User: rntn

  • Created: 314 days ago
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  • The Enlightenment led, with difficulty, to rising human development based on globalizing systems of ever freer peoples participating in the capitalization of science as technology, but as science shows we must preserve the ecology we evolved in, legacy political powers are using surveillance capitalist technology to corrupt the scientific and democratic core of the Enlightenment.. Scientific progress is useless if political propaganda perverts technological implementations; global socio-technical systems' behavioral dynamics must be addressed..

    I work with universities and international institutions in enterprise information systems and do NLP / NLU research on macroeconomic impacts and geopolitical risks in these organizations under multi-polar contention and on the dynamics of algorithmically driven global markets / media spheres that they operate in to develop transnational meta-organizational federated intelligent information systems.

    skillset: (too long; don't read)

    1. open source EAI: SOA / MSA / iPaaS, federated: {ML, search, docstore, identity, DSS, agents}.

    2. PostgreSQL / Lucene / Solr / OpenSearch, emerging NLU solutions for federated document stores.

    3. Python analysis libraries, NLP multilingual information extraction, NLU sentiment analysis.

    4. Tensorflow / Pytorch / Rasa / DL4J, limited C / CUDA coding to support research below.

    5. OSS tech stack / toolchain / project management, (virtual / cloud) SDLC infrastructure for all above.

    6. Hardware, *nix administration, scripting, security, networking for all above.

    research: (really, stop here)

    1. Chinese / Japanese / English integrated enterprise knowledge discovery and semantic correspondence.

    2. NLP analysis of macroeconomic / geopolitical events in unstructured financial / media text sources.

    3. ML / DL cybernetic methods for macroeconomic / geopolitical event policy analysis / risk forecasting.

    4. NLU derived strategic pragmatics in heterogeneous multilingual augmented communication analysis.

    5. Generalist domain agents in federated enterprise systems for intra-organizational collaboration.

    6. Federated enterprise NLU / DL enabled strategic partnership support systems design.

    motivation: (why are you still reading?)

    News about hacking, from ML to data mining to ICT, is also news about societal change. Large collaborative projects with deep social import have political aspects that are intrinsic to how their technology ultimately develops. Refusing to understand and address political issues only ensures that they will do maximum damage to a project. Being successful with technology that is really meaningful to society requires real knowledge of political dynamics.

    Remaking the global material economy will be be - by far - the largest endeavor undertaken by human society - and we have at most a decade to be well underway; it is only one of the existential threats that we must face. These threats will only be addressed by collaboration, which will be through information systems directly interfacing the world's most contentious political issues. Organization of such large technology projects does not magically happen - and "free" surveillance tech systems that profit from clicks only exacerbate the threats - nor are public projects magically invulnerable to global stakeholder political contention..

    Ignorance of the political reality here is just as daft as the tacit acceptance of still venerated ideas like magically self sustaining perpetual growth industries with no external costs, magically self regulating 'free' markets, magically unbiased surveillance media, livable cites that magically assemble themselves based on the profit motives of developers, and, worst of all, systems of government that magically flow forth from self serving 'literal' interpretation of centuries old documents, to somehow meet the global existential challenges we must face as a planet, together.

    These are all cybernetic systems. Cybernetics, which has been in use since WWII, was, well before symbolic logic cast AI into its winter decades, the origin of neural / perceptron analysis and represents the dynamic interplay of interactions between organizations while providing a richer foundation to understand deep learning as compared to the disembodied and context-free viewpoint of classical AI so that complex integrations can be modeled as functioning interconnected global systems, consequently independent of the unconscious assumptions of corporate myths and political propaganda so conveniently ubiquitous now..

    Increasing technological complexity can render a project unmanageable, but, when large integrations of projects span many organizations, preventing this requires insight into overall systems, not mere project refactoring. If this is left to corporations and governments, the concomitant monetization and politicization prove corrosive to the very social systems that the technology was intended to help. The governance of socio-technological systems may not appeal to engineers, but so long as the host socioeconomic systems show increasing propensity to push them towards corrupt or malicious ends, it is incumbent on technologists to know the socio-technical implications of their projects and meet the inevitable politics with informed proficiency.

    personal: (no, you can't have your 5 minutes back)

    The path from the Industrial Age to our Information Age surveillance capitalist matrix of carefully crafted credulous career, consumer and congregate identities to efficiently monetize and manage masses of "human resources" is a tragic yet predictable misapprehension of the proper relation between science, technology and capital in the struggle to become an educated information society from Gutenberg to Zuckerberg.. First, to really appreciate the natural biosphere that our virtual buyosphere is destroying, detach from broadcast and social media advertising conglomerates - and escape the hybridCubeFarm / miniMcMansion / franchiseFantasyLand that metastasized under their ageis. (I start my day with reputable sources like BBC, DW, NHK, etc, and then continue in peer reviewed sources; submitting from these to HN serves as motivation to think about what is important). Second, it is shameful to squander the time one could use for real life experience, cuisine and culture on vapid LCD franchise crap: streaming surveillance services, manufactured marketing events, and retail ripoff destinations are not recreation - which is in nature, open to all, and why the National Parks are national treasures (my personal recreations: fly fishing, kayaking, ACSP golf, mountain biking, hiking, and camping). Similarly, great cuisine is not found in fancy "dining experiences" or glossy recipe books, it is usually developed from knowledge of the culture of cultures - specifically the cultures that make wines, pickles, breads, beers, cheeses, charcuterie.. Delete Doordash: conjure these magical microorganisms and trace the great cuisine traditions' techniques instead.

    In high culture, the nations of Japan and Taiwan, who saved Chinese culture from mainland Maoist mobs, were once part of an ancient intellectual culture as deep and diverse as the Greek and Latin worlds of pre-monotheistic Europe. The 3500+ year old 漢字 core of their linguistics is the progenitor of East Asia, and the world's oldest continuous literary and calligraphic tradition. Never having been reduced to an alphabet, it missed the movable type press masses, but amassed millennia of semiotics culminating in the highest Chinese / Japanese 狂草 brush writing, which, IMNSHO, is among the most transcendently incisive, deeply emergent, subtle synergies of philosophy, poetry, and painting of our species. Wisdom is the ultimate value of culture and of science - not their return on capital through media or technology; this is well known to poets and physicists, but utterly lost on politicians and financiers.

    Looking at the recent rises in inflation, type 2 diabetes, virulent partisanship, conspiracy theories, gun violence, road deaths, etc in our late stage surveillance capitalism / resurgent authoritarian social media system - and the rises in remote infrastructure for an introspective, independent and sustainable life far from militarizing cults of credulous regressives readying for battle on the frontiers of SUV / Viagra truck exuburban sprawl - it is high time for an online only digitally nomadic, ultra low data exhaust escape.

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