Rolling Rock – mystery of “33”

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Every bottle of Rolling Rock comes with a ‘33’ on its back. And since the very beginning, there has been  speculation about what it means. Is it some kind of secret code? Is it a simple mistake?

Nobody knows. But what we do know is that there are lots of people out there interested in what ‘33’ could  mean. Call them conspiracy theorists, if you will. But here are some of the most popular ideas about ‘33’.

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Germany Outlines Three Laws of Robotics for Self-Driving Cars

Mike Brown September 8, 2016 Driverless cars

Germany is gearing up to lay down the ethical foundations for self-driving cars, banning A.I. from making decisions that could harm one group of people over another. The country’s transport minister has outlined the basis for future legal guidelines for driverless vehicles, rules that echo Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics, which manufacturers will be expected to work towards ahead of formal legalization.

In an interview with Wirtschaftswoche published Thursday (translated by A9T9 from German), transport minister Alexander Dobrindt stated there will be three key rules:

(1) “It is clear that property damage takes always precedence of personal injury.

(2) “There must be no classification of people, for example, on the size, age and the like.”


(3) “If something happens, the manufacturer is liable”
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Math is racist: How data is driving inequality

By Aimee Rawlins September 06, 2016 17:24PM ED

These “WMDs,” as she calls them, have three key features: They are opaque, scalable and unfair.

It’s no surprise that inequality in the U.S. is on the rise. But what you might not know is that math is partly to blame.

In a new book, “Weapons of Math Destruction,” Cathy O’Neil details all the ways that math is essentially being used for evil (my word, not hers).

From targeted advertising and insurance to education and policing, O’Neil looks at how algorithms and big data are targeting the poor, reinforcing racism and amplifying inequality.
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