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Science fiction is an incubator for imaginative minds to create visions that help us to glimpse not only the future, but also something about ourselves in the present. Fueled by the extrapolation of 'what is' into 'what can be', science fiction transports us beyond the horizon of our current technologies enabling us to observe the possible incarnations of scientific progress and to experience and appreciate the many ways this may impact upon us. For example, George Orwell's classic work, 1984, introduced the notion of an omnipresent 'Big Brother' and served as a focal point for discussion about our attitudes, perceptions, hopes and fears about technology, society, and how they intertwine. Also, the concept of rules of ethical conduct for robots was introduced as 'Three Laws of Robotics' by U.S. author Isaac Asimov in his book Runaround originally published in 1942.
OpenAI, a San Francisco Artificial Intelligence company closely affiliated with Microsoft, launched an A.I. system and neural network in January 2021 known as DALL-E. Named using a pun of the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí and Pixar's famous movie WALL-E, DALL-E creates images from text.In this blog, we'll let you in on everything you should know about DALL-E, its variation DALL-E 2, and share ten of the most creative AI-generated images of Dall-E 2. Picture of a dog wearing a beret and a turtleneck generated by the DALL-E 2 image generation software. Now, you may be wondering what DALL-E is all about. It's an AI tool that takes a description of an object or a scene and automatically produces an image depicting the scene/object. DALL-E also allows you to edit all the wonderful AI-generated images you've created with simple tools and text modifications.
Well, it's hard not to like Brent Spiner, the nice Jewish boy from Houston who grew up to write a funny, self-mocking semi-fictional autobiography as well as star in a hit TV series. He calls his book, Fan Fiction, a "mem-noir" where an actor, conveniently named Brent Spiner, on the third season of a modest hit conveniently called "ST:TNG" is being stalked by a someone purported to be Lal, Data's short-lived robot daughter. The hapless actor finds it is as if he is living in a Raymond Chandler novel. Brent reflects on his life and how he got to this point in his career as he tries to go about shooting episodes, going to parties at the Roddenberrys, signing autographs at cons, and hanging out with Patrick Stewart, Levar Burton, and Jonathan Frakes. Yet Spiner comes across as a regular guy, grounded and grateful- and amused- at "making it" in Hollywood.
A dangerous, new group of synthetic opioids called nitazenes are rapidly spreading across the U.S. LONDON, Ohio – A dangerous, new group of synthetic opioids called "nitazenes" is rapidly spreading across the U.S. In Ohio, the state's Attorney General Dave Yost issued a warning about the prevalence of nitazenes as the Buckeye state saw an increase in the illicit drug. The drug, nicknamed "Frankestein opioids," can be 1.5 to 40 times more potent than fentanyl. It is not approved for medical use anywhere in the world but is currently being made in clandestine labs, according to a bulletin from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). At BCI, forensic experts are sounding the alarm after tracking a year-over-year increase in nitazenes. In the first quarter of 2022, BCI reported 143 nitazene cases in Ohio, up from 27 cases in the same quarter of 2021.
BRIAN KILMEADE: In his classic novel "1984," George Orwell warned the world of the dangers of government addicted to power. One where the narrative was controlled by the state and the people were forced to bend a knee. Truth-telling became the cardinal sin of Orwell's dystopian state, where a power hungry state reigned in on shutting down free speech and was all guided by what Orwell termed the Ministry of Truth. A propaganda branch of the state, in his book, whose priority was to control all forms of public information where industries like journalism, entertainment and art were all controlled by Big Brother, and the state told you what the truth was actually in their mind, which was the truth accepted. Now, the people had no say in any of it.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: An alien arrives alone on Earth and learns about human culture. Along the way, they befriend a human or two and have to hide from dangerous government forces. I could be talking about anything from E.T. to The Iron Giant. Instead, I'm thinking of Showtime's new series, The Man Who Fell to Earth, which executes this classic science fiction storyline with a clear, fresh vision. The Man Who Fell to Earth is a sequel to the 1976 film of the same name (which is itself an adaption of the novel by Walter Tevis) but it is by no means redundant.
The drone, loaded with explosives, crashed without exploding, crashing its nose into its stomach like a dead fish, twisting its rear propeller and crashing or firing. Initially overthrown by Ukrainian forces. The image of the plane quickly spread on social media, and armament experts have identified it as the "KUB-BLA" model produced by Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov's drone division "Sala Aero", colloquially known as the "Comics Drone". It can fly spontaneously to a specific area and then hover around it for up to 30 minutes before exploding itself, like a suicide bomber does. The most advanced Comicase suicide planes today belong to the category of weapons known as automatic weapons, and are considered by experts to be the third revolution in the world of war after gunpowder and nuclear weapons. The evolution from landmines to guided missiles was a precursor to true AI-powered autonomy.
Jules Verne, famous science fiction writer not only produced texts that we still talk about today in our classrooms, science groups, book clubs and cartoon such as Rick and Morty; he also predicted these seven technologies in his texts. Not many people know this, but he is in fact, one of the original fathers of Science Fiction that affected a world wide audience. Jules Verne, was a French author writing the famous classics like Around the World in 80 Days, and 20K Leagues Under the Sea was born #OTD in 1828. Beyond just the plot devices and aesthetic that still influences sci-fi stories to this day, Jules Verne made predictions about technology that are true. If you are enjoying this sci-fi article, check out some of our other literature at The Ritual blog thread here.
As the technology behind artificial intelligence continues to develop, people are becoming more and more interested in how AI will affect our daily lives. Will we be able to hold conversations with our technology in the near future? Will we have household robots that can keep our houses clean? Many movies have explored these possibilities, and this list of the top 10 movies showing artificial intelligence will help you envision what life may be like as the world continues to advance toward true AI. The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction action film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by Hemdale Film Corporation and distributed by Orion Pictures.
Otherwise, we're well on our way to a dystopian nightmare not unlike Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis, in which workers ceaselessly toil in grotesque conditions to keep the city going. But if we take the attitude that the candidate is vital to the selection process, the best thing we can do is give them a clear, realistic view of a potential job to determine compatibility. A story in our book concerns a young woman who applied to both retail banking and call center jobs, withdrawing her interest in the latter after taking an assessment. The ultimate result is a better hiring decision because candidates who know they are a poor fit often self-select out, saving both parties time and needless hassle. AI usage can devolve into a black box trap whereby even the engineers responsible for its development cannot explain its performance.