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Guest preface: Streams of consciousness: cognition and intelligent devices

New paper from Dr Nathaniel Tkacz:

Guest preface: Streams of consciousness: cognition and intelligent devices

Link to paper is available here.

These words, subtly greyed out in an input box on the user interface. Inviting users to write over them, replace them, respond. Pitched somewhere between an inquiring friend and a therapist, such is the gentle nudge fuelling content generation on the Facebook platform. What’s on your mind? Consider it a general declaration of the cognitive orientation of contemporary media. An underwhelming apotheosis when contrasted with the World Brains, augmented intellects or man–machine symbioses of days past...