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Camus on Handling the Meaningless of Existence, ChatGPT on

Did Camus say something to the effect that the proper response to the meaningless of life is to invent rules for it like a game such as football?

Albert Camus did not explicitly say that the proper response to the meaninglessness of life is to invent rules for it like a game such as football in his philosophical works. However, his philosophical ideas do touch on the themes of absurdity and the human search for meaning in a seemingly indifferent universe.

Camus is best known for his concept of the “absurd.” He argued that life is inherently meaningless and that humans seek meaning and purpose in a world that offers none. One of his most famous statements about the absurd comes from his essay “The Myth of Sisyphus,” in which he compares the human condition to that of Sisyphus, a figure in Greek mythology who is condemned to roll a boulder up a hill for all eternity, only to have it roll back down each time he nears the top. Camus concludes that we must imagine Sisyphus as happy because he has embraced the absurdity of his task and found meaning in the act of pushing the boulder, even though the task itself is meaningless.

While Camus did not specifically suggest inventing rules for life like a game of football, his writings often explore the idea that individuals must confront the absurdity of existence and create their own meaning and values. This can involve pursuing passions, embracing relationships, and engaging in activities that give life a sense of purpose, even if those pursuits are ultimately arbitrary in the grand scheme of things. In this sense, his philosophy encourages individuals to make choices and find meaning in a world that lacks inherent meaning or purpose.

Are Humans Much Better than AI?

Prim Look, when Trudi comes back I’ll get her to strip it down for you. She can peel it’s outer casing off, you can see for yourself. It’s just a lot of wires and circuits and micro-servos and – bits. In no way is it a person. And it’s actually quite bad of you to think of it as a person, Adam. It’s called actoid empathy. It happens. When we do our basic staff training, we do a day on dealing with actoids. Always refer to them as it, never as he or she. Never converse with them except strictly in the line of work. Never, never socialize. As soon as you’ve finished with them, switch them off. Otherwise you risk getting emotionally involved, you get all screwed up and you also screw them up and then you don’t know where you are –

Adam But if you’d heard her talking to me. The things she says –

Prim What it talks about, Adam – the words it uses – it’s so-called conversation – that’s merely an amalgam of all the conversations of all the characters it’s played in all the shows it’s ever been in. Its personality is nothing more than that. Every time you speak to it, you trigger some response. It pulls it out of its memory bank and blurts it back to you. That’s all it’s doing.

Adam Maybe that’s all any of us do.

Comic Potential
Alan Ayckbourn

Comic Potential by Alan Ayckbourn is a romantic sci-fi comedy play. It is set in a TV studio in the foreseeable future, when low-cost androids (known as “actoids”) have largely replaced actors.


Drip Painting, AI, and Life – Ex Machina Quote

Nathan: [points to painting] You know this guy, right?

: Jackson Pollock.

: Jackson Pollock. That’s right. The drip painter. Okay. He let his mind go blank, and his hand go where it wanted. Not deliberate, not random. Some place in between. They called it automatic art. Let’s make this like Star Trek, okay? Engage intellect.

: Excuse me?

: I’m Kirk. Your head’s the warp drive. Engage intellect. What if Pollock had reversed the challenge. What if instead of making art without thinking, he said, “You know what? I can’t paint anything, unless I know exactly why I’m doing it.” What would have happened?

: He never would have made a single mark.

: Yes! You see, there’s my guy, there’s my buddy, who thinks before he opens his mouth. He never would have made a single mark.

: The challenge is not to act automatically. It’s to find an action that is not automatic. From painting, to breathing, to talking, to fucking. To falling in love…

Nathan: And for the record, Ava’s not pretending to like you. And her flirting isn’t an algorithm to fake you out. You’re the first man she’s met that isn’t me. And I’m like her dad, right? Can you blame her for getting a crush on you?


ChatGpt – If I like these books what else would I like

If I like these books what else would I like:
The Exorcist
Rule of the Bone
The Beginning of Spring
Watership Down
The Penitent

Based on the books you listed, here are some recommendations for similar books:
  1. “The Shining” by Stephen King – Like “The Exorcist,” this is a classic horror novel that explores the darker aspects of human nature.
  2. “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger – Like “Rule of the Bone,” this is a coming-of-age novel about a young protagonist who is trying to find his place in the world.
  3. “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov – Like “The Beginning of Spring,” this is a literary novel set in early 20th-century Russia that explores the themes of love, art, and revolution.
  4. “Animal Farm” by George Orwell – Like “Watership Down,” this is an allegorical novel that uses animals to explore human society and politics.
  5. “The Power and the Glory” by Graham Greene – Like “The Penitent,” this is a novel that explores themes of sin, redemption, and faith, set against the backdrop of political turmoil.

