit Veritas) - https://mailchi.mp/c572272a33ba/important-announcement-from-reed-college-1501685?e=8cc6d04b0f - which is a letter written by the acting President of Reed College about what Reed seeks to teach. - Scott


Defined wiki in ethno-wiki-virrual-world-graphy yesterday as "Co-Authoring Wiki System" platform here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/09/heteractis-magnifica-culture-of.html ... and hope to blog further about some of this today.

Scott



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4:57 PM (5 hours ago)
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Yes, I've known about those European resources, they were among my initial finds. Nice letter from Reed, do you know of any prototypes that might model those values?

-Scot


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I think that WUaS can develop these Reed educational goals, for example, in Google group video Hangouts, and eventually INTO a realistic virtual earth (so 10 person group video into avatar bots in Google StreetView/ Maps/ Earth etc. with Time Slider as classrooms and STEM field sites), and emerging out of, for example, this wiki platform and the academic and open-ended subjects here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects ...

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Heteractis magnifica: a culture of learning involves, Will seek to explore what a culture of learning involves, and newly re robotics and Lego robotics soon and re esp. "The Era of Robot Culture" article ... "Yakushima old growth: The Era of Robot Culture ... ," And to what degree could hypothetical professorial, art and "ecological restoration" robots, in conjunction with Prof. Zhu Renmin, be produced in China and the US, such that they learn re this MIT video below, kind of by imitation (re a culture of robot learning, coded for by peoples and identities), in a way that wouldn't include becoming weapons or warriors, limited by law, and other kinds of coding? * * * Robot design with Lego in Brick Street View (a virtual world coded by Swede Einar Öberg combining Lego Bricks with Google StreetView https://experiments.withgoogle.com/brick-street-view for #ActualVirtual & #PhysicalDigital correspondence



Will seek to explore what a culture of learning involves, and newly re robotics and Lego robotics soon and re esp. "The Era of Robot Culture" article and idea here https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/la-era-de-la-cultura-robot/ ...

I'll construe culture here as discourse or customs, and learning as gaining knowledge socially and by communication (with language or gesture mostly for humans, for ex.).

I'll further construe a robot as a physical "machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer" (Apple dictionary 2007) ... and extend this to avatar robots, so digital or virtual machines (e.g. think World of Warcraft, Pokemon, OpenSim and SL avatars).

Where this robot discourse and emerging customs include:

language,

coding,

memes (cultural replicating units - e.g. read Dawkins 1976),

nascent concept and research into the idea of a 'biological brain,'

symbols,

stories / narratives,

the educational systems and the students learning to code the machine learning of these robots teaching robots,

teaching science?,


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And re
ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy,

which I'll define here again in this blog as "doing anthropology as interpretive understandings and representations of what people do, as a wiki - group co-authoring system and platform - with collaborative virtual world building, where both physical and avatar robots, too could learn to do this, and be taught by other robots.


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Teaching Robots to Teach Robots video http://youtu.be/QQplTBx6rV0  




https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1042913167322624001


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Learning Geometric Constraints from Demonstrations for Multi-Step Manipulation in Shared Autonomy
Claudia Perez-D'Arpino
Julie Shah
MIT CSAIL


Teaching Robots to Teach Robots

30,350 views


 http://youtu.be/QQplTBx6rV0


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again, from this MIT Tech Review article:


If robots that can learn from each other, is this the beginning of robot culture? (Sponsored content via )
 ... https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/la-era-de-la-cultura-robot/ ...
https://twitter.com/techreview/status/1041440857289678848

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in this article and video

'social learning' is central

... and culture has a foundation where new information is gained or acquired socially and exchanged ...

“Without that ability to learn by observing others and interacting with them, we would not have culture, as evolutionary biologists Kevin Laland and Will Hoppitt argue: “Culture is based on information that is socially learned and transmitted.” “




“And once the robot knows how to physically interact with objects, it can begin to learn more complex tasks. For this, a human programmer uses the C-LEARN software to move the extremities of a virtual representation of the robot and thus demonstrate to its real equivalent how to execute each task. Unlike previous methods for teaching machines, C-LEARN allows the programmer to only have to demonstrate each action once.”

the roboticists and author's suggest:

" “This approach is actually very similar to how humans learn in terms of seeing how something’s done and connecting it to what we already know about the world,” says Pérez-D’Arpino. “We can’t magically learn from a single demonstration, so we take new information and match it to previous knowledge about our environment.” The researcher adds that by combining the “intuition of learning” with the precision of algorithms for planning movement, this new field of research can help robots to perform new types of tasks that they couldn’t learn before, such as multi-step assembly." 


