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Round Up (Jan 25th): Artificial Life – Replacement Women – Ranking People with Social Score – Robot Bosses – Lying AI

Artificial Intelligence is Artificially Alive? Sometimes I feel like this is a blog about Sophia the robot, but the thing is: this is the “face” of AI, and it’s what’s being trotted out constantly. Sometimes it seems like this robot is in the news as much as the President of the USA, Donald Trump. In […]

A Simple Question About Cryptocurrency, the Blockchain, AI and the End Times

At this moment, thousands of home-built “mining rigs” are chugging along, calculating millions of hashes per second in an effort to “mine” crypto coins. Coins like Ethereum. ZCash. Monero. Next week, next month, next year, even more¬†cryptically-named cryptocurrencies will emerge¬†and become popular, and “miners” will put their computer hardware to work in an effort to […]