Friday, October 09, 2015

My personality according to IBM Watson Personality Insights

I inputted a total of nearly 6000 words of my own original writing from my longer Reddit submissions to /r/futurology and dream report on my website. It seems like a pretty good result to me and gives way more insight than any four letter Myers-Briggs personality test (i.e. INTJ) I've taken before. Though I do spot some huge misses too, like Curiosity 31%?

I'm gonna try and compare it with inputting my MSc thesis next. I'm guessing there will be quite some difference. Maybe not, according to the research you need self reflective words and it was trained on social media such as twitter, blog posts, and forum posts. Makes sense. Gonna be harder to pull another 6000 words out of the Reddit hat.

You can try it for yourself here.

IBM Watson advert: Bob Dylan & IBM Watson on Language

Now that there are advertisements rolling out I hope we might finally start seeing some results from Watson too, I've been waiting long enough, with growing skepticism.

About Watson singing, I made him sing a Reggie Watts song some time ago, think it worked out okay :)


Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Europe's highest court rejected the 'safe harbor' agreement used by American tech companies

"The European Court of Justice has just ruled that the transatlantic Safe Harbour agreement, which lets American companies use a single standard for consumer privacy and data storage in both the US and Europe, is invalid.
Companies such as Facebook and Twitter may now face scrutiny from individual European countries' data regulators — and could be forced to host European user data in Europe, rather than hosting it in the US and transferring it over."


Monday, October 05, 2015

Carebear internals

Artist website

A nice list with more of his sculptures

Would love to get one of those sculptures :)