This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Around here we like to write about artificial intelligence (AI). In fact we beginning to seek professional help for obvious unhealthy fixation and had vowed not to write about it ever again (ever again beginning defined as a couple of weeks). And then Microsoft’s Tay AI Twitter bot happened.
Why the 2016 Presidential Campaign will be like Pro Wrestling
I did a Blab the other day with my co-worker, Adam, about the Hulk Hogan/Gawker court case. I knew virtually nothing about the case or Pro Wrestling, but in listening to Adam discuss it, it made me think about how reality TV has changed America, and in particular the 2016 Presidential Campaign. (more…)
Why is Skynet Trying to Build a House?
This blog has written about artificial intelligence, AI (whats the A stand for?), quite a bit. From Google’s self driving car to Googles dreaming AI (is Google a subsidiary of Cyberdyne Systems or something?) to the fears of an AI takeover shared by Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. Today’s AI story has a bit of a Matthew Broderick flavor to it because the AI wants to play a game.
We’re Going to Need a Bigger Printer
Gamebody had a dream. It was a dream that many growing up after May 25, 1977 have, the dream of owning the Millennium Falcon. Gamebody decided to make his dream a reality by designing 236 small pieces that can be glued together to make Han Solo’s iconic spacecraft (or a jumble of random shapes if you put the pieces together wrong). Now this may seem unnecessary as you can buy versions of the Falcon in stores. The fact is those versions are not 40 inches (over three feet!). The inside is also detailed to level that would make any fan boy swoon. (more…)