MachineMachine /stream - tagged with stream https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Bernard Stiegler’s philosophy on how technology shapes our world | Aeon Essays]]> https://aeon.co/essays/bernard-stieglers-philosophy-on-how-technology-shapes-our-world

It has become almost impossible to separate the effects of digital technologies from our everyday experiences.

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Wed, 03 Apr 2024 18:57:55 -0700 https://aeon.co/essays/bernard-stieglers-philosophy-on-how-technology-shapes-our-world
<![CDATA[The Zeitgeist of Doom - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/01/cultural-pessimism-america-self-fulfilling-effects/677261/

Doomsaying can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Produced by ElevenLabs and News Over Audio (NOA) using AI narration.

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Sat, 30 Mar 2024 09:57:36 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/01/cultural-pessimism-america-self-fulfilling-effects/677261/
<![CDATA[Deep Learning Is Hitting a Wall - Nautilus]]> https://nautil.us/deep-learning-is-hitting-a-wall-238440/

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.

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Fri, 29 Mar 2024 14:47:33 -0700 https://nautil.us/deep-learning-is-hitting-a-wall-238440/
<![CDATA[A Virtual Reality Sex Worker Was Denied Entry to the U.S. for ‘Prostitution’]]> https://www.vice.com/en/article/z34p5a/a-virtual-reality-sex-worker-was-denied-entry-to-the-us-for-prostitution

Hex makes a living in virtual reality. She’s an online sex worker, hosting shows and posting photos and videos from social VR platform VRChat to her Fansly account, a subscription site for erotic content.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2024 04:27:38 -0700 https://www.vice.com/en/article/z34p5a/a-virtual-reality-sex-worker-was-denied-entry-to-the-us-for-prostitution
<![CDATA[Meta is making life even harder for Horizon Worlds creators - The Verge]]> https://www.theverge.com/2023/5/9/23717618/meta-metaverse-creators-horizon-worlds-events

Meta will no longer let creators using its Horizon Worlds social VR playscape make dedicated events, the company announced as part of the platform’s v109 update notes on Tuesday. It’s a surprising shutdown of a feature that some creators hoped would someday see improvements.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2024 04:27:37 -0700 https://www.theverge.com/2023/5/9/23717618/meta-metaverse-creators-horizon-worlds-events
<![CDATA[Virtual Girl Nem's "Metaverse Evolution Theory" Intro Published in English]]> https://vtubernewsdrop.com/virtual-girl-nem-metaverse-evolution-theory-intro-english/

The introduction to the book Metaverse Evolution Theory by Japanese VTuber and writer Virtual Girl Nem has now been published in English. The 5,000-word introduction is available at her official Medium page, and aimed at generating discussion about her book in the English-speaking community.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2024 04:27:36 -0700 https://vtubernewsdrop.com/virtual-girl-nem-metaverse-evolution-theory-intro-english/
<![CDATA[Would Luddites find the gig economy familiar? | Ars Technica]]> https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/01/would-luddites-find-the-gig-economy-familiar/

The term Luddite is usually used as an insult. It suggests someone who is backward-looking, averse to progress, afraid of new technology, and frankly, not that bright. But Brian Merchant claims that that is not who the Luddites were at all.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2024 03:13:04 -0700 https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/01/would-luddites-find-the-gig-economy-familiar/
<![CDATA[Tech issues: The myth of inevitable technological progress - Vox]]> https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/10/1/20887003/tech-technology-evolution-natural-inevitable-ethics

They see facial recognition, smart diapers, and surveillance devices as inevitable evolutions. They’re not. Imagine you’re taking an online business class — the kind where you watch video lectures and then answer questions at the end.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2024 03:13:03 -0700 https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/10/1/20887003/tech-technology-evolution-natural-inevitable-ethics
<![CDATA[AI and Indigenous Languages]]> https://blog.westerndigital.com/indigenous-languages/

It is estimated that one language dies every 14 days, with it a world of concepts and ideas that could only be expressed in its words. Most of the languages at risk of extinction belong to Indigenous communities.

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Mon, 19 Feb 2024 16:42:43 -0800 https://blog.westerndigital.com/indigenous-languages/
<![CDATA[Rethinking the Luddites in the Age of A.I. | The New Yorker]]> https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/rethinking-the-luddites-in-the-age-of-ai

On December 15, 1811, the London Statesman issued a warning about the state of the stocking industry in Nottingham. Twenty thousand textile workers had lost their jobs because of the incursion of automated machinery.

