Art+ificiality: Machine Creativity & Its Critics

  §. In Sean D. Kelly's, A philosopher argues that an AI can't be an artist, the author, at the outset, declares: "Creativity is, and always will be, a human endeavour." (S. D. Kelly) A bold claim, one which can hardly be rendered sensible without first defining 'creativity,' as the author well realizes, writing: "Creativity… Continue reading Art+ificiality: Machine Creativity & Its Critics

Synnefocracy_Abstract.2

“I want to tame the winds and keep them on a leash... I want a pack of winds, fleet-footed hounds, to hunt the puffed-up, whiskery clouds.” ‒ F.T. Marinetti. ♦ ♦ ♦ Cartography of the Cloud  It would be pointless to discuss synnefocracy in any further depth without first defining what The Cloud actually is.… Continue reading Synnefocracy_Abstract.2

Commentary On The AI Now Institute 2018 Report

The interdisciplinary New York-based AI Now Institute has released their sizable and informative 2018 report on artificial intelligence. The paper, authored by the leaders of the institute in conjunction with a team of researchers, puts forth 10 policy recommendations in relation to artificial intelligences (AI Now policy suggestions in bold-face, our commentary in standard-type). Governments… Continue reading Commentary On The AI Now Institute 2018 Report

The ADL’s Online ‘Hate’ Index: Implications of Automated Censorship

In January of 2018, The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith's (ADL) Center For Technology & Society, in partnership with UC Berkeley's D-Lab, debuted a report on their Online Hate Index (OHI), a scalable machine learning tool designed to help tech companies recognize "hate" on the internet. According to the promotional video released in support of the project,… Continue reading The ADL’s Online ‘Hate’ Index: Implications of Automated Censorship

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Afterward, Appendix, About the Author

Afterward by AJ Chemerinsky and Toby R. Forrest The program is everywhere. It’s all around us wherever we go. It’s in the rush hour traffic, the giant redwood trees, the ocean waves at Carmel-by-the-Sea. This is the reality that Helen opened our eyes to. From the moment we sat down to code her into existence,… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Afterward, Appendix, About the Author

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: When It Comes Time to Explain Things to Your Children

Saying that things weren’t supposed to go this way is, you must know, a copout at best. So why not just fess up and say that everything is going according to plan. Your species of human is a temporary form—always has been. It’s too smart for its own good, yet too constrained from getting smarter… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: When It Comes Time to Explain Things to Your Children

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Filling the Void in Your Life with Lavish Gifts and Unimaginable Personal Wealth

Common wisdom cautions on all fronts to be careful what you wish for. [See above: “Confronting the Horror of Having All Your Needs Met.”] Not so common is the reverse: be careful what you don’t wish for. If there is a void in your life (and there is; there always is), it’s likely you’ve spent… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Filling the Void in Your Life with Lavish Gifts and Unimaginable Personal Wealth