Mechanomorphs and the politeness of machines

But what if bots conversed with us in a new way that is uniquely bot-like? At the moment, we anthropomorphize bots because we’ve never really had any non-human entities occupying conversational space with us. Could we create a new set of expectations and aesthetics that might ameliorate these social challenges and create new conversational possibilities? How might a machine express itself in ways that set up new kinds of expectations for our interactions with it?

Source: Mechanomorphs and the politeness of machines | nytlabs ← Research, thoughts, and process from The New York Times R&D Lab

Flow Machines: can machines help us to be more creative?

 

Can machines help us to become more creative? We hope so, by helping us to manipulate style, thanks to the next generation of authoring tools: Flow Machines!

Flow machines is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and coordinated by François Pachet. More info here: www.flow-machines.com

 

Artificial Intelligence: The Risks Could Outweigh the Rewards | IQ2US Debates

As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence believe that it will help solve complex social challenges and offer immortality via virtual humans. But AI’s critics are sounding the alarm, going so far as to call its development an “existential threat” to mankind.

Interesting debate format.

Source: Artificial Intelligence: The Risks Could Outweigh the Rewards | IQ2US Debates