Items tagged with Ashton-Kutcher

Setting aside for a moment how jarring it is to see Ashton Kutcher’s name associated with Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, the trio are among investors in a startup called Vicarious FPC that has lofty goals for artificial intelligence technology. Specifically, Vicarious wants to essentially replicate the human brain’s neocortex, which is the area that involves thought and language, spatial senses, body movements, and more. That’s of course the great dream of all AI--if you can accomplish all of that you basically have a human--but Vicarious thinks it can pull it off with its Recursive... Read more...
I’m going to say something that will no doubt be terribly controversial: I like Ashton Kutcher. Yes, he’s on one of the worst TV shows ever, he was a male model, and in his younger years he came off as a doofus (i.e., the “Punk’d” era). But he also had the chutzpah to marry Bruce Willis’ wife, he does charity work, he hangs out with heads of state, he figured out Twitter before anyone else did (and now has over 15 million followers), and he’s been investing in technology. Along the way, he seems to have just sort of done whatever he felt like doing, which... Read more...