These past few years, we’ve had plenty of articles on AIs that had created amazing paintings, incredible texts or uncannily realistic music. While the results were sometimes not as truly unbelievable as the article’s buzz-title suggested, we have to admit that there’s an ever-growing trend of “creative AIs”, or AI artists. But this begs the question: can AI really be creative? Isn’t this ability to invent, to create, inherently human?Read More »AfI/IAf #4: “AIs can be artists too” / “Les IAs peuvent aussi être artistes”
In computer science, we like to run programs. We write lines of codes that take in some input, feed it to a set of gears for computation, and spit out a result. This is hardly news. But what is not clear at first when you’re a programmer in training is all the complexity this sentence hides. To better understand this, let’s talk about washing dishes, doing some shopping and going to the laundry mat.Read More »A peek at IPC and RPC / Coup d’oeil à l’IPC et au RPC
In 1952, Alan Turing published an article called The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis in which he offered an idea as to how reaction-diffusion equations could help explain various biological structures: the spacing of rows of alligator teeth, the spots on cheetahs, the position of leaves on some plants… Beside the article itself that is quite fascinating, it’s interesting to see that today, nearly 70 years later, there is still no scientific consensus on whether to accept or deny his theory.Read More »Why do cheetahs have spots? / Pourquoi les guépards ont-ils des taches ?
In this third article in the Artifakal Intelligence / Intelligence Artifaussielle series, I’ll discuss a common question in sci-fi culture: “do AIs need a body?“. Are robots always shiny humanoid entities, or should we widen our search field and consider more of the tech marvels around us as robots?Read More »AfI/IAf #3: “Do AIs need a body?” / “Les IAs ont-elles besoin d’un corps ?”
This week, it’s Part II of the second article in the Artifakal Intelligence / Intelligence Artifaussielle series. I’ll keep discussing the idea that: “machines are logical, hence they are objective“. Today, we’ll focus more on examples and possible solutions.Read More »AfI/IAf #2: “Machines are objective” / “La machine est objective” (2/2)