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A Painter of a Different Magnitude

Catherine Murphy, “CrissCross” (2018), oil on canvas, 42 ½ x 62 ¼ inches (image courtesy of Harry Roseman) I have been following Catherine Murphy’s work since the mid-1980s, when I included a painting of hers in the exhibition, The New Response: Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River (1985) at the Albany Institute of History and…

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Top AI and Machine Learning Trends of 2018

We’ve come a long way since the term artificial intelligence (AI) was coined by AI luminary John McCarthy at Dartmouth in 1955. Sixty-three years later, AI is transforming healthcare, fintech, and other industries across the spectrum. While the quest for a truly humanlike AI continues, advancements in big data and machine learning (ML) have helped…

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Infinity No.13 cover reveal

The publishers of Infinity magazine have revealed the cover for the 13th issue, which goes on sale on 13th September. Unlike previous issues which featured a painted cover image as the focus, this one goes with a photograph of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. If you haven’t seen Infinity magazine yet I recommend it. Packed with…

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Zoe (2018)

  There is a fundamental incompatibility. “Zoe” is not just a film about artificial intelligence and the influence it will have on our society. It also shows how artificially our society will be in the future. A world where feelings are reduced to figures and where pharmaceutical concoctions provide a short but intense expression of…