artificial intelligence

No empathy for robots? What about from robots?

  • Posted on: 13 October 2017
  • By: C.J.

I just read the following statement at https://medium.com/@rowantrollope/ai-and-our-kids-raising-centaurs-c91cc...

"We must continue to teach kids to appreciate beauty, and show them the value of empathy. These are things machines will only ever be able to simulate, never experience."

The first part of the statement is uncontroversial. In fact, it sounds like the basis for my own attempt at parenting.

Celebrate the Father of Computer Science

  • Posted on: 23 June 2017
  • By: C.J.
Picture of Alan Turing

Alan Turing was born on this date, June 23. As heartbreaking as his personal story can be, his work is fundamental to understanding the intersection of math and intelligence.

As intelligence takes on so many connotations when studied, so does Alan's work and his life.

I hope that emotional intelligence will be a hallmark to computer development. It would be a fitting extension to what has happened and how to make effective change.