January Horoscopes

The Earth has completed her orbit around the sun, putting an end to the truly dreadful shitshow that was 2020. Will 2021 be any better? Mystic Mc Magical Predictions tells us. The answer is; probably not.   Aries: January is a time for New Year’s resolutions – promises to make 2021 better than 2020. Like many of the promises made last year, though, resolutions tend … Continue reading January Horoscopes

Questioning Artificial Intelligence intelligently

  Tomas Buckley takes a cold hard look at how AI mirrors human flaws and how if we are not careful, it may propagate more systemic oppression.    In writing about AI, I am in good company. Just like Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Sam Harris before me, I will try to inform you about something of which I know little. We often mistakenly believe … Continue reading Questioning Artificial Intelligence intelligently

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A picture is more than a thousand words

    UCC Law Society host events on Coercive Control and Online Abuse by Bailey Lane (edited by Alana Daly Mulligan and Niamh Browne) Bailey Lane, Internal Convener with the UCC Law Society, discusses the issues of Image based sexual abuse and coercive control in Irish society. Editor’s Note: Some of the content discussed in this article may be upsetting to some readers. The weaponisation … Continue reading A picture is more than a thousand words

Joker & EDI: The Greatest Love Story in Gaming?

Jeff “Joker” Moreau, voiced by the ever-sarcastic Seth Green, acts as Commander Shepard’s trusty pilot for the entirety of the Mass Effect trilogy. At the beginning of the story, Joker claims he’s the best pilot in the entire Systems Alliance and he proves that time and time again throughout the course of the trilogy, helping Shepard and their crew escape dire situations in space. Unfortunately … Continue reading Joker & EDI: The Greatest Love Story in Gaming?

The Rise of the Machines

You’re afraid of AI? Bad news, it’s already here writes Marten Kaas. Good news, it’s not all science fiction type maniacal murdering machines. The philosopher of AI tells Motley what we can do with intelligent machines and what we can expect from our machine overlords.  When you mention artificial intelligence, most people invariably imagine glowing red eyes peering out of a mechanical skull. But science … Continue reading The Rise of the Machines