Work needs to affect others if it is to be considered truly great.
Curiosity driven algorithms make observations about the world and then try to predict what will come next. If the thing that happens next is not what the AI predicted, it counts that as a reward. As it learns to predict better, it has to seek new situations in which it doesn’t yet know how to predict the outcome. For those curious about it, there is a more formal description here:
What would happen if we behaved more like a curiosity driven AI? What would happen if the reward was to find the unknown? We are living in a society that values finding the answer since we are children (exams, anyone?). So we stop asking questions when we are little. I find this problematic, and would like to figure out more ways in which we can stimulate each other to ask more questions, to be more driven by curiosity, perhaps.
Change is never easy. And changing an organization is even more difficult due to the size, the complexity and the self-interest of the individuals that belong to it. But difficult does not mean impossible, and some are proving it already.
Here is some kick-ass inspiration:
If everyone minded their own business, the world would go round a deal faster than it does (Lewis Carroll)
Me encanta estudiar. Y se me da bien, sobre todo cuando el objetivo es aprender y no memorizar como un papagayo. Así que hace unos años me matriculé de Economía en la UNED porque quería entender un poco mejor como funciona el mundo. Ahora, a punto de terminar, creo que ha sido una experiencia interesante, pero también que me tiré de cabeza sin saber que esperar, y que me hubiera venido bien tener tener un poquito más de información antes de hacerlo.
Esto es lo que mi yo del presente le contaría a mi yo del pasado: