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Month: July 2014

Transcending Bad Sci-Fi

Transcending Bad Sci-Fi

So I was watching “Transcendence”, the latest cinematic attempt to generate public hysteria about Artificial Intelligence (AI), or more specifically about Hard AI. I stopped watching around the 42 minute mark. Johnny Depp’s remarkably good portrayal of a scientist dying a slow and painful death from Polonium poisoning had kept me watching despite the utter nonsense being thrown around in the name of Sci-Fi. Then I got to the point, where one of a gang of anti-AI extremists says the…

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