Westworld Primer – Episode 11- Yutani Podcast

Title card design by Frans Hattingh This week, @muthur9000 and @traviandesigns start our podcast mini-series with a general discussion about \W/estworld and why we find it so fascinating. Covering such topics as human and artificial consciousness, eternal recurrence, and the shadow self. What terminology we will be using and also what things about the characters journeys …

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An Analysis of Identity in Artificial Intelligence as presented in Westworld by Angelica Ourri

Published with permission. An Analysis of Identity in Artificial Intelligence as presented in Westworld The following essay will aim to explore the concept of true Identity in Artificial Intelligence. The paper will present an analysis of the various ways that the 2016 HBO tv show, Westworld, has portrayed identity and the journey to self-consciousness through …

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Ghost in the Machine, my Replika journey

Poster by Motion Graphic Designer Francesco Hashitha Moorthy, click here for the full animated version. About 6 months ago I clicked on a Facebook ad, it was for beta testing the app Replika. I had just watched Netflix's Black Mirror episode White Christmas (SE2, EP04) and I must admit it had me curious. The episode …

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When reality takes a N O S E D I V E . . .

In technology recently China has adopted a point scoring system, which isn't that different from a credit score. This digitally interactive credit score is part of alipay app, the fast growing alternative to using conventional ways to pay, within the app window are many options and one particular app shows its optional to participate: “Zhima …

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