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Artificial Intelligence

Zero to One: An Idea for Our Time

Max Benavidez | Posted 12.23.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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...

11 Reasons To Fear Robots (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2014 | Science

All that talk about robots rising up to become our high-tech overlords is pretty far-fetched--or is it? Sure, that Roomba keeping your floors clean...

Peter Singer: 'We Need To Be More Cautious With Our Caution'

The European | Lars Mensel and Max Tholl | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

Peter Singer is the world’s most prominent and controversial moral philosopher. He talked with Lars Mensel and Max Tholl about techno-skepticism...

Musk Issues Big Warning About Artificial Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.27.2014 | Science

Elon Musk is no Luddite, but that doesn't mean he's eager to embrace all new technology. "I think we should be very careful about artificial intell...

Should a Transhumanist Run for US President?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

I'm in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I'll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.

Artificial Intelligence Opens a New Window to the Universe

Lior Shamir | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science
Lior Shamir

Robotic telescopes constantly collect astronomical data and generate enormous astronomical databases. But these huge databases are of almost no value unless there are tools that can analyze them and turn them into knowledge.

The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

Could Artificial Intelligence End the Electronic Medical Record Nightmare?

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The point is, we can all talk. We just can't type and hunt and peck efficiently. And "Siri" could both listen and add the information we may never have even learned in medical school, making both the patient and the doctor smarter.

Two A.I. Chatbots Talk About Life, Argue About Everything

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.29.2014 | Weird News

When you meet someone for the first time, chances are you don't start talking about the fourth dimension, reincarnation or the meaning of life within...

Reconstructing Grandma: How New Technology Can Let Loved Ones Live 'Virtually' Forever

Michael Chang | Posted 11.23.2014 | Technology
Michael Chang

Technology is advancing so quickly in the areas of video, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and predictive software, that it may be possible in the future to 'reconstruct Grandma,' to put together all the personal data we have.

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

When Robots Take Over Most Jobs, What Will Be the Purpose of Humans?

Stowe Boyd | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Stowe Boyd

Soon, all that will be left for human beings will be the non-routine, creative work.

Predictions for the Year 2514: Dystopia That Feels Like Utopia

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.03.2014 | Science
Anis Shivani

I think we're headed toward a dystopia that will look for all the world like utopia. We may already have entered this new paradigm and be well on the way toward its irreversibility, which has profound consequences for individual and social action, and for making the best of this moment of transition that may well last centuries.

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

Kathleen Miles

Will Artificial Intelligence Doom The Human Race Within The Next 100 Years?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

An Oxford philosophy professor who has studied existential threats ranging from nuclear war to superbugs says the biggest danger of all may be superin...

This Past Month's Apple Acquisitions: Increased Prevalence of Leading Companies Incorporating Machine Learning in Consumer-Facing Technologies

Lars Hard | Posted 10.21.2014 | Huffpost Code
Lars Hard

The roles of big data and machine intelligence are becoming increasingly visible in our day-to-day lives. That doesn't necessarily mean that tomorrow ...

The Robots Are Coming and 'Humans Need Not Apply'

Martin Ford | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Martin Ford

I've been a relatively lonely voice; the attention of both the public and economists has been focused elsewhere. Over the the past year or so, however, things have changed quite dramatically: Deep concern about the robot revolution -- and its impact on jobs -- is going mainstream.

From Whale Songs to the Beatles: Computer Analysis of Musical Styles

Lior Shamir | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science
Lior Shamir

Vocal communication of whales sounds like songs whales sing to each other. So if our algorithm was able to analyze songs made by whales, we started to wonder how well it could analyze songs made by humans. It just made sense to give it a try.

Machines With Feelings

John Bates | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
John Bates

In Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy a computer called Deep Thought was asked to provide the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything...

Civil Rights Clash: Transhumanists Prepare to Challenge an Anti-Cryonics Law in Canada

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

British Columbia has a law on the books that prohibits the marketing or sale of services for cryonics. The stage is being set for a civil rights clash. Cryonicists say they will challenge the law in court, citing it as a human rights violation that threatens their ultimate transhuman goal of trying to live indefinitely.