• Posts Tagged ‘Artificial Intelligence’

    Strange Science: The Baffling Field of Machine Learning

    by  • June 21, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Illustration of electronic neurons in the shape of a brain

    Machine learning and artificial intelligence are advancing dramatically these days, but some scientists within the field refer to these new developments as a bit like alchemy. There are a number of issues that caused this comparison: an inability to explain why some algorithms work and others don’t, results that can’t be consistently replicated, and...

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    Love in the Time of Electronics

    by  • October 9, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Love in the Time of Electronics"

    An essay by Smart Toaster Model KF1, Serial number 140120, as provided by Charlie Neuner Art by Leigh Legler It takes approximately one minute and forty-nine seconds to brown a slice of whole wheat bread. That is a very rough estimation, however. Several variables can alter that figure greatly: the brand, the thickness, the...

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    by  • May 1, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Waiting"

    An essay by Riley, as provided by Eddie Newton Art by America Jones Waiting. Always something difficult for me. I am more of an instant gratification kind of personality. But I learned a long time ago that there are some things worth waiting for. All sorts of people waited. A septuagenarian with a deviated...

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    by  • April 25, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments


    An essay by Marasmus, as provided by Damien Krsteski Art by Errow Collins On the beach, squinting at the setting sun, was when the thought of murdering Rashid first crossed your mind. The waves rolled in while you did the math and realized that the time was ripe to take over the poor guy’s...

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    by  • March 17, 2014 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Raymond C. Stewart, as provided by Damien Krsteski Art by Dawn Vogel Let me tell you a story about language. In 2021, with the conclusion of the Human Brain Project, several months before fully publicizing the research finds, chunks of data were allocated randomly to four different institutions. Colleagues from Germany received slices...

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