On Twitter I post a daily quote from Shakespeare with a small addition: the word "bitches" at the end. This is my second installment of these. Click here to read the first one. Enjoy! Shakespeare, Bitches! “I’ll tickle your catastrophe, bitches.” “I do desire we may be better strangers, bitches.” “I am slain by a … Continue reading Shakespeare, Bitches! Volume II
I recently wrote a post, “Has A.I. Really Arrived?” in which I disputed claims that computers can or will think (click here to read the original post). In that essay I wasn’t articulating anything original. I was repeating the arguments of the philosopher John Searle. Searle calls the idea that programs are to computers as … Continue reading How We Got Duped into Believing Computers Can Think
I went on a mission a while back on Twitter to try to expose just how banal inspirational quotes are. My most successful effort was to add “and shit” to the end of traditional quotations. E.g., “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know, and shit.” (Emerson) In no way did this motivate people to stop … Continue reading Inspirational Quotes and Shit Volume IV
In a recent article in Wired magazine, “The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World,” the author, Kevin Kelly, claims that artificial intelligence (AI) is here and here to stay. He understands AI, apparently, as machine (specifically, computer) intelligence that will become more and more a part of our lives. He claims … Continue reading Has A.I. Really Arrived?