When you read the word ‘king,’ what comes to mind? You probably imagined a male figure sitting on a throne, dressed majestically with a crown adorning his head.

What about the word ‘ice cream?’ You might have thought of a cold scoop of soft-serve in a cone, covered with sprinkles.


Our world is nearing its end.

Global warming is taking its toll on civilization. Temperatures are increasing and sea levels are rising. Entire cities are at risk of becoming submerged.

Yet, industries continue to recklessly spew greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. …

Art created by AI! Source

The idea of creativity is often solely associated with humans.

Our ability to draw, write, and innovate is rivalled by no other species. It’s what has allowed us to become as advanced as we are today.

But soon, we might not be the only ones with the skill of creativity…

The sandwich of my dreams. Source

I vividly remember my first attempt at making a ham, egg, and cheese sandwich.

It was a Saturday morning. Determined to make myself an amazing breakfast, I rummaged through my fridge, finding all the ingredients necessary for my sandwich. …

Our knowledge of the human body is quite limited.

Christof Koch, the Chief Scientist at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, states that “we don’t even understand the brain of a worm.” …

I find Atari games to be really difficult.

Take Pong for example. The game consists of two paddles on opposite sides of the game screen bouncing a ball back and forth. If the ball goes past one of the paddles, a point is gained by the opposing paddle. …

Anyone that plays video games knows the immense frustration that arises from repeatedly losing.

It requires extreme determination and focus to continue playing the same level over and over, attaining in-game levels or equipment to increase the chance of victory. …

Computers have conquered humans — in games, that is.

It’s hard to believe that a computer can play games like humans, reasoning through actions and interacting with objects in a game. …

The year is 2070.

Flooding and unbearable heat have made many regions uninhabitable. Hurricanes and tropical storms often ravage the landscape, combining with particulate pollution to make the air outside almost unbreathable. …

Imagine if Vincent van Gogh was a computer.

Imagine if, instead of painting canvases and mixing colors to create The Starry Night, the Van Gogh computer could learn to create digital renditions of Van Gogh’s famous paintings.

A computer that can create art, like this hypothetical van Gogh computer, seems…

Ayan Nair

A 17-year old with dreams of impacting the world through artificial intelligence.

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