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It’s AI Art — But Is That Really Art?

There are reports that AI has created wonderful music and great paintings. But who judges whether a creation is or isn’t art?

19th century writer Margaret Wolfe Hungerford claimed that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”1 So any analysis of AI art or music will be subjective. One person’s modern art masterpiece can be viewed by others as like a child’s finger painting. The same is true for music. The delightful chaos of Charles Ives music is interpreted by some as noise.

The value of all art can cannot be quantized but, indeed, “is in the eye of the beholder.”


Obama Defense Secretary ALREADY Calling For Fresh Military Occupation Of Afghanistan

The chaos in Afghanistan created by the appalling organisation of withdrawing from the country by the Biden administration has already prompted globalists to begin fresh calls for a new US military occupation of the country, with Obama’s former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declaring that US forces will have to return.

In an interview on CNN, Panetta, also a former CIA head, proclaimed “The bottom line is, our work is not done. We’re going to have to go after ISIS.

Following the suicide bombings Thursday that killed over 100 people, 13 of them US marines, Panetta said “We’re going to have to go back in to get ISIS.


AUDIO: Afghanistan unpacked – the “new” Taliban, ISIS imports and the Chaos strategy

OffG’s own Kit Knightly sits down with the brilliant Vanessa Beeley to talk about his article 6 questions we NEED to ask about Afghanistan.

They discuss everything from the timing of the Afghanistan scene-stealer and the pivot to the rebranded “country boy” Taliban away from the ten-year regime change war waged against Syria by the Vulture class led by the US and UK.

Is the transnational corporatocracy deliberately creating chaos in Afghanistan and if so, why? Why did the US not use the lucrative Opium supplies to subsidise global morphine and related drugs markets in developing countries?

While they cannot come to any conclusions during such an evolutionary period in Afghanistan’s history, they do raise questions that people should be asking themselves in the knowledge that colonial media will lie and lie again to obfuscate the real reasons behind what is being orchestrated in this war-ravaged nation.


Afghanistan: Answering Kit Knightly’s “6 Questions”

Andrew Korybko

This article was originally published on One World Press in response to this piece by one of our editors. But in the interests of promoting honest debate and diverse views on current affairs, we thought it would be a great addition to OffG. Feel free to compare and contrast the pieces in the comments below, or add your own interpretation.

OffGuardian’s Kit Knightly published a thought-provoking piece titled “6 Questions We NEED To Ask About Afghanistan”. He raises some very relevant questions that should be of interest to all observers.

In the order that they were presented, these are:

  1. Did the Taliban really just win?

Transhumanism and New Economy

Who Benefits from the Chaos of the Global Financial System?
Ever wonder what happened to the stable system of fixed exchange rates FDR created after the war? Who dismantled it, and why? What would it take to rebuild a system of stable monetary agreements that would foster economic growth worldwide?

This is not about a virus or even a vaccine, it’s about biometric/digital identification. ID2020, etc.
The way they are going about the implementation of this Full Spectrum (Cybernetic) Dominance absolutely qualifies as terrorism.

Immunization: an entry point for digital identity

Their plan is simple. You just impoverish the majority of the people until they have too little cash for it to matter much.… Read more...

The shift

This short documentary takes viewers inside a graveyard shift at an innocuous-looking San Francisco call centre. Employees sit in cubicles glued to computer screens and wearing headsets. While on break, they drink coffee, watch the news, and hit the gym. But, as 911 first responders, the calls they field are often a matter of life or death. The US directors Elivia Shaw and Paloma Martinez skilfully survey the dissonant character of this unique workplace. By tracking a regular night shift at the centre, the filmmakers observe how employees meet chaos and intensity with calm and command. Through a fly-on-the-wall observational style and brief interviews with the emergency responders, The Shift probes what draws people to this unusually intense job, and how they often struggle to compartmentalise their emotions when dealing with distressing calls.


'Edge of chaos' opens pathway to artificial intelligence discoveries: Nanowire network trained to solve simple problem mimicking neural pathways – Science Daily

Scientists at the University of Sydney and Japan’s National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) have discovered that an artificial network of nanowires can be tuned to respond in a brain-like way when electrically stimulated.

The international team, led by Joel Hochstetter with Professor Zdenka Kuncic and Professor Tomonobu Nakayama, found that by keeping the network of nanowires in a brain-like state “at the edge of chaos,” it performed tasks at an optimal level.

This, they say, suggests the underlying nature of neural intelligence is physical, and their discovery opens an exciting avenue for the development of artificial intelligence.

The study is published today in Nature Communications.


