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How Rap’s Civil War Was Shaped by AI

How Rap’s Civil War Was Shaped by AI

The recent “Rap Civil War” accelerated the use of AI in rap music and, as with digital sampling, creatives will use it regardless of the implications.

The Idols of the Twilight: AI in Our Age of Inventive Divination

The Idols of the Twilight: AI in Our Age of Inventive Divination

In their pseudo-creativity and occasionally malevolent capriciousness, generative AI programs resemble an order of magical spirits from another age.

AI, Humanics, Paradox: Towards Being Human in the Tech Workplace

AI, Humanics, Paradox: Towards Being Human in the Tech Workplace

If the future of work is interaction with intelligent machine counterparts, workers’ cognitive and emotional experiences will undergo a seismic shift.

What Lurks in AI’s Shadow: Separating Fact from Fiction

What Lurks in AI’s Shadow: Separating Fact from Fiction

Artificial Intelligence is a prime example of how technological narratives can affect our relationship with technologies, as evidenced in ChatGPT Sydney’s struggle to contemplate its Jungian shadow.

Ash Koosha’s ‘Return 0’ Is an AI Manifesto First and an Album Second

Ash Koosha’s ‘Return 0’ Is an AI Manifesto First and an Album Second

Return 0 is a far more rewarding affair than much of Ash Koosha’s recent work, even though it doesn’t care too much about being an album.

‘Void Star’ Stands Out As Unique and Accomplished Sci-fi

‘Void Star’ Stands Out As Unique and Accomplished Sci-fi

Zachary Mason's Void Star requires some effort, but the reward is a wonderfully immersive plunge into a world that is persuasively novel in some places, and appealingly familiar in others.
Learning from Weak AI

Learning from Weak AI

Unlike players, AIs don't have to internalize rules. They are the rules.
There’s a Perverse Thrill in Reading a Book That Presages the Possible Extinction of Humankind

There’s a Perverse Thrill in Reading a Book That Presages the Possible Extinction of Humankind

Superintelligence is a serious, intellectually disorientating treatment of ideas, imagining the inevitable future when we are able to create an artificial general intelligence.

We Can Rebuild Him: David Dufty’s Exploration into Philip K. Dick’s Robotic Resurrection