The true poet is creative.

The french philosopher Voltaire, one of the main characters in the Age of Enlightmen, declared that “the true poet is creative”. Today it may seem strange to think of an author who writes verses that it´s not imaginative and ingenious, but to better understand the previously cited quote we must take into consideration the evolution […]

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From reactive to self-aware AI.

New advances in computing power have facilitated the evolution of artificial intelligence from simple, reactive machines to something approaching the self-aware. Here’s a look at the current state of AI, and where it might be headed… *(Picture: PHOTOCREO-Michal Bednarek & futurism.com).

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Glitch Art: Digital Teratologies & Computational Aestethics.

Glitch art takes temporary pixelations, interruptions, bugs and errors in multimedia files and turns them into visually arresting pieces, questioning the forms and traditions of art using digital techniques. Wikipedia says that what is called “glitch art” typically is made by either “capturing” an image of a glitch as it randomly happens, or more often […]

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Reinvent and digitize yourself.

Madonna once said: “You have to reinvent to stay in the game”. The digital age rewards change and punishes stasis. Reinvention is a rethinking of the business itself. Companies and people that are able to adapt, learn, and find new solutions quickly can do more than just retain market position; they can thrive, whatever disruptions […]

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The new religion of AI.

As research in Artificial Intelligence gains momentum religious conceptions of this area are starting to emerge. An interesting example is “Way of the Future” a new church founded by Anthony Levandowski -the former Google and Uber executive- centered around super smart Artificial Intelligence. Way of the Future (WOTF), a non-proffit from the USA, makes it […]

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Talking Artifacts as Caregivers.

A Virtual Assistant -also called digital assistant or chatbot- is an software agent that understands human voice commands and is able to complete tasks for the user. It´s been a long time since IBM Shoebox, the first tool enabled to perform digital speech, was presented to the general public in 1962. This machine would recognize 16 words […]

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