We build machines to define ourselves but in neither do we find the certainty or the completeness we seek.
To brain or not to brain, that is the question...
In an era of machine learning and artificial intelligence, there may be nowhere that is not unveiled by the light of information and data measurement.
AI systems approximating human thought? It seems to me that we are quite a long way from comprehensively understanding what human thought actually is, let alone successfully simulating it.
Only the logic of technology wins war and war is indeed the one place that accelerated technological evolution is guaranteed. All of which leads us to a probable inevitability of conflict, written deeply into nature of information systems and logic.
Advances in autonomous, automated information processing technologies appear closely coupled to a qualitative devaluation of what we have always assumed were uniquely human attributes.
Conventional platitudes and "safe" research agendas actively inhibit the free flow of ideas that discovery and authentic intellectual creativity or intelligence require.
The unfolding patterns, exploratory revelations and emergent complexity of Artificial Intelligence may not ultimately reveal itself to be as useful to us as we (and all our aspirations) turn out to be to it.
When information and communications systems become massively autonomous, will we be able to react to the unfolding events in any competitive information and communications space?
Most narratives of post-AI apocalypse fail to acknowledge that whatever it is that is going on between all of our ears might actually represent a resource or asset of study and creative experimentation for an artificial superintelligence.
If automation is only limited by the boundaries of what we can describe, are we actually capable of describing those entities, processes, objects and systems of non-trivially sophisticated complexity with which we all must eventually and inevitably engage ?
Is AI-generated art an omen of things to come ? Are we writing ourselves out of our own story ?