无限的机器:1 -介绍

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series无限机

Like the universe, technology, an extension of the self, is expanding fast.

无限机器是,我们成为机器般通过使用类似人类的机器的想法。它是在自动化,省力,满足和人类欲望的交叉的现象。

In this expansion of technology, I argue that we compromise aspects of our humanity in ways that are hard to see for some, and harder to associate meaning to for others. So the further we ‘progress’, the less we intrinsically understand why we choose to expand.

AI仍在发展(广义狭义完成的任务),并已做了体面的工作,模仿人类的属性:神经计算,分析决策,和自然语言处理,仅举几例。但是,尽管今天AI的基本的功能,人工智能奇点的想法火花既害怕又诱惑力跻身世界顶尖物理学家和发明家。

This series explores contending identity attributes between the computer science of AI and spirit of humanity, through a few critical lenses:

  1. Growing emotional and psychological dissonance of laborers involved in the delivery of AI technologies.
  2. Unrealized tension that laborers experience in the process, which range from microaggressions to economic exploitation.
  3. Evolving perceptions of power and free will as AI technologies become more anthropomorphic.

在这些方面,我将研究经常性的挑战,是柔顺从它的价值主张的内在价值:让您连接到世界的方式,你从来没有想过。例如,上周,我订了一辆出租车,证实打火日期,并发现了一个新的音乐风格 - 在三分钟内所有。作为第三分钟过去了,我意识到我没有在我正站在电梯推动任何按钮。

I was doing ‘things,’ but going nowhere. This, of course, is a metaphor for the collective human identity.

无限机s: 2 – Plasticized Erotica

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series无限机

Today, the sexbot industry gives men the inverse of what Barbie gives girls: a sense of control over the opposite sex.

她升级,以满足您的需求。大多温顺。从来不迟到。她是你拥有的。

This industry isn’t particularly anti-woman, but does reveal an enthusiasm for male freedom through decreased interdependence from the emotional needs of women.

这引出了一个问题:如何做的对自然生命人造生命影响社会规范的价值?原来,它是复杂的。

  • Sexbots aren’t sentient, therefore have no dignity to uphold.
  • They give power, but can’t be genuinely influenced.
  • 艳照门的乐趣,但没有亲密关系。
  • Control, but no consent.

I could continue, but when examining what’s lost in this emergent future, it seems male users will be inevitably forced to reconcile their desires with real women, legal systems, and the broader public. Individuals are escalating concerns and regulation, and rightfully so. The female body has been objectified and stripped of sexual freedom across nearly every aspect of humanity. In an era where ‘consent’ is still ambiguous from the streets to the sheets, should we further empower men who choose not to practice it?

Whether sexbots could be used for radical autonomy is an interesting question. VR is being used to treat PTSD, anxiety, and facilitate sex therapy. Consider for a moment if sexbots took a similar path.

  • Less rape in prisons.
  • Interactive consent lessons in classrooms.
  • 男子在校园里知道如何要求他们要在晚上到底是什么。
  • In homes, sexbots might reduce sexual tension that’s often tangled with the economic aspects of marriages.

In the near future, women will continually be expected, unfortunately, to owe their bodies to men. But perhaps with the right intervention, sexbots can absorb ignorant and toxic mistakes; helping re-distribute power to design a world of social equality between sexes.

无限机s: 3 — Turking Interfaces

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series无限机

在鼎盛时期,18世纪的Mechanical Turk参观了世界;留在敬畏观众在其看似先进的国际象棋中击败对手的能力。它只有几十年后成为众所周知的土耳其人都低于谁也操纵机器代表他们行动人象棋大师。两个多世纪后的2017年,谷歌的AlphaGo没有人的干预击败了世界上最好的棋手。在这种情况下,核心技术的发展,从人机,但角色是一起伪装的界面背后的人类劳动的方式构建。

Beyond entertainment, this type of persona construction extends to humans used for service labor. As trains became commercialized in the 1860’s, black porters were known as George’s amongst passengers. This name comes from George Pullman, manufacturer of the Pullman Sleeper car. The George, similar to the Turk, functioned as a mask to human identities. Though George’s (as an interface) represented a deeper charade of power relationships.

Amazon adopted the Mechanical Turk name for one of their platforms, and it has since grown to be the world’s largest online workforce, comprising roughly 500,000 contract-based employees around the world. These ‘turkers’ help researchers and tech companies bring structure to unstructured data and train AI; with activities ranging from spotting fake news to filling out surveys. While it’s known that humans are behind the interface, they’re represented only as a string of letters and numbers to requestors.

在芬兰,刑事制裁局与Vainu,企业SaaS的高科技公司合作,聘请囚犯“零工”验证数据,这将帮助企业在更全面的业务决策到达。虽然该公司拥有的囚犯获得转移的技能,最终用户和囚犯的世界模糊了人的劳动结束那里的线路和机器之间的不协调开始。