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Automated Utopia Reflection

Rui Hong

Friday, Apr 17, 2020 - 11:50:22 pm

@ Rui Hong

Introduction The idea of automated utopia has existed for a long time. We believe that technology would most likely form the crux of our future, creating opportunities for us to be more efficient as a society. This was seen in the myriad of films, documentaries and talk shows where the core discussion revolves around an automated future. Through these films and Read more →

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Y2S2 | Interactive 2 | Guest Lecture Reflection | Automated Utopia


Friday, Apr 17, 2020 - 10:30:49 pm



“Artificial intelligence is a set of algorithms and intelligence to try to mimic human intelligence. Machine learning is one of them, and deep learning is one of those machine learning techniques.”

For those that were born in the mid-1900s, who would’ve thought that technology would have advanced so much in this age of era? And what is more interesting Read more →

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Automated Utopia — Reflections

Praveen Ramesh

Friday, Apr 17, 2020 - 07:56:50 pm

@ prav

1. Overarching Thoughts

Initial Thoughts

Ong Kian Peng’s Lecture titled ‘Automated Utopia’ explores the possibility of attaining Utopia with the progression and advancement of AI into self sustaining entities. It is important to acknowledge that ‘Utopia’ the term in itself is an imagined island of perfection (one that is somewhat inherently unattainable), however we are presented with the possibility due Read more →

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Reflection on GL


Friday, Apr 17, 2020 - 07:43:28 pm

@ And it's all real

Before Bin started on his presentation, upon hearing the title ‘Automated utopia’, the first imaginary that popped into my mind was humans not having to move at all and everything- like EVERYTHING was controlled by robots. We would literally only feel one emotion, which was happy, because literally we didn’t have to do anything and that’s just perfect.

After hearing Bin’s Read more →

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Automated Utopia - IM 2 Guest Lecture


Friday, Apr 17, 2020 - 04:32:04 pm

@ sylvia

In this guest lecture, hosted by Bin Ong Kian Peng, we look at the relevant and changing topic of our relationship with Artificial Intelligence, something that has played such a huge role in our lives. We see how we are able to approach this relationship and future possibilities critically: How do we work and live alongside each other, and will Read more →

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Automated Utopia - Reflections


Friday, Apr 17, 2020 - 03:53:04 pm

@ DARYL_final_final.kj

Doomsday Book is a sci-fi film directed by Kim Jee Woon and Yim Pil-Sung. It tells three stories of human self-destruction in the futuristic high-tech era. The one presented by guest lecture Bin was the second story, Heavenly Creature, a story about how a robot claims to have achieve enlightenment while employed in a Buddhist Monastery, hence the term Robot Buddha.

What Read more →

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Automated Utopia - IM2 Guest Lecture Reflection


Thursday, Apr 16, 2020 - 04:23:51 pm


During Week 9 of the semester, we had a guest lecture conducted by Ong Kian Peng on Automated Utopia. The lecture surrounded around the topics of Artificial Intelligence, of whether it would create a utopian or dystopian world, and also works that incorporated AI into them.

I’ve always thought of AI as a tool to help us human beings progress further Read more →


IM Guest Lecture Reflections


Monday, Apr 13, 2020 - 04:52:00 pm

@ Natflix

During one of our lessons, we were fortunate enough to receive a guest lecture by Ong Kian Peng! His lecture was on Automated Utopia and he touched upon many interesting points surrounding the Utopia/Dystopia and Artificial Intelligence. I would like to briefly talk about some of the points he made and what I thought about them!

During his lecture, he Read more →

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Automated Utopia - Guest Lecturer Reflection

Wei Lin

Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 - 10:58:19 pm

@ wltjoa

On the 10 March, we had a guest lecturer, Bin Ong Kian Peng, share about artificial intelligence, machine learning and a utopian world. Sharing many examples of technology and machine learning in art, the idea of a technological utopia was introduced to us, and the question of whether AI would result in a utopia or dystopia was posed.

The lecture was Read more →

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Automated Utopia Reflection, “Doomsday Book" [ Yr2 | IM 2]

Emma Cheuk

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020 - 06:10:07 pm

@ Emma Cheuk


Our guest lecturer Bin Ong Kian Peng gave a lecture about Automated Utopia on March 20. He gave his insights towards artificial intelligence, machine learning and humanity. Exploring around the topic of whether AI will turn a society into a utopia or a dystopia. He used art and media works as examples to predict future scenarios.

Among the works, I am Read more →

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