MachineMachine /stream - tagged with ai https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[How to Generate Infinite Fake Humans - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/02/how-generate-infinite-fake-humans/606943/

You encounter so many people every day, online and off-, that it is almost impossible to be alone. Now, thanks to computers, those people might not even be real.

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Sun, 01 Mar 2020 19:17:25 -0800 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/02/how-generate-infinite-fake-humans/606943/
<![CDATA[White Supremacy and Artificial Intelligence - Yes! Magazine]]> https://www.yesmagazine.org/social-justice/2019/08/29/technology-racism-artificial-intelligence-white-supremacy/

In her new book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, Ruha Benjamin breaks down the “New Jim Code,” technology design that promises a utopian future but serves racial hierarchies and racial bias.

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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:25:14 -0800 https://www.yesmagazine.org/social-justice/2019/08/29/technology-racism-artificial-intelligence-white-supremacy/
<![CDATA[Computers Evolve a New Path Toward Human Intelligence]]> https://www.quantamagazine.org/computers-evolve-a-new-path-toward-human-intelligence-20191106/

In 2007, Kenneth Stanley, a computer scientist at the University of Central Florida, was playing with Picbreeder, a website he and his students had created, when an alien became a race car and changed his life.

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Sat, 09 Nov 2019 10:51:26 -0800 https://www.quantamagazine.org/computers-evolve-a-new-path-toward-human-intelligence-20191106/
<![CDATA[Opinion | Good for Google, Bad for America - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/opinion/peter-thiel-google.html

At its core, artificial intelligence is a military technology. Why is the company sharing it with a rival? Mr. Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor.

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Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:08:54 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/opinion/peter-thiel-google.html
<![CDATA[Readings in AI Ethics - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics]]> https://www.scu.edu/ethics/internet-ethics-blog/readings-in-ai-ethics/

Irina Raicu is the director of the Internet Ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Views are her own.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:13 -0700 https://www.scu.edu/ethics/internet-ethics-blog/readings-in-ai-ethics/
<![CDATA[Too Human — Real Life]]> https://reallifemag.com/too-human/

As I was being wheeled out of the post-anesthesia care unit at Mount Sinai, three incisions across my abdomen freshly glued shut and fentanyl warm in my veins, a nurse bustled over. “Your pictures, dear,” she said, tucking a colorful strip of photos into my sweatshirt like a garnish.

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Mon, 27 May 2019 17:28:03 -0700 https://reallifemag.com/too-human/
<![CDATA[Towards an anti-fascist AI - danmcquillan.io]]> http://danmcquillan.io/ai_and_antifascism.html

This talk is about some pressing issues with AI that don't usually make the headlines, and why tackling those issues means developing an antifascist AI. When i talk about AI i'm talking about machine learning and about artificial neural networks, also known as deep learning1.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:31:46 -0700 http://danmcquillan.io/ai_and_antifascism.html
<![CDATA[Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources]]> https://hackernoon.com/index-of-best-ai-machine-learning-resources-71ba0c73e34d

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult. I’ve been dabbling in this field, so I thought of curating the best resources in one place.

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Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:48:09 -0800 https://hackernoon.com/index-of-best-ai-machine-learning-resources-71ba0c73e34d
<![CDATA[Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources]]> https://hackernoon.com/index-of-best-ai-machine-learning-resources-71ba0c73e34d

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult. I’ve been dabbling in this field, so I thought of curating the best resources in one place.

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Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:48:09 -0800 https://hackernoon.com/index-of-best-ai-machine-learning-resources-71ba0c73e34d
<![CDATA[You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/12/deep-fakes-fake-news-truth

In May, a video appeared on the internet of Donald Trump offering advice to the people of Belgium on the issue of climate change. “As you know, I had the balls to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement,” he said, looking directly into the camera, “and so should you.”

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Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:48:08 -0800 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/12/deep-fakes-fake-news-truth
<![CDATA[AI & Culture: Buildings, Cities (and Infrastructures, and Beyond…)]]> https://medium.com/@maximolly/ai-culture-buildings-cities-and-infrastructures-and-beyond-8b91ce0e916f

We’ve long heard a lot about smart: smart homes, smart cities, smart grids, and more. It’s blowing up even more, with a lot of talk about AI these days. It’s all over pop culture, whether in tv, film, books, sci-fi, music, games, and internet memes.

