MachineMachine /stream - tagged with intelligence https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Yes, the Octopus Is Smart as Heck. But Why? - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/30/science/animal-intelligence-octopus-cephalopods.html

It has eight arms, three hearts — and a plan. Scientists aren’t sure how the cephalopods got to be so intelligent. To demonstrate how smart an octopus can be, Piero Amodio points to a YouTube video. It shows an octopus pulling two halves of a coconut shell together to hide inside.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:03 -0800 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/30/science/animal-intelligence-octopus-cephalopods.html
<![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[Orion Magazine | Deep Intellect]]> https://orionmagazine.org/article/deep-intellect/

ON AN UNSEASONABLY WARM day in the middle of March, I traveled from New Hampshire to the moist, dim sanctuary of the New England Aquarium, hoping to touch an alternate reality. I came to meet Athena, the aquarium’s forty-pound, five-foot-long, two-and-a-half-year-old giant Pacific octopus.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:31:04 -0800 https://orionmagazine.org/article/deep-intellect/
<![CDATA[Orion Magazine | Deep Intellect]]> https://orionmagazine.org/article/deep-intellect/

ON AN UNSEASONABLY WARM day in the middle of March, I traveled from New Hampshire to the moist, dim sanctuary of the New England Aquarium, hoping to touch an alternate reality. I came to meet Athena, the aquarium’s forty-pound, five-foot-long, two-and-a-half-year-old giant Pacific octopus.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:51:04 -0800 https://orionmagazine.org/article/deep-intellect/
<![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[Amia Srinivasan reviews ‘Other Minds’ by Peter Godfrey-Smith and ‘The Soul of an Octopus’ by Sy Montgomery · LRB 7 September 2017]]> https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n17/amia-srinivasan/the-sucker-the-sucker

In 1815, 15 years before he made his most famous print, The Great Wave, Hokusai published three volumes of erotic art. In one of them there is a woodcut print known in English as ‘The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife’ and in Japanese as ‘Tako to ama’, ‘Octopus and Shell Diver’.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:24:11 -0700 https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n17/amia-srinivasan/the-sucker-the-sucker
<![CDATA[The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel: Artificial Intelligence and Neoreaction]]> https://www.viewpointmag.com/2017/03/28/the-darkness-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-artificial-intelligence-and-neoreaction/

Science fiction tells us that a change in a past event, caused by the intervention of a time traveler, will open up a parallel timeline that leads to an alternate present. The example that comes to mind, for some reason, is Back to the Future, Part II. After an unexpected disturbance in the spacetime continuum, Marty McFly visits a world in which Biff Tannen, his father’s high school bully, has gone from unscrupulous small-time businessman to a replica of our current president.

If you accept this idea, it raises the stakes of the present moment: each decision leads not to one inevitable outcome, but a multitude of possible futures. The passage of time isn’t a story, following a hero’s journey from “call to adventure” to “return home.” It’s a website with a series of links, each of which leads to a subsequent series of links. You may begin an evening by reading the Wikipedia entry for tulips or graham crackers, and, depending on the decisions you make, find yourself becoming an expert on Jeffrey Dahmer or Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory by dawn. Unlike the linear media of the printed page, time branches out into alternate possibilities, corresponding to what sociologist Ted Nelson, anticipating the internet decades before its invention, named hypermedia.

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:54:33 -0700 https://www.viewpointmag.com/2017/03/28/the-darkness-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-artificial-intelligence-and-neoreaction/
<![CDATA[Chatbots Are The New Skeuomorphism. How Do We Find Another Way? | Co.Design | business + design]]> https://www.fastcodesign.com/3066231/mind-and-machine/chatbots-are-the-new-skeuomorphism-how-do-we-find-another-way

Pop culture these days is awash in tales of AI run amok, from machines that act like humans to humans in love with machines. The reason seems clear enough: We're anxious about a world in which machines have superseded us. But it isn't just armchair philosophy.

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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:04:02 -0800 https://www.fastcodesign.com/3066231/mind-and-machine/chatbots-are-the-new-skeuomorphism-how-do-we-find-another-way
<![CDATA[The Collective Intelligence of Women Could Save the World - Future of Life Institute]]> http://futureoflife.org/2016/06/13/collective-intelligence-of-women-save-world/

Neil deGrasse Tyson was once asked about his thoughts on the cosmos. In a slow, gloomy voice, he intoned, “The universe is a deadly place. At every opportunity, it’s trying to kill us. And so is Earth. From sinkholes to tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:21:26 -0800 http://futureoflife.org/2016/06/13/collective-intelligence-of-women-save-world/
<![CDATA[Humanity and AI will be inseparable | Verge 2021]]> http://www.theverge.com/a/verge-2021/humanity-and-ai-will-be-inseparable

One of the big trends we’ve seen over the last five years is automation. At the same time, we’re also seeing more intelligence built into tools we already have, like phones and computers. Where do you see this process in five years?

