The Mechanical Turk and Artifical Intelligence

Christian Patterson 2019-01-10 Underground Mall I'm going to open this post with Walter Benjamin's first thesis in his Theses on the Concept of History: It is well-known that an automaton once existed, which was so constructed that it could counter any move of a chess-player with a counter-move, and thereby assure itself of victory in … Continue reading The Mechanical Turk and Artifical Intelligence

The end of history (and not in the Hegelian “good” way)

Christian Patterson 2018-09-22 Underground Mall People who have followed International news, and U.S. news especially, knows that news has changed since Trump ran for president, and it has accelerated since he became president. I’m sure you have heard people comment on this. Most commonly, it takes the form of pointing out how short the news … Continue reading The end of history (and not in the Hegelian “good” way)