Willliam Gibson:

Nous ressentons à la fois ce que nous avons perdu et ce que nous gagnons, c’est un sentiment contradictoire de mélancolie et d'excitation tout à la fois, un sentiment étonnant de deuil et de matin de Noël tout à la fois.

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Ollivier Dyens
Créer des simulations avec des avatars intelligents

En fait, les zombies ne sont pas animés individuellement, ils sont des agents intelligents qui sont programmés avec une forme d'IA qui leur permet d'interagir. Contrairement aux zombies du film, chacun des zombies intelligents possède une ‘volonté’. Cela est possible car les programmeurs leur ont donné un ou des objectifs et un ensemble de règles. Puis une simulation est créée. Même les artistes MPC ne savent alors pas s'ils vont réussir car les zombies ‘agissent’ de façon autonome…

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Ollivier Dyens
Building 21

Inspiré par le Building 20 du MIT, B21 est un lieu pour ré-expérimenter, remodeler, reconstruire et réinventer l'édifice de l'enseignement supérieur.

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Ollivier Dyens
What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

People used to make several trips to a store before buying an expensive item like a couch. They would go once to browse options, again to narrow down their favorites, and again to finally pull the trigger on a blue velvet love seat. On each trip, they were likely to make lots of other small purchases as they wandered around. But today many consumers can do all their prep online, which means less ambling through shopping centers and less making incidental purchases at adjacent stores (“I’m tired, let’s go home … oh wait, there’s a DSW right there, I need new sneakers”).


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Ollivier Dyens
THE TECHNIUM AND THE 7TH KINGDOM OF LIFE

The technium is a superorganism of technology. It has its own force that it exerts. That force is part cultural (influenced by and influencing of humans), but it's also partly non-human, partly indigenous to the physics of technology itself. That's the part that is scary and interesting.

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Ollivier Dyens
What AI is -- and isn't | Chris Anderson

We will probably have an IQ of 1,000 or more. There will be no more spelling classes for our kids, because there's no spelling issue anymore. There's no math issue anymore. And I think what really will happen is that we can be super creative. And we are. We are creative. That's our secret weapon.

What if you could build Google in a day?

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Ollivier Dyens