MachineMachine /stream - search for human https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Early human ancestors one million years older than earlier thought | Fossils | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jun/28/early-human-ancestors-one-million-years-older-than-earlier-thought

The fossils of our earliest ancestors found in South Africa are a million years older than previously thought, meaning they walked the Earth around the same time as their east African relatives like the famous “Lucy”, according to new research.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:51:40 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jun/28/early-human-ancestors-one-million-years-older-than-earlier-thought
<![CDATA[How Early Humans Handled Aggression - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/how-humans-tamed-themselves/580447/

When I was studying for my doctorate, in the late 1960s, we budding anthropologists read a book called Ideas on Human Evolution, a collection of then-recent papers in the field. With typical graduate-student arrogance, I pronounced it “too many ideas chasing too little data.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:51:38 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/how-humans-tamed-themselves/580447/
<![CDATA[The Dangerous Populist Science of Yuval Noah Harari ❧ Current Affairs]]> https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/07/the-dangerous-populist-science-of-yuval-noah-harari

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.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:51:36 -0700 https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/07/the-dangerous-populist-science-of-yuval-noah-harari
<![CDATA[for millennia human beings have wondered: “what does the cosmos taste like?”]]> https://twitter.com/FractalOntology/statuses/1545036954080780290 ]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2022 06:28:09 -0700 https://twitter.com/FractalOntology/statuses/1545036954080780290 <![CDATA[The Puzzling Reason AI May Never Compete With Human Consciousness - CNET]]> https://www.cnet.com/science/biology/features/the-puzzling-reason-ai-may-never-compete-with-human-consciousness/

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.

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Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:45 -0700 https://www.cnet.com/science/biology/features/the-puzzling-reason-ai-may-never-compete-with-human-consciousness/
<![CDATA[Atheism is not as rare or as rational as you think - Big Think]]> https://bigthink.com/the-well/atheism-rare-rational/

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.

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Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:37 -0700 https://bigthink.com/the-well/atheism-rare-rational/
<![CDATA[‘The Game is Over’: AI breakthrough puts DeepMind on verge of achieving human-level artificial intelligence | The Independent]]> https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/ai-deepmind-artificial-general-intelligence-b2080740.html

Human-level artificial intelligence is close to finally being achieved, according to a lead researcher at Google’s DeepMind AI division.

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Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:12 -0700 https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/ai-deepmind-artificial-general-intelligence-b2080740.html
<![CDATA[Why longtermism is the world’s most dangerous secular credo | Aeon Essays]]> https://aeon.co/essays/why-longtermism-is-the-worlds-most-dangerous-secular-credo

There seems to be a growing recognition that humanity might be approaching the ‘end times’. Dire predictions of catastrophe clutter the news. Social media videos of hellish wildfires, devastating floods and hospitals overflowing with COVID-19 patients dominate our timelines.

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Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:00 -0700 https://aeon.co/essays/why-longtermism-is-the-worlds-most-dangerous-secular-credo
<![CDATA[How This A.I. Draws Anything You Describe [DALL-E 2]]]> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1cF9QCu1rQ

Art takes a unique combination of skill, creativity the very human element of aesthetic taste. But what if the visual arts also fall to AI. In this episode we discuss Dall-E 2, a powerful text to image generator that's set to shake things up.

A.I. Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0iVR8sl9TiXmZUgZSZOpGFouuFNieqgP

My new Spotify album: https://open.spotify.com/album/2mQkQEgmLxCJC8JpcsiF2T?si=560AO6QiQ3ShO3qKBWnRhw

Sign up link here: https://labs.openai.com/waitlist

--- About ColdFusion --- ColdFusion is an Australian based online media company independently run by Dagogo Altraide since 2009. Topics cover anything in science, technology, history and business in a calm and relaxed environment.

» ColdFusion Discord: https://discord.gg/coldfusion » Podcast I Co-host: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6jKUaNXSnuW52CxexLcOJg » Twitter | @ColdFusion_TV » Instagram | coldfusiontv » Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/ColdFusioncollective » Podcast Version of Videos: https://open.spotify.com/show/3dj6YGjgK3eA4Ti6G2Il8H https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coldfusion/id1467404358

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--- "New Thinking" written by Dagogo Altraide --- This book was rated the 9th best technology history book by book authority. In the book you’ll learn the stories of those who invented the things we use everyday and how it all fits together to form our modern world. Get the book on Amazon: http://bit.ly/NewThinkingbook Get the book on Google Play: http://bit.ly/NewThinkingGooglePlay https://newthinkingbook.squarespace.com/about/

