MachineMachine /stream - search for ai https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Kinja]]> https://fusion.kinja.com/life-extension-technology-gives-us-a-bleak-future-more-1793857274

I was raised in a household in which my mother, a divorced old-school feminist, openly hoped for the day when the “racist, angry old white men,” who keep our country in sociopolitical purgatory, would die.

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Thu, 08 Apr 2021 05:55:22 -0700 https://fusion.kinja.com/life-extension-technology-gives-us-a-bleak-future-more-1793857274
<![CDATA[Impossible Images and the Latent Image space]]> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj0sZr8I8OE

Lecture for Arts at MIT Unfolding intelligence program : https://unfoldingai.mit.edu/#unfolding-models

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Sat, 03 Apr 2021 08:42:22 -0700 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj0sZr8I8OE
<![CDATA[We’re already colonizing Mars.]]> https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/mars-colonization-is-already-happening.html

Sometime in April, the Ingenuity helicopter will take to the Martian air, making it, in NASA’s words, “the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.” Or, to put it in more mundane terms, Mars will have become another airport.

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Thu, 01 Apr 2021 04:55:06 -0700 https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/mars-colonization-is-already-happening.html
<![CDATA[Humans Can't Contain Superintelligent Machines | Super AI]]> https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a35267508/humans-cant-contain-superintelligent-machines/

In a new study, researchers from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Human Development say they’ve shown that an artificial intelligence in the category known as “superintelligent” would be impossible for humans to contain with competing software. That ... doesn’t sound promising.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:56:04 -0700 https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a35267508/humans-cant-contain-superintelligent-machines/
<![CDATA[Who Is GigaChad: Meme, Digital Creation or Russian Model?]]> https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/gigachad-meme-instagram-meaning-irl

Digital CultureMiles Klee Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share via email More Stories from MEL

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:56:02 -0700 https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/gigachad-meme-instagram-meaning-irl
<![CDATA[Garfield phones beach mystery finally solved after 35 years - BBC News]]> https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47732553

image copyrightClaire Simonin‎ / Ar ViltansouA French coastal community has finally cracked the mystery behind the Garfield telephones that have plagued its picturesque beaches for decades.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:56:00 -0700 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47732553
<![CDATA[Remembering Octavia Butler: Black Sci-Fi Writer Shares Cautionary Tales in Unearthed 2005 Interview | Democracy Now!]]> https://www.democracynow.org/2021/2/23/octavia_butler_2005_interview

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. To mark Black History Month once again, as well as the 25th anniversary of Democracy Now!, we turn now to one of the last television interviews given by the visionary Black science-fiction writer Octavia Butler.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:56 -0700 https://www.democracynow.org/2021/2/23/octavia_butler_2005_interview
<![CDATA[Scientists grow human-neanderthal hybrid 'minibrains' in petri dishes | Live Science]]> https://www.livescience.com/human-neanderthal-minibrains-created.html

Sesame seed-size brains created from a mix of human and Neanderthal genes lived briefly in petri dishes in a University of California, San Diego laboratory, offering tantalizing clues as to how the organs have evolved over millennia.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:54 -0700 https://www.livescience.com/human-neanderthal-minibrains-created.html
<![CDATA[The Case for Prince ❧ Current Affairs]]> https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/03/the-case-for-prince

By appreciating just how good the Purple One was, we see what music can be and ought to be. Until recently, I had no idea just how good Prince was. I knew he was good, but I didn’t realize Prince was probably the greatest musician of all time.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:52 -0700 https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/03/the-case-for-prince
<![CDATA[NASA warns alien life may not be fuckable - The Beaverton]]> https://www.thebeaverton.com/2021/03/nasa-warns-alien-life-may-not-be-fuckable/

WASHINGTON – Following a recent uptick in UFO interest, NASA cautioned curious citizens against the notion that extraterrestrial life will be sexually desirable. Mrs.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:39 -0700 https://www.thebeaverton.com/2021/03/nasa-warns-alien-life-may-not-be-fuckable/
<![CDATA[Beeple thinks NFTs are a bubble, cashed out ETH earnings straightaway - Crypto Daily™]]> https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2021/03/Beeple-thinks-NFTs-are-a-bubble-cashed-out-ETH-earnings-straightaway

In an interview with The New Yorker, Beeple said that as soon as he received his stash in ETH, he became concerned regarding Ethereum’s volatility, hence the immediate move to convert everything to US dollars. “Boom, 53 million dollars in my account.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:32 -0700 https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2021/03/Beeple-thinks-NFTs-are-a-bubble-cashed-out-ETH-earnings-straightaway
<![CDATA[Opinion | NFTs: What Are You Paying for When You Buy a GIF for $25,000? - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/opinion/what-are-nfts.html