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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:30:28 -0800 http://www.theverge.com/a/verge-2021/humanity-and-ai-will-be-inseparable
<![CDATA[Now it’s time to prepare for the Machinocene | Aeon Ideas]]> https://aeon.co/ideas/now-it-s-time-to-prepare-for-the-machinocene

Human-level intelligence is familiar in biological hardware – you’re using it now. Science and technology seem to be converging, from several directions, on the possibility of similar intelligence in non-biological systems.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:48:11 -0700 https://aeon.co/ideas/now-it-s-time-to-prepare-for-the-machinocene
<![CDATA[The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity’s future | TechCrunch]]> https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/12/the-combination-of-human-and-artificial-intelligence-will-define-humanitys-future/

Through the past few decades of summer blockbuster movies and Silicon Valley products, artificial intelligence (AI) has become increasingly familiar and sexy, and imbued with a perversely dystopian allure.

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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:56:18 -0700 https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/12/the-combination-of-human-and-artificial-intelligence-will-define-humanitys-future/
<![CDATA[Beyond humans, what other kinds of minds might be out there? | Aeon Essays]]> https://aeon.co/essays/beyond-humans-what-other-kinds-of-minds-might-be-out-there

In 1984, the philosopher Aaron Sloman invited scholars to describe ‘the space of possible minds’. Sloman’s phrase alludes to the fact that human minds, in all their variety, are not the only sorts of minds.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:05:12 -0700 https://aeon.co/essays/beyond-humans-what-other-kinds-of-minds-might-be-out-there
<![CDATA[The next AI is no AI | TechCrunch]]> http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/07/the-next-ai-is-no-ai/

Artificial Intelligence is starting to turn invisible from the outside in — and vice versa. The exact effects and workings of AI technologies are becoming more challenging to perceive and comprehend for humans. Even the experts themselves don’t always fully understand how an AI system operates.

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Mon, 09 May 2016 01:16:28 -0700 http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/07/the-next-ai-is-no-ai/
<![CDATA[The Emperor’s Love of Slime Mold | Popular Science]]> http://www.popsci.com/emperors-love-slime-mold

Slime mold—a living network of tendrils found on rotting wood and other plant debris—is easily one of the strangest things alive. Neither plant, nor fungus, it’s a collection of individual cells glomming together in a web-like mush that stalks the forest floor.

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 06:02:59 -0700 http://www.popsci.com/emperors-love-slime-mold
<![CDATA[AI & The Future Of Civilization | Edge.org]]> https://www.edge.org/conversation/stephen_wolfram-ai-the-future-of-civilization

What makes us different from all these things? What makes us different is the particulars of our history, which gives us our notions of purpose and goals.

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:05:11 -0700 https://www.edge.org/conversation/stephen_wolfram-ai-the-future-of-civilization
<![CDATA[The Sadness and Beauty of Watching Google’s AI Play Go | WIRED]]> http://www.wired.com/2016/03/sadness-beauty-watching-googles-ai-play-go/

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — At first, Fan Hui thought the move was rather odd. But then he saw its beauty. “It’s not a human move. I’ve never seen a human play this move,” he says. “So beautiful.” It’s a word he keeps repeating. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:09:56 -0800 http://www.wired.com/2016/03/sadness-beauty-watching-googles-ai-play-go/
<![CDATA[Go Grandmaster Says He’s ‘in Shock’ But Can Still Beat Google’s AI | WIRED]]> http://www.wired.com/2016/03/go-grandmaster-says-can-still-beat-googles-ai/

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Lee Sedol is rather surprised that Google has fashioned an artificially intelligent system that so skillfully plays the ancient game of Go.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 03:15:29 -0800 http://www.wired.com/2016/03/go-grandmaster-says-can-still-beat-googles-ai/
<![CDATA[In a Huge Breakthrough, Google's AI Beats a Top Player at the Game of Go | WIRED]]> http://www.wired.com/2016/01/in-a-huge-breakthrough-googles-ai-beats-a-top-player-at-the-game-of-go/

In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, a computing system developed by Google researchers in Great Britain has beaten a top human player at the game of Go, the ancient Eastern contest of strategy and intuition that has bedeviled AI experts for decades.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:02:02 -0800 http://www.wired.com/2016/01/in-a-huge-breakthrough-googles-ai-beats-a-top-player-at-the-game-of-go/
<![CDATA[Why Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence Will Evolve Together, by Stephen Hsu]]> http://nautil.us/issue/28/2050/dont-worry-smart-machines-will-take-us-with-them

When it comes to artificial intelligence, we may all be suffering from the fallacy of availability: thinking that creating intelligence is much easier than it is, because we see examples all around us.

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Sun, 06 Sep 2015 05:18:37 -0700 http://nautil.us/issue/28/2050/dont-worry-smart-machines-will-take-us-with-them