“AI winters were not due to imagination traps, but due to lack of imaginations. Imaginations bring order out of chaos. Deep learning with deep imagination is the road map to AI springs and AI autumns.”
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
“Writing is not a hobby. It’s the only way I get to shut up the demons in my head.”
“If you can’t impress them with your argument, impress them with your actions.”
“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe”.
“Many, many rules had begun to bend at the hand of nanotechnology, gene therapy, robotics, artificial intelligence. This produced a lot of good, and a lot of bad. This trade-off has always plagued us. When you make waves, you produce peaks and troughs.”
“Do not confuse location with direction. Location is where you are, direction is where you are going.”
“An aspiring writer should write one time and edit ten times.”
“Great losses are great lessons.”
“I finished the [blog] post reflecting on the fact that, despite all the changes in my life, maybe I wasn’t so different after all. If I typed it, maybe I could believe it, too.”
“I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place”.
“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.”
“Art requires constant observation”.
“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”
“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”