Tag: AI

The Nazca Geoglyphs and AI- an Unlikely Match Made in Heaven

The ‘Nazca Lines’ describe a series of geoglyphs spread across the Nazca Desert in Peru. Although an exact date of the creation of these geoglyphs cannot be pinned, we estimate the majority of them to have been made between 500BCE and 500CE. Interestingly enough, the lines themselves were mistaken for vestiges of roads and paths in the past, as their sheer magnitude…

Artificial Intelligence and Automation: The Death of Low-skilled Jobs?

The digital revolution has already signaled the shift towards digital solutions to replace analog ones of the past. Unfortunately for many, this also includes the replacing of human workers with their digital counterparts. This can most commonly be witnessed in the form of self-checkout counters that are everywhere nowadays. Albert Heijn, Hoogvliet, Decathlon, Lidl and now since 2-3 weeks in Leiden, also…

Fear of the Machines: Hollywood’s portrayal of A.Is

Last Friday I went to the cinema in the first time in forever, for a viewing of the most recent Terminator movie. As you probably know, the Terminator movie series tells the story of how the protagonist is being hunted by robots from a future in which an A.I gained consciousness and attempts to kill all humans. This 6th movie was not…

Digital Media – Can you trust your senses?

Technological Advancements These times of exponential technological advancements, in both soft- and hardware, allow us to create AI’s (Artificial Intelligence) that have not been thought possible just a couple of years ago. For example: Just look at this recent video posted by Boston Dynamics and their new AI + Robotics: In this specific example, the little parkour exercise the robot is executing…