The advantage of a bad memory is that, several times over, one enjoys the same good things for the first time
Nietzsche Human all too Human, 580
Cho and John are talking about the following article:
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The last topic I wanted to discuss with you is brain damage and diseases
Oh, of course, we have him! Everyone knows him now because of the movie “Memento”.
I liked that movie because it is surprisingly accurate 😊
Can I quote you on that? 😊
Sure, most blockbusters deal with memory loss in totally implausible ways, so … 👍
We actually have him in the article for multiple reasons.
Obviously: like Leborgne, he too suffered from epileptic seizures, and his memory loss was due to the operation to “cure” them
Indeed! We go into detail about why splitting the brain in half sometimes works
Yeah, it isn’t really a “cure” though 😏
That’s what we try to point out, but it is similar to brain cancer: better to cut it out
I see your point, the lesser evil, but it is frustrating
Not actually being able to heal it, only to treat it with such coarse interventions
The next article actually is about the future and the brain
Meaning new medical technologies?
Yes and no … 😉
… Continue to read the conversation between John and Cho
on Saturday 12th June…
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What is AI compared to the hand that wields it?
It suddenly started drawing – in a naturalistic style. Yesterday I was watching it whizzing around, and the result really did look almost like you. That’s when I threw it away…
Anything is art if an AI says it is
Do not you understand? This is a whole new dimension, even according to the canons of the classical “art sacre”. This is a real revolution. Do you understand, ladies and gentlemen? This is the first hot plastic artwork! You! You! My boy … you are an artist!
“Young man, you don’t think I’m encountering constructive symbolism for the first time, do you? “Unplug”: free yourself from physicality, from the vulgar earthbound physicality, from the evils of civilization, from electricity, nerves, and so on. Isn’t that what this is? The association is crystal clear, I’d be tempted to say, perhaps even too obvious” (Kishon 1987)
AI see, AI do
You young badgers imagine that it would be enough to smear a pound of paint on the canvas and you’re already a modern painter. I would be willing to accept this abomination for a bad joke, if there was even the slightest humor behind it. But this here is an abracadabra! A nothing!
As far as AI can see
The case of the use of the abacus by Japanese school children and adults … tool’s use becomes incorporated into a culture-specific technology