VIRTUAL MIKE >> progress report

virtual mike_logoMAY DAY!

COVID-19 getting you down a quart (or litre depending on locale)? Fear not, young colleague!

You’ve got time on your hands, yes?

You’ve been thinking: What is the meaning of this¬†digital life?

Cogitate & review abstracts & science & engineering journalism on the current state of altered states of computational awareness:

https://www.theverge.com/a/luka-artificial-intelligence-memorial-roman-mazurenko-bot

https://ai.googleblog.com/2020/01/towards-conversational-agent-that-can.html

https://deepmind.com/blog/article/differentiable-neural-computers

https://deepmind.com/blog/article/Dopamine-and-temporal-difference-learning-A-fruitful-relationship-between-neuroscience-and-AI

https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2016/sessions/what-if-your-brain-confesses

QUESTIONS (arising from linked materiel):

How old is your avatar on the ‘cloud’?

What if we — you, me, VIRTUAL MIKE, and everyone else — are living in a simulation?

Is death a superstition?

decision tree

IN THE WEEKS TO COME: expect an important announcement about VIRTUAL MIKE in consensus reality...