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Artificial Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil: Tiny Robots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting t...

What This Robotic Baby Can Teach Us About How Infants Communicate

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.28.2015 | Science

When cognitive scientist Dr. Javier Movellan watched his three-month-old baby Marina smile, he wondered if she was trying to communicate with hi...

A Post-Human World: Should We Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Mites?

Martin Rees | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Martin Rees

We humans tend to think of ourselves as special, the culmination of the evolutionary tree. But that hardly seems credible to an astronomer, aware that although our Sun formed 4.5 billion years ago, it is barely in middle age. Should we regret our eventual obsolescence or try to prevent it -- to rage, rage against the dying of the mites, as it were?

Outthinking Robots: How Authentic Learning Leads Black and Brown Children to Equity and Opportunity

Eric Cooper | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Students know the difference between teaching that is superficial -- what a robot could do -- and teaching that is passionate and informed.

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

Bobby Azarian | Posted 09.23.2015 | Science
Bobby Azarian

Integrated Information Theory (IIT)--put forth by neuroscientists Giulio Tononi and Christof Koch--is a new framework that describes a way to experimentally measure the extent to which a system is conscious.

Republican Candidates Embrace Science!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

"Good luck with that!" This is the most common response we get when we talk about, the non-profit founded to try and persuade the presidential candidates to attend a debate solely on science issues, including technology, the environment, and medicine.

Can We Create An Artificial Brain?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

Dr. Miguel Nicolelis is not the kind of person you’d expect to say that something is impossible. After all, he developed a brain-connected exos...

Should We Ban Autonomous Killing Robots?

Christoph Adami | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science
Christoph Adami

I find the concern about the use of autonomus and intelligent technology well-meaning, but working in the field I also find it naïve, as well as potentially disruptive to our attempts to drive the field of Artificial Intelligence forward. Let me explain.

Asking the Experts: Artificial Intelligence Leaders Answer AI's Most Burning Questions (Part II)

Babak Hodjat | Posted 09.09.2015 | Science
Babak Hodjat

Here, we'll dive into discussing the biggest myths around AI, how the current fear around AI may evolve in the future and what the future may bring with new developments in AI research.

Apple Is Hiring People To Predict What You're Thinking

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.08.2015 | Technology

Sept. 7 (Reuters) -- Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programs, posting dozens of job listings ...

Controversial Philosopher Says Man And Machine Will Fuse Into One Being

The WorldPost | xxNathan-Gardelsxx | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

 Peter Sloterdijk is Germany’s most controversial thinker and media theorist. He has dared to challenge long-established divisio...

Asking the Experts: Artificial Intelligence Leaders Answer AI's Most Burning Questions (Part I)

Babak Hodjat | Posted 09.02.2015 | Science
Babak Hodjat

I'm lucky enough to explore the bigger AI questions over dinner with friends and with my colleagues at work, but those views don't necessarily get shared - and there's a lot of noise when it comes to this exciting technology.

Future of AI at SciFoo 2015

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology
Meia Chita-Tegmark

Every year approximately 200 people meet at Google in Mountain View, California. No topic is considered too crazy or taboo, and half-baked thoughts and ideas are encouraged rather than rebuked. The outcome is a glorious mess of ideas and inspiration.

Lincoln 2.0?

Robert Moran | Posted 08.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Moran

Could we ever vote for an Abraham Lincoln 2.0 - an artificial intelligence built to replicate the decision making style of one of our most accomplished Presidents?

Robert Moran | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Robert Moran


Why The Future Doesn't Need Us -- Revisited

Ralph Nader | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Ralph Nader

Self-restraint is not a characteristic of the companies developing robotics for businesses that want to replace tens of millions of both white collar and blue collar jobs. Look at the latest factories, refineries and warehouses to illustrate what is coming fast. Even the work of lawyers is being automated.

Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Make Great Art?

Antony Micallef | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Antony Micallef

As human beings the one thing that we can rejoice in and take pride in is that no other machine or algorithm in the world would ever understand that it's our very flaws in being human that make us so special and individual.

Zombie Machines

George Zarkadakis | Posted 08.17.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Enter now the era of intelligent machines. Siri may not convince anyone yet to be really intelligent; but "she" and other AIs are evolving fast, and become better at using and understanding natural language.

In a World of Artificial Intelligence, Where Will Latin Americans Work?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 08.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

We can't know yet whether artificial intelligence will immiserate the human race, as some foresee. But it is clear that these technologies will bring transformative change of one sort or another to the world, and especially to Latin American societies. The region's leaders must begin to prepare.

How Close Is the TV Series 'Humans' to Predicting the Future of AI?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

"Humans" have cleverly delivered a modern synthesis of a long tradition of sci-fi narratives that blur the distinction between humans and intelligent human-like machines. Like those narratives that came before it, the series explores what will happen when we develop androids that look and behave like us.

Startup Insider: RISE Conference Recap -- Time For Asia To Think 'Global'

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

There was a lot of hype and buzz involved when Web Summit announced that they were holding their first ever event in Asia, the RISE Conference. Web Summit is the technology conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Web Summit has grown from 400 to over 22,000 attendees since it started back in 2011 but RISE Conference started out with a bang with over 5000 attendees from over 75 countries.

Think Design Think

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 08.03.2015 | Science
Jens Martin Skibsted

Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. It has become a universal medium for expressing ideas, raising fundamental questions and addressing social challenges.

Can Artificial Intelligence Make us Stupid

Nigel Barber | Posted 07.31.2015 | Science
Nigel Barber

Changing technology stimulates the brain and increases intelligence. But that may only be true if the technology challenges us. In a world run by intelligent machines, our lives could get a lot simpler. Would that make us less intelligent?

Can We Really Stop an AI Arms Race?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

The open letter signed by thousands of scientists and engineers, including international notables such as Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak and Elon Musk, was a legitimate expression of alarm at accelerating military research that incorporates Artificial Intelligence in weapon systems.

Google Eye Google Mind

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I experienced a sinking feeling, a mix of fear, futility and recognition, when I first saw the images generated by Google's artificial neural net, now dubbed Deep Dream.