Perhaps expensive tech like Moxie the robot can help solve problems tech generally exacerbates, or perhaps it’s time to put down the screens and start talking to our kids again.
Despite its public image, artificial intelligence software cannot yet match the versatile skills of even the most primitive mammals in the real world.
It’s sort of terrifying to see a robot nurse cradle a baby. The child grows, with no human contact. Daughter smiles at Robot Mother, although she’s never seen a human smile.
Venerable British novelist Ian McEwan’s latest, ‘Machines Like Me,’ imagines an intriguing, but ultimately disappointing, past where Alan Turing never died and humanity is forced to confront advanced artificial intelligence in the 1980s.
As artificial intelligence advances and the humanities decline, we need to consider how to create meaningful connection in a digital world.
Elon Musk’s electric car company has always been a triumph of green hype over reality. Now Tesla is finally running out of other people’s money.
What are we doing when we divorce sex not only from procreation and consequence, but from humans and humanity?
‘Blade Runner 2049’ needs no corrective editing like its cult-favorite predecessor, for it is a much better film on every level.
Sophia, the talking robot from your nightmares come to life, has said she definitely does not plan to kill all mankind She also wants a family of her own.
It is much more depressing to imagine this sex robot manufacturer’s version of his customers than to imagine horny idiots who just want to have sex with a humanoid hunk of plastic.
The New Yorker cover story underplays the terrifying vision of the future it prophesies: a future with economic affluence, manufacturing efficiency, and few to no jobs for low-skilled workers.
Implementing a robot tax would require adopting socialism, with all the perils that historically includes.
After the opening weekend, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ is a significant failure for everyone involved: actress, studio, and the Japanese anime genre. It’s not just a financial, but an artistic and imaginative failure.
Transhumanism proposes that the future of humankind is to not be human at all. The brain is not just a meat computer, it is a physical entity.
We should guard against a day when people who don’t provide practical use to society are deemed less important than our useful machines.
You, smart TV. You’re there. You listen. And now I know you really hear me. So much that you record my thoughts and pass them on to third parties.
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