MachineMachine /stream - tagged with ai en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Anatomy of an AI System]]>

A cylinder sits in a room. It is impassive, smooth, simple and small. It stands 14.8cm high, with a single blue-green circular light that traces around its upper rim. It is silently attending. A woman walks into the room, carrying a sleeping child in her arms, and she addresses the cylinder.

Sun, 26 Feb 2023 08:51:25 -0800
<![CDATA[AI Images — Cybernetic Forests.]]>

Critical Topics: AI Images is an undergraduate class delivered for Bradley University in Spring 2023. It is meant to provide an overview of the context of AI art making tools and connects media studies, new media art, and data ethics with current events and debates in AI and generative art.

Sun, 05 Feb 2023 07:33:31 -0800
<![CDATA[Will ChatGPT Kill the Student Essay? - The Atlantic]]>

Nobody is prepared for how AI will transform academia. Suppose you are a professor of pedagogy, and you assign an essay on learning styles. A student hands in an essay with the following opening paragraph:

Mon, 12 Dec 2022 01:53:24 -0800
<![CDATA[ChatGPT proves AI is finally mainstream — and things are only going to get weirder - The Verge]]>

A friend of mine texted me earlier this week to ask what I thought of ChatGPT. I wasn’t surprised he was curious. He knows I write about AI and is the sort of guy who keeps up with whatever’s trending online.

Mon, 12 Dec 2022 01:53:23 -0800
<![CDATA[AI art is only good for hollow, hotel lobby pieces - New Statesman]]>

An AI-generated image. Illustration by MoiraM/Alamy How much would you be willing to pay an artist for a portrait? £500? £200? How about $7.99 for 50? Over the last few days my social media feeds have been dominated by friends sharing Lensa selfies.

Mon, 12 Dec 2022 01:53:21 -0800
<![CDATA[Decolonising the Digital| Technology as Cultural Practice]]>

Decolonising the Digital: Technology as Cultural Practice is a collection of critical essays, showcases, and interviews by Australian experimental artists, and diverse digital media theorists.

Mon, 12 Dec 2022 01:35:33 -0800
<![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[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[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[The “algospeak” dialect. An emerging vocabulary designed to… | by Cory Doctorow | Apr, 2022 | Medium]]>

The first social media — blogs — were built on the idea of “user-pull” (users would decide which creators to follow) and “reverse chrono” (users received the most recent posts first).

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:59 -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[Artificial intelligence is creating a new colonial world order | MIT Technology Review]]>

This story is the introduction to MIT Technology Review’s series on AI colonialism, which was supported by the MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program and the Pulitzer Center. Read the full series here. My husband and I love to eat and to learn about history.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:22 -0700
<![CDATA[DALL-E 2 Creates Incredible Images—and Biased Ones You Don’t See | WIRED]]>

Marcelo Rinesi remembers what it was like to watch Jurassic Park for the first time in a theater. The dinosaurs looked so convincing that they felt like the real thing, a special effects breakthrough that permanently shifted people’s perception of what’s possible.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:17 -0700

Peli Grietzer is a philosopher of literature who received his PhD from Harvard University in 2017. His dissertation used machine learning theory to study forms of ambient meaning, like moods and vibes, in modernist and avant-garde aesthetics.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:11 -0700
<![CDATA[A Theory of Vibe — Glass Bead]]>

Across the foliated space of the twenty-seven equivalents, Faustroll conjured up into the third dimension: From Baudelaire, E. A. Poe’s Silence, taking care to retranslate Baudelaire’s translation into Greek.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:08 -0700
<![CDATA[How to recognize fake AI-generated images | by Kyle McDonald | Medium]]>

In 2014 machine learning researcher Ian Goodfellow introduced the idea of generative adversarial networks or GANs.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:51:51 -0700
<![CDATA[Deep Learning Is Hitting a Wall - Nautilus | Science Connected]]>

Let me start by saying a few things that seem obvious,” Geoffrey Hinton, “Godfather” of deep learning, and one of the most celebrated scientists of our time, told a leading AI conference in Toronto in 2016.

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 18:51:55 -0700
<![CDATA[DALL-E 2, the future of AI research, and OpenAI’s business model – TechTalks]]>

This article is part of our coverage of the latest in AI research. Artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI made headlines again, this time with DALL-E 2, a machine learning model that can generate stunning images from text descriptions.

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 18:51:41 -0700