An ethnographic interview with an AI

via BoingBoing, this video of a presentation by Genevieve Bell from Intel at O'Reilly's AI Conference, on how to engage the concept of AI from an anthropological and ethnographic framework.

I don't think of AI as trying to invent an artificial human, but it's extremely important to think about the cultural, moral, racial, and gender biases that get baked into code through histories of projects.

precisely what we're building...

A fascinating (and very long, but worth it) post by Steve Steinberg, [on artificial intelligence](http://blog.steinberg.org/?p=11). If we were trying to build a true, general AI, we would first need to create a way for it to get around and interact with the larger world. And we would need a system for rapid knowledge acquisition, so that we wouldn't have to manually explain every detail of how the world works. [Read More]
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