AI and the War on Agriculture with Christian Westbrook

In this episode, Whitney is joined by Christian Westbrook of the Ice Age Farmer broadcast to discuss the underreported yet massive supply chain crisis and how the Davos elite plan to capitalize on that chaos to usher in AI-driven supply chains, especially as it relates agriculture.
Originally published April 28, 2021 on Rokfin

Continue reading: https://unlimitedhangout.com/2021/05/podcasts/ai-and-the-war-on-agriculture-with-christian-westbrook/

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Reframe Chaos and Enrich Your Life

Water is as destructive as it is life-giving. It takes different forms based on its environment (think of a river versus a pond) and there are so many possibilities for its movement that replicating it in animation is notoriously difficult.

The further you wade into the ocean, the more powerful the waves that crash over your head get. Likewise, when you take on bigger and better challenges, your life gets more chaotic. Promotions, new relationships and ambitious goals are all signs of growth, and growth means that your life will move in directions that you can’t fully control. For some people, the busyness and scale of their lives can become overwhelming to the point that they stop taking risks or micromanage others in an attempt to stay on top of everything.… Read more...

Plataformas y el Problema del Huevo y la Gallina

Un negocio tradicional es un sistema cerrado en sí mismo: solo permite generar valor con arreglo a una cadena de transacciones o etapas. Una plataforma es un sistema abierto en el que -con algunas limitaciones- los concurrentes se benefician de dinámicas de red. Es decir, tiene exponencialmente más valor para los participantes cuantos más sean.

El problema fundamental de las plataformas es que no generan valor con sus primeros usuarios. Adolecen del problema ‘huevo – gallina’, que necesitan resolver. Esta es la verdadera barrera a la entrada que tienen, y la tumba de muchas startups.

Al mismo tiempo deben tener una cierta apertura que permita crear sobre ellas otras formas de generar valor (‘aplicaciones’) de formas no siempre previsibles.… Read more...

Platforms and the Chicken and Egg Problem

The fundamental problem with platforms is that they do not generate value with their first users. They suffer from the ‘chicken-egg’ problem, which they need to solve.

Without users there is no critical mass and without it no transactions are generated. They need to start from a certain degree of complexity in order to start and grow. This is the real barrier to entry they have, and the grave of many startups.

At the same time, they must have a certain openness that allows them to create other ways of generating value (‘applications’) in ways that are not always predictable. That is, they must have some degrees of freedom; enough for some creative chaos to take place inside them.… Read more...

The 3 Focus Mantra

This is a good framework to help entrepreneurs to make sense of the chaos and uncertainty. The 3 focus mantra.

🎯 Focus on who you really are, how to strengthen your skills to create amazing stuff, and make the world a better place. This is related to purpose and coaching.

🎯 Focus on developing ONE single product with one price targeted to a single niche. This is about product management.

🎯 Focus on opening one stable sales channel for this niche and use one single key metric to measure progress. This is related to demand generation.

Every time you are not focused you waste time and energy, which are the really scarce and valuable resources; not money.… Read more...

Q&A with Grant (3blue1brown), windy walk edition

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The Bit Player

The Idea Factory

The Information, A History, A Theory, A Flood

You can read about Lorenz in “Chaos”, also by James Gleick

Anthropocene reviewed

Hardcore history

DC Homepage

The Numberphile podcast

Recent Quanta article on the eigenvector discovery

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Animations on this channel are largely made using manim, a scrappy open source python library.

If you want to check it out, I feel compelled to warn you that it’s not the most well-documented tool, and it has many other…

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agbh95KyWxY

The Zen of Complexity

A human being is a complex system. Its always between chaos and order. We need both to stay alive.

But it’s the order, and the inner silence what really makes us powerful. A hurricane, an atom, or a solar system each require a still center to be effective. The bigger the silent center of the eye of a hurricane, the more powerful are its winds.

The silence is the key to unlocking our full human potential as human beings. When this silence is combined with dynamic action and adaptation, our potential is achieved.… Read more...

But what is a partial differential equation? | DE2

The heat equation, as an introductory PDE.
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Infinite powers, by Steven Strogatz:

Typo corrections:
– At 1:33, it should be “Black-Scholes”
– At 16:21 it should read “scratch an itch”.
If anyone asks, I purposefully leave at least one typo in each video, like a Navajo rug with a deliberate imperfection as an artistic statement about the nature of life 😉

And to continue my unabashed Strogatz fanboyism, I should also mention that his textbook on nonlinear dynamics and chaos was also a meaningful motivator to do this series, as you’ll hopefully see with the topics we build to.… Read more...