Gurteen Knowledge http://www.gurteen.com Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:18:10 +0000 This feed lists the pages on the Gurteen Knowledge website that have recently been created or updated. dgurteen@yahoo.co.uk (David Gurteen) dgurteen@yahoo.co.uk (David Gurteen) Gurteen Knowledge http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/(Images)/GURTEEN-LOGO-170X60/$File/gurteen170x60.gif http://www.gurteen.com en-us Custom Lotus Notes Agent Event: 58th Annual IACIS Conference, 03 - 07 Oct 2018, Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/58th-annual-iacis-conference?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/58th-annual-iacis-conference?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 03 - 07 Oct 2018<br>Organizer: International Association for Computer Information Systems<br>Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States<br><br>The IACIS International Conference provides a showcase for the latest research in practice and pedagogical topics that focus on how information systems are used to support organizations or enhance the educational process. 3F72E2CF0B9E53DF802581E60067BFC7 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:00:56 +0000 David Gurteen Event: International Days of Competences for the Future, 12 - 14 Mar 2018, Poznan, Poland http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01585860/?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01585860/?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 12 - 14 Mar 2018<br>Organizer: Poznan University of Technology<br>Location: Poznan, Poland<br><br><b>International Days of Competences for the Future<b> is a unique opportunity to present the results of scientific work in a single place and time, and to exchange practical experience in the field of broad-based management. The special emphasis will be placed on the Future Competencies. BE957DAAAB703FBC802581ED0048D768 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:15:37 +0000 David Gurteen Event: IIKM KM Conference 2018, 20 - 23 Jun 2018, Pisa, Italy http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/iikm-km-conference-2018?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/iikm-km-conference-2018?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 20 - 23 Jun 2018<br>Organizer: International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management<br>Location: Pisa, Italy<br><br>KM Conference invites empirical and conceptual papers dealing with theoretical and practical aspects of knowledge management. 3A36124638474E9F802581E600682A79 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:52:35 +0000 David Gurteen Event: 9th Knowledge Management International Conference, 25 - 27 Jul 2018, Sarawak, Malaysia http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/kmice-2018?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/kmice-2018?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 25 - 27 Jul 2018<br>Organizer: Universiti Utara Malaysia<br>Location: Sarawak, Malaysia<br><br>Knowledge Management International Conference (KMICe) will once again provide a platform for international presentation of research findings as well as discussions and sharing of recent advances in the field. This conference will bring together leading researchers and developers in a wide variety of areas, with a common interest in improving the state of the art of knowledge management (KM). This conference will also bring together people from the academia and industry to establish closer cooperation and ties, and creation of K-based society. 89DE370C5EDA6307802581EC001EBE81 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:35:48 +0000 David Gurteen Knowledge-Letter: Gurteen Knowledge Letter: Issue 209 - November 2017 http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/newsletter209?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/newsletter209?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br><br><b><font size=+1><a name='top' href=http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/newsletter209 target=_blank>Gurteen Knowledge Letter: Issue 209 - November 2017</a></font></b><br><br> <b><font size="+1">Contents</font></b><br><br> <ol><li> <a href=#L006743>Introduction to the November 2017 Knowledge Letter</a> <li> <a href=#L006741>Is Sophia, the robot harmless?</a> <li> <a href=#L006741>Connecting and synchronizing minds</a> <li> <a href=#L006733>Saudi Vision 2030</a> <li> <a href=#L006733>Should you take a vote before a discussion?</a> <li> <a href=#L006733>Dubai Knowledge Summit 2017</a> <li> <a href=#L006648>PowerPoint is still poisoning us</a> <li> <a href=#L006648>Upcoming Knowledge Events</a> <li> <a href=#L006741>Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: November 2017</a> <li> <a href=#L006736>Supporting my work</a> <li> <a href=#L003106>Subscribing and Unsubscribing</a> <li> <a href=#L003105>The Gurteen Knowledge Letter</a> </ol><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006743"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/intro209">Introduction to the November 2017 Knowledge Letter</a></a></font></b><br><br> It is not very often I get an award but I was delighted earlier this month to be one of the winners of this year's <a href="http://www.cilip.org.uk/page/IPnewsWalfordaward/Double-winners-for-this-years-Walford-Award.htm" target="_blank">CILIP Walford Award</a> for information professionals who have made an outstanding contribution to knowledge and information services. <br><br> Thank you <a href="http://www.cilip.org.uk/page/our_story" target="_blank">CILIP</a> (The Library & Information Association).