Browsing All posts tagged under »AI«

Siri: Stop!

April 29, 2018


We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us. — Marshall McLuhan Sometimes Siri is a moron — it’s hard to use, misunderstands questions, and often gives useless answers. Siri — for those of you living under a rock — is a search agent built into the iPhone. You talk to it, requesting information […]

How the Software Deleted the Humans — a short story

June 26, 2016


By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it. — Eliezer Yudkowsky The lonely guy lived in the basement of his parents’ house, managing four computers, his fingers dancing over the keys as his mind created digital wonders line by line. His expanding belly sometimes bulged […]

Dear Elon Musk: Nick Bostram Is Messing With You

June 5, 2016


If realistic simulations of the universe are possible, then there would very quickly be far more simulations of reality than actual reality. Without any reason to assume we’re in reality rather than a simulation, the chances of us randomly happening to be in the one option among billions that isn’t fake is billions to one. […]

Jeeves and Jevons — a short story

September 10, 2015


When we make something cheaper, we consume a lot more of it. — Alex Rubalcava In the dining room, the Owner turned to his butler. “Thank you, Jeeves. The supper was excellent. The guests seemed well pleased.” Jeeves inclined his head. “Thank you, sir.”  “In fact, I must say that, ever since I purchased you […]