Mother-of-pearl, or nacre, is not only a beautiful substance for jewelry and ceramics; it is a remarkable material.
He recognizes that present AI displays the creativity of its creators and not that of a machine-based intelligence but why let that get in the way of a promising theory?.
This was supposed to be on the redfortyeight.com site but ended up here by accident…
Still another article on socialism in The New Republic…
Our reflections on neo-communism, we have moved beyond the term ‘socialism’, express and yet also challenge the sense of commentators on socialism of the hard division between liberalism and a postcapitalist communism. That division arose at the start of the radical era of revolutionary politics. But the hard distinction is misleading Continue reading DMNC: remorphing the present…//Reclaiming the Future | The New Republic
Computer scientists have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do — take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots that one day can improve the effectiveness of dangerous missions.
The left can no longer proceed with unexamined views of evolution based on Darwinism. It has been outflanked by the Intelligent Design movement whose critiques ma…
Well, if genetics isn’t that important, what is heredity? Maybe epigenetics and horizontal gene transfer also shape the lives we live and live among. So then Darwinism is right but unimportant. It explains some things, not most things.
Source: The eonic effect – Darwiniana