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

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

No, Immigrants are not Stealing Jobs. Robots Are.

The industrial revolution began in 1760 and is widely regarded as the technological feat of modern history. The implementation of machines to make agriculture and factory work more efficient was a huge blow to an already exploited and underappreciated workforce (pre-unionization). As with any major technological change though; the idea is always more troubling than the reality. Billy O’Connor tells us why we shouldn’t worry.  … Continue reading No, Immigrants are not Stealing Jobs. Robots Are.

I Tried to get a Robot to Write for Motley. It was Terrible. 

For many years now – we have been hounded by reports that no job is safe and that even, yes even, the creative arts do not provide a refuge from the inevitable rise of mass automation. Motley’s Niamh Browne investigates to see if Motley can source its writers from elsewhere.    My first port of call was aiwriter.com. An online platform which generates content based … Continue reading I Tried to get a Robot to Write for Motley. It was Terrible. 

Even the Pope Uses AI. Really.

Colm Maye tells us why the digitisation of the Vatican’s library could mean a fundamental change in the practices of 1.2 billion Catholics around the world.    A musty labyrinth lies under the Vatican. The Vatican Apostolic Library, established in 1451, comprises 85 kilometres of shelves laden with treasures; the Papal Bull that excommunicated Martin Luther, the court proceedings against Galileo Galilei and one of … Continue reading Even the Pope Uses AI. Really.