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Nicole asks: What is the etiquette around stories written for an anthology call but rejected? When you self-publish it, is it acceptable to advertise it as “originally written for anthology X” or even to direct readers to an anthology you were rejected from? Archivos The post Question 1037: Story Rejection Etiquette appeared first on The Every Day …
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . Justin Harrison is an entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of YOV, Inc. (You, Only Virtual)—a company specializing in posthumous digital communications. In 2019, he found himself staring down death on two fronts: his own, from a near fatal motorcycle accident, as well as his mother’s stage-4 cancer diagno…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . Cansu Canca is founder and director of the AI Ethics Lab, providing ethics analysis and guidance to researchers and practitioners. Prior to that, she was on the full-time faculty at the University of Hong Kong, and an ethics researcher at Harvard. She was listed among the “30 Influential Women Advan…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . Cansu Canca is founder and director of the AI Ethics Lab, providing ethics analysis and guidance to researchers and practitioners. Prior to that, she was on the full-time faculty at the University of Hong Kong, and an ethics researcher at Harvard. She was listed among the “30 Influential Women Advan…
 
Nichole asks: How do you balance writing on a new project and revising another one? What are the different processes that you’ve tried? Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings Amadeus Drawing on the Power of Resonance, by Dave Farland The post Question 1034: Writing, Revising, and Creative Flow appeared first on The Every Day Novelist.…
 
Herb asks: How do you define an adventure story? What events or needs does it have? Resources Fear Cay by Lester Dent/Kenneth Robison The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Conan the Barbarian Series by Robert E Howard Fast Ice by Clive C…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . Nobody expects... an AI podcast to veer into comedy parody. Possibly with good reason. In a show almost completely free of spam and Queen Victoria, we interpret some of today's news and themes about AI through the lens of Monty Python sketches. If you don't know what Monty Python is, this will confu…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . What is consciousness, how might it emerge from or into AI, and how can it be transferred? Fascinating questions tackled by the oeuvre of a fascinating author, Robert J. Sawyer, the "Dean of Canadian Science Fiction," and one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the science-fiction field’s…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . What if there are zombies among us? In another dive into the nature of consciousness, the "philosophical zombie" is a fascinating topic explored by a fascinating author, Robert J. Sawyer, the "Dean of Canadian Science Fiction," and one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the science-ficti…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . We've talked a lot about artificial general intelligence (AGI) on the show, but never as much as in this interview, when we talk with Mr. AGI himself, Ben Goertzel. Ben wrote a book, Artificial General Intelligence, founded the AGI Society and SingularityNET, and wrote Ten Years to the Singularity i…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . We've talked a lot about artificial general intelligence (AGI) on the show, but never as much as in this interview, when we talk with Mr. AGI himself, Ben Goertzel. Ben wrote a book, Artificial General Intelligence, founded the AGI Society and SingularityNET, and wrote Ten Years to the Singularity i…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . Are you good at bluffing? Do you think you could beat a computer? What if I told you that it was mathematically proven that the computer would beat you? That's what Michael Bowling did for his program that plays heads-up, limit Texas Hold'Em: he proved that it was impossible to do better than draw a…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . For our second anniversary show, we're going to explain some of the terms that are often used on the show and not always spelled out, like ANI (artificial narrow intelligence), AGI (artificial general intelligence), and ASI (artificial super intelligence). What do they mean, why do so many people ta…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . How does AI see the world? it's easy to take for granted that an AI that is trained on labeled data to recognize certain images very well is seeing them the same way we do, but that's not so. The AI is quite alien, and helping us to see the world through its eyes is Tom White, a New Zealand-based ar…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . When serious engineering with safety of life is at stake - think rockets, engine turbines, aircraft - Richard Ahlfeld brings artificial intelligence to the job. He modeled the Space Launch System as part of his PhD at Imperial College London and now is CEO of Monolith AI, commercializing AI in the r…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . Bryant Cruse, former naval aviator (we'll talk about that) and Space Telescope mission operations team member (we'll talk about that too), is the founder and CEO of New Sapience, working on bold new advances in artificial general intelligence. We talk about what real understanding by AI means. All t…
 
Nicole asks: What are good ways to tag flashbacks in a short story so that it’s clear to the reader? Resources Mentioned: Witcher (netflix series) Conan the Barbarian Series by Robert E Howard Chicken Noodle Gravity by J. Daniel Sawyer Sunday Morning Giraffe by J. Daniel Sawyer At The Edge of Nowhere by J. Daniel Sawyer The Coffee Service by J. Dan…
 
Simon says: A book that has stuck with me for years is one I was rooting for the bad guy and the detective even though they were pitted against each other. I wanted them both to succeed… impossible as that was. I’d love to hear your thoughts on why it managed that so well and lessons we could learn from it. Resources Mentioned Day of the Jackal by …
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . 100 episodes! And 60 guests: What have we learned from them? We've had everyone from science fiction authors to CEOs, from philosophers to government ministers, and from professors to neuroscientists. All of them helping us wrap our heads around the enormous impact of this thing called AI. I realize…
 
Nicole asks: What exactly are writing prompts? Are they helpful? Resources Mentioned Open Vistas: After the Peak The Society of Miserable Bastards by J. Daniel Sawyer Buried Alive in the Blues Chicken Noodle Gravity by J. Daniel Sawyer Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer My Luck, by Mel Todd The post Question 1018: Writing Prompts (…
 
Simon asks: Is it better for writers to stick to characters that are like them? Are the costs of trying to write something outside of your own experience too high? Resources: Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Foundation by Isaac Asimov The White Plague by Frank…
 
Ed asks: How can a writer oppose the moral panic du jour without being consumed by it? Resources Mentioned Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Every Day Novelist Success Stories: Mel Todd Mel Todd on KDP Select Archivos The post Question 1015: Opposing the Current Th…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . Calum Chace is a keynote speaker and the author of Surviving AI: The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence, and The Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism. In part 2, we talk about the metaverse, how AI could be leveraged in the metaverse, and the agricultur…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . Calum Chace is a keynote speaker and the author of Surviving AI: The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence, and The Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism. We talked in this first part about his concept of the Economic Singularity, a transformation of the so…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . What is that baby thinking? Alison Gopnik knows. She is the American professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, writes for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New Scientist, and Scientific American, and has appeared on The Colber…
 
This and all episodes at: https://aiandyou.net/ . What is that baby thinking? Alison Gopnik knows. She is the American professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, writes for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New Scientist, and Scientific American, and has appeared on The Colber…
 
Simon asks: Can you recommend any particularly great uses of an unreliable narrator? I mean, aside from Suave Rob… Resources Mentioned: Suave Rob’s Amazing Adventures The Usual Suspects An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears Lolita, by Vladmir Nabakov The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court…
 
Simon asks: Are there any rules or conventions when using an unreliable narrator? I’m writing in first-person already which feels like it would be recommended if not outright required. Resources Mentioned The Usual Suspects An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears Clue The Murder of Roger Akroyd, by Agatha Christie Lolita, by Vladmir Nabakov Ti…
 
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