Author Archives: shardcore

Meredith (2015)

I met Meredith sometime around 1995, after she left a note in my pigeonhole in Oxford, suggesting we meet. I had no idea who she was, but agreed anyway. We spent a delightful evening in a bar where she told me various tales of her life in Hollywood. Acrylic on canvas 600mm x 600mm Our […]

@trippingbot

Artificial intelligence is often measured up against human intelligence, and human intelligence is generally considered to be a sober, level headed sort of intelligence. The kind of intelligence one would expect from a human operating at the height of their faculties. However, if we actually look at ourselves, we find we often fall short of […]

What is it like to be a Bot?

My keynote at #pydataLondon from earlier this year has made it online: What do we mean by intelligence? How do the limitations of language leave us floundering with regards to discussing our relationship with ‘algorithms’ and emerging machine intelligence? I argue that the limitations in the discourse surrounding AI are remarkably similar to the problems […]

Peter

acrylic on canvas 762mm x 1062mm A portrait of a good friend, I don’t see often enough.