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, …

Am I full of shit? – If you think you’re right about something, find someone to challenge you. You’ll see if you’re actually on to something, or just full of it [+ how Socrates approached this]

In Plato’s Theaetetus, Thedourus and Socrates debate what it is to ‘know’ or ‘perceive’ something. And Socrates being the annoying (but excellently annoying) bloke he was, badgers Theaetetus about what they believe knowledge actually is. Theodorus’ viewpoint gets stripped bare by Socrates to the point where everything he thought he knew …

Missing the point #5: Our understanding of death – what are we on about? We’ve got no idea. (+ Neil Strauss on statues and commerative days)

Humans understand a bunch of shit. We can split the atom, build the Large Hadron Collider and launch and then land a rocket back on Earth. But there’s one thing we have no clue about, one thing that’s physically impossible to experience and share knowledge about (and therefore impossible to know what the …

Was Socrates taking the piss? [pt.2] – Does saying ‘There’s only one thing I know – that I know nothing’ actually mean you’re saying you know TWO things?

This is something my girlfriend suggested to me after yesterday’s post on the better way to approach knowledge and whether Socrates was taking the piss. If Socrates said ‘There’s only one thing I know – that I know nothing.’, doesn’t that mean that he’s saying he actually knows TWO things? …

Was Socrates taking the piss when he said this? Isn’t saying ‘I don’t know anything’ still a form of knowing something? Instead of ‘I don’t know anything’, would it not have been more accurate to say ‘Do I know anything?’?

This is something that my mate Matt said the other day… If Socrates was the wisest bloke human guy there ever was, and he used to say ‘There’s only one thing I know… that I don’t know anything,’ doesn’t that mean that he still claimed to know that fact –the …