We humans have again and again underestimated not only the size of the cosmos—a planet, a solar system, a galaxy, a universe, maybe a hierarchy of parallel universes—but we’ve also repeatedly underestimated the power of the human mind to understand our cosmos.
THE TWENTY-EIGHTH AAAI CONFERENCE (AAAI-14)! July 27-31, 2014, Québec City, Québec, Canada Collocated with CogSci 2014 The Twenty-Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-13) will be held July 27–31, 2014 in Québec City, Québec, Canada. The purpose of this conference...
How is intelligence likely to develop in the future? What are the most promising approaches to machine intelligence? What is the reality behind the claims made for “deep learning” and “big data”? Is forthcoming superintelligent AI something to be feared? Can improved intelligence be applied to improve personal and global health and longevity?
The Nomadic Diary of Onyx Ashanti: Episodes #3 and #4: Exploring the Digital Memory Banks and Exo-voice Development Updates
busking has supported me since I first moved away from home as an adult in the early 90’’s. I knew a total of 3 songs when I started. busking allows you to develop. it is the like a relationship with someone you might not see very often but when you do, its familiar and comfortable.
The conventional view of the origin of life is that some combination of simple-enough chemicals was able to catalyze the synthesis of the same chemicals, and that was enough to begin a process of evolution that became more efficient as it became more intricate. One problem with this idea is that no such self-reproducing combination of chemicals is known, or has ever been synthesized or engineered. The simplest known self-replicating systems are enormously complex compared to anything that might plausibly have arisen by chance. Improbable as is the conventional view, the alternatives are far stranger.
George Carlin once asked, “If God loved you, how come He gave you tumors?”
I recently got together with Ron Kaplan who is a well known artificial intelligence researcher in the area of natural language processing. The conversation ranges near and far covering AI risks and the recent news about a chatbot passing the Turing Test, whether it is ridiculous to suggest that Siri is a conscious being, reflective computing, NL interfaces and access to knowledge, communicating with wives, the effects of my diet, and the future of human languages when near perfect translation becomes universally available.
You’ll be able to buy a car that can drive itself under most conditions, with an option for override by a human driver, in 2020, according to the median estimate in a survey of 217 attendees of the 2014 Automated Vehicles Symposium.
The EPHES (Engineering Philosophy & Ethics in Society) series of international interdisciplinary conferences intend to be places to debate and share common concerns of researchers from different “hard” and social sciences, engineering, philosophy and other humanities, when trying to capture the high sense for the Human Being in the Age of Surprise / Digital Era / Emergent Technologies Era / Knowledge Society.
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...