The Research Proposal No One Wanted feat. Bladerunner, Artificial Intelligence, and Science Fiction

Two years ago, I submitted a research proposal to three University English Departments. Two years ago, no one wanted to see the idea grow. Do I blame them? No. Do I think it was the most cutting edge research ever? No. But damn have I not been able to give up on being OBSESSED with AI technologies, measuring humanity against robots, and Bladerunner ideology and theory.

So, here’s a little snippet from that old grad school application, as a marker of where I was at the time, and where I could have been now if I had been accepted.

What do you think? Time to reapply?

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Do Not Be Afraid: Machine Learning and the Future of Employment

Interested in how Machine Learning is going to affect your job?

Check out my take on our employment futures in the wake of Artificial Intelligence, also published here on Medium.com.


Article by Jessica Barratt

Even a cursory glance at your daily newsfeed is certain to yield at least one doomsday article predicting the certain demise of our employment futures as a result of introducing highly intelligent, and sometimes self-reliant, technologies into the workplace. That’s right, I’m talking about Artificial Intelligence, or more specifically, Artificial Neural Networks taking our jobs.

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