MachineMachine /stream - tagged with ai https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![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/
<![CDATA[Google's solution to accidental algorithmic racism: ban gorillas | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/12/google-racism-ban-gorilla-black-people

After Google was criticised in 2015 for an image-recognition algorithm that auto-tagged pictures of black people as “gorillas”, the company promised “immediate action” to prevent any repetition of the error.

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:03:15 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/12/google-racism-ban-gorilla-black-people
<![CDATA[On Automation and Free Time - e-flux Architecture - e-flux]]> http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/superhumanity/179224/on-automation-and-free-time/

In “Fragment on Machines,” Marx made the case that with investment in automated technology, which he called fixed capital, capitalism is able to reduce necessary labor time and increase both surplus labor and value.

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:02:49 -0700 http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/superhumanity/179224/on-automation-and-free-time/
<![CDATA[Asking the Right Questions About AI – Yonatan Zunger – Medium]]> https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/asking-the-right-questions-about-ai-7ed2d9820c48

In the past few years, we’ve been deluged with discussions of how artificial intelligence (AI) will either save or destroy the world. Self-driving cars will keep us alive; social media bubbles will destroy democracy; robot toasters will rob us of our ability to heat bread.

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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:07:29 -0800 https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/asking-the-right-questions-about-ai-7ed2d9820c48
<![CDATA[We Are Truly Fucked: Everyone Is Making AI-Generated Fake Porn Now - Motherboard]]> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjye8a/reddit-fake-porn-app-daisy-ridley

In December, Motherboard discovered a redditor named 'deepfakes' quietly enjoying his hobby: Face-swapping celebrity faces onto porn performers’ bodies.

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:43:24 -0800 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjye8a/reddit-fake-porn-app-daisy-ridley
<![CDATA[AI in storytelling: Machines as cocreators | McKinsey & Company]]> https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/media-and-entertainment/our-insights/ai-in-storytelling

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.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:26:23 -0800 https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/media-and-entertainment/our-insights/ai-in-storytelling
<![CDATA[Inside Artificial Intelligence's First Church | WIRED]]> https://www.wired.com/story/anthony-levandowski-artificial-intelligence-religion/

Levandowski’s church will enter a tech universe that’s already riven by debate over the promise and perils of AI. Some thinkers, like Kevin Kelly in Backchannel earlier this year, argue that AI isn’t going to develop superhuman power any time soon, and that there’s no Singularity in sight.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:30:45 -0800 https://www.wired.com/story/anthony-levandowski-artificial-intelligence-religion/