Embracing AI

Future generations would look back and be amazed that 21st Century life was so people-centric, he said, especially in fields, such as car driving, where human fallibility put more lives at risk than was necessary. via Kasparov: ‘Embrace’ the AI revolution – BBC News Continue reading Embracing AI

Why augmented reality’s future is more practical and rational than you realize

Bryan Richardson, Android software engineer at stable|kernel, wants you to consider this: what if firefighters could wear a helmet that could essentially see through the walls, indicating the location of a person in distress? What if that device could detect the temperature of a wall? In the near future, the amount of information that will be … Continue reading Why augmented reality’s future is more practical and rational than you realize

Reverse Engineering Humanity

“We believe that a computer that can read and understand stories, can, if given enough example stories from a given culture, ‘reverse engineer’ the values tacitly held by the culture that produced them,” they write. “These values can be complete enough that they can align the values of an intelligent entity with humanity. In short, … Continue reading Reverse Engineering Humanity

Of Siri and Hesiod

There’s a very subtle but very real history behind Siri (and Google Now and Amazon Echo’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana) having a female voice and persona… “But because the creatures in these myths are virtually identical to their creators, these narratives raise further questions, of a more profoundly philosophical nature: about creation, about the nature … Continue reading Of Siri and Hesiod

A Second Life? Virtual Reality’s Coming Impact on Marketing

Emotion + Experience = Marketing I do wonder about the scale of virtual reality. With Google investing in Cardboard, and Facebook spearheading Occulus Rift development, there is certainly a case to be made for mainstream adoption. Of course, there was once such hype around Second Life as well. Interesting read from Mike Elgan… How Virtual … Continue reading A Second Life? Virtual Reality’s Coming Impact on Marketing