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
"Computational thinking assumes that perfect information about the past can and should be collected and synthesized to inform decisions about the future." —John Thomason, "Is It Easier to Imagine the End of the World Than the End of the Internet?" The Intercept, November 24, 2018. A review of the book, New Dark Age: Technology and … Continue reading Computational Thinking
Arbitrary Image Stylization in the Browser is an algorithm that will take any two pictures and apply the style of both of them to a third picture. For an example, I took two posters from the Spanish Civil War that are out of copyright, i.e., Victoria and Izquierda, and I applied those styles to the … Continue reading Arbitrary Image Stylization in the Browser
SingularityNET, the decentralized AI network, has released the first episode of a new graphic novel called The Dreams of Satoshi. The story is set in 2045 and users can view the episode for free.