My mom used to say that when your child is as big as you, you have to treat them with respect. What she actually said was that you had to address them using a respectful form of “you,” which doesn’t make any sense in English, but may work in Hindi or French. It worked poetically well in Malayalam. I was reminded of this maternal pearl of wisdom recently when I was watching a movie with my son.
Life is full of contradictions.
I am attending a research retreat on mindfulness and contemplative practices at the beautiful Garrison Institute. I am learning a lot of interesting things, and meeting a lot of like-minded and excellent people – the kind of people with whom I could have deep conversation about the unreal nature of reality, unlike most people from other walks of life would politely and tactfully excuse themselves when I get a bit unreal.
I just finished my first term as a professor at Singapore Management University. I taught an undergraduate course called Computer as an Analysis Tool, which is on business modelling and data-driven decision support. I had about 130 学生, in three sections of three classroom hours each per week. I have to say the whole thing was a very enriching experience. 当然, the reasons behind this statement will be expounded on, theorized and hypothesized – this is Unreal Blog, 毕竟.
At some point in our life, we come to accept the fact we are closer to death than life. What lies ahead is definitely less significant than what is left behind. These are the twilight years, and I have come to accept them. With darkness descending over the horizons, and the long shadows of misspent years and evaded human conditions slithering all around me, I peer into the void, into an eternity of silence and dreamlessness. 这是 almost time.
Recently I had to talk harshly to my daughter about the responsibilities of family members. Although I would like to think of it as a scolding, all parents of teenagers know that there is no such thing. There are only fights. But it got me thinking about the responsibilities, rights and privileges of family members.
当涉及到的情报和经验所需的金额, 我们必须从数据到信息，清晰的层次结构，以知识智慧. 我们从原材料的观察得到的只是数据点. 我们应用聚集一些技巧, 报告图表等. 在信息到达. 在揭示互连和关系进一步更高级别的处理会给我们凝聚和可操作的信息, 这是我们可以考虑的知识. 但在到达智慧, 我们需要一个敏锐的头脑和多年的经验, 因为我们的意思是智慧本身是什么远未明显. 宁, 这很明显, 但不易描述, 因此不容易委派给一个计算机. 至少, 所以我想. How could machines bridge the gap from data to wisdom?