“Westworld: Artificial Intelligence on the loose” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

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.

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Prediction machines: Why A.I.’s true potential is learning to read the future

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

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Elon Musk is a messianic huckster

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

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