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Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:09:46 -0700 https://medium.com/@maximolly/ai-culture-buildings-cities-and-infrastructures-and-beyond-8b91ce0e916f
<![CDATA[Manifesto on algorithmic humanitarianism | openDemocracy]]> https://www.opendemocracy.net/dan-mcquillan/manifesto-on-algorithmic-humanitarianism

The nature of machine learning operations mean they will actually deepen some humanitarian problematics and introduce new ones of their own. This banality of machine learning is also its power. Small grocery shop in The Jungle refugee camp in Calais, 2015. Debets/Press Association.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:40 -0700 https://www.opendemocracy.net/dan-mcquillan/manifesto-on-algorithmic-humanitarianism
<![CDATA[Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/29/coding-algorithms-frankenalgos-program-danger

The death of a woman hit by a self-driving car highlights an unfolding technological crisis, as code piled on code creates ‘a universe no one fully understands’ by The 18th of March 2018, was the day tech insiders had been dreading.

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Sat, 01 Sep 2018 20:37:30 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/29/coding-algorithms-frankenalgos-program-danger
<![CDATA[A computer will (probably) eradicate humanity]]> https://hackernoon.com/a-computer-will-probably-eradicate-humanity-but-it-wont-be-artificially-intelligent-2eb2fb574601

There are thousands of computers that could destroy human civilization as we know it, if not eradicate the human race altogether.

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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 20:42:14 -0700 https://hackernoon.com/a-computer-will-probably-eradicate-humanity-but-it-wont-be-artificially-intelligent-2eb2fb574601
<![CDATA[This wild, AI-generated film is the next step in “whole-movie puppetry” | Ars Technica]]> https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/06/this-wild-ai-generated-film-is-the-next-step-in-whole-movie-puppetry/

Click here for transcript. Put this link in the video's caption field. Two years ago, Ars Technica hosted the online premiere of a weird short film called Sunspring, which was mostly remarkable because its entire script was created by an AI.

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 02:18:31 -0700 https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/06/this-wild-ai-generated-film-is-the-next-step-in-whole-movie-puppetry/
<![CDATA[Google Assistant fired a gun: We need to talk]]> https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/30/google-assistant-fired-a-gun-we-need-to-talk/

For better or worse, Google Assistant can do it all. From mundane tasks like turning on your lights and setting reminders to convincingly mimicking human speech patterns, the AI helper is so capable it's scary. Its latest (unofficial) ability, though, is a bit more sinister.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:02:36 -0700 https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/30/google-assistant-fired-a-gun-we-need-to-talk/
<![CDATA[Are you scared yet? Meet Norman, the psychopathic AI - BBC News]]> https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44040008

Norman is an algorithm trained to understand pictures but, like its namesake Hitchcock's Norman Bates, it does not have an optimistic view of the world. Norman sees a man being electrocuted.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:02:34 -0700 https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44040008
<![CDATA[AI Needs New Clichés – Molly Wright Steenson – Medium]]> https://medium.com/@maximolly/ai-needs-new-clichés-ed0d6adb8cbb

If you plug “AI” or “artificial intelligence” into Google Image Search, here’s what you get. Electric brains firing blue with neurons. Translucent robots and robot heads, code dribbling down their foreheads and noses.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:02:31 -0700 https://medium.com/@maximolly/ai-needs-new-clichés-ed0d6adb8cbb
<![CDATA[Malcolm Harris on Glitch Capitalism and AI Logic]]> http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/04/malcolm-harris-on-glitch-capitalism-and-ai-logic.html

Of all the buzzy 21st-century tech phrases, “machine learning” threatens to be the most important. Programming computers is slow, but we’re nearing the point where humans give the bots parameters and let them teach themselves.

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Sun, 13 May 2018 06:17:19 -0700 http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/04/malcolm-harris-on-glitch-capitalism-and-ai-logic.html
<![CDATA[What It’s Like to Be a Bot — Real Life]]> http://reallifemag.com/what-its-like-to-be-a-bot/

Bots are everywhere. From simple algorithms and aggregator bots to complex “artificially” intelligent machine-learning systems, they have become inescapable. Some are in chat programs.

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Tue, 08 May 2018 04:18:26 -0700 http://reallifemag.com/what-its-like-to-be-a-bot/