Sources:

https://cdn.openai.com/papers/dall-e-2.pdf

https://fortune.com/2022/04/06/openai-dall-e-2-photorealistic-images-from-text-descriptions/

https://www.engadget.com/open-a-is-dall-e-2-produces-fantastical-images-of-most-anything-you-can-imagine-170056814.html

https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-open-ai-dall-e-2-images-111840375.html

https://towardsdatascience.com/generating-images-from-prompts-using-clip-and-stylegan-1f9ed495ddda

My Music Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGkpFfEMF0eMJlh9xXj2lMw

//Soundtrack//

Burn Water - Nostalgia Dreams

no spirit - leaves covered by snow

Burn Water - Does it Get Easier (clean)

Nils Frahm - You (Teen Daze Rework)

Jon Hopkins - The Wider Sun

Ben Böhmer - Flug & Fall

Kidnap Kid - Moments (feat. Leo Stannard)

Hammock - Wasted We Stared at the Ceiling

Burn Water - Fate

» Music I produce | http://burnwater.bandcamp.com or » http://www.soundcloud.com/burnwater » https://www.patreon.com/ColdFusion_TV » Collection of music used in videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOrJJKW31OA

Producer: Dagogo Altraide

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Fri, 22 Apr 2022 06:07:45 -0700 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1cF9QCu1rQ
<![CDATA[Rise of the machines: new book shows how revolutionary AlphaZero is | Chess | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/feb/08/rise-of-the-machines-alphazero-artificial-intelligence-chess

The eye-catching victory of AlphaZero, the artificial-intelligence program that taught itself to play chess, over the No 1 computer engine Stockfish, has evoked comparisons with human legends.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2022 00:51:59 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/feb/08/rise-of-the-machines-alphazero-artificial-intelligence-chess
<![CDATA[Xenofeminism: A Framework to Hack the Human| New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry]]> https://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/newproposals/article/view/194415

Authors Peter Heft Western Ontario https://orcid.

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Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:37 -0800 https://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/newproposals/article/view/194415
<![CDATA[A New Database Reveals How Much Humans Are Messing With Evolution | WIRED]]> https://www.wired.com/story/database-humans-messing-with-evolution/

Charles Darwin thought of evolution as an incremental process, like the patient creep of glaciers or the march of continental plates.

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Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:32 -0800 https://www.wired.com/story/database-humans-messing-with-evolution/
<![CDATA[Modern humans began to evolve, and almost immediately split into three groups - Science & Health - Haaretz.com]]> https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/modern-humans-began-to-evolve-and-quickly-split-into-three-groups-1.10630058 ]]> Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:01 -0800 https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/modern-humans-began-to-evolve-and-quickly-split-into-three-groups-1.10630058 <![CDATA[The Problem With NFTs]]> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ_xWvX1n9g

If someone pitches you on a "great" Web3 project, ask them if it requires buying or selling crypto to do what they say it does.

Sources and Further Reading https://web3isgoinggreat.com/ https://tante.cc/2021/12/17/the-third-web/ https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/2021/03/11/nfts-crypto-grifters-try-to-scam-artists-again/ https://amycastor.com/2021/03/14/metakovan-the-mystery-beeple-art-buyer-and-his-nft-defi-scheme/ https://www.stephendiehl.com/blog/crypto-absurd.html https://blog.mollywhite.net/blockchains-are-not-what-they-say/ https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/11/who-goes-crypto-eth-bitcoin-etc-financialization-gamestop-class-wealth/ https://twitter.com/davetroy/status/1478017698676228099?s=20 https://davidgolumbia.medium.com/cryptocurrency-is-garbage-so-is-blockchain-3e80078e77fe https://marker.medium.com/fintech-is-a-scam-a-listicle-in-eight-parts-7b6161f3a35a https://naavik.co/business-breakdowns/axie-infinity/#axie-decon= https://www.gawker.com/culture/the-future-is-useless-expensive https://twitter.com/NFTtheft https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/nfts-werent-supposed-end-like/618488/ https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-11-05-baseless-nft-hype-hits-a-crescendo-but-its-play-to-earn-thats-worth-watching-opinion https://www.technollama.co.uk/platform-is-law-the-cautionary-tale-of-stolen-nfts https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/2021/02/12/libra-shrugged-chapter-6-banking-the-unbanked/ https://twitter.com/Bitfinexed

