The rise of robotics and AI from 1921 to 2020.

Fueled by advances in computing power and connectivity the fields of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence have grown rapidly findimg new applications in factories, businesses and homes. No longer the domain of science fiction, the thrilling fields of robotics and artificial intelligence are becoming important business drivers. Let’s have a look at this interesting timeline… *(Pictures: […]

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Artificial Intelligence Tribalism.

Intelligent Artifacts may be found in literature since Greek mythology, and after World War II when modern computers became available it has become possible to create programs that perform difficult intellectual tasks. Artificial Intelligence is over half a century old and for a very long time it was dominated by rule-based systems, a field whose […]

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Turing believes machines think.

“I’m afraid that the following syllogism may be used by some in the future. Turing believes machines think Turing lies with men Therefore machines do not think” Excerpt from a letter by Alan Turing to his friend, and fellow mathematician, Norman Routledge (1952). (Picture: standard.co.uk).

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Top transhumanist tech.

Transhumanists advocate the improvement of human capacities through advanced technology. Not just technology as in gadgets you can buy in your local shopping mall, but technology in the grander sense of strategies for eliminating disease, helping the world’s poorest, improving quality of life and social interconnectedness… Transhumanists tend to take a longer-than-average view of technological […]

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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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