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Common ground: Holly Herndon in conversation with James Bridle
"We’re more willing to grant intelligence to things that we’ve built ourselves than to non-human species, even though it’s increasingly obvious that primates, cephalopods and trees have forms of intelligence that we should maybe be listening to. So how do we take this sudden decentring of the human with regard to AI? It’s like a Copernican moment when suddenly we have to acknowledge there are other forms of intelligence present. And then suddenly go, “Oh shit, there have been incredible amounts of intelligence here all along, and we’ve completely ignored them." This is very good.
ai  intelligence  cognition  interview  jamesbridle  hollyherndon  artificialintelligence 
4 weeks ago by infovore
Paul McCartney takes the Tube: picking through past lives | intercourse with biscuits
"Dawn H Foster tweeted this weekend asking whether she was alone in feeling less intelligent now than she did when she was younger. I know exactly what she means. Those earlier versions of me were more certain in their ability because life hadn’t chipped the armour plating of arrogance off them. I’m at a point where I have let that go too far though and wear away at the confidence beneath it. Whether the next incarnation of myself turns out to be paranoid and shaky like the Thin White Duke at his darkest or on the cusp of a new prospects like McCartney circa 1961 is up to me." This is very familiar.
confidence  intelligence  micwright 
january 2012 by infovore
Why Intelligent People Fail
Passed without comment, but something to come back to when I'm beating myself up.
failure  success  intelligence  motivation 
july 2010 by infovore
Coffee houses and civil liberty «
"Yes people use the Internet to do bad thing, and quite possibly Twitter is one of those services that bad people use. But they also plan bad things in coffee house but for the last 300 odd years we’ve realised that trying to legislate against coffee houses is a bad thing for society." I recently finished Markman Ellis' book on coffee houses, and so Tom's post had a special kind of relevance.
security  intelligence  spying  coffeehouse 
october 2008 by infovore
Plotting the colors « The Arbitrarian
"Dolores Labs paid MechaTurks to apply labels to 10,000 color swatches." Then they built network graphs out of them. Very nice.
network  intelligence  collectiveintelligence  color  research  nomenclature  language  colour 
may 2008 by infovore
Portals -
"When you find new information, you get an opioid hit, and we are junkies for those. You might call us 'infovores.'" ... We are programmed for scarcity and can't dial back when something is abundant." So that explains it.
infovore  knowledge  learning  data  psychology  intelligence  informationoverload  via:blackbeltjones  addiction 
march 2008 by infovore

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