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Monthly Archives: February 2017

There goes my job – again?

A fairly widely reported story last week explains how Microsoft research have created an AI that can write software. Hacker News went crazy – as you might expect. Can an AI write software? Yes – it clearly can. Writing software means converting sentences a human understands into instructions for a computer; if Google Translate can […]

Don’t worry what you’ll do when you leave education – your job hasn’t been invented yet.

I was listening to a podcast the other day – Tim Ferris talking to Chris Young – and there was a great quote from Chris when he discussed the relationship he had with his father. At some stage, Chris’ father told him “Don’t worry what you’ll do when you leave education – your job hasn’t […]

Aligot – mashed potato that will kill you (but it’s worth it).

We went to Paris for a few days last week, and ended up in La Petite Perigourdine for dinner. It’s a corner restaurant, a few hundred yards from the tourist hotspots near Notre Dame on the left bank, and we chose it because it looked busy with local people. The food was great – the […]