The question of to what degree algorithms are tools, as opposed to active collaborators, is a very interesting debate in which the artists can contribute interesting reflections. Fanboys of Frankfurt School of critical theory may argue -in a clear romantic stance- that modern means of artistic production and reproduction like photography and video destroyed the aesthetic, […]Read More Autonomous Artificial Artists.
Sophia is a humanoid robot developed by Hanson Robotics, a Hong Kong company, which has been designed to learn and adapt to human behavior and work with humans. In October 2017 the government of Saudi Arabia made her a citizen, thus being the first robot with citizenship of a country. However, many people on social […]Read More Robotic citizenship is coming!?!
Computational Creativity is a new academic field devoted to the study and modeling of computational processes that achieve creative tasks. Its main duties are the study of computational models of (human) creativity, designing artificially creative systems, and also to deploy computational systems for supporting creativity. Understanding brain processes behind creativity and modeling them using computational means […]Read More The machine will have the idea…
Descartes once described the human body as a “fleshy machine” and today’s transhumanists would likely agree. Philosopher Nick Bostrom writes that as we seek to peer farther into posthumanity our ability to concretely imagine what it might be like to have such augmented thoughts and experiences cannot be though or experienced with our current capacities. […]Read More The Augmented Posthuman Body.
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…
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.