This is a double movie review, Computer Chess vs. Game Over — Kasparov And The Machine.
Gareth Branwyn’s latest book, Borg Like Me, takes a slightly unusual route to tell us the story of his Cyborgification, a process that started, of necessity, when he was very young.
The 70s were one heck of a groovy time. When they weren’t postulating theories about the very underlying essence of all physical reality being reduced to computational models, pioneering AI scientists were … creating weird music sequencers? Seriously?
Excerpted from FM-2030’s Are You a Transhuman? just in time for election day 2014.
Who will preserve the first lunar landing site at Tranquility Base for future generations?
New York Times columnist and Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman recently wrote an interesting piece, “Knowledge Isn’t Power.” This contrasts with the received view that knowledge is power.
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.
The Norbert Wiener conference is coming up in Boston late June 24-26. Norbert Wiener was the father of cybernetics, and this event should be very relevant to transhumanists.
Our current governments do not work.