In my previous post, I made a distinction between “Strong” AI and “Weak” AI and then went on to describe how Weak AI works. I explained that Large Language Models such as ChatGPT convert words to numbers and then calculate the statistically most probable words and sentences that will follow any given words and sentences.Continue reading “AI and Talking Heads, Part III: Why Sentient Machines Will Never Exist”
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Full iTunes Playlist for Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism
Here’s the full iTunes playlist for Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism (Routledge 2022): click the image.
Virtual Book Launch Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism
I’m pleased to announce the publication of Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism (Routledge, 2022), which is the first book-length work to explore the interrelationships among contemporary female musicians and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, music, and literature by women and men. The music and videos of contemporary musicians including Erykah Badu, Beyoncé, The Carters, MissyContinue reading “Virtual Book Launch Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism”
Latest Article on Sequart: Ex Machina
I just posted my latest article to Sequart: “Ex Machina: Girlbots vs. Geekboys and Creation Anxiety in the New Frankenstein.” Check it out.
Creation Anxiety in the Early Twentieth Century
Matt Novak’s “A Robot Has Shot Its Master: the 1930s hysteria about machines taking jobs and killing people” is an engaging Slate article from 2011 that attempts to explain the fears of robots, robotics, and mechanization in depression-era Europe and the United States. It exactly covers the topic of my book, Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and AnxietyContinue reading “Creation Anxiety in the Early Twentieth Century”