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Robot Dystopia

Here we've got all the latest advances in crazy artificial intelligence, and then a good dose of secret societies, anonymity, and the NSA.

robot art [nucl.ai]

Neural Doodles: Workflows for the Next Generation of Artists

Wellp, pack up your paintbrushes, folks. It's over. It's done. Art belongs to the computers now.
representationalized understanding [medium.com/after-us]

Towards a Poetics of Artificial Superintelligence

An interesting, poetic exploration of the representations of superintelligences in literature and how we can grapple with the AI inevitability.
the beauty of perfection [wired.com]

The Sadness and Beauty of Watching Google’s AI Play Go

AlphaGo plays so excellently that it reaches into the sublime. Just wait until we see machines dance, do acrobatics, with incredible agility and dexterity, to the point that it simply melts our minds.
how do you feel about becoming a robot? [ted.com]

My daughter, my wife, our robot, and the quest for immortality

An absolutely fascinating talk from Martine Rothblatt, the creator of SiriusXM and futurist supreme. Surprisingly, a love story.
shhhh [motherboard.vice.com]

My Year in San Francisco’s $2 Million Secret Society Startup

This is a wild read about a startup that hosted all kinds of crazy expensive culture events in a secretive way, and then imploded because it couldn't make any money.
i miss aim chatrooms [theatlantic.com]

A More Pseudonymous Internet

In defense of your weird online screen names. I can't believe how my name is all over everything nowadays, but hey, how else am I gonna develop a brand identity and engage and activate my audience?
triangulating banksy [economist.com]

Banksy has been tagged, thanks to mathematics

I won't spoil who it is in case you don't want to find out, but this is interesting in a sort of terrifying Minority Report sort of way. Granted, great for catching criminals!