Technology and Consciousness: Artificial Intelligence and Art
- April 7, 2016
- 7:00 pm
- First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
HERE IS THE AUDIO FROM OUR CONVERSATION;
What is technologies roll in art and society?
Art doing something deeper?
Ken-What are robot best at? What are humans best at? What about the grey area where these two things are evolving?
Can a robot respond to ones soul/represent your soul??
hybrid human machine systems/subverting the role of technology
a new way to instill consciousness.
Sensors that respond to ones individuality, they aren’t programmed
can machine robots convey their audiences personality/emotions?
making consciousness manifested physically.
Robots that sense you, respond uniquely each time.
THE PRODUCTS OF WAR,
The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck. -Paul Virilio
Global social media-Global surveillance and propaganda machine
-Robot carers for elderly people are ‘another way of dying even more miserably’
-tech produces more tech, cars encourage the production of more gas and gas refiners.
-“If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?”
Drone attacks, surveillance society, Stalking,.
Hacking home security systems.
When you aim to solve every problem for rich people as opposed to the real issues of income inequality, sustainable cities and climate change.
ALL the breakthroughs are for the military
The luddities didn’t have it all wrong, they were trying to protect their livelihoods. Their families, as a new technology comes in can’t we take care of the displaced ones?
TECH CAN REDUCE WORK/LABOR TIME.
YOU CAN’T STOP ART.
The Hackers are the real revolutionaries.
“If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?”
There are 2 solutions: 1; basic universal income, 2; get rid of money/capitalism entirely.
-Privacy is the next currency
This all makes art all the more important.
To leave the planet a little weirder.
Art can’t advance without experimentation and support
Art always wins
Your book Humans Need Not Apply – what made you interested in Artificial Intelligence?
The Future of AI?
Computer program, AlphaGo, which defeated the master 1000 TIMES HARDER THAN CHESS.
DEFINE Artificial Intelligence?
RACIST ChatBot that Microsoft/Twitter.