““The reading is more in the reader than the writer, obviously,” she says. “You can talk about what the creator was trained on, or how the creator works, but not the creator’s intent— maybe the algorithm writer’s intent, but it’s a step removed, which is more fun for the reader, I think.””

Artificial Intelligences Are Writing Poetry For A New Online Literary Magazine | Popular Science
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“Not with monk chant, bomb chant,

        war paint, not with the gigantic Zen pleasure zones,

                nor with this harnessed pig

        on the carousel that I am sitting on with my son

                in Nice, France. How it burns on its axis

            as if it were turning into pineapple-colored kerosene

        the way the Hawaiian pig, apple in snout, roasts

            in its own tropical meat under the countdown sun.”

You Can’t Build a Child by Sandra Simonds | Poetry Magazine
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“stop selling arms”

The Guardian view on Yemen: a catastrophe that shames Britain | Editorial | World news | The Guardian
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“Conclusions: Injury to a small region in the pontine tegmentum is significantly associated with coma. This brainstem site is functionally connected to 2 cortical regions, the AI and pACC, which become disconnected in disorders of consciousness. This network of brain regions may have a role in the maintenance of human consciousness.”

A human brain network derived from coma-causing brainstem lesions
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“They identified two areas in the cortex that were linked up to the rostral dorsolateral pontine tegmentum, and were most likely to play a role in regulating consciousness. One was in the left, ventral, anterior insula (AI), and the other was in the pregenual anterior cingulate cortex (pACC).”

Harvard scientists think they’ve pinpointed the physical source of consciousness – ScienceAlert
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