April 24, 2012 Between the techno-utopia of AI singularities of and apocalyptic environmental collapse there just might exist the relative equilibrium of "hackstability."
January 17, 2012 Now we have taken another step into making our machine fantasies a reality. It is, literally, impossible to know how things will turn out. But we should at least be cognizant of the corners we turn.
June 15, 2011 I am officially overwhelmed by the future. First, I discovered bladeless fans. Next, I heard the Morning Edition story about the pulseless artificial heart. And now, two new Google features: "Search Out Loud" and "Search by Image."
Watson: Rooted in place
February 18, 2011 The IBM Jeopardy challenge has been billed as Man v Machine. IBM has done a lovely job using this storyline to hype its stupendous technology. But in fact, that's never been the real story.
February 15, 2011 They say there are no new stories to tell. They are wrong. There is a drama being played out between humans and our machine creations whose final script is yet to be written.
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