AI Programmed To Think Like Zodiac Killer Writes Creepy-Ass Poetry

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It isn’t bad enough that we’re being warned of the potential dangers of sentient AI…now developers are purposely programming artificial intelligence to think like serial killers!

A University of Southern California professor has created AI software to mimic the thought patterns of the infamous Zodiac Killer, hoping to break the serial killer’s Z340 code and possibly solve the decades-old case. And one of the most disturbing aspects of the act of feeding Zodiac’s writings to the super-computer is…

The AI is writing creepy-ass stalkery Zodiac poetry.

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DaVinci Code Author Claims God Will Be Replaced By AI-Led “Collective Consciousness”

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On a press tour for his new book in the “DaVinci Code” series, Origin, Dan Brown predicted the demise of organized religion and the concept of “God”—to be replaced by a type of “collective consciousness” that will be facilitated by artificial intelligence.

His remarks dovetail nicely with the subject-matter of Origin, in which “symbology” Professor Robert Langdon arrives in Spain to hear an announcement by a billionaire futurist that is supposed to “change the face of science forever.”

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15 Predictions Regarding The Future

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I had the idea this morning to “summarize” my beliefs regarding Futurology—what I’ve been researching and writing about for the last couple of years. This is pretty long and comprehensive, but might provide you with some insights and/or springboards for your own research.

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AI Invents Own Language (Nothing To Worry About)

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Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.
–Alice, AI Client

Crammed between all the palace intrigue and reality-show gossip that dominates the news cycle is word that an artificial intelligence system being developed at Facebook just invented its own language. That’s not Terminator-level uh-oh material, but neither is it inconsequential; it was deemed “serious” enough by the Facebook researchers to shut the AI down.

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Will Amazon’s Whole Foods Be Mostly Staffed By Robots?

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Please understand, this is merely a rhetorical question: based on Amazon’s plans, as of six months ago, to have a chain of mostly-automated “self-serve” supermarkets. Now that the juggernaut company has plans to acquire Whole Foods, will the objectives for Amazon’s “Take It And Go” merely be transferred over to the more well-known grocery chain?

“Take It And Go” boasts “no lines, no checkout.” You merely “scan in” with your Amazon account as you walk through the door, pick up what items you want, and leave. Literally: that’s it. Everything else is kept track of through sensors and the like and charged to your account.

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Robopriest

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Sure, why not?

Asking whether you want to be blessed by a male or female voice, this robot “priest” in the historic town of Wittenberg (where Martin Luther’s famous Ninety-five Theses was published) is called “BlessU-2” and was developed by the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau. It will even print out a handy blessing for you to keep in your pocket or perhaps on your fridge.

Not surprisingly, BlessU-2 was sort of conceived by the church to attract more believers (spectators?) to the Faith. As church spokesman Sebastian von Gehren commented: “It is an experiment that is supposed to inspire discussion.”

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Bob Ross On Acid

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to watch painter Bob Ross’ show while stoned on LSD? This video from Alexander Reben uses AI technology to replace the artists’s hands, elbows, and placid mountains with hideous dogfaces that should profoundly impact you in deleterious ways deep within your unconscious. You’re welcome:

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