September 2018 - Capture Club

Some Scientists Think AI is a Threat. They might be misguided.

By far the most dangerous threat to human existence is humans themselves.  You can talk all you want about nature or technology — in this case, AI, but our worst enemy is our own collective mind.  First off, a fair disclaimer:  I am speculating about this just as much as the people I’m about to […]

kmcowan 11 September, 2018 0

Why Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Better than You Will Ever Be

Keeping up on all the advances in AI really requires its own AI.   As it turns out, AI is being used to locate alien life. I, for one, would like to extend a hearty welcome to our new overlords in advance. Seriously though, I believe this is a great example (and a great use […]

kmcowan 10 September, 2018 0

Use Case: AI Assists in Orchestrating Supply Chain Management

Orchestrating supply chain management via ML/PA is something Capture Club understands quite well.  In 2001, we were involved with a bleeding-edge effort to automate Trading Partner and Trading Agreement negotiations.  We utilized both Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics to create a system wherein you could define the parameters of your company and it’s trading partner/agreement […]

Use Case: AI Mitigates Railroad Intermodal Shutdown Effects

A colleague of mine in the railroad industry recently shared this article with me.  As I was reading through, I came across this paragraph: “As a result of CSXT interline intermodal service changes, Union Pacific is no longer able to offer a number of interline intermodal services to the eastern U.S. Due to the complexity […]

kmcowan 9 September, 2018 0

Why Binary Computing will never equal Quantum Computing

I came across an interesting article concerning the (quantum) problem at the core of modern Artificial Intelligence:  Cause and Effect. Quantum weirdness in ‘chicken or egg’ paradox The “chicken or egg” paradox was first proposed by philosophers in Ancient Greece to describe the problem of determining cause-and-effect. Now, a team of physicists from The University […]

kmcowan 3 September, 2018 0