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Will AI Believe in God?

I came across an interesting article recently on Gizmono (Link) titled “when superintelligent AI arrives, will religions try to convert it”, 
The key question seems to be simple at the first glance. The commonality among all different interviewees suggest that there is some kind of criteria the Strong AI has to pass to be qualify as human to be relevant to the religion. 
The complication comes in that different party seems to have different criteria, to summarize: If Strong AI has a soul?If Strong AI has a soul an spirit? And for the very fact that it is about AI and religion, let’s refer to Bible for the definition of spirit. 

What is the definition of Soul:  thespiritualpartofhumansregardedinitsmoral aspect ,oras

8 Takeaways on Productive Usability Tests

Please, test it. 
The fact you believe in your idea, or that your investor do as well, it means a lot about creating a wonderful team and culture.It does not mean your customer will buy into that. 
There is a long way between what the market opportunity (as the market analysis and the founder’s vision is) and what the actual product is. Of the thousands of products in different countries that seems to solve the same problem (you may call them competitors if you want), which one will win the customers’ favor now and in the future?
Usability test helps to provides insight on that.
Or in other words. usability test tells you, at the current state of mind, your customer will most likely find your product to be value if you do … in the following way … and … in the following way ...
As you can see, these findings can be translated to what you can include in your MVP, why a certain design or feature did not meet the expectation (or will ever meet) and what you may decide to remove so you can focu…

2 Myth & 2 Truth About Bio-authentication

Bio-metrics using our physical characteristics to verify our identity. What has been advertised on the market is that it improves security level and make user experience much more simple. 
While at the same time, we also hear the opposite voice, from time to time, about the failure of the technology and the risk of using it. In this article, I aim to summarize the research findings to understand the actual benefit and risk of bio-metrics and what what are the key hurdles for implementing biometrics in end-consumer products.
TechTarget defined Biometric payment as a point of sale (POS) technology that uses biometric authentication to identify the users and authorize the deduction of funds from a bank account. Fingerprint payment, based on finger-scanning, is the most common biometric payment method. 
As the authentication involved physical characteristics (e.g. fingerprint; voice; pupil etc), there certainly need a “point” on which the “Sale” is confirmed. Nevertheless, the POS concept he…

Want to Invest in Machine Learning, Here Are Some Tips to Help You Make Good Decisions

Machine learning is under the spot light for investors, strategic, tactic or commercial. While at the same time, you may not feel so empowered to make an investment decision because it is an early-stage industry with many changes and risks involved. And especially if you are an angel investor, maybe the guys in the garage will create the next Facebook or Google, maybe not, but how can i tell? So what are the questions I need to figure out when investing in machine learning and what tips I can use to evaluate a company?
The first key question you need to figure out is really what do you want to use the investment for. Are you making the investmentso you can  Use its product in your company and/or serve your clientsEliminate a competitor and improve your competitivenessObtain a constant cash flow for a certain periodExit with a good return later onAcquire other benefits you want If the investment is fundamentally for self-consumption. Then the focus is on how the target’s technology implem…

Strategically Spot & Work with Experts to Make Your Life and Career Better

I read the “Source of Power” on how people make decisions last week; it has been recommended in various guru books on product management and UX design. I finally get on to it, not so dramatic as other readers have credited it for “a book that blows you mind”, it does enlighten my thoughts by presenting two decision making models and how experienced professionals utilize different techniques to solve problems.

Gary Kelin’s book is at least fascinating with the amount of stories/interviews it has. To a reader, it help me creates trust, put the models into context, and test the model through them. 
The two models Gary Kelin presented are “Recognition-Primed Decision Model” (or singular strategy) and “Classic Decision Model” (or comparison evaluation). 
Recognition-Primed Decision Model (RPD) is a model of how people make quick, effective decision when faced with complex situation. The model identified a reasonable reaction as the first one that is immediately considered. RPD model is often …