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Being human in the age of AI

Being human in the age of AI

Being human in the age of AI Human beings are made up of stories. Every human is a story playing out his/her memory in the arrow of time. These stories are nothing but our karma which gives rise to our habits or rituals. The more, certain types of karmic impressions, the deeper the habit. However, […]

Data, Program and the Mind

Data, Program and the Mind

Data, Program and the Mind Everything inside and outside is data. A program is also data but of a special kind. For those who understand the difference between data and program, they are termed as processors. There are many types of them around, each to its specialization. For example, an ADD instruction in an Intel […]

Man-Machine intersection

Man-Machine intersection

Man-Machine intersection Painting is what you see. Poetry is what you feel. Inside every painting is a flow. Some of us resonate with it. Some don’t. For those of us who do, we get a distinct feeling. And that is the poetry hidden within the painting. Similarly, when we read a poem, we are looking […]

The end of innocence

The end of innocence

Have you seen a 1-year-old? So innocent and pristine. Just like a rosebud which is about to flower tomorrow. The child is unaware of the rules and regulations of the world. Some familiar people and some familiar places. That’s all it knows. The child is happy most of the time. As the child grows up, […]

The machine is alive …

The machine is alive …

The machine is alive. Where did it come from? Where are we headed? This little contraption called the computer is just a chip which has been cast of Sand. In the 1950’s we had a powerful revolution. The Silicon revolution. Chips lasered from Sand or Silicon became the most potent thing on Earth. They were […]

The thinking, learning and feeling machi...

The thinking, learning and feeling machines

The big game-changer in AI in the last 10 years is that machines have started to learn. This means that they don’t have to be explicitly programmed. Take, for instance, the machine DeepBlue which defeated the Chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov. Now, this machine was not intelligent in the sense that the programmers had tediously programmed […]

A techno-spiritual world

A techno-spiritual world

Technology has the following benefits : You save an ample amount of time doing some task It improves your productivity (in terms of the quality of work) It augments your abilities It’s very effective when repetitive work has to be done It doesn’t get bored or have any other emotions It’s easy to use In […]