Monthly Archives: January 2014

From The Makers of ‘Her’ — ‘Me’

This is too funny.

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Missouri Republicans Remove Science From Classroom

My home state of Missouri just passed a new bill which allows parents to pull their children out of science classrooms if they’re teaching evolution. Most of the time this sort of thing is shot down, but this time it … Continue reading

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How Close Are We To Talking Computers?

How long will it be before we can have fluent conversations with machines?  Amit Singhal, a lead developer at Google, feels it’ll be here in about twenty years. In the past, computers have had no representation of objects.  They didn’t … Continue reading

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Thoughts On ‘Her’

I saw Her yesterday, the new movie everyone’s been talking about.  In the near future, artificial intelligence has reached a point where computers are self-aware and alive.  A lonely writer buys a new AI operating system for his computer and … Continue reading

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Hypnotic Suggestion And Mystical Powers

While I was working out in the gym the other day, I was listening to the Joe Rogan Experience and he was interviewing the philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris.   They had an interesting conversation, but one thing in particular … Continue reading

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