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DestinyTalks Episode 4: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Join Iman, Caressa, and Joseph about their prediction of the future of Artificial Intelligence! Sources: Ted Talk “Why we have an emotional connection to robots” by Kate Darling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq6XgrYBugo The Guardian “Disastrous’ lack of diversity in AI industry perpetuates bias, study finds” by Kari Paul https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/16/artificial-intelligence-lack-diversity-new-york-university-study

Will traditional media cease to exist?

For this last blog post I was inspired by our assigned presentation, for which I chose to examine the future of traditional media. The subject has way too many layers to solely tackle through a twitter thread format with a limited number of characters. Though I must add, it was a delight to narrate the issue with shorter, more precise expressions given…

E – poetry and its cyber branches

“I’m just a squirrel looking for a nut You are a wizard harry I’m a what Glad to believe in #Jesus, He’s the best… From Fresno to Pomona fuck the rest” – By Pentametron (https://twitter.com/pentametron?lang=en) This may seem like a random compilation of Twitter posts that happen to rhyme and that is because they are. Well, the fact that they rhyme and…

✏️ and 👅 in the 💻 🌍

(Okay, so the title is ‘Writing and speaking in the digital world’ ✌️) In class, we have already discussed emojis, their advantages (such as that of boosting people’s sense of inclusion – you can read a paper about it here) and possible negative aspects. During one of the classes, I briefly mentioned an article discussing how emojis are ruining the English language.…

Caring of the Machines: Gender and Machines

This week’s blog post is a response to a comment left on my blogpost from last week; Fear of the Machines. Which mentioned another way in which Hollywood tends to depict A.I, namely as caring and nurturing, pointing to the movie Her (2013). coincidently, this also came up in some of the articles I read after making the blog post from two…

Instant Gratification Pt. 2: What about delayed gratification?

Last post I wrote about instant gratification and how digital media continuously feeds our constant desire for gratification whether it be through the quick shot of serotonin to our brains whenever our phones light up with a notification or through the increasingly convenient services provided to us by way of digital media like Netflix’s streaming services or Amazon Prime delivery. Instant gratification…

You were right mom

Facebook was launched in 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg and his roommates at Harvard University. Until 2006, Facebook’s main objective was to connect college students, notably those studying in Ivy League schools in United States. During its early years, Facebook was functioning on a rather smaller scale than nowadays. Zuckerberg’s mission statement was “Making the world more open and connected” for as long…