Written and performed by Dan Olson

Crowdfunding: https://www.patreon.com/foldablehuman Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoldableHuman 00:00:00 Preface 00:01:12 0. In 2008 The Economy Collapsed 00:07:09 1. Bitcoin 00:18:18 2. Ethereum 00:24:34 3. The Machine 00:39:07 4. NFTs Exist To Get You To Buy Crypto 00:57:54 5. The Unbearable Cringe Of Crypto 01:11:46 6. A Self-Organizing High Control Group 01:16:57 7. Crypto Reality 01:25:36 8. There Is No Privacy On The Chain 01:32:52 9. If This "Looks Like Scam" Then Every NFT Room I'm In Looks Like Scam LOL 01:38:29 10. Play To Earn Exists To Get You To Buy Crypto 01:46:39 11. We're All Gonna Make It And By "We" I Mean "Us" Not You 01:56:08 12. DAOs Exist To Get You To Buy Crypto 02:13:21 13. I Know It's Rigged, But It's The Only Game In Town

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Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:00:03 -0800 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ_xWvX1n9g
<![CDATA[The Humans We Haven’t Met Yet - SAPIENS]]> https://www.sapiens.org/biology/human-fossil-record/

Please note that this article includes images of human remains. Everything that’s been called Homo sapiens, isn’t.

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Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:51:27 -0800 https://www.sapiens.org/biology/human-fossil-record/
<![CDATA[WHY I WANT TO FUCK ELON MUSK]]> https://machinemachine.net/portfolio/why-i-want-to-fuck-elon-musk/

A text written for IOCOSE‘s exhibition “All of Your Base” held at Aksioma Project Space in Ljubljana, 1 December 2021–14 January 2022.

Published as a PostScriptUM PDF and print-on-demand publication.

► WHY I WANT TO FUCK ELON MUSK ► eBROCHURE (PDF)► PRINT ON DEMAND [coming soon]► LIST ON ISSUU

In their space race the gurus of the NewSpace movement are expanding an imaginary that hybridizes individualism, libertarianism, neoliberal economics, counterculture and utopianism. “Why I Want to Fuck Elon Musk” plays with these cultural references, taking inspiration from the most emblematic statements spoken or tweeted by Elon Musk in recent years. Daniel Rourke, a London-based writer, artist and academic, has resorted to working with the OpenAI Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) language model to imagine and narrate chronicles from a near future in which blockchains have materialized and the deepfakes of Bezos and Musk have colonized Mars. The fictional universe thus created by human and non-human imagination builds a literary counterpart to IOCOSE’s latest works – the video animations Pointing at a New Planet (2020) and Free from History (2021) – presented on the occasion of the “All of Your Base” exhibition at Aksioma | Project Space in Ljubljana.

Download PDF (eBROCHURE) View on Aksioma website

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Fri, 26 Nov 2021 02:06:04 -0800 https://machinemachine.net/portfolio/why-i-want-to-fuck-elon-musk/
<![CDATA['Philosophy is for posh, white boys with trust funds' – why are there so few women? | Universities | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/jan/05/philosophy-is-for-posh-white-boys-with-trust-funds-why-are-there-so-few-women

Philosophy stands out among the humanities: it’s one of the few subject areas where women are vastly outnumbered by men. Although male and female students take philosophy undergraduate courses in almost equal numbers, the number of women who pursue a career in philosophy is much lower.

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021 02:51:15 -0800 https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/jan/05/philosophy-is-for-posh-white-boys-with-trust-funds-why-are-there-so-few-women
<![CDATA[Review: ‘The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity’ - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/11/graeber-wengrow-dawn-of-everything-history-humanity/620177/

Many years ago, when I was a junior professor at Yale, I cold-called a colleague in the anthropology department for assistance with a project I was working on. I didn’t know anything about the guy; I just selected him because he was young, and therefore, I figured, more likely to agree to talk.

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021 07:51:38 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/11/graeber-wengrow-dawn-of-everything-history-humanity/620177/
<![CDATA[Ancient bone carving could change the way we think about Neanderthals]]> https://phys.org/news/2021-07-ancient-bone-neanderthals.html

The design may be simple, but a chevron pattern etched onto a deer bone more than 50,000 years ago suggests that Neanderthals had their own artistic tradition before modern humans arrived on the scene, researchers said Monday.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:26 -0700 https://phys.org/news/2021-07-ancient-bone-neanderthals.html
<![CDATA[The Rotting Internet Is a Collective Hallucination - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/06/the-internet-is-a-collective-hallucination/619320/

Too much has been lost already. The glue that holds humanity’s knowledge together is coming undone. Sixty years ago the futurist Arthur C. Clarke observed that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:19 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/06/the-internet-is-a-collective-hallucination/619320/