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bandwagon-io:

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We’re not just at CES, the world’s biggest consumer technology expo, schmoozing with awesome companies, trying on computers, or collecting awards (more on that in a bit): we’re also operating two shared cab lines at the Las Vegas convention center to whisk folks to hotels and other event…

w3cmemes:

Unstable references, bad

w3cmemes:

Unstable references, bad

President Pulls Lawmakers Into Box He Made
NYT headline. Try to  visualize.

Tell your friends.

fastcompany:

In these maps of global social network use, you can see Facebook taking over the world. Here’s 2013’s map.

These geographic divisions and areas of contestation look familiar.

Or language, I guess it could be language.

Pandora: Amazing

It turns out the trick is finding at least one band that you like.

absalomabsalom:

Google Is Alive, It Has Eyes, and This Is What It Sees
Beautiful art by Samuel J Bland, digital collages composed from google image searches. Lacking intuition, the algorithm finds surreal patterns in mundane images. Mechanism in the articulation of a stuffed woodcock, the echo of a tiger from a fuzzy orange object in a plastic bag, these images percolate up through the digital froth of images and haunt these other, everyday objects, visual ghosts.
As I wrote before, when we imagine alternative/artificial intelligences, we tend to fixate on symbolic consciousness (i.e., the Turing Test) at the expense of what Lacan calls the imaginary, that layer of consciousness closer to animal ethology and the machinic. Consciousness emerges not just out of language, but out of a constant processing of images and environmental stimuli. Give the AI sense, then engage in a constant and distributed a Turin reality-testing (Turin avec Freud), and see what emerges.

absalomabsalom:

Google Is Alive, It Has Eyes, and This Is What It Sees

Beautiful art by Samuel J Bland, digital collages composed from google image searches. Lacking intuition, the algorithm finds surreal patterns in mundane images. Mechanism in the articulation of a stuffed woodcock, the echo of a tiger from a fuzzy orange object in a plastic bag, these images percolate up through the digital froth of images and haunt these other, everyday objects, visual ghosts.

As I wrote before, when we imagine alternative/artificial intelligences, we tend to fixate on symbolic consciousness (i.e., the Turing Test) at the expense of what Lacan calls the imaginary, that layer of consciousness closer to animal ethology and the machinic. Consciousness emerges not just out of language, but out of a constant processing of images and environmental stimuli. Give the AI sense, then engage in a constant and distributed a Turin reality-testing (Turin avec Freud), and see what emerges.

AccuWeather, please, try to sound more serious!

Inflation

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josephdreamboatlevitt:

When we were younger we lived in constant fear of one day having to grow up and get “real jobs” but it turns out that is a lie! If you want to make sad comics about feelings for other people and put them on the internet as your career, then follow that stupid dream!

Making happy comics though, that probably wouldn’t work out.

keyholez:

Unfortunately not what it sounds like.

I don’t understand. It’s exactly what it sounds like.

urbanination: The Bay Area-like number of tech companies in New York City. 

urbanination: The Bay Area-like number of tech companies in New York City. 

new-aesthetic:

“Although Bush set up the legal argument for autopen bill signing, he never used the device to enact legislation. Obama was the first to do so, signing an extension of the PATRIOT Act via autopen while in Europe. (Kind of fitting that a robot re-signed into law an act that represents the tenuous nature of technology, privacy, and the role of government.) Some lawmakers objected to the move, but no serious legal challenge to auto-signing bills has ever surfaced.”
When a Robot Signs a Bill: A Brief History of the Autopen - NationalJournal.com

new-aesthetic:

“Although Bush set up the legal argument for autopen bill signing, he never used the device to enact legislation. Obama was the first to do so, signing an extension of the PATRIOT Act via autopen while in Europe. (Kind of fitting that a robot re-signed into law an act that represents the tenuous nature of technology, privacy, and the role of government.) Some lawmakers objected to the move, but no serious legal challenge to auto-signing bills has ever surfaced.”

When a Robot Signs a Bill: A Brief History of the Autopen - NationalJournal.com