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Will Reading Romance Novels Make Artificial Intelligence More Human?
August 10, 2016
Google is feeding its natural language AI thousands of romance novels in an effort to humanize its “conversational tone.” Will this give it "humanness?"
Will AI Restore Our Sense of Wonder?
July 19, 2019
According to philosopher Max Weber, science led to humanity's disenchantment. But reaching AI Singularity might spark our sense of wonder all over again.
Can Artificial Intelligence Be Creative?
August 28, 2019
Machines can write compelling ad copy and solve complex "real life" problems. Should the creative class be worried?
Ex Machinations in the Turing Test
July 21, 2015
Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Test.
A Robot By Any Other Name
April 19, 2016
What happens when our AI is part of the family? Our tech blogger on how naming and talking to our devices changes our relationship to technology itself.
Games of Artificial Intelligence
March 30, 2016
Chess and artificial intelligence have been matched almost since the beginning of AI research, but now there's a new game in town.
When the AI Promotes Genocide
April 15, 2016
It seemed like a good idea; Microsoft introduced an Artificial Intelligence (AI), Tay, to comment on social media ...
Ray Bradbury on War, Recycling, and Artificial Intelligence
January 22, 2020
As the 21st century unravels, Ray Bradbury remains a fundamental figure of the sci-fi genre.
The Inevitable Triumph of Iteration over Intellect
January 25, 2018
By virtue of pure chance, a monkey can come up with Romeo and Juliet. This suggests that we can circumvent comprehension and skip straight to competence.
Who’s Afraid of Killer Robots?
August 27, 2015
Two recent DARPA projects have sparked fears about killer robots, machines that can decide whether to engage a target without human oversight.
Do We Have Moral Obligations to Robots?
November 29, 2017
The recent film Blade Runner 2049 engages with questions raised by Karel Čapek and Isaac Asimov: What do we owe our creations (and what do they owe us)?