Author Archives: shardcore

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.

Deepdreaming

This week the internet is awash with #deepdream images. I shan’t go into detail about how they are produced, other people have done a fine job of explaining the process. The code, released by google, offers a playground for investigating the inner workings of neural networks. This rather dry area of research has been made […]

@futuristbot

There are a lot of futurists on twitter – or at least a lot of people who fancy themselves as futurists. Wikipedia defines them thus: Futurists or futurologists are scientists and social scientists whose specialty is futurology, or the attempt to systematically explore predictions and possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from […]