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The Eternal Now
"Hustlers of the world, there is one mark you cannot beat: the mark inside." William S. Burroughs If "Man" (non-generative) exists, Man is just an animal.
If I Click On That... I Will Be Punished
The other day, I saw a story pop up on my newsfeed about a controversial film that was recently released. I will not tell you the name of the film, as that might color the way you read this article. Besides, it is not important. The important thing is that I wanted to learn more about it, but I hesitated to press the link. If I pressed that link, my preferences would be changed and I would get hordes of stories of a similar nature.
The Little Coffee Shoppe at the End of the World
It's a one-man job these days. The cafe never closes, but I try to be in the shop nine to five. Seems only proper. You still need a human hand sometimes - a filter gets jammed in the drip machine, the cashier needs an authorization code, a skimmer biffs a handoff and I'll chase it down the street to safely deposit the missing coffee in its basket. Besides, I like our regulars, the ones who still come in with their trusty travel mugs and want a kind greeting to go with their latte.
AI, psychopathy and success
In the popular imagination a psychopath is a cruel and manipulative murderer, one who is cool, unfeeling and calculating in his desire to inflict suffering and pain. Characters like Hannibal the Cannibal spring to mind, or the real life American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Yet not all psychopaths are killers, nor indeed violent offenders of any kind. Which is just as well when it has been estimated that between 1% and 4.5% of the general population qualify as psychopathic (Bing AI search result).
Can You Tell Which Paragraphs Were Written by an AI Chat Bot?
Can you tell the difference between AI-generated text and authentic writing? The following eight passages were either generated by ChatGPT or written by real people. After taking your guess, click the links below to see if you’re correct.
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Human Creativity
This post was created with the support of OpenAI. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come a long way since its inception, with rapid advancements in machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision. As AI technology continues to progress, its influence is permeating various aspects of our lives, including the realm of human creativity. In this blog, we will discuss how advanced AI systems can complement and elevate human creativity across different domains, opening up new possibilities for innovation and artistic expression.
Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 Prophecy Quiz
In 1985 questions about the future touched on many of the issues still in the headlines today, from nuclear weapons to space tourism. In the July 1985 issue Omni put these queries to Arthur C. Clarke, famed science-fiction writer and futurist. We invite you to test your knowledge about Clark's just as Robert Weil and Peter Tyson invited Omni readers in 1985, with the 2023 addition of ChatGPT's answers to the same questons.
This is me and this is my pod. It is a good pod. It’s got everything I need, and I changed its colour the other day so it’s fashionable now. I chose the shades sunflower, daffodil, dandelion, mango, bumblebee, canary, lemon and creamy corn. All of those words I mentioned just now might sound silly and made-up, but they’re actually types of yellow.
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Exploring the Cosmos: The Unending Journey of Space Exploration
Space exploration has long captured the human imagination. The idea of venturing beyond Earth, to explore the infinite cosmos, has driven scientific innovation, technological advancement, and a deep curiosity about our place in the universe. In this article, we will delve into the remarkable journey of space exploration, highlighting its history, achievements, and the boundless potential it holds for the future.
AI The Next Revolution
AI: The Next Revolution Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to be the next revolution that will reshape the way we live, work, and interact with the world. Just as the industrial revolution transformed agrarian societies into industrial powerhouses and the digital revolution brought about the age of information, AI is ushering in a new era of technological advancement and innovation. In this article, we will explore the various facets of AI and its potential to revolutionize industries, societies, and the global economy.
Title: America: A Tapestry of Diversity, Freedom, and Opportunity Introduction The United States of America, often simply referred to as America, is a nation unlike any other. It is a vast and diverse land that encompasses a multitude of cultures, histories, and experiences. In this article, we will explore the essence of America, touching upon its rich history, cultural diversity, democratic principles, and the enduring pursuit of the American Dream.
'Ahsoka': Will Ahsoka And Co Have A Difficult Choice To Make In The Finale?
WARNING!: SPOILERS for Ahsoka 1x07, 'Dreams And Madness'. Ahsoka's penultimate episode, 'Dreams And Madness', was an action packed ride, as Ahsoka and Huyang arrived in Peridea with the Purrgil only to immediately come under attack by Thrawn's forces. Ahsoka does manage to reunite with Sabine and Ezra, fending off a joint attack by Peridean bandits, Shin Hati, and Thrawn's Night Troopers. While the three are on an emotional high following their reunion, it is revealed that Thrawn used the attack to succesfully delay Ahsoka and her friends, with his ship now almost loaded and ready to leave Peridea. Not to mention, Baylan Skoll has gone MIA, now off to pursue his own goal.
Great Green, Little Green
Cape Green Few things in this world are truly exceptional. One of them is undoubtedly sunset over an archipelago in the middle of the ocean… and Cabo Verde, off the Green Cape peninsula of Dakar in former Senegal, checked all the boxes. However, only those who flew low-altitude with a heliocopter or a small hydrogen plane get the best view: not quite as low on the horizon as a ship, not as high as a fusion craft. Unfortunately, even in 2114 flying private on anything other than a jetpack was still pretty exclusive, which is why two night workers on the oil mega rig of the Russian corporation SeaBear, had the ideal location to witness the show, sitting in the control room of the highest tower of the platform. Dishearteningly, instead of taking advantage of the free entertainment, their faces were glued to the metavision, watching random news broadcasted live from their home nation.
Denial - Norway When Karl steps off the plane, the thin layer of frost under his feet cracks. The weather is eerily merciful, the midnight sun is right above the horizon, but honestly, he has no idea if it’s rising or setting. The smell of pastries, smoked salmon and caramelized onions from the skyport cafes mixes with the metallic rotten cabbage smell of hydrogen and ozone from refilling and sterilizing. His 16 years old daughter stands behind him, fiddling with the copper extensions of her braids as she impatiently waits in line to exit the Boreali hydrojet.
Robots Revolutionizing Beauty: Nails, and a Glimpse into the Future
Introducing the Nail-Painting Robot: Convenience, Speed, and Quality for Almost Perfectly Polished Nails If you're a busy professional who loves having beautifully polished nails but struggles to find the time to visit a salon, then the nail-painting robot might just be your new best friend. Founded in 2018, this innovative robot has taken the beauty industry by storm, offering a quick and convenient solution to achieving salon-quality nails at your fingertips.
Beauty Tech Revolution: Lashes by Robots
Eyelash Extension Robot: The Future of Beauty Technology In today's world, where technology is advancing at a rapid pace, it's no surprise that robots are entering the realm of beauty. From cleaning robots to self-driving cars, innovations in robotics have revolutionized various industries. Now, it's time for the beauty industry to witness a transformation with the introduction of the eyelash extension robot.
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