Category Archives: words

AlgoHiggs

My friend John Higgs releases his new book today, The Future Starts Here. It’s an excellent read which frames the future in a positive way (rather than the dystopian hellscape projected by the majority of contemporary narratives.) It also has this description of me in it, which I find most pleasing. Eric, who is probably […]

Bot Summit 2016

I had the pleasure of speaking at this years Bot Summit. The slides weren’t really visible in the original video recorded at the event, so I’ve taken the audio and added it to the presentation. Bot Summit was organised by Darius Kazemi and held at the V&A London. The full summit video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTPih7D0Jhg

Algo Incantations

I recently had the pleasure at speaking at ‘Adventures on the edge of culture‘ with John Higgs, Melinda Gebbie, Alan Moore and others. I wanted to create a new algorithmic work which could be distributed to the audience, and knowing they would be of an magickal bent, I entered Chapel Perilous and took a look […]

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 […]