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But operant conditioning for non-human species, or schedules of reinforcement re one important behaviorism (BF Skinner) form of learning isn't what's happening here.

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... perhaps re the article's suggestion of learning being a process of "matching," more than memes, or imitation, is happening here in the gaining of knowledge, and indeed re article's "intuition of learning" something that psychologists might have studied as "Aha" moments (from the psychology academic literature from as early as the 1980s) in humans might be being codified robotically and with the C-Learn demonstration-learning software in new ways.



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Prof Hennessy, (and Larry who is chair of the Board at World Univ and Sch)

It was really great to see you recently at Stanford Law. (I always somehow feel honored and re your excellent guidance of Stanford for 16 years, and now as the Chair of Alphabet/Google). Re Directors and talking with the panel and legal questions, it was interesting to learn of the varieties of LINGUISTIC INDEPENDENCE there are too re a hypothetical Delaware Supreme Court ruling on this.

I heard a great Stanford talk yesterday by Professor and Sculptor/Artist Renmin Zhu - https://events.stanford.edu/events/798/79848/ - and am wondering whether and in what ways it might be possible to explore creating professorial and "ecological restoration" robots (where his "Art Saves Ecology" talk was about  "ecological restoration" - and he's made amazing life-size sculptures over some 40 years) out of something like Google Poly and from designing these also in a realistic virtual earth (think Google Street View with time slider, Maps, Earth, Sketchup, Waymo re converting cars into robots, etc.) - and also designing these with Lego in Brick Street View (which is a virtual world coded by Swede Einar Öberg combining Lego Bricks with Google Street View - https://experiments.withgoogle.com/brick-street-view) for actual-virtual, physical-digital correspondence, - and as products for the Japanese and Chinese markets to begin. This would perhaps also dovetail with an US and Google Robot strategy re developing robots in all countries. (Would like to avoid Terracotta Warrior Robots from any of ~200 countries, as I see it).

World University and School is also seeking to focus home robotics in courses for credit in all ~200 countries' official languages as part of engineering majors, building from CC-4 MIT OCW such as - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/experimental-study-group/es-293-lego-robotics-spring-2007/.

Looking forward to hearing you this evening at the Computer History Museum. Thank you.

Best regards,
Scott MacLeod

https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Robotics
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Virtual_Worlds


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How will and has the market for robots that learn with AI developed thus far, and re exporting to other countries - in all ~200 nation states?

In what ways could the WUaS, the US and Google create professorial and "ecological restoration" robots that learn as a category, but not warrior robots, and also inform international law about guidelines for export, re faculty in WUaS's planned online Law Schools - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Law_School - in all ~200 countries' official languages?

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And to what degree could hypothetical professorial, art and "ecological restoration" robots, in conjunction with Prof. Zhu Renmin, be produced in China and the US, such that they learn re this MIT video (https://youtu.be/QQplTBx6rV0 embedded in the "The Era of Robot Culture" article), kind of by imitation - the "meme" idea here - (re a culture of robot learning, coded for by peoples and identities), in a way that wouldn't include becoming weapons or warriors, limited by law, and other kinds of coding?

Would this be akin to US and international regulations limiting sales of arms across international borders? EG Country X can't sell these fighter plane vehicles, or their designs, but this can sell these transportation vehicles and their designs, as a proxy and history for selling robots that learn with machine learning across international borders?



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Nothing says #backtoschool like introducing your students to their class pet. Can’t have a real pet in the classroom? Why not design engineer & code your own?! https://bit.ly/2xeQaA6  #LimitlesswithLEGO




https://twitter.com/LEGO_Education/status/1042872452143968256



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It would seem to be possible to code a Lego robot to teach another robot at this point to do beginning surgery per these goals from

One Stanford surgery resident who writes:
“I take people away from their family, put them asleep in a cold room, and cut them open.”
https://twitter.com/brittnhasty/status/1042928753247117312


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A skillful Lego roboticist at this stage could probably A) code a Lego robot to push a gurney with a Lego patient away from their Lego family members, and B) cut the Lego patient open.

And in doing this, this same skillful Lego roboticist could probably code one Lego robot to teach another Lego robot to do the same surgical procedures.


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How to plan, and code for, in the era of robot culture, that no repurposing of these hypothetical surgeon robots into weapons could occur, for example, and by hacking or innovating?

