Rony Abovitz, Graeme Devine, and Neal Stephenson, of Magic Leap in a fireside chat with MIT Technology Review editor in chief Jason Pontin.
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) 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.
Some philosophers are concerned with information that has meaning (although really everybody should be concerned…) and the nature of “content.”
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.
The project opens the door to a renaissance in DIY development of brain computer interface applications.
Technology is empowering us in ways we never before dreamed possible, and it’s time to start having the conversation about what might happen within our lifetimes today.
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.
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!
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?