<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006741"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/sophia-robot-harmless">Is Sophia, the robot harmless?</a></a></font></b><br><br> I hope you have not missed all the fuss about a robot called <a href="http://www.arabnews.com/node/1183166/saudi-arabia" target="_blank">Sophia that was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship</a> recently and all the media razzmatazz around it. <br><br> A bit of harmless fun you might think or is it harmless? <br><br> Harmless enough, if you understand that Sophia, although a fantastic bit of technology is not that smart. It is somewhat like Apple's Siri combined with some sophisticated puppetry plus the ability to recite preprogrammed scripts. No intelligence there at all. <br><br> But if you don't understand this, Sophia is misleading you (and even scaring you) into believing that <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_general_intelligence" target="_blank">general artificial intelligence</a> is far more advanced than it is. <br><br> There are many articles on the web about Sophia but what concerns me is that so few of them explain or even seem to understand how Sophia works. This article however, does explain a little: <a href="https://qz.com/1121547/how-smart-is-the-first-robot-citizen/" target="_blank">Inside the mechanical brain of the world&#039;s first robot citizen</a>. <br><br> But I cannot find any articles other than this one that get to the heart of this issue and that sum up my feelings on the matter: <a href="https://liljat.fi/2017/11/humanoid-robot-sophia-sad-hoax-harms-ai-research/" target="_blank">Humanoid robot Sophia is a sad hoax that harms AI research</a>. I think we need to take artificial intelligence a little more seriously.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006741"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/connecting-and-synchronizing-minds">Connecting and synchronizing minds</a></a></font></b><br><br> I happened to notice that the theme for <a href="https://expo2020dubai.ae/" target="_blank">Expo 2020 Dubai</a> was <a href="https://www.expo2020dubai.ae/themes/connecting-minds" target="_blank">Connecting Minds</a> and I was drawn to the metaphor of <i>connecting minds</i>. <br><br> So I googled a little and found a fascinating neuroscience research paper - <a href="https://www.academia.edu/23241821/Speaker-listener_neural_coupling_underlies_successful_communication" target="_blank">Speaker-listener neural coupling underlies successful communication</a>. See <a href="https://www.wired.com/2010/07/mind-meshing/" target="_blank">Good connection really does lead to mind meld</a> for a less technical overview and note the excerpt below (my emphasis in bold). <br><br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> They found that speaking and listening used common rather than separate neural subsystems inside each brain. <br><br> Even more striking was an overlap between the brains of speaker and listener. <br><br> When post-scan interviews found that stories had resonated, scans showed a complex interplay of neural call and response, <b>as if language were a wire between test subjects' brains</b>. <br><br> <div align=right><b>Credit: </b> <a href="https://www.wired.com/2010/07/mind-meshing/" target="_blank">Good connection really does lead to mind meld</a></div> </blockquote> <br> It seems good conversation really does connect minds.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006733"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/saudi-vision-2030">Saudi Vision 2030</a></a></font></b><br><br> I've just spent a few days in Riyadh where I gave a talk and run a Knowledge Caf&eacute; as part of a KM Forum entitled "Knowledge Management Utilization in Realizing Saudi Vision 2030" organized by the <a href="http://naseejacademy.org/en-us/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Naseej Academy</a>. <br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> Saudi Vision 2030 is a plan to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism. </blockquote> <br> My talk was about how KM could be used strategically to help achieve the vision and the question that initiated the Knowledge Caf&eacute; "Given that even the experts do not have a good track record of predicting the future, and strategic plans often fail to deliver fully on their promises, how can KM help us better formulate and execute strategy?" <br><br> It was good day and I was delighted with the extent to which the participants engaged with the Knowledge Caf&eacute; and saw it's potential. <br><br> The <a href="http://vision2030.gov.sa/en/foreword" target="_blank">Saudi Vision for 2030</a> is ambitious as it is impressive. Take a look at this <a href="http://vision2030.gov.sa/download/file/fid/417" target="_blank">PDF for some of the detail</a>. <br><br> I truly wish them all the best in transforming their country and society.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006733"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/vote-before-discussion">Should you take a vote before a discussion?</a></a></font></b><br><br> Two opposite points of view here. <br><br> David Marquet thinks its a good idea <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidmarquet/2017/04/09/avoiddisasters/" target="_blank">to take a vote</a> before you start to take a decision making discussion. <br><br> While Michael Roberto <a href="http://michael-roberto.