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Mon, 12 Feb 2024 10:03:29 -0800 https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/rethinking-the-luddites-in-the-age-of-ai
<![CDATA[There Are 14 Billion Videos on YouTube - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2024/01/how-many-videos-youtube-research/677250/

The video site isn’t just a platform. It’s infrastructure. Produced by ElevenLabs and NOA, News Over Audio, using AI narration.

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Wed, 07 Feb 2024 16:37:47 -0800 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2024/01/how-many-videos-youtube-research/677250/
<![CDATA[Obnoxious Machines - the prospects for Luddism in the era of AI]]> https://danmcquillan.org/obnoxious-machines-the-prospects-for-luddism-in-the-era-of-ai.html?s=09

It's time to talk about the Ludding times. That's how they talked about it, those who were there, when readying themselves for an insurrection a few years later.

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Wed, 06 Dec 2023 19:17:58 -0800 https://danmcquillan.org/obnoxious-machines-the-prospects-for-luddism-in-the-era-of-ai.html?s=09
<![CDATA[You’re wrong about how the internet fuels conspiracy theories]]> https://thenextweb.com/news/youre-wrong-about-how-the-internet-fuels-conspiracy-theories

Conspiracy theories are popular and there is no doubt that the internet has fuelled them on. From the theory that 9/11 was an inside job to the idea that reptilian humanoids rule the world, conspiracy theories have found a natural home online.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:57 -0800 https://thenextweb.com/news/youre-wrong-about-how-the-internet-fuels-conspiracy-theories
<![CDATA[“There’s Nothing New / Under The Sun, / But There Are New Suns”: Recovering Octavia E. Butler’s Lost Parables | Los Angeles Review of Books]]> https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/theres-nothing-new-sun-new-suns-recovering-octavia-e-butlers-lost-parables

 THE BAD NEWS is waiting for us on the first page of the first chapter of Octavia E. Butler’s 1998 science fiction novel Parable of the Talents.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:55 -0800 https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/theres-nothing-new-sun-new-suns-recovering-octavia-e-butlers-lost-parables
<![CDATA[John Carpenter’s THE THING is More Lovecraftian Than You Thought - Nerdist]]> https://nerdist.com/article/john-carpenters-the-thing-lovecraftian-35-anniversary/

In the 35 years since John Carpenter‘s first big studio movie, 1982’s The Thing, which he made for Universal, was released, it’s metamorphosed from flop to underground classic in the horror genre.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:54 -0800 https://nerdist.com/article/john-carpenters-the-thing-lovecraftian-35-anniversary/
<![CDATA[Survival of the Richest | by Douglas Rushkoff | OneZero]]> https://onezero.medium.com/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1 ]]> Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:53 -0800 https://onezero.medium.com/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1 <![CDATA[Memes Are For Tricksters: The Biology of Disinformation - Mondo 2000]]> https://www.mondo2000.com/2018/06/21/the-ends-dont-justify-the-memes/

Back in 1990, when MONDO 2000 magazine promised Screaming Memes on its cover, it was more or less a secret argot winking at our technohip Mondoid readers.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:51 -0800 https://www.mondo2000.com/2018/06/21/the-ends-dont-justify-the-memes/
<![CDATA[A.I. Needs New Clichés. The old ones aren’t helping, and the… | by Molly Wright Steenson | Medium]]> https://maximolly.medium.com/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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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:40 -0800 https://maximolly.medium.com/ai-needs-new-clichés-ed0d6adb8cbb
<![CDATA[Flesh Moves]]> https://www.vice.com/en/article/evkbyn/flesh-moves

Whatever future comes, one thing is fairly certain, excepting total American collapse—the goods will continue to flow. By human, by vehicle, by automaton, or by some combination of the three,stuff will be distributed, sold, and speculated upon across the land.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:36 -0800 https://www.vice.com/en/article/evkbyn/flesh-moves
<![CDATA[Jordan Peterson & Fascist Mysticism | Pankaj Mishra | The New York Review of Books]]> https://www.nybooks.com/online/2018/03/19/jordan-peterson-and-fascist-mysticism/

“Men have to toughen up,” Jordan B. Peterson writes in 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos, “Men demand it, and women want it.” So, the first rule is, “Stand up straight with your shoulders back” and don’t forget to “clean your room.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:34 -0800 https://www.nybooks.com/online/2018/03/19/jordan-peterson-and-fascist-mysticism/