Journey in Life: 01/08/18

Monday, January 8, 2018

Hạnh phúc nào ở đâu xa...

'Beat your wife on the wedding day, and your married life will be happy'
~ ngạn ngữ Nhật Bản

= tẩn vợ đúng ngày cưới, cuộc sống hôn nhân của bạn sẽ hạnh phúc -> don't know why?

Photo courtesy istolethetv.

Startup với sáng kiến dùng chim dọn rác thuốc lá

định nghĩ tới robot, rồi chim bồ câu, sau chọn quạ vì thông minh hơn
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...Crowded Cities started more or less on a lark (= purely for fun, chỉ để cho vui). Industrial designers Ruben van der Vleuten and Bob Spikman came up with the idea when they noticed the tremendous amount of cigarette butts around them in a park in Amsterdam – and started theorizing a solution.

The most obvious answer was robots, but neither of them thought it would be very elegant to pull off the complex programming (lập trình khó, phức tạp) needed to vacuum up butts (đầu mẩu thuốc lá) in-between bike wheels and other city nooks and crannies (ngõ ngách thành phố). So they turned their attention to birds.

“First we thought of pigeons,” Ruben says, “which would have been great because there are so many of them in cities.” Unfortunately, a quick search revealed that there was not much known about the intelligence of pigeons, and that training them would be hard.

Luckily there’s another type of bird that loves living near humans and possesses the ability to problem-solve and learn autonomously: crows. Crows are currently ranked among the most intelligent species on the planet, with an encephalization quotient (fancy word for smarts) equal to that of chimpanzees. Thanks to their understanding of causality, crows can conceptualize, create, and use tools. They play, learn from each other, and can manipulate humans into helping them out. Some types of crows can even count.