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Great Leadership Starts With Wholehearted People Observations: From Babies to Adults

Karthik Rajan | Posted 03.04.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

In the case of great products, a user may go a lifetime without realizing the brilliance of the intuitive simplicity of the products. In the case of people, a genuine observation and sharing of what makes people great is the fuel to their motivation engine.

Artificial Intelligence Technology Is 'Breaking Out of the Box'

Peter Mellgard | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
Peter Mellgard

"The exponential improvement in the elements of computing is not about to run out of gas. We've got generations more of it to go. Geeks out there are going to take that computational power and that ocean of data and do things that astonish us."

Terminator Robots and AI Risk

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 03.02.2015 | Technology
Meia Chita-Tegmark

Concerns about risk coming from the development of AI have been recently expressed by many computer science researchers, entrepreneurs and scientists, making us wonder: what are we fearing?

AI vs. Human Intelligence: Why Computers Will Never Create Disruptive Innovations

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 02.25.2015 | Science
Nick Seneca Jankel

I am convinced that no computer, no matter how powerful, will ever be able to purposefully innovate an artistic breakthrough like Hip Hop; or a commercial one like Instagram. Breakthrough creativity is fundamentally organic, not algorithmic.

The Conscious Web: When The Internet Of Things Becomes Artificially Intelligent

Stephen Balkam | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Will our self-programming computers send out hostile orders to the chips we've added to our everyday objects? Or is this just another disruptive moment, similar to the harnessing of steam or the splitting of the atom?

Reading as Construction - Part II: Humans vs. Machines

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 02.15.2015 | Technology
Bill DeSmedt

Lacking, at least at the present stage of AI development, any innate goals of its own, all of a computer's motivations for reading, as for any other task, must originate from the outside -- from us. Machines read, if they do so at all, to serve our purposes.

The Future Of Crime: Smartphone Tracking, Neurohacking And AI Assisted Murder

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

The world Marc Goodman outlines in exhaustive detail in his forthcoming book, Future Crimes, is as real, gritty, and frightening as life outside the M...

Reading as Construction in Humans and Machines -- Part I: Humans

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 02.10.2015 | Technology
Bill DeSmedt

Do stories exist only in our heads? Put the question another way: Is it possible that the "overt story" -- the surface text physically presented to us, whether on parchment or computer screen -- is really only a string of cues intended to guide the reader in reconstructing the full narrative?

Looking Forward to a Robot Doing Your Job for You? Think Again.

Nicholas Carr | Posted 02.10.2015 | World
Nicholas Carr

We're actually happiest when we're absorbed in a difficult task, one that challenges us not only to exercise our talents but to stretch them. And yet, given the opportunity, we'll eagerly relieve ourselves of the rigors of labor.

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

Tim Urban | Posted 02.12.2015 | Technology
Tim Urban

Artificial superintelligence is coming, probably whether we like it or not, and probably within our lifetimes. If many of the experts are correct, this will either be our greatest dream or our worst nightmare. Here's why.

Intelligent Machines -- On Earth and Beyond

Mario Livio | Posted 02.03.2015 | Science
Mario Livio

Which of the two potential achievements -- the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligent life or the development of human-matching thinking machines -- will constitute a bigger "revolution"?

Are You Ready To Have Sex With Robots?

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.30.2015 | Technology

Can a robot consent to having sex? Will an operating system replace your girlfriend? Will we able to sync to our partners' vibrators just by using our...

Why AI?

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 01.28.2015 | Technology
Meia Chita-Tegmark

I have come to believe that the reason is that AI engages some of our deepest existential hopes and fears and forces us to look at ourselves in novel, unsettling ways. Even though the ways in which we are forced to face our humanity are new, the issues and questions are old.

The Internet of Things and the Race to Singularity

Daniel Newman | Posted 01.28.2015 | Technology
Daniel Newman

Where are we headed? Predictions point towards a future where devices will become our "digital shadows," a reflection of everything we are, and even hope to be. The question is: Is that a good or bad thing? And, does it even matter?

A New Default Self

Robert Fuller | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

The first computers were free-standing machines. Later, we learned how to hook them up and the result was an enormous increase in computing power. A parallel shift in our notion of selfhood is called for. The current default self, subscribed to by most people most of the time, is a stand-alone model. The new default self, to be posited in this essay, is more like a computer network.

Here's Why You Shouldn't Fear A Robot Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.23.2015 | Science

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have issued grave warnings about artificial intelligence--saying it has the potential to wipe out humanity. But Dr. ...

Powers of Mind: In Praise of Subtle Actions

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

At a time when the mass of headlines seem to be about the brain, artificial intelligence, robotics, and smarter computers, not enough is said about th...

What Babies Can Tell Us About Artificial Intelligence

Alison Gopnik | Posted 01.16.2015 | Science
Alison Gopnik

We call them our kids. Computation is still the best, indeed the only, scientific explanation we have of how a physical object like a brain can act intelligently.

Autonomous or 'Semi' Autonomous Weapons? A Distinction Without Difference

Heather Roff | Posted 01.16.2015 | Technology
Heather Roff

Presently there are no autonomous weapons systems fielded. However, there are a fair amount of semi-autonomous weapons systems currently deployed, and a recent workshop on AI got me to thinking more about the line between "full" and "semi."

Zero to One: An Idea for Our Time

Max Benavidez | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Max Benavidez

For Thiel, the intelligently designed startup that will eventually evolve into what he calls the creative monopoly is the key to a brighter future for our world.

Can AI Save Us From AI?

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

Nick Bostrom’s book Superintelligence might just be the most debated technology book of the year. Since its release, big names in tech and science, ...

Will Google Pluto Berlitz?

Steve Leveen | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology
Steve Leveen

I find myself on a quest to learn how bilingualism might become the norm in America rather than the exception. That is, how most Americans might speak English plus another language of their choice. It seems clear that technology will play a role in accomplishing that transformation.

Stephen Hawking: AI 'Could Spell The End Of The Human Race'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science

When it comes to advances in artificial intelligence, we've come a long way: self-driving cars are no longer limited to science-fiction novels, robots...

Trusting the Crowd and the Machines

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

The business environment of the future needs to trust people and technology and provide flexibility and choice for employees to connect with complementary skills across a network, to work together on challenges, to learn fast, unlock their passion and improve performance.

Genetic Big Data: What It Means

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

Researchers finished the first draft of the human genome in the year 2000. Although the decreasing cost of the technology has far outpaced Moore...