Increasingly complex societies demand increasingly complex solutions. We can only find these if we also devote more intelligence to them. There are two ways to do this: Create more natural intelligence; Create more artificial intelligence; Work is busily underway on … Continue reading Stupidity is a Moral Defect
Canadian musician Grimes was a podcast guest a few weeks ago on Lex Fridman, who started his conversations a few years ago as a researcher at MIT focused on artificial intelligence and now regularly invites a range of interesting personalities … Continue reading Where is everybody?
My book on artificial intelligence, When Monkeys Learn from Monkeys, argues that, taken under the wing of a higher intelligence, we could increase our own intelligence. Just as Francine Patterson took the female gorilla Koko under her wing, taught her … Continue reading Since an AI Defeated the Go World Champion, Humans Also Play Better
Oscar Night 2022 will go down in history not because of the movies and their stars, but because of a tangible scene between standup comedian and host Chris Rock and actor Will Smith. The latter had come on stage and … Continue reading Will Smith & Chris Rock Tussle Over Hair – Literally; But Will Smith Was Right
Actors know that they will never become the audience’s favorite character if they are on stage or in front of the camera with children or animals. One becomes an extra. There is something about showing our sympathy to children and … Continue reading AI Swinishness
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and former Archbishop of Munich, Joseph Ratzinger came under pressure because of the abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Munich. He is accused of not having done anything about the misconduct at the time. After the … Continue reading Ratzinger’s Apology On The Abuse Scandal In Check
Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Nils Lofgren, and a number of other musicians have had their songs removed from the streaming platform Spotify, and if Twitter is to be believed, plenty of users have had their Spotify accounts closed as well. … Continue reading Spotify Controversy: Did Joe Rogan Really Apologize? No, He Didn’t!
What the past two years have taught us is that disease and death have become visible again. The pandemic has swept away millions, and many who have contracted COVID have been abruptly confronted with their own mortality. Fortunately, no one … Continue reading Are You Ready To “Go”?
The need to wear masks during a pandemic has unmasked old ideas again. Suddenly, terms from the Nazi era, which seemed to have been disproved long ago and to rest on the garbage heap of history, are becoming socially acceptable … Continue reading An Analysis of the Thinking of Contrarians, Conspiracy Theorists and Right-Wingers
For many years and several moves, I have kept a small collection of issues of Newsweek magazine that were published in 1989. That was not only the year I moved from high school to college, but also one where the … Continue reading CoupCast: An AI Predicts Revolutions