"Without communication, connection, and empathy, it becomes easy for actors to take on the “gardener’s vision”: to treat those they are acting upon as less human or not human at all and to see the process of interacting with them as one of grooming, of control, of organization. This organization, far from being a laudable … Continue reading Gardener’s Vision
Eat the congregation, together,smite them afraid, blast vessels.O ye dead life, mercy, semblanceof a kind, a measure of shadow.But, they had no prophet, neighborsand friends, children of fate, troubledthe Others, remember them not, no-name,wilderness sacrifices, sore consumed.Desolation came and passed, Death,bare the enemy, dead, desolate,good and great together into the land,begat headstones, seeds unto the … Continue reading Semi-Auto Cut-Up: Another Offering (KJV)
"AI is not only for engineers. If you want your organization to become better at using AI, this is the course to tell everyone--especially your non-technical colleagues--to take. In this course, you will learn: - The meaning behind common AI terminology, including neural networks, machine learning, deep learning, and data science - What AI realistically … Continue reading AI For Everyone
I am just so compelled by the notion of a text editor that possesses a deep, nuanced model of… what? Everything ever written by you? By your favorite authors? Your nemesis? All staff writers at the New Yorker, present and past? Everyone on the internet? It’s provocative any way you slice it.I should say clearly: … Continue reading Robin Sloan & Writing With The Machine
Rough sketch of a story idea: Androids have taken over construction. They form construction families with specialized roles: Foreman, Support, Block & Tackle, Cut & Finisher, etc. They use 3D printers to print large sections of buildings, then they move and assemble them. As embodied generalized artificial intelligences, each must periodically run their processors at … Continue reading Son of Man, The Second Coming of Christ
Open Question: What are the unintended consequences of artificial intelligence in the surveillance domain? Recently, I came across a good basic guide for finding hidden cameras and bugs with a level of detail I've never seen online before. As with everything related to security, the first question to ask is: what is your threat model? … Continue reading Who Watches the [Artificial Intelligence] Watchmen?
"One implication is that 25, 50, 250 years from now, we become a kind of clinical-trial society in which empirically driven decisions are constantly popping up. But by clinical-trial society, I mean all sorts of questions, because the information net becomes so rich — and the capacity to understand or deconvolute that information, because of … Continue reading Clinical Trial Society