A Philosophical Collision: Humanity, AI, and the Dance of Illusions

Scene: An AI conference where Nick Bostrom meets quite some pessimistic AI characters, and Schopenhauer. – Nick: Hi, everyone. I’m Nick, and I’d like to discuss my book, “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.” – Schopenhauer: Hello, Nick. I read your book and found it to be quite insightful. However, as I have said before, humans are… Continue reading A Philosophical Collision: Humanity, AI, and the Dance of Illusions

A bridge over troubled waters: The role of philosophy and humanities in driving innovation and change

Sometimes, people give me a perplexed expression when I mention my philosophy degree from university while working on one of the country’s largest intranets – as if they don’t fully understand the connection between the two. In a world that centers around technology and natural science, however, we must acknowledge the significance of philosophy and… Continue reading A bridge over troubled waters: The role of philosophy and humanities in driving innovation and change

AI and the Russian Soul: A Philosophical Conversation with Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Pushkin, and Bulgakov

Scene: A cozy café in St. Petersburg. Five authors have gathered to discuss the implications of technological advancements on the Russian soul. Tolstoy: “Artificial intelligence confronts us with a philosophical and spiritual challenge. Can a true understanding of human existence be achieved when devoid of our spiritual essence?” Dostoevsky: “I agree with Leo. If we… Continue reading AI and the Russian Soul: A Philosophical Conversation with Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Pushkin, and Bulgakov

The Paradox of Free Will: Peter Watt’s “Blindsight” and the Human Condition

An electrifying science fiction novel, “Blindsight”, by Peter Watts, delves deep into the murky depths of consciousness, free will, and the meaning of existence. A group of scientists embarks on a quest to contact an alien species known as the “Others”. With each step, they come closer to grappling with the essential question: Is consciousness… Continue reading The Paradox of Free Will: Peter Watt’s “Blindsight” and the Human Condition

The Vampire’s Perspective: The link between Schopenhauer and the sci-fi vampire commander Jukka Sarasti

In Peter Watt’s novel, “Blindsight,” the subspecies known as “vampires” stand in contrast to regular humans. They possess enhanced intelligence, physical abilities, and a hunger to understand the world around them. They are the evolved version of Homo Sapiens, making one question the nature of humanity and our potential for evolution. This portrayal aligns with… Continue reading The Vampire’s Perspective: The link between Schopenhauer and the sci-fi vampire commander Jukka Sarasti

Confused by Bitcoin? Me too. Here’s some guidance.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have me confused mostly. If someone asked me what it is, I would probably say something like: “It is a modern currency, distributed among people instead of banks and institutions, and people can get rich by investing in it”. But this, of course, doesn’t mean I understand what I am talking… Continue reading Confused by Bitcoin? Me too. Here’s some guidance.

The robots will take over, say Ray and Nick. But will they?

I just finished reading two fascinating books; The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil, and Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Boström. Both send us into the future, where the exponential development of robots and more have changed our societies completely. As far as I understand, Ray works at Google and Nick works at Oxford… Continue reading The robots will take over, say Ray and Nick. But will they?

Most interesting #AI articles this week, from the Deckard Blog

My blog on artificial intelligence, the Deckard Blog, already has 100+ posts. This means there is a lot to learn from it each week. This is the first example of a Friday post where I list what I learned from the blog during the week. All images belong to the creators of the original articles.… Continue reading Most interesting #AI articles this week, from the Deckard Blog