On March 13, Li Jin sold a GIF for $25,000. A link to the moving image, which was assigned a unique bit of code as proof of authenticity and stored on the blockchain, was purchased at auction via the cryptocurrency Ethereum and sold in 24 hours.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:19 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/opinion/what-are-nfts.html
<![CDATA[Why “the Mind Is Just a Computation” Is a Fatally Flawed Idea | Mind Matters]]> https://mindmatters.ai/2021/03/why-the-mind-is-just-a-computation-is-a-fatally-flawed-idea/

The computational theory of mind (CTM) is the theory that the mind is a computation (calculation) done by the brain. That is, the mind works by rule-based manipulation of symbols, which is what a computer does — computation. Thus our mental states are computational states.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:17 -0700 https://mindmatters.ai/2021/03/why-the-mind-is-just-a-computation-is-a-fatally-flawed-idea/
<![CDATA[Fossil evidence of mysterious 'southern Denisovans' yet to be found | Natural History Museum]]> https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2021/march/fossil-evidence-of-southern-denisovans-yet-to-be-found.html

Island Southeast Asia contains one of the world's richest fossil records documenting human evolution. Some of these fossils date to at least 1.3 million years ago. 

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:13 -0700 https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2021/march/fossil-evidence-of-southern-denisovans-yet-to-be-found.html
<![CDATA[Is Ornamenting Solar Panels a Crime? - Architecture - e-flux]]> https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/positions/191258/is-ornamenting-solar-panels-a-crime/

We’re Solarpunk because the only other options are denial or despair. —Adam Flynn1 By now, dystopia may have become a luxury genre. Indulging in miserable future scenarios is not something everyone has time for.

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Thu, 04 Feb 2021 12:55:16 -0800 https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/positions/191258/is-ornamenting-solar-panels-a-crime/
<![CDATA[Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Remastered 4K 60 FPS)]]> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ocykBzWDiM

Remastered music video with Topaz Video Enhance AI and RIFE (Flowframes). I hope you like it!

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Sun, 31 Jan 2021 03:58:54 -0800 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ocykBzWDiM
<![CDATA[Here's what we know sex with Neanderthals was like - BBC Future]]> https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210112-heres-what-sex-with-neanderthals-was-like

Their eyes met across the rugged mountain landscape of prehistoric Romania. He was a Neanderthal, and stark naked apart from a fur cape. He had good posture and pale skin, perhaps reddened slightly with sunburn. Around one of his thick, muscular biceps he wore bracelet of eagle-talons.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:55:14 -0800 https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210112-heres-what-sex-with-neanderthals-was-like
<![CDATA[When Futurism Led to Fascism—and Why It Could Happen Again | WIRED]]> https://www.wired.com/story/italy-futurist-movement-techno-utopians/

In 1909, a poet named Filippo Marinetti was driving along in his brand new Fiat when he came across two cyclists in the road. Marinetti swerved to avoid hitting his fellow travelers, sending his car into a ditch and completely destroying the vehicle.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:55:08 -0800 https://www.wired.com/story/italy-futurist-movement-techno-utopians/
<![CDATA[Make art against singularity]]> https://twitter.com/predartbot/statuses/1345430423208407040 ]]> Sat, 02 Jan 2021 10:03:04 -0800 https://twitter.com/predartbot/statuses/1345430423208407040 <![CDATA[Can anyone suggest me a book wherein a character undergoes a SLOW/ GRADUAL permanent transformation into a creature/animal/monster/ hybrid]]> https://www.reddit.com/r/printSF/comments/kosyah/can_anyone_suggest_me_a_book_wherein_a_character/

I've seen my fair share of novels wherein characters transform into werewolves or animals but the transformations I've encountered almost always seems to happen rather instantaneously and in the case of shapeshifters, well they could always revert back to their human forms so its not as damning/consequential. Personally I'm more interested in seeing a transformation unfold slowly (over months or years) as you get to see more of the character's thought processes as the transformation happens. You get to see their emotional turmoil, denial and their struggle to come to terms with their inevitable fate It doesn't have to be some sort of supernatural/magical transformation. it could be something manufactured like the altering of the dna or body modification. I'd prefer it though if the transformation was unwilling. But basically I'm more interested in the ongoing process of the transformation itself rather than the aftermath. submitted by /u/dgotan22 to r/printSF [link] [comments]

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Fri, 01 Jan 2021 23:03:02 -0800 https://www.reddit.com/r/printSF/comments/kosyah/can_anyone_suggest_me_a_book_wherein_a_character/