#LightTheWorld – – Day 14 / December 14 – – “There’s nothing wrong with having possessions as long as we don’t lose sight of more important things. When we focus on what really matters and on serving others, we can find real happiness.”

December 14, 2017

A verse of Jesus Christ’s teachings, and suggestions on how to apply this concept, here: https://www.mormon.org/christmas/25-ways-25-days/day-14.

 

“US Congress is trying to define what artificial intelligence actually means”

December 13, 2017

https://qz.com/1154491/us-congress-is-trying-to-define-what-artificial-intelligence-actually-means/

Excerpt:

As with any legislation, the proposed bill defines key terms. In this, we have a look at how the federal government might one day classify artificial intelligence. Here are the five definitions given:
A) Any artificial systems that perform tasks under varying and unpredictable circumstances, without significant human oversight, or that can learn from their experience and improve their performance. Such systems may be developed in computer software, physical hardware, or other contexts not yet contemplated. They may solve tasks requiring human-like perception, cognition, planning, learning, communication, or physical action. In general, the more human-like the system within the context of its tasks, the more it can be said to use artificial intelligence.
B) Systems that think like humans, such as cognitive architectures and neural networks.
C) Systems that act like humans, such as systems that can pass the Turing test or other comparable test via natural language processing, knowledge representation, automated reasoning, and learning.
D) A set of techniques, including machine learning, that seek to approximate some cognitive task.
E) Systems that act rationally, such as intelligent software agents and embodied robots that achieve goals via perception, planning, reasoning, learning, communicating, decision-making, and acting.

“Cedar City Utah Temple Cornerstone Ceremony”

December 13, 2017

And, here is another video about this temple:

#LightTheWorld – – Day 13 / December 13 – – “`Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ This is called the Golden Rule, and if everyone followed it, the world would be a better place.”

December 13, 2017

Ideas on how to apply this today: https://www.mormon.org/christmas/25-ways-25-days/day-13.

“France to ban mobile phones in schools from September – – Children will be allowed to bring their phones to school, but not allowed to get them out at any time until they leave, even during breaks.”

December 12, 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/11/france-to-ban-mobile-phones-in-schools-from-september