Means and Ends for AI and for Faith

Means and Ends for AI and for Faith

Last week my desktop computer suddenly stopped booting up.  I looked at replacement options while awaiting the technician’s diagnosis.  The friendly sales rep’s first question was “What will you use it for?” When I told her about my work with AI and Faith, she asked...
Is AI intelligent, really?

Is AI intelligent, really?

Good question. On the surface, it seems simple enough. Assign any standard you like as a demonstration of intelligence, and then ask whether you could (theoretically) set up an AI to perform it. Sure, it seems common sense that given sufficiently advanced technology...
How Much Is Your Face Worth?

How Much Is Your Face Worth?

If someone walked up to me on the street and offered me $5 to take a picture of my face, I’d probably say yes. Wouldn’t you? Google has been doing just this for the past few weeks. Lately, people describe being approached at random to trade their face data for a $5...
Of Internet Trolls and the Tower of Babel

Of Internet Trolls and the Tower of Babel

Chloe is training for, arguably, the internet’s most difficult job: full-time content moderator — aka “process executive” — for Facebook (though actually employed by a subcontractor named Cognizant). A key part of the training has involved trying to harden herself...
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