Robert J. Mark on AI’s Glaring Errors
Snapchat’s chatbot “My AI” gave advice about how to hide the smell of pot and alcohol to someone posing as a disgruntled teenager.
Depths of Design: Talking Boxes
Our talking boxes take our requests, run their routines, and send out results but understand nothing, whether or not they’re made in China.
No, Thanks, Jeff Bezos. I Do NOT Want Alexa Controlling My Home.
This is extremely creepy. Insisting on privacy is an aspect of what Wesley J. Smith calls human exceptionalism.
Professor: Loving a Robot Is Healthy Because of…Evolution
A Japanese company, Gatebox, evidently felt that Alexa from Amazon isn’t disturbing enough as something to have around your house.
Happy Darwin Day! Our 2018 Censor of the Year Is Wikipedia
As Darwin himself said, in a scientific context, “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.”