What are the health benefits of turmeric – Ask ChatGPT

Turmeric is a spice that is commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. It has a bright yellow color and a distinctive, slightly bitter flavor. Turmeric has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, and is believed to have many health benefits.

Some of the potential health benefits of turmeric include:

  1. Anti-inflammatory effects: Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which has been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory properties. This can help to reduce inflammation in the body and may be beneficial for conditions such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and other conditions that involve chronic inflammation.
  2. Antioxidant effects: Turmeric is a rich source of antioxidants, which are molecules that can help to neutralize harmful substances called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells and contribute to the development of chronic diseases, so consuming foods that are rich in antioxidants can help to protect against these effects.
  3. Heart health: Turmeric may also have benefits for heart health. Some studies have suggested that consuming turmeric can help to reduce levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, which can help to prevent the development of heart disease.
  4. Cancer prevention: Turmeric may also have potential as a cancer-preventive agent. Some studies have shown that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, can help to kill cancer cells and prevent the growth of tumors.

Overall, turmeric is a versatile and flavorful spice that may have many potential health benefits. It is a good idea to include it in your diet, along with other healthy foods, in order to take advantage of its potential benefits.

A Doctor recommended Turmeric to me for its anti-inflammatory properties, so there’s corroboration.

Flipping off a Driverless Car

Remember the iconic, tire-squealing chase scene in “Bullitt,” the Steve McQueen movie from the 1960s? Now, imagine the opposite, and you’ll have a sense of how the car cautiously drove up and down San Francisco’s hills, gingerly navigated four-way stops and angled around double-parked cars.

Still, even for someone like me — a reporter who has spent a fair amount of time with this kind of technology over the past few years — riding through a major city in a car without a driver was an eye-opener.

Not to say there weren’t issues. As the car passed the joyriding teenagers a second time, it swerved sharply to the right, presumably because it mistook them for pedestrians. At another intersection, it hit the brakes just as the light changed to red, skidding to a stop in the middle of a crosswalk, its nose sticking out into the intersection. A pedestrian yelled at my robot driver and flipped it off as he walked by. I couldn’t say if that was more or less satisfying than flipping off a human.

Stuck on the Streets of San Francisco in a Driverless Car
A reporter and a photographer went for a ride in an experimental autonomous vehicle operated by the General Motors subsidiary Cruise. There were bumps in the roa

Chess Game Trying to Win Gracefully

Took a look into the source code of Apple’s home-made chess program and wasn’t disappointed from ProgrammerHumor

What are they doing? Did they make the ai unable to en pessant?

It’s slowing down response. So basically after you make your move, the computer already has it’s next move figured out in a few miliseonds, but if it actually moves instantly, the user unconsciously thinks it was too fast to be good. So the program delays it for a second, making it look like the computer has to think hard to beat you.

Same principle applies to all kinds of ui design. If your credit card for example gets accepted in a blink you get suspicious even when it’s fine.

“Your flesh is a relic, a mere vessel” – the chess game

25 Open Datasets for Data Science Projects

Some of the best datasets for data science projects are those created for linear regression, predictive analysis, and simple classification tasks. This list will include the best resources from our past dataset articles tailored for said tasks. We’ll also highlight some of the best websites to search for open datasets on your own.

Lucas Scott, lionbridge.ai

Five Open-Source Projects AI Enthusiasts Might Want to Know About

The Google Brain team created TensorFlow. Its underlying software powers some of the technologies that Google uses today. It translates languages, improves search engine results, recognizes pictures in Google Photos, and understands spoken words, making its machine learning (ML) capabilities genuinely awe-inspiring.

To the surprise of the tech community, Google open-sourced TensorFlow, making it available to everyone. Developers can create ML models, classes for these models, and write imperative forward passes with it, among others. TensorFlow uses Python, C++, and CUDA.

Brittany Day,  linuxsecurity.com