MachineMachine /stream - tagged with teaching https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Linking the g(URL) – Syllabus]]> https://syllabusproject.org/linking-the-gurl/

Girl dinner, hot girl walk, that girl, clean girl, girl boss, girl math, girl blog, hot girl summer, pick me girl, christian girl autumn, vsco girl, e-girl, good girl, bad girl, sad girl, manic pixie dream girl, i’m just a girl, girl’s girl, girl power, rat girl, feral girl, gorgeous gorgeous gi

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Thu, 18 Apr 2024 12:32:59 -0700 https://syllabusproject.org/linking-the-gurl/
<![CDATA[Linking the g(URL) – Syllabus]]> https://syllabusproject.org/linking-the-gurl/

Girl dinner, hot girl walk, that girl, clean girl, girl boss, girl math, girl blog, hot girl summer, pick me girl, christian girl autumn, vsco girl, e-girl, good girl, bad girl, sad girl, manic pixie dream girl, i’m just a girl, girl’s girl, girl power, rat girl, feral girl, gorgeous gorgeous gi

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Thu, 18 Apr 2024 12:32:59 -0700 https://syllabusproject.org/linking-the-gurl/
<![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[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[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[What It’s Like to Be a Bot — Real Life]]> https://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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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:24 -0800 https://reallifemag.com/what-its-like-to-be-a-bot/
<![CDATA[Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence - DER SPIEGEL]]> https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/pedro-domingos-on-the-arms-race-in-artificial-intelligence-a-1203132.html

In an interview, best-selling author and machine-learning expert Pedro Domingos discusses the global competition to take the lead in artificial intelligence, the advance of autocrats and the threats modern technology presents to Western democracies.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:19 -0800 https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/pedro-domingos-on-the-arms-race-in-artificial-intelligence-a-1203132.html
<![CDATA[The Next Frontier in Pornography | Tim Challies]]> https://www.challies.com/articles/the-next-frontier-in-pornography/

It has long been claimed that pornography drives technology. This claim is over-stated, no doubt, but what’s clear is that pornography very quickly and cleverly takes advantage of new communication technologies.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:14 -0800 https://www.challies.com/articles/the-next-frontier-in-pornography/
<![CDATA[The humanist left must challenge the rise of cyborg socialism]]> https://www.newstatesman.com/long-reads/2018/04/humanist-left-must-challenge-rise-cyborg-socialism

Undiagnosed by the mainstream media and much of the academic community, a major intellectual renewal is underway across the left. It is energetic and tech-savvy, building platforms such as Novara Media.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:33:11 -0800 https://www.newstatesman.com/long-reads/2018/04/humanist-left-must-challenge-rise-cyborg-socialism
<![CDATA[ChatGPT Is Nothing Like a Human, Says Linguist Emily Bender]]> https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/ai-artificial-intelligence-chatbots-emily-m-bender.html

And a chatbot is not a human. And a linguist named Emily M. Bender is very worried what will happen when we forget this. This article was featured in One Great Story, New York’s reading recommendation newsletter. Sign up here to get it nightly. Nobody likes an I-told-you-so.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2023 03:37:34 -0800 https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/ai-artificial-intelligence-chatbots-emily-m-bender.html