MachineMachine /stream - tagged with hybrids https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Early humans domesticated themselves, new genetic evidence suggests | Science | AAAS]]> https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/12/early-humans-domesticated-themselves-new-genetic-evidence-suggests

When humans started to tame dogs, cats, sheep, and cattle, they may have continued a tradition that started with a completely different animal: us.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:36:43 -0800 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/12/early-humans-domesticated-themselves-new-genetic-evidence-suggests
<![CDATA[Press can compare parrots to psychopaths, regulator rules | Media | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/aug/02/press-can-compare-parrots-to-psychopaths-regulator-rules

British newspapers can legitimately mock parrots and compare them to psychopaths, the press regulator has ruled, after an unsuccessful complaint that the Daily Star misrepresented the emotions of a pet bird.

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Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:08:55 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/aug/02/press-can-compare-parrots-to-psychopaths-regulator-rules
<![CDATA[The Downward Spiral: The Chimera Manifesto | Spike Art Magazine]]> https://www.spikeartmagazine.com/en/articles/dean-kissick-downward-spiral-chimera-manifesto

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit our website. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies. Bacchanal with Minotaur from the Vollard Suite, Pablo Picasso, 1933, published 1939, 34.

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Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:08:51 -0700 https://www.spikeartmagazine.com/en/articles/dean-kissick-downward-spiral-chimera-manifesto
<![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[Ways to Defy the Pressure to Perform :: Why is everybody being so nice? - DE APPEL]]> http://whyiseverybodybeingsonice.deappel.nl/concrete/index.php/chapters/exhaustion-exhuberance/ways-defy-pressure-perform

A pamphlet for the exhibition Sheffield 08: Yes No and Other Options How can we address the current changes in our societies and lives? Some say that we have come to inhabit the post-industrial condition—but what does that mean? One thing seems certain: after the disappearance of manual labo

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:21:44 -0700 http://whyiseverybodybeingsonice.deappel.nl/concrete/index.php/chapters/exhaustion-exhuberance/ways-defy-pressure-perform
<![CDATA[Robots Help Bees Talk to Fish - IEEE Spectrum]]> https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/robots-help-bees-talk-to-fish

I am honestly not sure whether fish have any concept of bees. I am equally unsure whether bees have any concept of fish. I am even more unsure whether bees and fish could be friends, if they knew that the other existed. But thanks to robots, it turns out that the answer is definitely yes.

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Sat, 30 Mar 2019 18:45:15 -0700 https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/robots-help-bees-talk-to-fish
<![CDATA[There be monsters: from cabinets of curiosity to demons within | Aeon Essays]]> https://aeon.co/essays/there-be-monsters-from-cabinets-of-curiosity-to-demons-within

In 2003, a team of scientists in China managed to create embryos containing a mix of rabbit and human DNA. Most of the biological matter was human, while the rabbit DNA was present only in the mitochondria, the energy-generators of the cells.

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Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:08:22 -0800 https://aeon.co/essays/there-be-monsters-from-cabinets-of-curiosity-to-demons-within
<![CDATA[BBC - Future - The world's most prolific writer is a Chinese algorithm]]> http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180829-the-worlds-most-prolific-writer-is-a-chinese-algorithm

“Inflatable duck baby pool with canopy.” “Hot selling colourful temporary full arm tattoo for men.” “Splendid reusable dog pee pad (minimum order: 500).

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:50 -0700 http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180829-the-worlds-most-prolific-writer-is-a-chinese-algorithm
<![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[David Reich: ‘Neanderthals were perhaps capable of many modern human behaviours’ | Science | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/07/ever-evolving-story-humanity-david-reich-interview-neanderthals-denisovans-genome

For David Reich, research can be a harrowing experience. The 44-year-old Harvard University geneticist says he now goes to bed terrified he will wake up to find his team’s recent, stunning discoveries about human ancestry have been proved wrong.

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Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:25:25 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/07/ever-evolving-story-humanity-david-reich-interview-neanderthals-denisovans-genome
<![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[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[How Squids Communicate]]> http://nautil.us/issue/53/monsters/i-am-not-a-monster

Cephalopods loom large in our cultural mythos.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:30:42 -0800 http://nautil.us/issue/53/monsters/i-am-not-a-monster
<![CDATA[The AI That Has Nothing to Learn From Humans - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/10/alphago-zero-the-ai-that-taught-itself-go/543450/

It was a tense summer day in 1835 Japan. The country’s reigning Go player, Honinbo Jowa, took his seat across a board from a 25-year-old prodigy by the name of Akaboshi Intetsu. Both men had spent their lives mastering the two-player strategy game that’s long been popular in East Asia.

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Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:50:30 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/10/alphago-zero-the-ai-that-taught-itself-go/543450/
<![CDATA[Mating with Neandertals reintroduced ‘lost’ DNA into modern humans | Science News]]> https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mating-neandertals-reintroduced-lost-dna-modern-humans

ORLANDO, Fla. — Interbreeding with Neandertals restored some genetic heirlooms that modern humans left behind in the ancient exodus from Africa, new research suggests. Those heirlooms are versions of genes, or alleles, that were present in humans’ and Neandertals’ shared ancestors.

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Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:50:28 -0700 https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mating-neandertals-reintroduced-lost-dna-modern-humans
<![CDATA[What the Sphinx and Alien Have in Common]]> http://nautil.us/issue/53/monsters/why-are-so-many-monsters-hybrids

I was 13 years old when the movie Alien was released. It scared me into a month-long spell of anxiety. The hair on the back of my neck was perpetually up and I had the jittery demeanor of a combat veteran.

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Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:50:26 -0700 http://nautil.us/issue/53/monsters/why-are-so-many-monsters-hybrids
<![CDATA[What constitutes an individual organism in biology? | Aeon Essays]]> https://aeon.co/essays/what-constitutes-an-individual-organism-in-biology

When she was two years old, I took my daughter to the American Museum of Natural History for the first time. As we strolled through the displays of taxidermy animals, she would waddle towards each one, and point and ask what we were looking at.

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Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:50:24 -0700 https://aeon.co/essays/what-constitutes-an-individual-organism-in-biology
<![CDATA[Earth as hybrid planet: New classification places Anthropocene era in astrobiological context]]> https://phys.org/news/2017-09-earth-hybrid-planet-classification-anthropocene.html

For decades, as astronomers have imagined advanced extraterrestrial civilizations, they categorized such worlds by the amount of energy their inhabitants might conceivably be able to harness and use.

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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:32:32 -0700 https://phys.org/news/2017-09-earth-hybrid-planet-classification-anthropocene.html
<![CDATA[The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/24/opinion/sunday/artificial-intelligence-economic-inequality.html

BEIJING — What worries you about the coming world of artificial intelligence? Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:50:33 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/24/opinion/sunday/artificial-intelligence-economic-inequality.html