Some of my articles are only available in German. You can read them in the German version of this website.
Goals are a widespred concept in management and everyday life. Goals are also an important concept in Artificial Intelligence and I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to formulate and use goals to make "computers do interesting things that are not in their nature". In doing so I have realized that goals are the wrong way, not only for AI systems, but also for our personal and professional decisions.
The machine learning hype has been raging for a decade or so, but the broad application of data science is not happening. A few observations and thoughts on the reasons for the discrepancy of public presentation and real application of machine learning.
Agile development and design thinking have become widely accepted terms. Their power, however, lies not in the words, but in applying the underlying ideas. The teachings of Buddhism coincide with many of those ideas and can help to develop an agile mindset.
User Experience Design
My latest article has raised a discussion on philosophy and methodology of cognitive science among the reviewers and editor. I use this opportunity to continue my own pondering on what science—and especially good science—is.
A fundamental problem in the public discussion is the missing definition of Artificial Intelligence. In this blog series I provide possible destinctions of AI from non-AI. Whatever anybody believes AI to be, one should make the definition clear before starting any discussion on the impacts of AI.
History of AI
Is the AI hype coming to an end? At least some journalists such as Esther Paniagua start to realize that AI is not radically changing the world.