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/should-you-take-vote-at-start-of.html" target="_blank">disagrees</a>. <br><br> I quite like the idea of voting early but share Michael's concerns. What do you think?<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006733"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/dubai-knowledge-summit-2017">Dubai Knowledge Summit 2017</a></a></font></b><br><br> The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (<a href="http://www.mbrf.ae/default.aspx" target="_blank">MBRF</a>) recently organized and held the fourth annual Knowledge Summit in Dubai. Here are a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMoEPi1ersMp5UazXzBPxQ/" target="_blank">few videos</a> that you may find of interest from the <a href="https://knowledgesummit.org/" target="_blank">Summit</a>. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GxEAmw5gmk0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div><br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006648"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/powerpoint-poison">PowerPoint is still poisoning us</a></a></font></b><br><br> It's a while since I last talked about what I call <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/conversational-conferences-post" target="_blank">conversational conferences</a> - February 2013 to be exact. <br><br> I am now starting to pull some of that old material into my <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/conversational-conferences-introduction/" target="_blank">blook and updating it</a>. <br><br> I do wish conference organizers would make their events more participatory - making conference conversational is not the full answer but is a simple enough, low cost step. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <IMG SRC="https://i1.wp.com/conversational-leadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/death-by-powerpoint.gif"> </div><br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006648"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/kl-events">Upcoming Knowledge Events</a></a></font></b><br><br> <div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://conversational-leadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/DSC0113-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200"></div> <br> Here are some of the <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/annual-conferences" target="_blank">major KM events</a> taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. You will find a <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/events" target="_blank">full list</a> on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/rss-feeds" target="_blank">RSS feeds</a> which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. <br><br> <!-- List starts below here --> <a href="http://www.cadef.net" target=_blank>Arabian Gulf Career Development Forum 2017 (CADEF)</a><br> 18 - 20 Dec 2017, Kuwait City, Kuwait <br><br> <a href="http://www.henley.ac.uk/events/advancing-your-od-practice" target=_blank>Advancing your OD practice</a><br> 23 - 24 Jan 2018, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="http://www.kuwaitke.com/" target=_blank>Knowledge Governments: Best Practices and Lessons Learned</a><br> 07 - 08 Feb 2018, Kuwait City, Kuwait <br><br> <a href="http://https://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/art-knowledge-management-learning-communication/" target=_blank>The Art of: Knowledge Management, Learning & Communication</a><br> Thu 22 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia <br><br> <a href="http://event.intrateam.com" target=_blank>IntraTeam Event Copenhagen 2018</a><br> 27 Feb - 01 Mar 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark <br><br> <a href="http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/icie/" target=_blank>6th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2018</a><br> 05 - 06 Mar 2018, Washington DC, United States <br><br> <a href="http://www.henley.ac.uk/events/henley-forum-conference-2018" target=_blank>Henley Forum Conference 2018</a><br> 07 - 08 Mar 2018, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/eciic/" target=_blank>10th European Conference on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital</a><br> 19 - 20 Apr 2018, Mechelen, Belgium <br><br> <a href="http://https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/km-the-works-tickets-39611406784" target=_blank>KM: The Works (May 2018)</a><br> Thu 17 May 2018, London, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="http://www.end-educationconference.org/" target=_blank>END 2018 Conference</a><br> 23 - 25 Jun 2018, Budapest, Hungary <br><br> <a href="http://https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/deep-knowledge-uncovering-and-circulating-the-deep-knowledge-in-your-organisation-tickets-39614598330" target=_blank>Deep Knowledge</a><br> Wed 11 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006741"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/tweets-november-2017">Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: November 2017</a></a></font></b><br><br> Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. <br><br> <ul> <li> Rule 12: Pet a Cat When You Encounter One | Jordan Peterson <a href="https://buff.ly/2hv7Y3g" target="_blank">https://buff.ly/2hv7Y3g</a> <br><br> <li>How Design Thinking Is Improving Patient-Caregiver Conversations <a href="https://buff.ly/2hC5bG6" target="_blank">https://buff.ly/2hC5bG6</a> <br><br> <li> Science is a constant conversation <a href="https://buff.ly/2zboEoy" target="_blank">https://buff.ly/2zboEoy</a> <br><br> <li> The Dying Art of Disagreement <a href="https://buff.ly/2gAzjUP" target="_blank">https://buff.ly/2gAzjUP</a> <br><br> <li> Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office <a href="https://buff.ly/2zkRaTt" target="_blank">https://buff.ly/2zkRaTt</a> <br><br> <li> The Collapse of Expertise and Rise of Collaborative Sensemaking <a href="https://buff.ly/2xFQs72" target="_blank">https://buff.ly/2xFQs72</a> <br><br> <li> 8 Ways to Build a Culture of Trust Based on Harvard's Neuroscience Research <a href="https://buff.ly/2g4fLIy" target="_blank">https://buff.ly/2g4fLIy</a> </ul> <br> If you like the Tweets then <a href="http://twitter.com/DavidGurteen" target="_blank">subscribe to my Tweet stream</a>.