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#SciFi, #AI, and the Future of War: Trusted – Marija Jovanovich

By |February 3rd, 2019|

Marija Jovanovich joins our #SciFi, #AI, and the Future of War series with a short, and very human, story on the ups and downs of future technologies. It wasn’t meant to be like this. I’m sitting in this boring beige room, have been for what seems like hours. I don’t know what time they left, [...]

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#Scifi, #AI and the Future of War: The Long EarthTravis Hallen

By |January 30th, 2019|

Our next contributor to our #scifi #AI series is a long-time advocate of The Central Blue, Wing Commander Travis Hallen with his review of The Long Earth series by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. The series underscores the imperative to understand the relationship between ‘superior’ humans and the ‘dim bulbs’ – those who understand and [...]

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#SciFi, #AI and the Future of War: Colossus: The Forbin ProjectMichael Spencer

By |January 23rd, 2019|

The next contribution in our #Scifi, #AI and the future of war series comes from Michael Spencer, who reviewed the 1970 movie; Colossus: The Forbin Project. This movie encourages us to consider human cognitive ability when creating AI systems and code. It calls into question our (in)ability to define and design systems that consider all [...]

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#SciFi, #AI and the Future of War: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Carl Rhodes

By |January 20th, 2019|

Carl Rhodes joins us to look at the artificial intelligence, autonomy, and human-machine teaming implications for Philip Dick’s 1968 book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? This book was originally published in 1968. The 1982 movie Blade Runner is based on this book, but only very loosely. The book presents a less optimistic view of [...]

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#Scifi, #AI and the Future of War: AccelerandoAndrew Cruickshank

By |January 16th, 2019|

We welcome Andrew Cruickshank to our #Scifi #AI series with his review of Charles Stross’ 2006 book, Accelerando that explores the notion of a singularity. He highlights the challenge of noticing change and finding causality if change is constant and causality is beyond human comprehension. Singularity stories are now a staple of science fiction, but [...]

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#SciFi, #AI and the Future of War: AugoStrat AwakeningsMick Ryan

By |January 13th, 2019|

We are very pleased to welcome Mick Ryan to the #SciFi #AI series with his short story about Jason and the Augo-Strats. The adversary had destroyed two of the new submarines over the past week. In both instances, swarms of mini-submarines using biological propulsion had been able to approach and attach themselves undetected. Their charges [...]

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#SciFi, #AI, and the Future of War: Fahrenheit 451Mark O’Neill

By |January 9th, 2019|

We welcome Mark O’Neill to launch our #scifi #AI series with his review of Ray Bradbury’s 1951 classic, Fahrenheit 451. Much of the discussion about artificial intelligence centres on what machines might do to humanity but is, as Bradbury and O’Neill ask, the more significant concern is what AI might enable humanity to do to [...]

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