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Video Friday: Anders Sandberg – Eugene the Turing test-beating teenbot reveals more about humans than computers

Video Friday: Anders Sandberg – Eugene the Turing test-beating teenbot reveals more about humans than computers

Anders Sandberg is one of my favorite people in the transhumanist scene Anders. Here he  discusses the recent overhyped report of a chatbot passing the Turing Test. Anders is one of the most rigorous thinkers in transhumanism and his paper on  mathematical models for the Singularity is  one of the most important works on this subject. In this video, he discusses the recent reports in depth with Hu...

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Best of H+: Hemp For Victory! (Over Aging)

Morris Johnson isn’t your typical longevity researcher, if such a thing can be claimed to exist. Johnson doesn’t have the usual alphabet soup of accreditations following his name, but a childhood epiphany drives his interest in the mastery of human mortality.

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Singularity Summit 2012: San Francisco, October 13-14

Singularity Summit 2012: San Francisco, October 13-14

Announced speakers include Ray Kurzweil, Noor Siddiqui, Laura Deming, Christopher Olah, James Koppel, Julia Galef, Luke Muehlhauser, Vernor Vinge, Steven Pinker, Temple Grandin, Daniel Kahneman, Melanie Mitchell, Carl Zimmer, Robin Hanson, Jaan Tallinn, John Wilbanks, Peter Norvig, and Linda Avey.

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“I Feel Therefore I Am”

Dzmitry Tsetserukou, an assistant professor at Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan, was the big winner at first Augmented Human International Conference

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Laugh Loud, Laugh Hard, Live Long

Mirth as medicine was first prescribed in the 14th century when Henri de Mondeville — the “Father of French surgery” — asked hospital visitors to give joie de vivre to his patients via jokes.

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A Samsung Robot In Every Home By 2020?

In 1960, South Korea was poorer than two-thirds of the nations in sub-Saharan Africa. Today it’s the world’s most digital nation, with a per capita income of nearly $28,000, higher than New Zealand ($27K) or Portugal ($22K).

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