MachineMachine /stream - search for ai en-us LifePress <![CDATA[AI in storytelling: Machines as cocreators | McKinsey]]>

Computers don’t cry during sad stories, but they can tell when we will. Sunspring debuted at the SCI-FI LONDON film festival in 2016.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 05:51:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Data & Society — A Primer on AI in/from the Majority World]]>

A Primer on AI in/from the Majority World is a curated collection of over 160 thematic works that serve as pathways to explore the presence of artificial intelligence and technology in the geographic regions that are home to the majority of the human population.

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 23:33:26 -0700
<![CDATA[A Primer on AI in/from the Majority World]]>

A Primer on AI in/from the Majority World is a curated collection of over 160 thematic works that serve as pathways to explore the presence of artificial intelligence and technology in the geographic regions that are home to the majority of the human population. Instead of assuming that knowledge and innovations move out of the so-called centers of Europe and the United States to the rest of the world, thinking from the “majority world” (a term coined by Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam) means tracing emerging forms of knowledge, innovation, and labor in former and still-colonized spaces. “Majority world” defines a community in terms of what it has, rather than what it lacks.

Wed, 14 Sep 2022 22:33:47 -0700
<![CDATA[MeFi: A Different Aftermath]]>

I made another weird little comic thing, hopeful and a little bittersweet, about conservation after the apocalypse. A topic near and dear to my heart, Lord knows.Your favourite and mine Wombat/Kingfisher Ursula Vernon has released a short comic about the post-apocalypse on Twitter, using AI generated art.

Sat, 10 Sep 2022 14:47:35 -0700
<![CDATA[Horror stories of cryonics: The gruesome fates of frozen bodies - Big Think]]>

Several facilities in the U.S. and abroad maintain morbid warehouse morgues full of frozen human heads and bodies, waiting for the future. They are part of a story that is ghoulish, darkly humorous, and yet endearingly sincere.

Sun, 28 Aug 2022 15:51:26 -0700
<![CDATA[Drunk Mel Gibson Arrest Diorama]]>

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Sun, 14 Aug 2022 14:24:45 -0700
<![CDATA[A Brief Look at Jordan Peterson - SOME MORE NEWS]]>

Hi, woke moralists! In today’s episode, we take a look at Jordan Peterson through the lens of Jungian archetypes – just as he would want – and explore some of his other ideas about climate change, gender, marriage, hierarchies, and lobsters. Don’t check the timecode!


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Wed, 03 Aug 2022 10:00:21 -0700
<![CDATA[The 10-Year-Old Tweet That Still Defines the Internet - The Atlantic]]>

Though everybody complains about Twitter, no one can deny that it has brought some amazing phrases into our lives—things we can’t imagine having read in any other place, or at any other time in history.

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:51:39 -0700
<![CDATA[The Dangerous Populist Science of Yuval Noah Harari ❧ Current Affairs]]>

Watch videos of Yuval Noah Harari, the author of the wildly successful book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, and you will hear him being asked the most astonishing questions. Harari’s manner is soft spoken, even shy, in these encounters.

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:51:36 -0700
<![CDATA[How independent writers are turning to AI]]>

On a Tuesday in mid-March, Jennifer Lepp was precisely 80.41 percent finished writing Bring Your Beach Owl, the latest installment in her series about a detective witch in central Florida, and she was behind schedule.

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:51:31 -0700
<![CDATA[RPS Contemporary Group | Dr Grant Scott: United Nations of Photography]]>

Recorded Monday June 20th, 2022

After fifteen years art directing photography books and magazines such as Elle and Tatler, Dr Grant Scott began to work solely as a photographer for commercial and editorial clients in 2000. His images combine his experience working with some of the greatest photographers of the last century with his graphic and journalistic talents to create engaging photographic narratives from every commission.

Grant is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer and Subject Coordinator for Photography at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, a working photographer, documentary filmmaker, BBC Radio contributor and the author of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Routledge 2014), The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Routledge 2015) and New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography (Routledge 2019).

In the talk Grant addresses the constantly shifting sands of engagement with the photographic medium. Noting that we read books and acquire a respect for how difficult it is to write and are taught how to read the written word and appreciate its transformative power Grant will makes the case for the importance of visual literacy. He will explain how digital photography has democratised the medium, with ensuing debates between those with analogue experience and the digital natives and focus on the importance of ‘the personal’ in defining subject matter. The talk and following questions and answers are an exploration on what makes a successful visual narrative.

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 02:33:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Blake Lemoine Says Google's LaMDA AI Faces 'Bigotry' | WIRED]]>

The question of whether a computer program, or a robot, might become sentient has been debated for decades. In science fiction, we see it all the time. The artificial intelligence establishment overwhelmingly considers this prospect something that might happen in the far future, if at all.

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:51:09 -0700
<![CDATA[MeFi: Too many cows]]>

Boundary violation in Minecraft "Today my 7 year-old came into the room crying. I asked him what happened and he said that his 5 year-old brother put 80 cows in his house in Minecraft while he was offline and that it was "entirely too many cows" and honest to christ I have no idea how to parent any of this."

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 05:15:36 -0700
<![CDATA[Notes on a genre]]>

The thing to know about the AI lan­guage mod­els, OpenAI’s GPT-3 and its cousins, is that they are fun­da­men­tally bull­shit­ters. The bull­shit has got­ten better and bet­ter, but at the core … well, there’s noth­ing at the core.

Fri, 10 Jun 2022 16:51:33 -0700
<![CDATA[AI can create a computer inside itself to run another AI or play Pong | New Scientist]]>

An artificial intelligence trained to mimic the logic circuits of an ordinary computer can run code within itself, potentially speeding up certain calculations An artificial intelligence that mimics the operation of a standard computer within its neural network could speed up certain calculations.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:53:03 -0700
<![CDATA[Hopepunk, grimdark, noblebright: Gautam Bhatia on new genres of storytelling - Hindustan Times]]>

In a 2014 interview with reviews blog The Book Smugglers, the fantasy writer Katherine Addison observed that the main character of her acclaimed novel The Goblin Emperor – Maia Drazhar – was someone “whose ethical compass could find true north and stick to it” and was placed in a narrative i

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:57 -0700
<![CDATA[Instagram and Snapchat Are Ruining Our Memories]]>

Documenting our lives for Snapchat and Instagram can decrease the likelihood of retaining those moments as a significant memory. This story appears in VICE Magazine's Truth and Lies Issue. Click HERE to subscribe.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:50 -0700
<![CDATA[The Puzzling Reason AI May Never Compete With Human Consciousness - CNET]]>

Constructing humanlike artificial intelligence often starts with deconstructing humans. Take fingerprints: When holding soapy dishes, we intuitively adjust our grip based on our fingerprint structure.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:45 -0700
<![CDATA[A.I. Is Mastering Language. Should We Trust What It Says? - The New York Times]]>

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. You are sitting in a comfortable chair by the fire, on a cold winter’s night. Perhaps you have a mug of tea in hand, perhaps something stronger.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Atheism is not as rare or as rational as you think - Big Think]]>

You are a member of a very peculiar species. Of all our quirks, the human religious impulse may be our most distinctive one. We build skyscrapers? Big deal, bowerbirds construct ornate decorative nests and they have brains the size of almonds.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:37 -0700