In which humans are just humans. I was going to label this as flash fiction, but I feel like it’s slightly too long. 499 more words
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Ari Warshavsky’s title of his piece on chatbots–“Human But Not Too Human”–is telling. His emphasis isn’t on bots replicating the human. Instead, he suggests that there’s a hazard in being “too human.” To Warshavsky, realizing the potential of chatbots requires we optimize them for the task-at-hand, rather than passing them off as human. 1,176 more words
As we finished the movie Ex Machina in class today, there were many questions left with the audience. When looking up the actual meaning of the title, I discovered that it comes from “Deus ex Machina” which is a phrase used to describe something brought into a storyline to help resolve the current situation or perplexity. 385 more words
Imagine you were a human who lived a hundred thousand years ago.
When you go that far back, to a time when humans had no language to communicate with, used stone tools and were just learning to use fire, it’s impossible for you to look beyond the basic rudiments of survival. 3,413 more words