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Category: Artificial Intelligence

Nature vs Nurture vs The Maze

Machine learning and consciousness in Westworld “Do you realize whose voice I wanted you to hear?” (spoilers for Westworld Season…

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…

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…

AI and feminism in Ex Machina

(based on the screening and talk with Allison de Fren and Elena Knox) Why do we tend to imagine robots…

Recommendation AI’s Understanding of Social Media

Chinese media commentator Kecheng Fang gave the talk “More Information, Less Diversity: The Problems with Digital Media and How Can…

Some Thoughts on Ex Machina: Imitation Games?

These are three notable principles for robots according to Asimov.     1.   A robot may not injure a…

AI, Now or future? Living or Nonliving?

AI, Now or future? Living or Nonliving? A phone can now unlock your phone only if your eyes are open….

Should we make AI play Minecraft?

Deep learning algorithms on the most basic level need environments to gather data from that they can analyze, then learn…

AI’s Perception and Reality

One of the first things taught in any computer programming class is: “computers can only do what the programmer tells…

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