Dietmar Millinger


About Dietmar Millinger

Dietmar has an IT background. The main interest focuses on consciousness in various forms, since this seems to be the biggest puzzle in our time. Private interests are scuba diving, running and the search for luck.


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Exploring the World of Chatbots 1

Did you already have a productive conversation with a chatbot? This blog post gives a short introduction to how bots have developed from funny games to serious business. Today Chatbots are starting to make an impact on our world. Recently the story of Microsoft’s Xiaoice, a Chinese language chatbot, surfaced. Reports are […]


Enough of AI fear

Fears about AI Publications and reports about the risks and dangers of AI development have reached an inflationary level during the last few months. From boulevard papers to most respected scientists, we get warnings about jobs being eradicated and the end of humanity in dystopian scenarios. The reactions vary widely depending on the […]


7 Billion Humans on a Spinning Rock

Imagine you are a superintelligent being, formed by trillions of minds, transcending space and time. By a lucky circumstance you materialize near a planet. You find life on the planet and start to observe some 7 billion humans on their spinning rock called earth. What would you think about humanity and what would […]


Machine Societies

OUT THERE, in a not so distant future lays a hypothetical point in time, when machines will have reached a status of intelligence and versatility so that they can improve themselves better and faster than humans can do. This point is frequently called singularity. What comes after singularity? After singularity, machines will very […]


The sound of listening

Have you ever experienced this feeling that you are talking and talking and nobody seems to understand what you say? If so, this article about why to listen may be interesting for you. A wall between us Our ability to communicate complex information between individuals makes us humans a special tribe on this […]


“Felt Meaning” in VR

In real life, I hate roller coasters because they always give me a headache. But, at the last VR Vienna Meetup, I chose the roller coaster simulation. It was only virtual reality, so how bad could it be, right? In hindsight, this was a very bad decision. My virtual ride took less than […]


Simulated us

Are we living in a simulated universe? This two year old TEDx Salford Talk by Georg Smoot gives a brief, but brilliant introduction into this idea. Already 30 years ago, the topic began to emerge and while we still have no proof and maybe never be able to proof or falsify this argument, it has […]


Industry meets you

There are ideas which leave your mouth wide open when you suddenly realize the potential behind them. In Vienna, one such idea is just now materializing into reality. Industry meets Makers turns out to be an amazing development which connects two seemingly separate worlds. This creates a high potential to disrupt innovation processes and to create […]