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Artificial Intelligence is Better Than No Intelligence at All

The press has covered the release by a Google engineer that the company has an AI that is sentient with a mix of fear, fascination, and foreboding. For the purposes of this article I will assume that everything Blake Lemoine (the Google engineer) has said about LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) is true. If…

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Bring Back The Abacus

The complete ingestion of the modern world by the computer has putatively made life easier and allegedly added to the variety and plenty of life’s pleasant experiences. Except when it hasn’t. Yesterday Walgreens informed me that I had a prescription ready for pickup. To make life easier for me they gave me a link to…

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Robot Reaches Milestone, Passes Medical Licensing Exam

The following is from Becker’s Hospital Review – November 21, 201. It was bound to happen. Draw your own conclusions. An artificial intelligence-powered robot in China took the country’s medical licensing examinations and passed, becoming the first robot to do so, Futurism reports. The robot, Xiaoyi, not only passed the tests, but it did so with flying colors —…

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