Danko Nikolic on Singularity 1 on 1: Practopoiesis Tells Us Machine Learning Is Not Enough!

2014/09/12 / 0 comments

ORIGINAL: Singularity 1 on 1 by SOCRATES If there’s ever been a case when I just wanted to jump on a plane and go interview someone in person, not because they are famous but because they have created a totally unique and arguably seminal theory, it has to be Danko Nikolic. I believe Danko’s theory of…

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Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

2014/09/07 / 0 comments

ORIGINAL: Umeå University [2014-09-01] Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. This is according to a study from Umeå University in Sweden published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. A fundamental characteristic of neurons that extend into the skin and record touch, so-called first-order neurons in the tactile…

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This AI-Powered Calendar Is Designed to Give You Me-Time

2014/09/04 / 0 comments

ORIGINAL: Wired BY KYLE VANHEMERT 09.02.14 | Timeful intelligently schedules to-dos and habits on your calendar. Timeful No one on their death bed wishes they’d taken a few more meetings. Instead, studies find people consistently say things like:  I wish I’d spent more time with my friends and family; I wish I’d focused more on…

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Practopoiesis: How cybernetics of biology can help AI

2014/08/31 / 0 comments

By creating any form of AI we must copy from biology. The argument goes as follows. A brain is a biological product. And so must be then its products such as perception, insight, inference, logic, mathematics, etc. By creating AI we inevitably tap into something that biology has already invented on its own. It follows…

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5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You

2014/08/31 / 0 comments

ORIGINAL: Mashable BY YOHANA DESTA IMAGE: ANDY BAKER/GETTY IMAGES Robots are the new kids in school. The technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators all over the world are plotting how to implement them in education, from elementary through high school. In South…

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DARPA Project Starts Building Human Memory Prosthetics

2014/08/28 / 0 comments

ORIGINAL: IEES Spectrum By Eliza Strickland Posted 27 Aug 2014 The first memory-enhancing devices could be implanted within four years Photo: Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryRemember This? Lawrence Livermore engineer Vanessa Tolosa holds up a silicon wafer containing micromachined implantable neural devices for use in experimental memory prostheses. “They’re trying to do 20 years of research…

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Everybody Relax: An MIT Economist Explains Why Robots Won’t Steal Our Jobs

2014/08/28 / 0 comments

Living together in harmony. Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images If you’ve ever found yourself fretting about the possibility that software and robotics are on the verge of thieving away all our jobs, renowned MIT labor economist David Autor is out with a new paper that might ease your nerves. Presented Friday at the Federal Reserve…

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It’s Time to Take Artificial Intelligence Seriously

2014/08/28 / 0 comments

ORIGINAL: Wall Street Journal By CHRISTOPHER MIMS Aug. 24, 2014 No Longer an Academic Curiosity, It Now Has Measurable Impact on Our Lives A still from “2001: A Space Odyssey” with Keir Dullea reflected in the lens of HAL’s “eye.” MGM / POLARIS / STANLEY KUBRICK   The age of intelligent machines has arrived—only they…

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Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking

2014/08/27 / 0 comments

ORIGINAL: TED Jun 2, 2014 Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big…

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Why a deep-learning genius left Google & joined Chinese tech shop Baidu (interview)

2014/08/25 / 0 comments

ORIGINAL: VentureBeat Jordan Novet July 30, 2014 8:03 AM Image Credit: Jordan Novet/VentureBeat SUNNYVALE, California — Chinese tech company Baidu has yet to make its popular search engine and other web services available in English. But consider yourself warned: Baidu could someday wind up becoming a favorite among consumers. The strength of Baidu lies not…

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