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Aristotle and the chatbot

Written by Justin Osborne, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Whenever you surf the Internet, you‘re likely to bump into chatbots powered by artificial intelligence (AI). They serve all sorts of purposes: to provide website guidance, pinpoint products, answer your questions, and much more. Chatbots are reportedly capable of answering 80% of standard questions. Research shows that

Automation in the Ancient World: The Robots of Greece and Rome

Written by Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom A common topic of discussion these days is the growing automation of the world. Basically, automation means any machinery or self-operating machinery. They are designed to act in a predetermined way and according to instructions, the best example of this is perhaps a robot. We think that

Pick your Poison

The AK-47 of the Ancient Near East By Cam Rea The Scythian bow was the AK-47 of the Ancient Near East and the weapon of choice to dominate the battlefield. Even though the bow was uniquely designed to deliver the utmost damage, the arrow itself was even nastier! Scythians created their arrowheads for maximum penetration