What Artifical Intelligence can teach us about being human

The single-most fear human beings have of Artificial Intelligence is that one day, robots will outsmart us, turn against us, and destroy our world. The film industry has contributed immensely to cementing this fear and continues to exploit it with movies where the antagonist is an AI - whether a physical robot or a virtual … Continue reading What Artifical Intelligence can teach us about being human

“Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Marcus. Do bots really need a gender?”

Stereotypes – be it gender or race – simplify complex human beings into limited key defining traits, effectively determining and streamlining how we interact with one other. They are in fact such a persistent feature in society that it is not unsurprising to find these stereotypes – gender, in particular – still perpetuated in the … Continue reading “Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Marcus. Do bots really need a gender?”