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006736"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/L006736/">Supporting my work</a></a></font></b><br><br> If you enjoy this Knowledge Letter and would like to support me by donating $1 (or more) a month then <a href="https://www.patreon.com/davidgurteen" target="_blank">Become a Patron</a>.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L003106"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/L003106/">Subscribing and Unsubscribing</a></a></font></b><br><br> You may <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/gkc" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to this newsletter on my website. Or if you no longer wish to receive this newsletter or if you wish to modify your e-mail address or make other changes to your membership profile then please go <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/update" target="_blank">to this page on my website</a>.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L003105"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/L003105/">The Gurteen Knowledge Letter</a></a></font></b><br><br> The Gurteen Knowledge-Letter is a free monthly e-mail based KM newsletter for knowledge workers. Its purpose is to help you better manage your knowledge and to stimulate thought and interest in such subjects as Knowledge Management, Learning, Creativity and the effective use of Internet technology. <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/knowledge-letter">Archive copies</a> are held on-line where you can <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/knowledge-letter">register</a> to receive the newsletter. <br><br> It is sponsored by the <a href="http://www.henley.ac.uk/research/research-centres/the-henley-forum-for-organisational-learning-and-knowledge-strategies" target="_blank">Henley Forum</a> of the Henley Business School, Oxfordshire, England. <br><br> You may copy, reprint or forward all or part of this newsletter to friends, colleagues or customers, so long as any use is not for resale or profit and I am attributed. And if you have any queries please <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/contact" target="_blank">contact me</a>. <br><br> David GURTEEN <img src="http://bit.ly/o6Q87K"><br> Gurteen Knowledge <br> Fleet, United Kingdom<br><br> 7DD89E8E00AC9B27802581DE005B8ED4 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:09:42 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Saudi Vision 2030 http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/saudi-vision-2030?open By David Gurteen<br><br>I've just spent a few days in Riyadh where I gave a talk and run a Knowledge Caf&eacute; as part of a KM Forum entitled "Knowledge Management Utilization in Realizing Saudi Vision 2030" organized by the <a href="http://naseejacademy.org/en-us/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Naseej Academy</a>. <br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> Saudi Vision 2030 is a plan to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism. </blockquote> <br> My talk was about how KM could be used strategically to help achieve the vision and the question that initiated the Knowledge Caf&eacute; "Given that even the experts do not have a good track record of predicting the future, and strategic plans often fail to deliver fully on their promises, how can KM help us better formulate and execute strategy?" <br><br> It was good day and I was delighted with the extent to which the participants engaged with the Knowledge Caf&eacute; and saw it's potential. <br><br> The <a href="http://vision2030.gov.sa/en/foreword" target="_blank">Saudi Vision for 2030</a> is ambitious as it is impressive. Take a look at this <a href="http://vision2030.gov.sa/download/file/fid/417" target="_blank">PDF for some of the detail</a>. <br><br> I truly wish them all the best in transforming their country and society. 2AE6E9EF84BD7EC1802581E500579172 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:47:19 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Dubai Knowledge Summit 2017 http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/dubai-knowledge-summit-2017?open By David Gurteen<br><br>The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (<a href="http://www.mbrf.ae/default.aspx" target="_blank">MBRF</a>) recently organized and held the fourth annual Knowledge Summit in Dubai. Here are a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMoEPi1ersMp5UazXzBPxQ/" target="_blank">few videos</a> that you may find of interest from the <a href="https://knowledgesummit.org/" target="_blank">Summit</a>. