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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?

The Separate Orbits Of Medicare And Moore's Law

Eric J. Topol, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Eric J. Topol, M.D.

Every other sector of our day-to-day lives--financial, telecommunication, retail, travel, and entertainment--have been irrevocably changed. But to date essentially none of these technological triumphs have been leveraged to reduce the cost of health care, no less to achieve better outcomes for patients.

Dear Ray Kurzweil

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Kevin F. Adler

You connected Singularity University to my work with one simple insight: stories were the first invention. Life is pretty short in prehistoric times if the story of the lion behind the rock is not effectively communicated.

The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than We Are

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.27.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Within seven years -- about when the iPhone 11 is likely to be released -- the smartphones in our pockets will be as computationally intelligent as we are. It doesn't stop there, though. These devices will continue to advance, exponentially, until they exceed the combined intelligence of the human race.

What Happens When Our iPhones Become More Intelligent Than Us?

Singularity University | Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and stora...

Are Humans Unique?

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
Nigel Barber

The argument for human uniqueness is of mostly historical interest. As we gained more understanding of animal behavior, we learned that their psychology has more in common with us than had been imagined previously.

Blended Learning: It's Not the Tech, It's How the Tech is Used

Preston Smith | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Preston Smith

As a blended learning pioneer and enthusiast, I'm here to tell you technology, on its own, is no cure. More and more, blended learning has become a misused buzzword in education circles.

Why I Want To Live Past 75

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.28.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Rather than thinking of 75 as the time to die, let us continue to re-imagine 21st century life where 75 is a robust time of engagement and work. Perhaps for many even just the start of yet another phase of life.

Heartbleed: Just Another Technobug Bump in the Road

Brandi Andres | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Brandi Andres

The difficult-to-notice vulnerability of Heartbleed had been there for years before the greater threat was announced to the general public. Now that everyone knows it exists, companies are scrambling to fix it.

The Evolving Definition of the Technology Career

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Tech workers continue to find themselves having to reinvent their skill sets to meet the changing needs of technology.

Moore's Law and the Programming Language Renaissance

Dustin Whitney | Posted 12.07.2013 | Technology
Dustin Whitney

Within select academic communities, programming languages have been developed that make multicore programming far less daunting.

The Singularitarian: Exponential Ad Astra!

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology
Ayodele Faiyetole

I once argued, in an article published in South Africa back in 2005 and entitled, "ISU: Space Education For The Next Generation", that with the contin...

Is Life Older Than Earth Itself?

Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

By: Jillian Scharr, TechNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 04/16/2013 06:08 PM EDT on TechNewsDaily Applying a maxim from computer science to biolo...

Exponential Growth in Small Machines - Don't Fear, They're Here to Protect You

XPRIZE | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By George Skidmore, Ph.D. George Skidmore, Ph.D. is a Physicist working in micro machines and nanotechnology. He is Principal Scientist at DRS Techno...

Greed, Capitalism and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Emanuel Pastreich

Many lament our consumer culture and the ruthlessness and selfishness of today's people. The phenomenon of blind consumption is undeniable, and its da...

Why I Believe That This Will Be The Most Innovative Decade In History

XPRIZE | Posted 10.13.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

Why am I so optimistic? Because of the wide assortment of technologies that are advancing at exponential rates and converging. They are enabling small teams to do what was once only possible for governments and large corporations.

The Era of Big Data Is Here

Tom Silva | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business
Tom Silva

A new sector and catchphrase has emerged that indicates a major new spur in our country's growth: Big Data.

WATCH: Ultrathin 'Atomic Wire' Could Spark New Computer Era

| John Matson | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science

By John Matson, Scientific American (Click here for original article.) There may be a bit more room at the bottom, after all. In 1959 physi...

A Cynic Predicts IT and Media in 2011

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

This year will bring us another batch of rebranded, repackaged technology sold as revolutionary. Which is ok because none of us are ready for true innovation.

The Singularity Summit 2010

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

It was refreshing and invigorating for me to experience unbounded optimism at the Singularity Summit gathering in San Francisco this past weekend.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Mobile Data Plans Are Wrong

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Gilder's law effectively states that the capacity of a pipe to carry data increases by some 300% every year. So why is data still so expensive?

The Democratization of Passion

Thomas Scriven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Thomas Scriven

Our new application Twalkin allows you to instantly make live, vocal connections with a friend, a group of followers or wide broadcast to whomever wants to listen.

Should Internet Content Be Free? The Best Model to Save Newspapers, Books, and Music in the Digital Age

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anis Shivani

How can we retain, even enhance, creativity in the digital age, taking advantage of near-zero costs of redistribution? Two recent books consider the question.