Ray Kurzweil predicts that artificial intelligence will equal and then surpass human intelligence in the not-too-distant future, in what he calls the “moment of singularity.” Advances in brain/machine interfacing (BMI) may be viewed as a challenge to this futuristic prediction.
During a 1959 television appearance, Jack Kerouac was asked how long it took him to write his novel On The Road. His response – three weeks – amazed the interviewer and ignited an enduring myth that the book was composed in a marathon of nonstop typing.
Schreiweis et al. have tested transgenic mice in which the mouse version of the language-related gene FoxP2 was replaced with the human version.
Eventually, it hit me: these are not robots; they are living things with individuality, wants and desires.
Three genetic variants in humans that can account for a couple of IQ points
Are You Smarter Than a Reptile? Are you smarter than a reptile? In many respects, you certainly are. After all, no reptile is going to read this article. However, our clearly superior intellectual abilities for certain skills has seduced us...
This article outlines a framework of creativity based on functional neuroanatomy.
Do people intuitively favor certain actions over others? In some dual-process research, reaction-time (RT) data have been used to infer that certain choices are intuitive. However, the use of behavioral or biological measures to infer mental function, popularly known as ‘reverse inference’, is problematic because it does not take into account other sources of variability in the data, such as discriminability of the choice options.
Do you fear babies? Then don’t fear AGI-. Should babies fear you? Then don’t fear AGI+.
The 17th Annual Swartz Foundation Mind/Brain Lecture with Dr. Michael Wigler explores the genetic basis of cognition and autism.