I'd think this might have parallels with the licensing and laws pertaining to, for example, Chinese and American human surgeons, working in either country ... such that there are both norms, penalties and histories - informing discourse and customs - where they don't become weapons, for example.



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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicts the internet will split in two by 2028 — and one part will be led by China



https://twitter.com/GerdMoeBehrens/status/1042922755388260352


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Former Google CEO predicts the internet will split in two by 2028 — and one part will be led by China


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/20/eric-schmidt-ex-google-ceo-predicts-internet-split-china.html


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So if part of this discourse or these customs involve a distributed open network neutral internet - as a single network, and involving unicode too - what happens if Eric Schmidt's prediction takes form - and especially re teaching and learning about the developing knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence?

Libraries would be key here in many languages, and accessible online.

And student international travel to great universities in other countries would be key here too. 


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Chinese language titles at the New York Public library ... World Univ & Sch is seeking to create major university online libraries in Chinese language (s) e.g. in the https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/China_Law_School_at_WUaS ... in Mandarin ... https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Mandarin_language_(Chinese) at China World University and School https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/China ... https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Library_Resources ...


https://plus.google.com/u/3/+InfoWorldUniversityinEnglish/posts/gKXXsxwQtE4


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It's also possible robots may eventually teach robots to create a PHYSICAL (so digitized paper, coins, bank cards, etc.) single Cryptocurrency with blockchain ledger - backed by ~200 central banks, post-dollar as international currency and post-EURO as regional currency for 19 out of 28 nation states - and that the doing of this would inform the "era of robot culture" - and machine learning (which will be central to robot culture) - in very far-reaching ways.

This would be a kind of Olympics' model of ~200 nation states wanting to play together informing "the era of robot culture" and learning.

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and especially re taxation in all 200 countries in an era of robotic learning ...


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See, too, Neha Narula’s recent Tweets about cryptocurrency and blockchain -

https://twitter.com/neha/status/1042191261736689665

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"Somehow, the computer scientists have gotten their hands on money and the world might never be the same." I did an intro podcast with the very fun @seanmcarroll:


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https://twitter.com/neha/status/1031557794514653184


Neha Narula is the MIT Director of the Digital Currency Initiative.



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Yakushima old growth: The Era of Robot Culture, Harvard & MIT: Lab in Lego, Harvard - organ on a chip, Reed College Humanities and small classes, Will seek to explore what a culture of learning involves, and newly re robotics and Lego robotics soon and re esp. "The Era of Robot Culture" article and idea above .* * * See, too: Capybara: "Lab on a Lego," 3 home STEM kits eventually for undergraduate CC-4 best STEM OCW degrees worlduniversityandschool.org? "Microfluidics from LEGO bricks: MIT engineers ..." " ... and ... Mountain apollo butterfly: Robotics and Scratch programming language, Most promising robots for home creative robotics, "MIT system lets humans control robots with brainwaves and hand gestures"

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/09/yakushima-old-growth-era-of-robot.html -


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Designing professorial & "ecological restoration" robots with Lego in Brick Street View (a virtual world coded by Swede Einar Öberg combining Lego Bricks with Google StreetView https://experiments.withgoogle.com/brick-street-view for #ActualVirtual & #PhysicalDigital correspondence https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/09/heteractis-magnifica-culture-of.html ~



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1042906165548441602
- https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1042907776664526848
- https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1042906982976434176
- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1042907157891473408


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So would it be possible to design and produce "Professors of Surgery," "Artist Professors of Zen Buddhism," "Professors of Art" and "Ecological Restoration" ROBOTS, and develop them in China and the USA for Chinese, Japanese and American markets, and as a way even to teach and grow knowledge at World University and School, since these (Lego?) robots could be developing into Professors.


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So a culture of robots teaching/learning from other robots could involve developing from this MIT CSAIL robotic learning C-LEARN software in a realistic virtual earth (think Google StreetView+), and importantly with eventually developing realistic avatar bots of real people (e.g. with a film-to-3D app), and at the cellular and atomic levels too (and for tele-robotic surgery) to study comparatively learning in actual humans, learning in digital humans, learning among physical robots and learning among virtual robots - and with doing brain research about this as well, as this unfolds/demonstrations - for documentation and publishing even - with the TIME SLIDER aspect of Google StreetView where "Pegman," its avatar bot, will grow {~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~}. Cool ... And developing the C-LEARN software in Google Street View and potentially with Lego robotics with Brick Street View for WUaS matriculated students would all be part of this. More research is needed.







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