A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.6] – The philosophy of: The local librarian the other day (Slowing down the development of AI so it doesn’t eventually take over? ‘It’s a bit late for that.’)

After I went up to the front desk at my local library the other day, I remembered I forgot to get something else (remember to forget – does that exist?). And as I did, I left a copy of Nick Bostrom’s seminal Superintelligence on the counter (any book that has cover …

A Deep (but not too deep, because this shit can do your head in) Dive into: Are we living in a computer simulation? [pt.2] – This is why we aren’t. Or maybe exactly why we are. I don’t fucking know.

This is part two of an examination of Simulation theory – Here’s part 1. And to understand what the hell this is, watch this, this, or this, or read this (the latter of which started it all). —– If you play Mario Bros, this never happens: And sometimes, the designers of computer games …

A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.5] – In the brief period after AI realises it’s smarter and better at us in EVERYTHING, the only jobs left will be those that deal with the annoying thing AI won’t have, understand or give two fucks about: human emotions.

In the brief period between AI becoming smarter (and funnier) than us and can innovate better than us, process information quicker than us, do every job better than us, and the moment it realises humans are no longer needed for anything, there’s going to be little bit of time where …

A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.4] – The formula: Humans making huge inroads in AI + AI can learn at a much faster rate than we can + We understand barely anything about the brain + AI doesn’t give a fuck about emotion or sympathy = Get ready for the most ironic and awkward thing in the history of the universe ever (& the Philosophy of: Funnybot)

As humans we’ve pretty much run our course. We’ve been going thousands of years to make advances in weapons, agriculture, engineering, all to build up to getting amazing as shit at making technology that is faster, better, can do more calculations quicker and ultimately smarter than us. All this is …

A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.3] – Humans are limited by their ability to process and transfer information but also by our inability to accept information we’ve heard billions and billions and billions and billions of times, over and over and over. And the (interesting, but NOT NEW AT ALL) philosophy of: Salu

I’m not a robot. But the limitations of the things that make us human, seem to far outweigh those that AI already has (and will continue to improve upon at crazy ass rates). We as humans already know that it’s pointless to regret the past because it never comes back, …

A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.2] – Is it possible that all this, everything and everyone around you and your whole life is a computer simulation? (+ The Philosophy of: Elon Musk in a hot tub)

When you play games like The Sims (or other similar mobile games) you have to get your characters to do a whole bunch of shit, get jobs, make and spend money, sometimes make friends and find partners and have babies and there’s also a bunch of time where your characters …

A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.1] – It’s good that humans only live to about 80 right now because robots are soon going to first fuck up our lives, and probably not long after the human race will be completely wiped out. (+ the philosophy of: Sophia the sassy robot)

If intelligence is the processing of info, and computers can already do it a fuckton quicker than us, we’re fucked. For thousands of years people have communicated and tried to work out the one thing we all have to do (how to live well) and still most of us have …

A Deep Dive into: Insults [pt.4] – I got 3 students, my girlfriend and a friend to insult me in 3 different languages (and also English) to test Epictetus’ theory

This is a I-don’t-know-how-many-yet part longform examination of insults (and getting offended)… Here’s Part 1: The philosophy of: Stuff they teach kids (Sticks and stones may break my bones…) Part 2: Words are nothing but a series of letters arranged in a certain order to make a certain sound that comes out …

A Deep Dive into: Insults [pt.3] – If you’re insulted by a cunt, that means you don’t meet their approval. Congratulations. You must be doing something right.

This is a I-don’t-know-how-many-yet part longform examination of insults (and getting offended)… Here’s Part 1: The philosophy of: Stuff they teach kids (Sticks and stones may break my bones…) And Part 2 – Words are nothing but a series of letters arranged in a certain order to make a certain sound that …