By what empirical means can a person determine whether he or she is presently awake or dreaming? Any conceivable test addressing this question, which is a special case of the classical metaphysical doubting of reality, must be statistical (for the same reason that empirical science is, as noted by Hume).
Category: Computer Science
Jason Sosa founder of computer vision and artificial intelligence company IMRSV on the coming transhuman era.
Microsoft is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Windows 95.
The arrival of Microsoft Windows 95 on August 24 1995 brought about a desktop PC boom.
At Rutgers’ Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, my colleagues and I proposed a novel algorithm that assessed the creativity of any given painting, while taking into account the painting’s context within the scope of art history. The results show that humans are no longer the only judges of creativity. Computers can perform the same task – and may even be more objective.
Algorithms are important. They lie at the heart of modern data-gathering and analysing networks, and they are fueling advances in AI and robotics.
The concept of emergence is controversial to some – for example Eliezer Yudkowski, who favors reductionism, wrote a critique at Less Wrong (see link below). Do reductionists often dismiss emergence? Ben formalized emergence in his book ‘The Evolving Mind’ as...
“Face It,” says psychologist Gary Marcus in The New York Times, “Your Brain is a Computer”.
a Reply to Frank Wilczek’s Remarks about Physics
Stephen Wolfram recently gave a talk in the Studio Villa Bosch conference center: “The Future of Computation & Knowledge.”