artificial intelligence

The future of artificial intelligence.

KH
Karli Healey8 days ago
Offline: Chapter 1
"Powering on. Welcome to Future™." A monotone, synthetic female-like voice echoed through the surround-sound. The genius mind and the face of Future™ smiled invitingly on the loading screen. He was on...
Ari Brin19 days ago
The Problem with Hollywood's A.I.
The exactitudes of 2015's Ex Machina might have passed from your memory, but the sci-fi film's influence is still felt by many within the industry. Made for a relatively small budget (as science ficti...
Paul Levinson21 days ago
Review of Westworld 1.9
Another episode of Westworld -- 1.9 -- just breathtaking in its philosophical insight and daring. The series, brilliant from the outset, just keeps getting better. The agenda is set in this ninth epis...
Nick Lotz23 days ago
Petey Crackerjack & The Wonderful & Mysterious Text Adventure Game
Tis the night before finals, and all through the house, not a creature is stirring, except for this louse... Petey thought as he lay in bed. He still could not sleep, tossing and turning, tortured by ...
Paul Levinson24 days ago
Review of Westworld 1.7
"I don't wanna be in a story," Dolores says to William, who later provides the best possible Westworld answer, telling Dolores the life he's been living outside is a lie, and the most truth he's ever ...
The Cyberscientist's Guide to Automation
Isaac Asimov, Master of the robotics science fiction genre, imagined a future set in the robotic age where humans coexist peacefully alongside master machines designed to comply with the three laws of...
Paul Levinsona month ago
Review of Westworld 1.6
An outstanding Westworld 1.6 -- the series gets better and better, Isaac Asimov (author of the three later four laws of robotics would've loved it) -- and in this episode jumps into some of the real p...
Paul Levinsona month ago
Review of Westworld 1.5
An altogether excellent Westworld 1.5, with real progress in our understanding of what's going, mostly from Delores, and a little from the Man in Black. In both cases, conversations with Ford elicit s...
Paul Levinsona month ago
Review of Westworld 1.4
"Vacation" — it was the name of a Connie Francis song in the early 1960s (Wikipedia says 1962, and that it was Connie's last big hit, and I remember hearing and singing it in high school), and it was ...
Peter Rosea month ago
Thoughts on the Future of Humans
Thoughts on the future. The main factors that will affect the future will be population size, climate change, technical advances for the production and transmission of usable energy and political powe...
Paul Levinsona month ago
Review of Westworld 1.3
Episode 1.3 of Westworld was outstanding, signaling that this would be one brilliantly philosophical ride of a series, as we would want from a drama about artificial intelligence in android bodies. We...
Paul Levinsona month ago
Review of Westworld 1.2
As the second Presidential debate played out across lots of television in October 2016, the second episode of Westworld proceeded on HBO. Actually, it had been available On Demand for about a week -- ...
Mickey Finna month ago
The Grand Difference Engine
I wanted to respond to an article that I read here on Vocal. The Consciousness Paradox, by Justin James Gignac, is a great article asking whether or not life is simply a chemical reaction, or somethin...
Paul Levinsona month ago
Review of Westworld 1.1
If you're talking about AI science fiction—robots or androids programmed to convincingly think and act like humans, or almost like humans, or more than humans—you've got to start with Isaac Asimov and...
Jam Stewarda month ago
Artificial Gender Intelligence
As a western society with fairly traditional views, England as a whole has moderately outdated views on what gender is as a concept (Woods 1995). Even with progressive views speaking of non-binary peo...
Nick Lotza month ago
Daisy, Daisy, Give Me Your Answer Do...
The crew had long ago died from bacterial infection, and the lack of maintenance had begun to affect the spaceship’s hardware from functioning. Daisy, the artificial intelligence on board, had been at...
Alex Berniera month ago
Medical Paternalism And Me
Mount Vernon, Virginia December 12th, 1799 Cold air proclaims winter's arrival at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. The President returns home drenched in the late afternoon, his hair covered i...
Brandon Mckinney2 months ago
It Was All Lost
For Ryuji Satosan the day had started out as it usually would, by starting his daily routine immediately. He slipped out of bed into his slippers before making his way to the bathroom. There he shower...