Towards a Posthuman Life.

When we speak of posthumanism we refer to the expansion of the “natural” faculties of the human being, and more concretely to the fusion between meat and digital technology … According to Wikipedia a cyborg is an “organism that has restored function or enhanced abilities due to the integration of some artificial component or technology […]

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What is Blockchain?

Blockchain enables the existence of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (the one for which this technology was invented) and is a leading artifact in the evolution of the internet. Therefore, Blockchain distributed ledger is a technology that promises to bring significant efficiencies to global supply chains, financial transactions, asset ledgers, autonomous cars and decentralized social networking. According to Hackernoon […]

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Timeline of Artificial Intelligence.

The intellectual roots of AI, and the concept of intelligent machines, may be found in Greek mythology. Intelligent artifacts appear in literature since then, with real (and fraudulent) mechanical devices actually demonstrated to behave with some degree of intelligence. After modern computers became available, following World War II, it has become possible to create programs […]

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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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What Computers Can’t Do…

In 1964 the famous painter Pablo Picasso stated in an interview for The Paris Review: “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers”… The world famous spanish artist referred to early computers and their ability to calculate. This says more about Picasso than computers because it indicates that he didn’t think that numerical calculation […]

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Fearless Creative Machines.

As we all know fear is innovation´s worst enemy because it freezes our creativity which flows from a fearless sense of combinatorial job which mixes ideas, concepts, colors, forms, and theories.  Mark Rolston -cofounder and chief creative officer of argodesign– thinks that the actual advances in Artificial Intelligence will mark the beginning of a new […]

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