AI Ethics – What is AI Alignment?

AI Ethics – What is AI Alignment?

I decided to start a small article series about some topics around AI ethics. The Asilomar AI Principles from the Future of Life Institute (FLI) inspired me to do this. These principles were designed by many AI researchers and aim to pave our way towards beneficial AI. The section “Ethics and Values” comprises 13 principles …

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Some Myths around Artificial General Intelligence

Some Myths around Artificial General Intelligence

Recently, I finished reading the great book “Life 3.0” by the MIT professor Max Tegmark. It is mainly about how our lives (or life in general) will change with the emerge of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). Many parts of it inspired me, so I decided to write something about it. This article is about some …

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Efficient coding with cheat.sh

Efficient coding with cheat.sh

Cheat sheet 2.0 When a coding problem occurs most of us switch from their IDE to the browser to search for a solution on Stackoverflow, Github or in blogs. Often, I even forget solutions to problems I solved some time ago. Switching into the browser leads to a cascade of distractions and interruptions in the …

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In-Browser Mining: Creating crypto with your browser

In-Browser Mining: Creating crypto with your browser

There seems to be a new (malicious) trend for mining different cryptocurrencies. It is commonly called “In-Browser Mining” and works pretty easy using Javascript libraries like e.g. coinhive.com (website doesn’t run in-browser mining directly!) does. Coinhive is mining a cryptocurrency called Monero. But this is by far the most good-natured example because the site asks you …

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For all the Night Owls: f.lux

For all the Night Owls: f.lux

I’m one of those guys who are less productive in the noon or morning, but get an instant boost as soon as it’s past 10pm. After I finish my work I try to go to sleep. But what often happens is that it is harder to fall asleep when you have been sitting in front …

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Time Management Is Surprisingly Easy

Time Management Is Surprisingly Easy

If life would be like “The Sims” I would’ve just gained one of those precious skill points that you get when you practice or learn something. I just completed some Time Management Courses on Lynda.com which took me about 6 hours in total. It is a fact that many people are stressed when they have an …

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Thanks Open Source!

Thanks Open Source!

Every developer, system admin, software architect and project manager has some tools he or she uses every day. Often, we don’t even realize that most of them are open source and developed by a community that works on this project in their leisure. Say “Thank you open source” Well, there’s a website now where you …

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Switching from “Fachhochschule” to “Universität”

Switching from “Fachhochschule” to “Universität”

The german education system offers a huge variety of universities for students. Two of them are very well-known: Universität (University) and Fachhochschule/Hochschule (University of Applied Sciences, short: UAS). I have the honor to experience both since I studied my Bachelor’s degree at an UAS, the Hochschule Konstanz. In this short article I will share my …

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Enjoy FlixBus using 3 simple tricks!

Enjoy FlixBus using 3 simple tricks!

For me as an IT guy there is one thing I need the most during trips: Internet connection! Unfortunately, FlixBus (German intercity bus company) doesn’t seem to be interested in the needs of people who actually use the bus wifi. They implemented some “security mechanisms” like usage limits or web filters. There are some tricks …

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