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05 July 2016 @ 05:46 pm
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PHD Comics: A View of Brexit from Academia
Probably a fair summary of the reception of the result in UK academia
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Brexit research suggests 1.2 million Leave voters regret their choice in reversal that could change result | UK Politics | News | The Independent
The last article with actual numbers in suggested only 1% leavers wanted to change their votes while 4% of remainers were happy with the outcome. This article has much large numbers but suggests a significant swing away from Leave - unfortunately it is frustratingly vague about precisely where these numbers come from. I've never even heard of Opinium Research and there's no link to an actual study. Obviously I haven't actually googled to try and actually check any of this.
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US opens investigation into Tesla after fatal crash - BBC News
Those of us in the autonomy business have been expecting something like this to happen ever since Autopilot was released "under beta" with the laughable idea that the driver would maintain awareness at all times. It's a tragedy that it has cost someone their life. That said, Tesla have pointed out that (with an n of 1) Autopilot's safety record is better than average...
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More in hope, less about immigration: why poor Britons really voted to leave the EU
Interesting analysis of the British Social Attitudes Survey with particular reference to why the poorest Britons may have voted for Leave.
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Looking behind the Brexit anger | Flip Chart Fairy Tales
An interesting article that challenges the narrative that the Leave vote was all about a protest against social inequality.
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goldarrowgoldarrow on July 5th, 2016 05:16 pm (UTC)
fascinating stuff.
king_pellinor: P Knightking_pellinor on July 5th, 2016 08:18 pm (UTC)
On the self-driving cars, have you seen this?

http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/self-driving-car-ethics
louisedennislouisedennis on July 7th, 2016 08:11 am (UTC)
LOL!

I get asked quite often (well quite often when I meet the right sort of logician or philosopher) why my agents don't have a complex logic for reasoning about other agents' beliefs, knowledge, goals and intentions. They are generally unsatisfied by the answer "it's really inefficient for reasoning".
wellinghallwellinghall on July 9th, 2016 07:41 pm (UTC)
Heh :-)