Tuesday, October 23, 2018


As busy and passionate about the issues and outcomes as ever and the way information can be visualised

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/10/the-80-trillion-world-economy-in-one-chart The value of the global economy and segmentation

All the money in the world

The world is a better place for more people than ever before

the economics working

Thursday, May 31, 2018

PM speech on science and modern Industrial Strategy: 21 May 2018 - in times of Brexit

The importance of AI and health is interesting to me today, leading a conference on this tonight!

Under the GRAND CHALLENGES, Four Missions - "

AI and data

First, as part of the AI and Data Grand Challenge, the United Kingdom will use data, artificial intelligence and innovation to transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and dementia by 2030.

Late diagnosis of otherwise treatable illnesses is one of the biggest causes of avoidable deaths.

And the development of smart technologies to analyse great quantities of data quickly and with a higher degree of accuracy than is possible by human beings opens up a whole new field of medical research and gives us a new weapon in our armoury in the fight against disease.

A speech worth reading whatever side you are on, a speech about an island of less than 1% of the earths population that I calculated occupises less than 0.2% of earths landmass and less than 0.07% of the earths surface, not bad for what has been and will be!


"...Newton himself put it best when he wrote that, ‘if I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants’....."

It will be interesting to see if we, they, she can live up to all this but the lines are being drawn so we can revisit them in 2020 and 2030.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Deciphering China’s AI Dream The context, components, capabilities, and consequences of China’s strategy to lead the world in AI

A significant document that takes a while to read but along with the other issues from FHI is all part of the big picture for tomorrow.


Monday, April 23, 2018

Post Brexit who is going to be the thought leader for the EU and perhaps Europe. Macron, perhaps but I doubt it!

Each new French President says change and yet the power base of the people stop them!


"His grand project might fail. Its very method betrays France southernness: a boss telling hostile workers what he will do is a spectacle familiar from southern Europe, where working relations tend to be vertical and distrustful, unlike in the co-operative north. Albrecht Sonntag, a German sociologist at the ESSCA School of Management in Angers, says,The lubricator of Scandinavian-style public life is trust. But we don�t have it in Latin public life. Macron with his faith in the state and especially the executive as the agent of change is quintessentially French. Yet his dream for France is Scandinavia with Mediterranean beaches."

Journalist speak for free market economics, open and evolving, they dare not say who else does this already, the benefits and the price paid for moral hazard and global competitiveness!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Car-T: hacking the body code to cure it!

#Car-T another key development to watch over the next decade


China's lead in this area could help us all!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

AI time - Anything In time

Rubik cube solved in less than 1 second, fast but so what. Mega rubik under 39 minutes, the so what is that no human could do this in years!

This might seem clever and it is, mechanically and computationally it is but it isn't AI> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by1yz7Toick 
Even if they then take it to the next level with more than a 3x3x3 cube this is smart but its still just rules based programming> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5b9BIBuOd4 .

What AI will do is what human do, aim to do, inspire to do, grab hold of any problem and solve it. Literally any problem, any shape, any size, not just puzzles but real world experiences that's what human intelligence has had us doing for millennia now. That is what AI and AGI will be all about. Machine learning on data first and that is happening fast but then real life mining, solving and doing, that has yet to be seen. When it is it will probably be the last thing humans invent as the machine will then do the invention, everything else before the humans even get to it.

Give it another 100 or perhaps 1000 years and who knows what our computers and machines will do. But we better start to think about it and work out how to plug our values into the code and to ensure AI safety at so many levels. The same could be true with our biology through CrispR and nano technology, be in no doubt. Just as the first hunter gatherers set up camp and built an agrarian economy never envisaging beyond that and just as next major paradigm shift thousands of years later did with energy and machines with the industrial revolution no one then envisaged what we do now. The big paradigm shift of AI will in effect be a singularity, that is what people are trying to envisage now, how big that will be and when, who knows!!??

AI, AGI and autonomous machines and robots with this capability, this is so hot with the tech and philosophical community right now. A singularity: Is that going to free humans to live life at a totally new level, that's the question! #AI #AGI #ArtificalIntelligence