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
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Have you ever been somewhere abroad where you didn’t understand the language at all?
Yes, sure, I’ve been to Japan last year to cover a robotics conference and demo
Cool! So imagine someone there pointing at a robot prototype and saying something to you in Japanese
OK, that’s easy to imagine … since it did happen! A lot!
Great, so they point at the robot and say “shiro” …
… yes? So?
So what do you get from that? Is the name of the robot, of one of its parts, its color, its function?
Right, maybe I see what you’re getting at “ostensive definitions”, pointing and saying a word can be quite vague …
Exactly. Tagging an image is vage and can be ambiguous. It’s not like the AI knows from the outset what is what
In “man riding a bike” anything could be the bike or the man. It needs to learn by combining a lot of those images
Generalizing from the data, but somewhat … blindly
Generalizing from very messy data. We’re not feeding it a textbook on photography or drawing portraits, but random tagged images from the internet
Ouch, yes, I can see why that might trip it up … but what about the scribbling thing?
Kids learn to draw in stages and there’s a specific stage, somewhere when they’re around 3 or 4 when they start drawing people and faces
Right, with the legs directly attached to the head, like an octopus!
Yep, but more importantly, they have started to realize that bodies and faces have parts: eyes, noses, fingers, etc.
But then they draw them all over the place … ah, I think I get it …
The AI doesn’t know exactly what’s what, just that it needs to be somewhere in the picture
And then you get bikes with too many pedals, just like scribbles of people with too many fingers or a nose next to an eye
I don’t want to sound too negative here, it is definitely an interesting development and has attracted a lot of interest
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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!
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
All aboard the Spike Train!
The experimental results from neurobiology have lead to the investigation of a third generation of neural network models which …
The Network is the Message
A continued stimulus, such as a state of tension, a light or a sound, produces a continued passage of sensory impulses to the central nervous system.
I’m in your brain, releasing your transmitters
The mechanism of action of nerve stimulation is unknown… it is possible that substances are formed under the influence of nerve stimulation
Come in Neuron: do you copy?
If we liken the nervous currents to electric currents, we can compare the nervous system below the hemispheres to a direct circuit from sense-organ to muscle
Zap goes the Neuron
If I do not greatly deceive myself, I have succeeded in realizing… the hundred years’ dream of physicists and physiologists, to wit, the identity of the nervous principle with electricity
Today one Neuron, tomorrow the Brain!
The Navy said the perceptron would be the first non-living mechanism capable of receiving, recognizing and identifying its surroundings without any human training or control
Do Neurons Count?
Neural computers do not execute typical machine instructions of digital computers unless they are made to emulate the behavior of physical neural networks