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[D] The Zima Blue Episode of Love, Death & Robots is an excellent way to demonstrate the unexpected way ML models layer on top of each other

So a little late to the party, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the ZIMA Blue episode of Love, Death & Robots in regard to Machine Learning.

*Spoilers* The plot involves an intergalactically famous artist creating a final art piece in which he reveals he was a sophisticated Android that was giving up his (for lack of a better word) Sentience in order to return to his earliest form as a pool cleaner.

Though the episode was obviously an allegory for the human condition craving familiarity & nostalgia, I thought the writers did a great job capturing how hard it is to tell how different inputs (or combinations and layerings of inputs) will impact the development of an AI over time.

I recorded a more in-depth audio breakdown of my thoughts here for anyone interested:

The subtle way Love, Death & Robots introduces us to the fundamentals of Machine Learning

And I also had a conversation with an AI researcher on the novelty of Ex Machina in explaining how hard it will be to test future AI:

A shallow dip into the ethics of AI

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Toronto AI is a social and collaborative hub to unite AI innovators of Toronto and surrounding areas. We explore AI technologies in digital art and music, healthcare, marketing, fintech, vr, robotics and more. Toronto AI was founded by Dave MacDonald and Patrick O'Mara.