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Reconstructing Reality

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capitalism / geometry / God / ideology / power / revolution / simulation / state / subversion / technology / unconscious / war

Just as total war renders ethics derisory, consumer society annihiliates the horizons of authentic experience. God, the State, Father: abysses for the erasure of thought, until the only idea of which we are capable is a permitted one. The unconscious is a battlezone of images, brands, consumption algorithms. Ideology is repetition, a recording surface for lies which grows deeper and more complex with each iteration; the con, however, is always the same: alone we are […]

Notes on Natural-Language Artificial Intelligence

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artificial intelligence / language / searle / simulation / Turing

Our first axiom must be some kind of logically justifiable affirmation that this goal is indeed reachable: (1) Linguistic competence is attainable through the appropriate programming of any universal Turing machine. In order to demonstrate this, let’s suppose that (‘artificial’) natural language agency isn’t possible. Accepting this implies at least one of the following two propositions must be true: (a) Either linguistic competence will never be attainable for machines due to some kind of ultimately […]