Successful Visionaries may Dramatically Fail outside their Field.

An extraordinary visionary and innovator, Steve Jobs specialised on the introduction of products nobody had seen before. In the Business Week Q&A session with a correspondent Andy Reinhardt in May 1998, Jobs said: “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. That’s why a lot of people …

“AI-based enhancements could still be used to supplement neural activity, but if they go as far as replacing normally functioning neural tissue, at some point they may end a person’s life”

A passionate innovator and technology evangelist, Steve Jobs promoted harmony between technology and human life. In the iPhone’s introduction at Macworld San Francisco in January 2007 Jobs said: “We are all born with the ultimate pointing device—our fingers—and iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse” (Apple Inc., “Apple Reinvents …

Why is Intuition is so Important for Success in Business, Engineering, and Science, but is Missing from the Modern Conventional Education?

Steve Jobs is a brilliant example of an intuitive leader. He demonstrated how to be tremendously efficient comprising sensing and intuition. He knew how powerful his intuition was and used it adeptly. Jobs spent significant time and efforts trying to improve his unusual skills. He was an ardent proponent of intuition. Jobs believed intuition is …

Taxes in Smart Contracts

Taxes in smart contracts can be considered from two points of view: 1. Current rules for taxation of cryptocurrencies (for example IRS Notice 2014-21): Virtual currency transactions are taxable by law just like transactions in any other property. Taxpayers who do not properly report the income tax consequences of virtual currency transactions can be audited …

Simple Keras Style Transfer

Besides Deep Dream, another major development in deep learning-driven image modification that happened in the summer of 2015 is neural style transfer, introduced by Leon Gatys et al. The neural style transfer algorithm has undergone many refinements and spawned many variations since its original introduction, including a viral smartphone app, called Prisma.