Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

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The Impact of MuZero and How AI Could Change Strategy Making


My latest article:

Developing AI agents with planning capabilities in complex environments with many unknowns is one of the holy grails of artificial intelligence. The development of MuZero, created by Deepmind, shows that it is indeed possible to develop such an AI agent in controlled, but complex environments. The next step would be to develop AI agents that can make recommendations for strategic decisions. Such general-purpose algorithms could help organisations tackle new (strategic) challenges ranging from logistics, manufacturing, robotics to self-driving cars. The better we become at creating algorithms that can learn from their environment, the closer we get to human-machine collaboration on strategic levels.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. Hate groups thrive on the internet due to social media.

Social media platforms have made it easier than ever for extremists to recruit new adherents. Extremists have found out how to game the algorithms and increase their reach. (Recode)

2. Fancy living in a house made of mushrooms?

One day you could actually live in a house made of fungi thanks to new research into construction materials and how we can reduce the impact of concrete. (The Verge)

3. Survive on ice for only €30 per month.

For many, cryonics is the stuff of science-fiction, but this startup allows you to freeze your dead body for only €30 per month in the hopes that you could one day live forever. (Sifted)