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Artificial Intelligence is Love

Artificial Intelligence is Love.
Below is a proof in 5 simple steps.

 Artificial Intelligence is AI (substitution by initials)
AI is あい (substitution by hiragana)
あい is 愛 (substitution by kanji)
愛 is Love (substitution by semantics)
Artificial Intelligence is Love (iterative transitivity)

How does an Artificial Intelligence major confess his love?
He says: I do AI - AIしている (AI shiteiru).
This means "I do AI - I love you".  Below is the context.

"I do AI" in Japanese is AIをしている (read "AI wo shiteiru" )。(Apparently, Japanese also uses AI to refer to Artificial Intelligence.) To make the sentence sound casual, the particle を (wo) could be dropped, making it AIしている (AI shiteiru).  Now "AI shiteru" could be interpreted as "I do AI" (AIしている - AI shiteru) or "I love you" (愛 している- ai shiteiru). This is because "AI" could be read as "AI" which stands for Artificial Intelligence or "ai&…

Fortitude: Firmness of the Mind

This is Part 3 of a series of 4 talk outlines on the cardinal virtues

'I will take the Ring,' he said, 'though I do not know the way.'  
Elrond raised his eyes and looked at him, and Frodo felt his heart pierced by the sudden keenness of the glance. 'If I understand alright all that I have heard,' he said, 'I think this task is appointed for you, Frodo; and that if you do not find a way, no one will.'  
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Society has always admired and exalted people who have overcome great difficulties to achieve an ideal or goalRoselle Ambubuyug, blind student who graduated BS Math summa cum laude in Ateneo de Manila UniversityFilipina pilot without handsManny PacquiaoMartyrsFrodo and the quest to destroy the One Ring These are examples of the virtue of fortitude.
What is Fortitude? Fortitude is the capacity to pursue an ideal despite the difficultiesFortitude strengthens the will in its search for the good whateve…

Order, Self-mastery, Virility, and Beauty in Temperance

This is Part 2 of a series of 4 talk outlines on the cardinal virtues 

First impression and misconceptions about the virtue Usually it is associated with control, restrain, resistance. This is not incorrect. However, this is not the most important thing about this virtue. It is only an aspect, or we could even say, a consequence of the deeper meaning of the virtue.Worse is the virtue’s being associated with prohibition, ban, prevention,bawal(Tagalog),guinadili (Bisaya).This is one of the reasons why this virtue may seem unpopular to some people.People could even look at this virtue as unmanly.Definition Temperance is the order and integration of theappetitesto thepersonTemperance is the proper integration of the bodily appetites to the person.

Prudence: Doing what is right

This is Part 1 of a series of 4 talk outlines on the cardinal virtues.
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Review of Human Virtues
Man has body and soulBody has faculties of senses and passions. They are blind to what is true and good.Soul has faculties of intellect and will. These are able to know what is true and good.Human virtues enable a man to train the faculties of his soul to govern the faculties of the body so that man can direct himself freely (i.e., without obstacles) towards his ultimate goal, which is Infinite Truth, Good and Beauty, that many people identify with a Supreme Being or God. The Cardinal Virtues There is a group of virtues, that, due to their significance, are called cardinal virtues."Cardinal" comes from cardo, which is Latin for hinge. The belief is that, the perfect man lives his life around these cardinal virtues.There are 4 cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, temperance, fortitude.We will tackle them one by one.  In thi…