Ran into a very attractive young barista yesterday at one or our local cafes in San Francisco. He told me about Westworld, an HBO series about a futuristic amusement park which allows people to live out their fantasies, no matter how illicit, with “people” who are actually AIs. My barista friend said the problem was … Continue reading “Westworld: Artificial Intelligence on the loose” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.
May 5, 2018 (bigthink.com) by MIKE COLAGROSSI GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images Artificial intelligence has been the stuff of mad dreams, and sometimes nightmares, throughout our collective history. We’ve come a long way from a 15th century automaton knight crafted by Leonardo da Vinci. Within the past century, artificial intelligence has inched itself further into our realities … Continue reading The 10 best books on AI
By Ajay Agrawal, Artificial Intelligence Economist May 4, 2018 (bigthink.com) When most of us look at A.I. we see magical capabilities. When economists look at A.I. they see something very different. Economist Ajay Agrawal explains: “What economists bring to the conversation is that they are able to look at a fascinating technology like artificial intelligence … Continue reading Prediction machines: Why A.I.’s true potential is learning to read the future
By Matthew Walther BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images March 13, 2018 Elon Musk is a goofball techbro whose real business is quack philosophizing, not inventions or engineering. I realize that the founder of Tesla and SpaceX really does make things, like electric cars and spaceships. But Musk’s numerous attempts to realize his gleaming visions of a Jetsons-like future … Continue reading Elon Musk is a messianic huckster