The early 1960s brought about a significant shift in western art, largely in reaction to the critical and popular success of the highly personal and expressive painterly gestures of Abstract Expressionism. Minimalist artists, for example, produced pared-down three-dimensional objects that have no resemblance to any real objects. Heavily influenced by the Dutch De Stijl group, the Russian Constructivists and […]Read More The minimum of operating means.
It is undeniable that we are currently witnessing a new digital revolution in production systems as a result of automation with the use of Autonomous Robots and Artificial Intelligence systems. The loss of human work positions impacts on the financing system of the Welfare State -retirement, health care, public and universal education- for which a […]Read More European robots should not be taxed!
“Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect”. Extract from “2010: Odyssey Two” (1982) by english writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke. *(Picture: Wikipedia).Read More Carbon or silicon makes no difference…
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: […]Read More The rise of robotics and AI from 1921 to 2020.
Intelligent Artifacts may be found in literature since Greek mythology but only 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 […]Read More Artificial Intelligence Tribalism.
“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).Read More Turing believes machines think.
“How is it possible for a physical thing–a person, an animal, a robot–to extract knowledge of the world from perception and then exploit that knowledge in the guidance of successful action? That is a question with which philosophers have grappled for generations, but it could also be taken to be one of the defining questions […]Read More Artificial Intelligence is Philosophy.