Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Artificial intelligence: Making a human connection - Genevieve Bell (Intel Corporation)

Published on Sep 28, 2016
We have been talking about robots and artificial intelligence forever, or so it sometimes seems. Images of smart machinery have inhabited our thinking and our literary and cultural imaginations long before technology made such objects possible. It is tempting to keep separate the art and science of the robot and the artificial intelligence that underpins it. However, there are reasons to thread them back together. After all, the AI of our imagination is the AI we have built.

Genevieve Bell explores the meaning of “intelligence” within the context of machines and its cultural impact on humans and their relationships. Genevieve interrogates AI not just as a technical agenda but as a cultural category in order to understand the ways in which the story of AI is connected to the history of human culture.

This keynote is sponsored by Intel.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

"When "computers" were young, brilliant black women mathematicians

Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures recovers the lost history of the young African American women who did the heavy computational work of the Apollo missions, given the job title of "computer" -- her compelling book has been made into a new motion picture

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The FSFE - Fighting for your rights for over 15 years

The FSFE - Fighting for your rights for over 15 years from Free Software Foundation Europe on Vimeo.

The Free Software Foundation Europe has been fighting for your rights for over 15 years. Join us in defending your freedoms in the years to come.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tow Center: Digital News in a Distributed Environment

Streamed live on Jun 21, 2016
Join the Tow Center for the launch of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism's 2016 Digital News Report, as well as the release of preliminary findings from a new research project by the Tow Center examining the relationship between social platforms and publishers.

Guest speakers include: Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism), Liz Heron (The Huffington Post), Vivian Schiller (independent strategist), and Edward Roussel (The Wall Street Journal).

Friday, June 24, 2016

Sci-Fi short film scripted by machine learning algorithm- Sunspring

Published on Jun 9, 2016
In the wake of Google's AI Go victory, filmmaker Oscar Sharp turned to his technologist collaborator Ross Goodwin to build a machine that could write screenplays. They created "Jetson" and fueled him with hundreds of sci-fi TV and movie scripts. Shortly thereafter, Jetson announced it wished to be addressed as Benjamin. Building a team including Thomas Middleditch, star of HBO's Silicon Valley, they gave themselves 48 hours to shoot and edit whatever Benjamin (Jetson) decided to write.

Lyrics by Benjamin (formerly known as Jetson), an LSTM RNN Artificial Intelligence.
Music Composed and Performed by Tiger + Man

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Sunspring | A Sci-Fi Short Film Starring Thomas Middleditch

Starring: Thomas Middleditch
Director: Oscar Sharp
Executive Producer: Walter Kortschak
Producer: Allison Friedman, Andrew Kortschak, and Andrew Swett
Writer: Benjamin (formerly known as Jetson), an LSTM RNN Artificial Intelligence
Writer of Writer: Ross Goodwin

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Encryption (HBO)

Published on Mar 13, 2016
Strong encryption poses problems for law enforcement, is weakening it worth the risks it presents? It’s…complicated.

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