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Think Design Think

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.31.2015 | 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.

A Leader's Guide to Redesigning Work in the Era of Cognitive Technologies

David Schatsky | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
David Schatsky

Although automation is undeniably valuable, decades of research have shown that it does not always deliver the foreseen benefits and can have unintended consequences.

Collaboration is Cumulative

Tamsin Smith | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Questions about the future -- how we not only navigate it, but lead it responsibly -- require us to look backwards and to look around in the present, as well as to look forward. If we fail to respect each other, how can we expect the future to be kind?

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Scientists are beginning to grasp the various styles of dream narratives. More specifically, psychiatrists at University of Montreal are trying to untangle the qualitative differences between the three categories of dream-states.

What's the Next Big Thing in Artificial Intelligence?

Babak Hodjat | Posted 07.21.2015 | Science
Babak Hodjat

Breakthroughs in scaling Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) have led to a resurgence of interest and much wider application of these techniques, now better known as Deep Learning. So, what other technologies are primed for a resurgence?

If I Were a Robot

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology
Vanessa Van Edwards

How can we manage people and robots working together? Robots are going to become more and more integrated into our workspace and our lives. How can we as people and companies prepare for the issues of living and working in an artificially intelligent world?

Yes, a Computer Will Take Your Job. Can We Handle the Transition to a Jobless Future?

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Not only will there be fewer jobs for people doing manual work, but the jobs of knowledge workers will also be replaced by computers. Almost every industry and profession will be impacted, and this will create a new set of social problems -- because most people can't adapt to such dramatic change.

'Technological Intuition' -- The Must-have Skill of the Digital Era

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
St. Gallen Symposium

In my view what will make or break a disruption using AI technologies is not the hardware but the software, which is us and our technological intuition to challenge common perceptions of what defines good performance.

WATCH: The Complete Evolution Of 'The Terminator's' Killer Robots

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

Many movies, books, and TV shows predict an AI and robot apocalypse. But which one first pops into your mind when you hear killer robots? We’ll wage...

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

Why the "Dreams" of Google's Neural Nets Are the Closest Thing to Reality

George Zarkadakis | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Last week's post on Google's Research Blog has made front-page news with a series of stunning, hallucinatory images produced by artificial neural networks. Were these images our first glimpse into an artificial mind?

Artificial Intelligence Confronts Workers and Businesses With Choices

David Schatsky | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
David Schatsky

As cognitive technologies continue to expand what machines are capable of doing, the boundary between the work that computers do and the work that humans do is shifting. This doesn't imply that work is going to disappear. But it does suggest that how we work, and what work we do, will change.

WATCH: What Sins Of The Future Are You Committing Right Now?

Singularity University | David J. Hill | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

Odds are you're a decent, upstanding person. You abide by the laws, pay taxes, and don't rock the boat. You value security but not at the expense of p...

Humans Star William Hurt on the Potential Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The show, which premieres June 28th, takes place in a parallel present where the newest must-have gadget is an artificially intelligent servant, known as a "Synth."

Sharad in Dialogue With Neil Jacobstein from Singularity University (Video)

Sharad Khare | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Sharad Khare

Neil Jacobstein is an impressive person that left me feeling smarter than I was before I met him. At least that is the story I am sticking to. Here is a glimpse of our very engaging dialogue.

This Robot Is A Complete 'Technological Sketch' Of A Real Human Being

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.11.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Perhaps you've heard of Watson, the IBM supercomputer that appeared as a contestant on "Jeopardy!" and beat legendary champion Ken Jennings. But if yo...

How Smart Can a Smart Machine Become?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

To measure the intelligence of intelligent machines has been an obsession of computer scientists since the dawn of the computer era. The pioneering genius of Alan Turing has bequeathed us a test based on perception.

The Fear of the Unknown

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

Courtney Griffin: "As of right now, technology helps to complete many tasks that, as humans, we could not complete alone at the same speed. However, humans can recognize problems or stresses that a computer might not be able see."

Automation for the People: The Public, Technology and Jobs

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

What does the public think about automation and jobs? Do Americans see technological threats to employment, and have their views changed since the days when robots first began replacing line workers in factories?

A.I. Expert Sounds Alarm Over 'Killer Robots'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science

Imagine an army of killer robots capable of tracking you down and taking you out -- all without any oversight from human handlers. That might sound...

Why We Shouldn't Fear Robots

Maurice Ewing, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Maurice Ewing, Ph.D.

Despite their concerns, however, it seems these all around pundits are placing too much faith in robots and too little faith the humans they're meant to replace.

'Darwin Versus Deepak': Which Came First, Feelings, or the Brain?

Stuart Hameroff | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Stuart Hameroff

Organisms kill and eat other organisms because they taste good, hunger feels bad, and getting eaten feels even worse. Conscious feelings drive behavior which serves evolution. Materialists' error is ignoring consciousness.