Category: Intelligence

Biology is Technology — DARPA is Back in the Game With A Big Vision and It Is H+

DARPA, the Defense Research Projects Agency, is best known for its role as progenitor of the Internet. Now they want to revolutionize biotechnology.

Cybernetics, Art, and Ideas (1971) — Lost Transhumanist Classics

Cybernetics, Art, and Ideas (1971) by Jasia Reichardt is a lost and out of print masterwork of multimedia, interactive, and computer generated art that will be of interest to transhumanists.

Aging Brains Aren’t Necessarily Declining Brains

For years, conventional wisdom held that growing older tends to be bad news for brains. Past behavioral data largely pointed to loss in cognitive – that is, thinking – abilities with age, including poorer memory and greater distractibility. Physical measures of brain structure also showed atrophy, or loss of volume, in many regions with age.

Event: London Futurists — The future of intelligence July 26 London UK

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?