Artificial Intelligence I: The PKD Android

Photo courtesy Pixabay In 2005, a community of Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers, engineers and artists produced an android that looks like the late science fiction author Philip K Dick (PKD). It is a manifestation and embodiment, an interpretation of the future rooted in the mythology of science fiction and the reality of technology. The android is considered by its creators to be a work of art rendered in electromechanical and computer technology, described as a robotic portrait. This complex creation certainly serves as an excellent example of cultural values coded within technology and it’s a bit disconcerting.The character, form, and attributes of AI systems are always under the scrutiny of researchers, developers, and critics. This does not mean that every characteristic of these systems have been developed with full conscious intention and…

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