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Neoliberal Defenestration and the Overton Window

By Stephen Martin Source: CounterPunch ‘It is difficult to get Artificial Intelligence to understand something, when the Research and Development funding it depends upon its not understanding it’– Paraphrase of Upton Sinclair. defenestration  (diːˌfɛnɪˈstreɪʃən) n the act of throwing a person or thing  out … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Selfish Ledger

“The Selfish Ledger” (2016) is a leaked internal Google video by Nick Foster, the head of design at Google’s research-and-development division, X. It draws on theories of evolutionary biology to explain how the collective data history of all devices could … Continue reading

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Blade Runner And The Synthetic Panopticon

Truth Is Always An Open Question By James Curcio Source: Modern Mythology This Is Only A Model We are living in alternate realities. In one reality people see Trump’s incessant lying, and no one in power seeming to doing anything to stop … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Obsolete

Source: Truthstream Media The Future Doesn’t Need Us… Or So We’ve Been Told. With the rise of technology and the real-time pressures of an online, global economy, humans will have to be very clever – and very careful – not … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Summer Wars

“Summer Wars” (2009) is a sci-fi anime directed by Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) and animated by Madhouse studio. The film’s plot follows Kenji Koiso, an eleventh-grade math prodigy who, while visiting his friend Natsuki’s great-grandmother, is … Continue reading

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Fear our new robot overlords: This is why you need to take artificial intelligence seriously

Killer computers determined to kill us? Nope. Forget “Terminator” — there’s something more specific to worry about By Phil Torres Source: Salon There are a lot of major problems today with tangible, real-world consequences. A short list might include terrorism, … Continue reading

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Ex Machina, et al, and the Metaphysics of Computer Consciousness

By Steven Harp Source: Reality Sandwich ( ex machina from the phrase “deus ex machina” meaning “god from the machine”) It seems unquestioned in the world today that science is on the verge of creating consciousness with computers. In a … Continue reading

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Breaking: Moguls Fear AI Apocalypse

By Jacob Silverman Source: The Baffler A funny thing happened on the way to the Singularity. In the past few months, some of the tech industry’s most prominent figures (Elon Musk, Bill Gates), as well as at least one associated … Continue reading

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