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GxEAmw5gmk0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> 6158DB51C7CC618B802581E500609D7E Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:32:02 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: PowerPoint is still poisoning us http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/powerpoint-poison?open By David Gurteen<br><br>It's a while since I last talked about what I call <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/conversational-conferences-post" target="_blank">conversational conferences</a> - February 2013 to be exact. <br><br> I am now starting to pull some of that old material into my <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/conversational-conferences-introduction/" target="_blank">blook and updating it</a>. <br><br> I do wish conference organizers would make their events more participatory - making conference conversational is not the full answer but is a simple enough, low cost step. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <IMG SRC="https://i1.wp.com/conversational-leadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/death-by-powerpoint.gif"> </div> E83400CB96D44B3D802581E1003D86EB Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:17:51 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Is Sophia, the robot harmless? http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/sophia-robot-harmless?open By David Gurteen<br><br>I hope you have not missed all the fuss about a robot called <a href="http://www.arabnews.com/node/1183166/saudi-arabia" target="_blank">Sophia that was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship</a> recently and all the media razzmatazz around it. <br><br> A bit of harmless fun you might think or is it harmless? <br><br> Harmless enough, if you understand that Sophia, although a fantastic bit of technology is not that smart. It is somewhat like Apple's Siri combined with some sophisticated puppetry plus the ability to recite preprogrammed scripts. No intelligence there at all. <br><br> But if you don't understand this, Sophia is misleading you (and even scaring you) into believing that <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_general_intelligence" target="_blank">general artificial intelligence</a> is far more advanced than it is. <br><br> There are many articles on the web about Sophia but what concerns me is that so few of them explain or even seem to understand how Sophia works. This article however, does explain a little: <a href="https://qz.com/1121547/how-smart-is-the-first-robot-citizen/" target="_blank">Inside the mechanical brain of the world&#039;s first robot citizen</a>. <br><br> But I cannot find any articles other than this one that get to the heart of this issue and that sum up my feelings on the matter: <a href="https://liljat.fi/2017/11/humanoid-robot-sophia-sad-hoax-harms-ai-research/" target="_blank">Humanoid robot Sophia is a sad hoax that harms AI research</a>. I think we need to take artificial intelligence a little more seriously. 2CB8F16746160F6E802581E30035766D Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:02:45 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Connecting and synchronizing minds http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/connecting-and-synchronizing-minds?open By David Gurteen<br><br>I happened to notice that the theme for <a href="https://expo2020dubai.ae/" target="_blank">Expo 2020 Dubai</a> was <a href="https://www.expo2020dubai.ae/themes/connecting-minds" target="_blank">Connecting Minds</a> and I was drawn to the metaphor of <i>connecting minds</i>. <br><br> So I googled a little and found a fascinating neuroscience research paper - <a href="https://www.academia.edu/23241821/Speaker-listener_neural_coupling_underlies_successful_communication" target="_blank">Speaker-listener neural coupling underlies successful communication</a>. See <a href="https://www.wired.com/2010/07/mind-meshing/" target="_blank">Good connection really does lead to mind meld</a> for a less technical overview and note the excerpt below (my emphasis in bold). <br><br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> They found that speaking and listening used common rather than separate neural subsystems inside each brain. <br><br> Even more striking was an overlap between the brains of speaker and listener. <br><br> When post-scan interviews found that stories had resonated, scans showed a complex interplay of neural call and response, <b>as if language were a wire between test subjects' brains</b>. <br><br> <div align=right><b>Credit: </b> <a href="https://www.wired.com/2010/07/mind-meshing/" target="_blank">Good connection really does lead to mind meld</a></div> </blockquote> <br> It seems good conversation really does connect minds. F3210CD6BB90EA88802581E3002DB13B Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:27:51 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Should you take a vote before a discussion? http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/vote-before-discussion?open By David Gurteen<br><br>Two opposite points of view here. <br><br> David Marquet thinks its a good idea <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidmarquet/2017/04/09/avoiddisasters/" target="_blank">to take a vote</a> before you start to take a decision making discussion. <br><br> While Michael Roberto <a href="http://michael-roberto.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/should-you-take-vote-at-start-of.html" target="_blank">disagrees</a>. <br><br> I quite like the idea of voting early but share Michael's concerns. What do you think? 694A70D2B630B73E802581D100372DB0 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:19:13 +0000 David Gurteen