What a consensus-driven robot can tell us about real machine learning
Why can’t R2D2 just speak English?
If you make a robot that wants to get out of a box and you don’t let it, don’t expect it to like you.
If an AI gets enough compute power will it “wake up?”
This is the third of three installments on the themes present in “A Closed and Common Orbit” by Becky Chambers. Here we discuss the kaleidoscope-cheeked Aeluons and their radical take on family values.
This is the second of three installments on the themes present in “A Closed and Common Orbit” by Becky Chambers. Here we discuss my favorite character thus far – Sidra the spaceship AI installed in a human body.
There’s so much to discuss in this book that I’ve split my comments over three blog entries. Here I’ll discuss Jane. Next week I’ll cover my favorite Chambers character thus far, Sidra, the android who identifies as an interstellar spacecraft. Finally I’ll close with the radical ideas that arise from an analysis of the Aandrisk and Aeluon approaches to childrearing.
Let me tell you about a planet far, far away in a time so far in the future that Earth is a distant memory. It’s a desert planet where mighty spacefaring wizards ride fantastic beasts through the sand. Where despite high technology, battles are still fought with blades and shields. The feudal system has somehow stood the test of time, and a band of scrappy rebels must resist an all-powerful totalitarian emperor.