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Tutorial:Tracking Mental Improvements due to Nootropics

There are countless studies on the efficacy of nootropics, and racetams in particular, but there is an individualist element missing from all of these. Whether piracetam can improve cognitive ability in rats or even large groups of other people might make it...

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GCHQ JTRIG Tools and Techniques for Propaganda and Internet Deception

Edward Snowden leaked a top-secret GCHQ document which details the operations and the techniques used by JTRIG unit for propaganda and internet deception.

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Video Friday: Planet of the Clones

Human cloning is anathema to most of us conjuring up Metropolis visions of identical humans serving tyrannical masters. But might this be a mistaken horror story? Could human cloning instead lead to medical breakthroughs and the end to infertility?

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Facebook

A firestorm erupted across the world wide web when Facebook announced that it had made over half of a million of its’ users subjects in a large-scale, short-term psychological study on the impact that social networking has on people’s emotional states, using linguistic analysis to assess which posts had a positive or negative emotional connotation, and editing the subjects’ feeds to skew one way or the other to see if that emotional slant would be mirrored in that user’s own posts

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Defeat Any Chatbot in a Turing Test with ASCII Art

Simply stated, we know the Turing Test can be easily defeated and is an inadequate test of human level intelligence. Although academics will continue the debate, I hope to share with you here how an ancient and arcane art, ASCII art to be precise, shows how Turing’s idea was not sufficient to capture the full range of human level intelligence.

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Facebook Experiment Demonstrates Transfer of Emotional States via Social Media

Facebook is the subject of a heated debate for a psychological experiment the company has conducted on nearly 700,000 people without their knowledge. The Facebook experiment was carried out in 2012 and was related to the manipulation of content on users’ newsfeeds to analyze the effect on the user’s sentiment.