autopilot

I have been using an autonomous system for quite some time. I get on my motorcycle, go whereever I want to go and focus on what is currely on my mind. These are mostly complicated things that take all my attention.

Especially when I’m driving a route I’ve driven before. Only when I drive a new route, every now and then the autopilot calls for attention to ask if it should turn right or left. The autopilot does the rest. Including occasional arguments with other motorists when I’m in Berlin.

Meanwhile my brain is busy with something else. Podcasts from the New York Times for example, the Washington Post or Sam Harris.

Riding the motorcycle is done by the autopilot.


Excerpt from “Codonaut – Where do we program ourselves?”, a Korsakow film about artificial intelligence. Go to codonaut.de to see the film.

Autopilot

Ein selbstfahrendes System habe ich schon lange. Ich steige auf mein Motorrad, fahre irgendwohin und denke über das nach, womit ich mich gerade beschäftige. Das sind meist komplizierte Dinge, die all meine Aufmerksamkeit in Beschlag nehmen.

Vor allem, wenn ich eine Strecke fahre, die ich schon oft gefahren bin. Nur wenn ich eine neue Strecke fahre, klingelt ab und an der Autopilot beim Bewusstsein an, um zu fragen, ob er jetzt rechts oder links abbiegen soll. Den Rest erledigt der Autopilot. Inklusive gelegentlichen Streitereien mit anderen Verkehrsteilnehmern, wenn ich in Berlin unterwegs bin.

Mein Hirn beschäftigt sich derweil mit irgendetwas anderem. Podcasts der New York Times zum Beispiel, der Washington Post oder von Sam Harris.

Motorradfahren tut der Autopilot.


Auszug aus “Codonaut – Wohin programmieren wir uns?”, einem Korsakow-Film über Künstliche Intelligenz. Der Film ist hier zu sehen: codonaut.de

Language

Words are the bits and bytes in which we humans exchange information. Language is the operating system of our thinking. What cannot be expressed in words cannot be shared and will sooner or later be forgotten.

What cannot be said in sentences makes no sense and, if it does not at least rhyme, will also be forgotten.

Only the things that happen to fit into words and language get preserved.
Only the things that happen to fit into word and language are all that surrounds us.


Excerpt from “Codonaut – Where do we program ourselves?”, a Korsakow film about artificial intelligence. Go to codonaut.de to see the film.

Sprache

Worte sind die Bits und Bytes in denen wir Menschen Informationen austauschen. Sprache ist das Betriebsystem unseres Denkens. Was sich in Worten nicht ausdrücken lässt, kann nicht geteilt werden und wird früher oder später vergessen sein.

Was sich in Sätzen nicht sagen lässt, ergibt keinen Sinn und wird, wenn es sich nicht wenigstens reimt, ebenfalls vergessen.

Nur die Dinge, die zufällig in Wort und Sprache passen, bleiben erhalten.
Nur die Dinge ,die zufällig in Wort und Sprache passen, sind alles, was uns umgibt.


Auszug aus “Codonaut – Wohin programmieren wir uns?”, einem Korsakow-Film über Künstliche Intelligenz. Der Film ist hier zu sehen: codonaut.de

Man is a monkey

One day there was a monkey paw lying in front of me on the table. It took me a moment to realize, it was my own hand. At that moment I became aware: I am a monkey – with a monkey’s brain.

The monkey brain explains many things. Much of what I cannot understand, even if I think about it for a long time. Like a dog that’ s too stupid to take off its own dog leash. A dog leash is an unsolvable problem for a dog. No matter how clever the dog may be.

My fellow people: Also all monkeys. That also explains a lot. For example – how they drive cars. And that doesn’t mean that they don’t drive well. On the contrary. Drivers are impressed by well-trained monkeys who steer madly dangerous machines around. Only rarely do accidents happen. And when an accident happens, usually not much happens. Bumpers, safety belts and airbags ensure that nothing bad happens to the monkeys. Then the monkeys get out of their cars, tap around on their mobile phones and a little later a police monkey arrives to secure the scene of the accident and scatter white powder that absorbs the liquid that has run out of the cars.

Insurance companies handle the damage. This is impressive: monkeys came up with all this. It is a complex system of inventions, rules and precautions all serving one purpose: That the monkeys are all right.


Excerpt from “Codonaut – Where do we program ourselves?”, a Korsakow film about artificial intelligence. Go to codonaut.de to see the film.