artificial intelligence

The future of artificial intelligence.

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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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As a western society with fairly traditional views, England as a whole has moderately outdated views on what gender is as a concept (Woods 1995).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 year 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 Ba year 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...
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...
Ben Tearzza year ago
Should We Be Careful With the Development of Artificial Intelligence?
The short answer would be yes. But let me start out by asking you a question. Have you ever seen Terminator? Doesn’t have to be all of them, just one of the movies. The thought might have struck you, ...
Alan Kotoka year ago
A Thinking Person's Artificial Intelligence
Over the past decade, artificial intelligence migrated from computer geeks' workshops to something many people encounter in their everyday lives, but not without fears of its effects. Last year, the P...
Futurism Staffa year ago
Interview With Dr. Louis Rosenberg, Founder Of Unanimous A.I.
It's rather fitting that Dr. Louis Rosenberg, an individual wholly dedicated to preparing humans for the immediate and distant future, is featured in a project titled Year Million, National Geographic...
Mickey Finna year ago
The Pick Up
This story is my homage to the Netflix series Black Mirror. If you haven’t seen it yet, let me take a minute to warn you: It will change the way you think about everything. It’s a fantastic look at th...
A Practical Man, Part II
John paced the aisle of his locomotive prison, his hand on the apple in his pocket the entire time. Hunger pains gnawed at his insides, and his mouth and tongue had begun to swell from lack of water. ...