What do you do against ocean plastic pollution? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Mar de plástico, the “sea of plastic” of greenhouses around El Ejido, Almería, Spain, highlighted using my developmental Ocean Plastic Detector algorithm.

I am developing an artificial intelligence solution that detects floating plastic in the sea in freely available satellite images. As I am doing this in a voluntary capacity, if you have better financial means than I, then I encourage you to consider donating to the project. The above photo is also `for sale’ (available for licencing at a maximum resolution of 1000×1500 pixels). While I describe the technical side of the project over there, here the focus is on how we stand with plastic pollution.
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The day when the singularity came

A philosophical sci-fi essay about what to do with your life using some new data, with a reading list for rainy Sunday afternoons

It was the 27th January 2016 when the penny finally dropped. It was reported that in October 2015, Google’s artificial intelligence program had beaten the European champion of the board game Go.1 She had a nagging feeling that this was not right. It was only a year and a half ago when she read the expert opinion that for computers Go is so much harder than chess that it would take ten years for a computer to beat a top professional human player. Continue reading