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Month: April 2018

The Marinovich Project: 30 for 30

The Marinovich Project details the extreme and borderline unethical athletic development that Marv Marinovich placed under his son in order…

Bioempathic receptivity

 In her short story “Vaster Than Empires and More Slow”, science fiction novelist Ursula K. Le Guin illustrates an inter-planetary…

One vs. Five

When I was reading “Moral Learning” by Peter Railton, one example stood out to me. That is what he called…

Comparison: Turing Test & the test in Ex Mechina

In his paper Computing Machine and Intelligence, Turing introduced his test of intelligence: the imitation game. In the movie Ex…

What’s the Next Step for AI Translation?

Two weeks ago, Boao Forum, an annual event bringing Asian politic leaders with the aim to enhance economic integration in…

Other Ways to Engineer Humans

The bio-engineering of humans is a concept that deserves at least an equal amount of consideration when compared to traditional…

Diversity in Digital Media

On April 16th, Kechang Fang gave a talk called ‘More Information, Less Diversity? Problems with Digital Media and How We…

NIME Concert: Magic, technology, and extensions on human sense.

The “NIME: New Interfaces in Musical Expression” had their final presentation as a concert during the midterm. Students in that…

The Problem with Embodied AI: Towards a Posthuman Turing Test (Ex Machina Screening)

At the core of the plot of Ex Machina sits what is essentially a modified Turing test. Caleb, a young…

Kecheng Fang’s Talk on Digital Media

Kecheng Fang’s Talk on Digital Media A few days ago Kecheng Fang, a former political journalist at Southern Weekly held…

Philosophy of Technology at NYU Shanghai, a course by Anna Greenspan and Brad Weslake.