Intelligence

On That Which Is Called Memory

On That Which Is Called Memory

Some philosophers are concerned with information that has meaning (although really everybody should be concerned…) and the nature of “content.”

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Aging Brains Aren’t Necessarily Declining Brains

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.

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Video Friday: Barbara Webb on Insect Robots

Video Friday: Barbara Webb on Insect Robots

Today's VIdeo Friday features Barbara Webb from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, talks about using robots to model biological systems, including human and insect brains, and her cricket-robot experiments.

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Elon Musk is More Dangerous than AI

Elon Musk is More Dangerous than AI

I was enjoying a quiet weekend when my news feed started to pop up with stories such as Elon Musk warns us that human-level AI is ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’ etc. Wow!

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

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?

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