Artificial Intelligence Tribalism.

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 […]

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Bodies and Personalities for a Postgender Future.

Postgenderism is a social, political and cultural movement which argues that the presence of gender roles, social stratification, and cogno-physical disparities and differences are generally to the detriment of individuals and society. From this point of view gender is an arbitrary and unnecessary limitation on human potential, and foresee the elimination of involuntary biological and […]

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Futurist Politics.

Transhumanism is a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase. Transhumanism in a political sense is historically tied to many of the libertarian ideas of the Extropy Institute […]

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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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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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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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Ambiguous differences.

“Late twentieth-century machines have made thoroughly ambiguous the difference between natural and artificial, mind and body, self-developing and externally designed, and many other distinctions that used to apply to organisms and machines. Our machines are disturbingly lively, and we ourselves frighteningly inert”. Excerpt from “A Cyborg Manifesto” by Donna Haraway (1984). *(Picture: The cyborg alchemist by […]

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Machines of Loving Grace.

   “I like to think (it has to be!) of a cybernetic ecology where we are free of our labors and joined back to nature, returned to our mammal brothers and sisters, and all watched over by machines of loving grace”. Excerpt from All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by  Richard Brautigan (1967) *(Picture: Longnow.org).

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