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Author: Sam Munk
Science fiction and Fantasy author with a focus on philosophical inquiry and character-driven drama.
Muppet Machines Part 4: Bidirectional Encoding Representations from Transformers
BERT takes the AI world by storm.
Muppet Machines Part 3: Elmo and Optimus Prime
In 1979, Caroly Wilcox designed a muppet, “Short Red.” It joined the ranks of the faceless “anything muppet” or AM monsters that donned any facial features necessary to serve in choirs and background scenes. It wasn’t until Season 11 that Elmo got a named appearance, and even then his personality and voice underwent radical changes…… Continue reading Muppet Machines Part 3: Elmo and Optimus Prime
Muppet Machines Part 2: One of These Things is not like the Others
Loretta Mae Long never thought her substitute teaching side gig would be her ticket to TV stardom.
Muppet Machines Part 1: The Bird in Your TV
In 1969, a government lab developed a new kind of bird.
Move 37 and God’s Touch
On March 10th of 2016 at the Four Seasons hotel in Seoul, South Korea, man and machine faced off in the second of five games. The worlds of AI and Go would never be the same.
Lee Sedol vs Alphago
In games like Go, with more possible positions than the number of atoms in the universe, manually crunching through possibilities loses its punch. Enter neural networks.
Garry Kasparov Vs Deep Blue
Over a hundred and fifty years after Poe unmasked the Mechanical Turk, a real automated chess machine beats the best human player in the world.
Edgar Allen Poe Vs The Mechanical Turk
Edgar Allen Poe was a science fiction author and a mystery writer. He also unmasked what may have been the world’s first hoax AI.
Dog, Pig, or Loaf of Bread
The famous scene in The Mitchells vs The Machines references a real machine learning challenge.