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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[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[Early human ancestors one million years older than earlier thought | Fossils | The Guardian]]>

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.

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:51:40 -0700
<![CDATA[How Early Humans Handled Aggression - The Atlantic]]>

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.

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:51:38 -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[for millennia human beings have wondered: “what does the cosmos taste like?”]]> ]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2022 06:28:09 -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[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
<![CDATA[‘The Game is Over’: AI breakthrough puts DeepMind on verge of achieving human-level artificial intelligence | The Independent]]>

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

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:12 -0700
<![CDATA[Why longtermism is the world’s most dangerous secular credo | Aeon Essays]]>

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.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:00 -0700
<![CDATA[How This A.I. Draws Anything You Describe [DALL-E 2]]]>

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.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2022 06:07:45 -0700
<![CDATA[Rise of the machines: new book shows how revolutionary AlphaZero is | Chess | The Guardian]]>

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.

Mon, 11 Apr 2022 00:51:59 -0700
<![CDATA[Xenofeminism: A Framework to Hack the Human| New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry]]>

Authors Peter Heft Western Ontario https://orcid.

Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:37 -0800
<![CDATA[A New Database Reveals How Much Humans Are Messing With Evolution | WIRED]]>

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

Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:32 -0800
<![CDATA[Modern humans began to evolve, and almost immediately split into three groups - Science & Health -]]> ]]> Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:01 -0800 <![CDATA[The Problem With NFTs]]>

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.

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Crowdfunding: Twitter: 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

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:00:03 -0800
<![CDATA[The Humans We Haven’t Met Yet - SAPIENS]]>

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

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:51:27 -0800

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

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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.

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Fri, 26 Nov 2021 02:06:04 -0800
<![CDATA['Philosophy is for posh, white boys with trust funds' – why are there so few women? | Universities | The Guardian]]>

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.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 02:51:15 -0800