“It’s like a damn Rubik’s cube down there!” ...more
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Sarah Blake discusses her new collection,
Let’s Not Live on Earth, questions in poems, monsters, and the challenge of writing a dystopia. ...more
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We never want something more than when it has been taken away from us. The opposite of freedom is confinement. ...more
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Last year physicist Stephen Hawking suggested that advanced artificial intelligence, or AI, could lead to the end of humanity. How are scientists working on this issue? Teaching robots empathy with books! Newsweek reports on the Quixote system, which teaches AI a human sense of right and wrong.
Stephen Hawking: galactic tagger. The long-list for the weirdest titled books of 2009 award (has been announced). NYRB essay on the history of Facebook. The Scentisizer! Prophetic pictures from 1905 Wisconsin. (via Mefi.)