Posts tagged "geek"
I need ideas for a good topic for my next #gaming-themed song. I am putting together an album of character-centric songs, so I’d like to hear your suggestions for good protagonists/antagonists to write about. A favorite Pokemon? A favorite FF character? Anything. I’d write about a video game in general, too. I’ll take any good ideas you’ve got. You can check out some of my more popular songs to get a sense of my style. Thanks in advance for contributing! — Kavalier Calm
I often hear people discuss the concept of artificial intelligence. The biggest questions are whether a machine could feel genuine emotion or think creatively. I tend to side with those who say a machine could never do these things. But I realized today that a more interesting question is: Could a human learn to think like a machine? Obviously we are capable of machine-like processes: considering every viable option in a situation, and then selecting the one most likely to lead to success. Indeed, we seem to value these processes more each day, as statistics and probability metrics grow in importance to decision makers. The issue is processing speed. A machine could always consider a thousand options faster than us. This is essentially what defines their value to us. Realizing this leads to a more profound question: Why do we even want machines to have emotion or the ability to think creatively? Shouldn’t we continue to be separate masters of our respective realms? Doesn’t that create the best symbiotic relationship? The bee does not wish it could flower itself; and the flower does not wish it could fly. They instead take advantage of each other’s expertise. I think this should be the model for our relationship with machines. — Kavalier Calm