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.
Source: Yoga is philosophy in physical form, says a philosophy of mind professor — Quartz
We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?
Source: If Animals Have Rights, Should Robots? – The New Yorker
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
Source: Take A Peek Into The Psychedelic Subconscious Of Artificial Intelligence – ALLDAY
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
Source: Killer Robots and the Concept of Meaningful Human Control | Human Rights Watch
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.
Source: Chimpanzees: Spiritual But Not Religious?
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.
Source: Hear John Malkovich Read Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” Set to Music Mixed by Ric Ocasek, Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon, OMD & More | Open Culture
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.
Source: Going, Going, Gone: Master Go Player Loses Best-Of-5 Match With A.I.
Georgia Tech researchers say that teaching artificial intelligence to understand human stories can instill human values and ethics in robots.
Source: Worried about amoral robots? Try reading them a story. – CSMonitor.com
Welcome to this special Wisecrack Edition of The Philosophy of The Walking Dead, where we take a look at the philosophy of The Walking Dead.
Source: The Philosophy of The Walking Dead – Wisecrack Edition