It should be noted that Court Painter does not use artificial intelligence widgets or gizmos in the production of his works.Every work is hand rendered ,often in the dead of night from fresh ground pigments mixed with the sweat of his brow and applied to imported Irish linens supported on stretcher bars of the finest locally sourced balsa wood.
In the current issue of Foreign Affairs, July 10,2018 : Nicholas Wright, a British neurologist who studies AI and politics writes,”Just as competition between liberal democratic, fascist, and communist social systems defined much of the 20th century, so the struggle between liberal democracy and digital authoritarianism is set to define the 21st.”
The debate over the effects of artificial intelligence has been dominated by two themes. One is the fear of a singularity, an event in which an AI exceeds human intelligence and escapes human control, with possibly disastrous consequences. The other is the worry that a new industrial revolution will allow machines to disrupt and replace humans in every—or almost every—area of society, from transport to the military to healthcare.
There is also a third way in which AI promises to reshape the world. By allowing governments to monitor, understand, and control their citizens far more closely than ever before, AI will offer authoritarian countries a plausible alternative to liberal democracy, the first since the end of the Cold War. That will spark renewed international competition between social systems.
First Posted July 2017: Bear still Dancing,Eagle still Caged!
Oh Yes and then there is the meeting of the equestrian & the mechanical bull rider
Andrew & Jason also like to tell time like Doug! Go figure.....
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s education minister says the sex-ed curriculum taught to children in the coming school year will be an older version, not the controversial updated program brought in by the previous government. It was the first time the curriculum had been updated since 1998 and included warnings about online bullying and sexting, but protesters zeroed in on discussions of same-sex marriage, gender identity and masturbation.
Education Minister Lisa Thompson said Wednesday ministry staff are working to inform school boards of the decision to revert to the curriculum that was in place before 2015….affectionally know in conservative circles as Ye Olde Stork Method!
“I’ll put it this way,” Stormy Daniels told NY Times Magazine. “Artists forced to paint defensively tend to get sloppy, they tend to make mistakes. And look, if I didn’t think Court Painter was doing a good job, I would fire his ass.” But, she added, “every time I watch him work, I think, This is what it must have been like to see the Sistine Chapel being painted. But instead of just paint, Court Painter mixes in the tears of his enemies.”
Captain Florence ‘Aggie’ Walters great granddaughter of Captain Angus Walters skipper of the original Bluenose schooner; went on a blue streak rant when the Yankee bullies approached off the starboard bow….
“bring it on ya Yankee blubber lipped bullies, you knaves; rascals;eaters of your own broken myths;you base dumpster followers, shallow, beggarly, three hundred-pound, filthy, armour plated knaves; you lily-livered,glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogues; you militarized landlubbers art nothing but the composition of 21st century manifest destiny knaves,beggars,cowards, pandars,and the sons and heir of mongrel bitchs with orange comb-overs: whom we will beat into clamorous whining, if thou put one more foot on our magnificent boats plying the great Canadian Bay of Fundy waters.”