Today, I talked to Woebot, an A.I. clinical therapist.
From “MAY A.I. HELP YOU?“:
Two-thirds of people will never get in front of a clinician,” says Darcy, who talks in an exuberant flow. “And that’s in the United States! The rest of the world? More than half the world doesn’t even have access to basic health care. The idea of mental health care is just completely out of reach.
The bot can’t still answer to basic questions, if they are repetitive in my case, for example: “What’s your name?”
From “Prolific and self-taught scholar who rehabilitated Nietzsche“:
At a time when paper shortages made jobs scarce for journalists, he mastered his crafts as journalist, linguist and writer through a mixture of singleminded determination and sheer talent.
He was, in every sense, a self-made man. This makes his achievements in the field of Nietzsche studies all the more remarkable. He became an accepted member of the British academic scene, and, as such, was invited to Melbourne University as visiting scholar in 1991-92.
I read his book “Фридрих Ницше. Трагедия неприкаянной души” at least 10 times!
Tears are surrounded around my eyes ready to drop while I read Ms. Cengiz obituary on NYTimes, a doctoral student at a university in Istanbul, and who was Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée. Such a complicated matter, and loneliness is around the corner waiting all of us.
Our love and our dreams of a new life together brought him from Washington to Istanbul, to get the required documents for our marriage. The hope of spending the rest of our lives together happily motivated Jamal to walk into the Saudi consulate building on that fateful afternoon, Oct. 2.
Jamal and I had many dreams, but the most important one was to build a home together. Sometimes he would talk about his friends in the United States and speak about how he would want me to meet them after our marriage. Almost every day he said he would wish to wake up in the morning knowing he was not alone. Despite dealing with such intense emotions, Jamal never bothered others with his problems. He always tried to remain as strong as a mountain.
Try to take care of everybody around you, at least be nice to them. World is going crazy, without love there is dust.
From “My Fiancé Jamal Khashoggi Was a Lonely Patriot“:
When your loved one leaves this world, the other world no longer seems scary or far away. It is being left here all alone, without them, that is most painful.
The story relates to Boris Nemtsov’s one.
From “All Those Books You’ve Bought but Haven’t Read? There’s a Word for That“:
A person’s library is often a symbolic representation of his or her mind, with an ever-expanding library, s/he understands the importance of remaining curious, open to new ideas and voices.
From “The Complete Poems“:
His bearded, thirty-something face is hoaled by a wide-bimmed hat places at a rakish angle; his right hand on his hip, his left in his pocket. He wears a cotton work shirt open at the throat and his flannel undershirt is plain to see. The look on his face is hard to define, he seems relaxed and wordly-wise, not easily fooled.
What hard to define is, to myself, how well the introduction’s writer works with words. Well described, well described!
From “Don’t Eat Before Reading This“:
I’ve been a chef in New York for more than ten years, and, for the decade before that, a dishwasher, a prep drone, a line cook, and a sous-chef. I came into the business when cooks still smoked on the line and wore headbands <…> In the early seventies, I dropped out of college and transferred to the Culinary Institute of America. I wanted it all: the cuts and burns on hands and wrists, the ghoulish kitchen humor, the free food, the pilfered booze, the camaraderie that flourished within rigid order and nerve-shattering chaos.
I used to work as a waitress in a local restaurant located near to my rented room (which was paid by my parents as a support of my university education), I found the job to go there just for free meals. I can’t say that was good romantic times, not at all, but what lesson learned part is you can be a waitress or you can run a restaurant.
From “Anthony Bourdain and the Power of Telling the Truth“:
Another way of putting it is that Anthony Bourdain built his career on the telling of truth.
What to say? A bit later to remember the guy, but I never ever heard about him before the story came out in New York Times. Now, I’m reading his “Kitchen Confidential“.
From “What Is the Perfect Color Worth?“:
“Exactly, and different from what it’s been before,” the woman said. “It’s almost like a counterculture type of a feeling — you deliberately use colors that would not ordinarily work together.”
From “The Devil Wears Prada“:
Cerulean, Priestly explains, first showed itself a few years earlier in a collection by Oscar de la Renta and was soon adopted by a number of other influential designers before it “filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner, where you no doubt fished it out of some clearance bin,” she says.
As Regina Lee Blaszczyk recounts in her 2012 book, “The Color Revolution,” the experiment failed but by accident produced a dark, viscous substance. It happened to stain a rag, and presto! Mauve was born. Two years later, Princess Victoria, the queen’s oldest child, was married in a mauve dress, igniting the world’s first fashion craze for a synthetic color.
More discoveries soon followed: magenta, Hofmann’s violet, Lyons blue, malachite green, Bismarck brown and aniline black.
Google tests 41 shades of blue for the sponsored links that appear in its toolbar before settling on one — a decision, a company executive claims, that increased revenue by $200 million.
From “Technology firms and the office of the future“:
Nvidia will also install cameras to recognise what food people are taking from the cafeteria and charge them accordingly, eliminating the need for a queue and cashier. A self-driving shuttle will eventually zip between its various buildings. And Nvidia’s own AI will monitor when employees arrive and leave, with the ostensible aim of adjusting the building’s heating and cooling systems.
Eliminating the need for a queue and cashier is a great example of eliminating two or three positions that can be substituted by machines. Basically, you are paying once only for hardware and software, and monthly for electricity.
Nvidia is obsessed with triangles, the basic element of computer graphics used to create lifelike scenes in video games and movies. Its new headquarters, which cost $370m, is shaped like one (see picture), and its interior is full of them.
Apple paid 3bn for circle, Nvidia – 370m for triangles, I wonder what is the cost for perfect cube?