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Someone Will Purposefully Wake It Up

Someone Will Purposefully Wake It Up

In a recent article at Business Insider, Oblong Industries CEO and computer interface visionary John Underkoffler criticised the foundation of OpenAI and the very idea that strong AI is a likely development. His idea that strong AI is “…just not plausible…” and “…not going to wake up…” seems to stem from a belief that all AI research is focused on predictive aspects of user interface.

This conclusion falls short of reality in three ways.

Elon Musk Is Not A Luddite

Elon Musk Is Not A Luddite

I’m generally annoyed by stories about people being nominated for some “award” as a thinly veiled method to criticize their actions or insult their beliefs, and usually do my best to ignore them. However the recent spate of articles announcing that Elon Musk had been nominated as “Luddite of the Year” piqued my interest with their sheer audacity.

Saturday Morning “Me Time”

Saturday Morning “Me Time”

Like many people aspiring to write more, I am trying to combat procrastination by forming new habits.  I see a path toward comfortable, easy writing through creating material on a regular schedule or associated with regular activities.  Today I’m employing this...