Articles tagged artificial intelligence

Is A.I. the New Other?

Aliens and robots are swapping seats as filmic sci-fi reformulates its visions of the foreign and the familiar.

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The Biosemiotics of Butterflies: A Conversation With Victoria Alexander

It makes me miserable to see an artist turning himself into a handmaiden of science, using his skill to illustrate (or interpret) scientific concepts. C’mon man, I want to say, don’t make your art about science, use your art to do science.

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A Public Service Announcement From Your Future AI Overlords

Perhaps what worries Stephen Hawking and his fear mongering colleagues is not some hostile Other like Agent Smith from The Matrix, but the more pedestrian Other that is other people.

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Callous Masculinity and Robot Sexuality Conflict in ‘Ex Machina’

This artificial intelligence flick uses the nerd archetype to make points about masculinity, ego, and empathy.

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‘Transcendence’ Is a High-Tech Mess of Subplots

Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.

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24 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

As privacy fades, so do intimacy, personal safety, and self-esteem (mental health) and with them social cohesion.

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11 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Behavior changes are reminiscent of psychosis and, biochemically speaking, passionate love closely imitates substance abuse.

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21 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

We are prisoners in the universe of our emotions; our weapons of language are useless.

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10 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Agatha Christie's opus is a portrait of our age as it emerged, all bloodied and repellent, from the womb of the dying Victorian era.

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1 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

The universal imperative 'thou shall not kill (another human being)' is easily over-ruled by the moral obligation to kill for one's country. The imperative 'though shall not steal' is superseded by one's moral obligation to spy for one's nation.

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4 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Many (children) continue to live with their parents into their thirties and consume the family's savings in college tuition, sumptuous weddings, expensive divorces, and parasitic habits.

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24 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Suicide, substance abuse, narcissism, eating disorders, antisocial ways, schizotypal symptoms, depression, even psychosis are considered sick by some cultures -- and utterly normative or advantageous in others.

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2 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

What is legal is not always moral and what is legitimate is not invariably legal.

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3 Jun 2003 // 10:00 PM

Arguably, bacteria and insects exert on Nature far more influence with farther reaching consequences than Man has ever done.

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14 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

The idea of the West is merely the last phase and manifestation of the clash of titans between Germany on the one hand, and Russia on the other.

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9 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

No official version of the events can survive the onslaught of blogs and multiple news reporting.

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5 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

I firmly believe that it is better to face a forthright villain than a masquerading saint.

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5 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Such killers are convinced that they are more honest and open about their desires and, thus, morally superior.

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8 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Are gender identity and sexual preferences immutable lifelong features or dynamically evolving frames of self-reference?

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4 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

(Discrimination) has little to do with stereotypes and a lot to do with societal and economic power matrices.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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