Robot Rights: Law, Artificial Intelligence and Humans


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 A Preliminary Analysis on the nature of media reports.

12/03/2017

By Lily Von Valley

In 2015, EU CIVIL LAW RULES IN ROBOTICS (CLRR) opened and closed a Vote on granting Robots Legal Status, “Electronic Persons”, viewing ‘Machines’ as ‘Persons’ for the first time. Continue reading “Robot Rights: Law, Artificial Intelligence and Humans”

On Inverted Friendships: Revisions and Decisions – A Questionable Overview?


 

My Definition of Friendship, as is, the majority’s, is: Inducing Pleasure, Expelling Pain and Developing Trust.

On Inverted Friendship.

A group of ‘new’ people pointed out, that if, the definition of friendship, was really subjective, then the majority’s defining elements, were, somewhat, romantic. Then, they were asked about, the qualities and expectations of friendship, and they described them as competing units performing on a professional platform, driven by a momentum  based on a set of strategic principles:

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Is the Moroccan Traditional Costume under Threat by the Burqa?


 A Personal Journey. Part one:
In 2003, I saw the Burqa emerging in Morocco. It’s visibility in Casablanca, Rabat, Sale, Kasar Kabir and in Tangier, started trickling down to Asilah, a town I often visited. The trend was growing, and begun to, as I saw it, encroach on the national costumes impacting attitudes at the same time.

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Dress Making, Pattern Cutting – A Noble Art


Dress Making in Canterbury

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Dress makers, Pattern Cutters, Designers, and Textile Designers (et al) are people with nimble fingers and agile minds. Transforming visions into innovative stories. Spoken through a combination of style with quality. They are equipped, with a certain expertise, monumental perseverance, and plenty of patience. Remaining unmatched by the several professions, so are beyond their measure. In today’s buzz word, you can but, describe them as Creators,  constructing ideas into beautiful, and functional objects.

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Often, they were understated, and derided for years, through the portrayal of derogatory, and negative labels, which summed them up, and their profession, in a charechitured light:  The Dress maker, as the ‘frail little old lady, bent over a Singer sewing machine, – and the tailor, ‘the frail little old man, with measuring tape around his neck, wearing round glasses, and a balding head’. – I’m not going to mention the spinster on the spindle, spinning yarn.

But now, they are rightfully hailed as Icons, and an inspiration to all. Their cloths, a figure of dreams and are a desire to wear, of many. But regretfully to most, they are out of the general’s reach. And what’s comforting many, and the likes of me is knowing that the  rightful recognition of their status, is in the Title that has finally acknowledged the talented creators and constructers that they are. A view, which the mojarity have awoken to, and about which I am particularly happy. All that’s left to do is, superimpose that dead withering label , the ‘…little old lady……’ with The Seamstress, and  the ‘…..little old man’ with, the Master Tailor, removing it for ever from total view.  Better fitting, I think. Even though in essence, a label remains unattractive. In this case, at least it’s positive, and I like the names.

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On Free Will, Pre-determination, Pre-destination, and Future Time ?


“My God, I would not long to see
My fate with curious eyes,
What gloomy lines are writ for me,
Or what bright scenes arise”

The above quote from A Sermon No.2330 illustrates, perfectly, the general indifference to the denial of free will. Resulting in widespread ennui, and the unwillingness to act without bearing any responsibility, but justifying through ‘fate’, which is the polar opposite of personal freedom and taking control of one’s life. Continue reading “On Free Will, Pre-determination, Pre-destination, and Future Time ?”

I am Nominated for The Leibster Award: discovering bloggers.


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Many thanks to Beparvah for the consideration of this award, and for nominating me. I am thrilled, to say the least.

Firstly I’d like to mention how much I have enjoyed reading his posts, which contain various layers of meaning that capture a deep mental, and emotional anguish. In particular, they give expression to, with ease, the intensity that had created them; and, which is the depth that drew me in. His work has a quality that takes you into the various and unbound recesses of a deeper interior; in its state of loss; and in the experience of gain; and in the hope found; which are balanced between despairing moments of darkness, contrasted with essential illuminations that Beparvah distinctly portrays in his narrative. Continue reading “I am Nominated for The Leibster Award: discovering bloggers.”