A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also Jokes
What ET teaches us about our moral obligations.
Source: Why We Shouldn’t Eat ET
Yoga class undoubtedly improves a person’s flexibility and serenity. But Lisa Miracchi, a philosophy professor at University of Pennsylvania who is teaching a seminar called “Yoga and Philosophy,” says that the poses can also enhance your reasoning, behavior, and relationships.
We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?
Artificial intelligence doesn’t quite “dream” the same way we humans do, but that doesn’t stop it from conjuring up some pretty wild visuals
Machines have long served as instruments of war, but historically humans have always dictated how they are used. The evolution of technology has the potential to change that reality, and the implications are profoundly disturbing. According to experts in artificial intelligence, fully autonomous weapons, which would select and engage targets without meaningful human control, could be developed for use within years, not decades
After almost 400 years, a new portrait ‘by Rembrandt’ was unveiled in Amsterdam yesterday. The portrait was created by art historians and technicians using data and facial recognition techniques from 346 of Rembrandt’s paintings.
Source: Rembrandt goes digital
Some animals have been observed performing the same rituals over and over, leading scientists to speculate that they might have a sense of the sacred.
So, imagine that you’re John Malkovich. I know, you’ve seen this movie before, but hear me out: you’re one of the most venerated actors of your generation. You are entering your sixth decade and could probably coast into your golden years on accolades and prestige parts.
As it went, it reprogrammed itself and improved. This type of self-learning program is known as a neural network, and it’s based on theories of how the human brain works.