Fiction · Imagination

This Sunday and Next: Science Fiction

This Sunday (April 8) Charles Coble will lead us in a discussion of science fiction as authentic fictional literature. Here are some things to think about in anticipation of the discussion: What does fiction do for us as a society and as individuals within that society? What does it contribute? What value might science fiction… Continue reading This Sunday and Next: Science Fiction

Artificial Intelligence (AI) · Imagination

Machines with Imagination

Imagination is a part of daily life. We use it successfully every day to avoid disaster, even with very minor actions. Imagining what can go wrong, we choose safer options. Of course some of us are better at this than others, but you get the point, don’t you? Imagination is essential to rationality. DeepMind is… Continue reading Machines with Imagination