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Are Emotional Structures The Foundation Of Intelligence?

Are Emotional Structures The Foundation Of Intelligence? | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it
It seems like all human babies go through the exact same intelligence growth program. Like clockwork. A lot of people have assumed that it really is a perfect program which is defined by genetics.Obviously something happens when a child grows.
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The inside is the outside: The Möbius strip and Klein bottle as metaphors for the future of organizations - Trends in the Living Networks

The inside is the outside: The Möbius strip and Klein bottle as metaphors for the future of organizations - Trends in the Living Networks | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it
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STIGMERGIC LANDMARK OPTIMIZATION

In this paper we present three Swarm Intelligence algorithms which we evaluate on the complex foraging task domain. Each of the algorithms draws inspiration from biologic bee foraging/nest-site selection behavior. The main focus will be on the third algorithm, namely STIGMERGIC LANDMARK FORAGING which is a novel hybrid approach. It combines the high performance of bee-inspired navigation with ant-inspired recruitment. More precisely, navigation is based on Path Integration which results in vectors indicating the distance and direction to a destination. Recruitment only occurs at key locations (i.e., landmarks) inside of the environment. Each landmark contains a collection of vectors with which visiting agents can find their way to a certain goal or to another landmark in an unknown environment. Each vector represents a local segment of a global route. In contrast to ant-inspired recruitment, no attracting or repelling pheromone is used to indicate where to go and how worthwhile a route is in comparison to other routes. Instead, each vector in a landmark has a certain strength indicating how worthwhile it is. In analogy to ant-inspired recruitment, vector strength can be reinforced by visiting agents. Moreover, vector strength decays over time. In the end, this results in optimal routes to destinations. STIGMERGIC LANDMARK FORAGING proves to be very efficient in terms of building and adapting solutions.

 

STIGMERGIC LANDMARK OPTIMIZATION

N. LEMMENS and K. TUYLS, Advs. Complex Syst. 15, 1150025 (2012)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219525911500251


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Emotional Developmental Symbol Creation

Emotional Developmental Symbol Creation | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it
To create an artificial intelligence system that is similar to humans or other animals, it has to have some way to generate meaning. A potential mechanism of meaning is an emotional system which ha...
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10 emerging technologies in 2012 (MIT list)

10 emerging technologies in 2012 (MIT list) | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it

The TR10 list represents the 10 most important technological milestones reached in the last 12 months. To compile the list, Technology Review selects the technologies we believe will have the greatest impact on the shape of innovation in years to come.

 

This impact can take very different forms: one technology points toward a method of discovering better battery materials for mobile devices and electric vehicles; another offers a new way for entrepreneurs to fund the commercialization of emerging technologies. But in all cases, these are breakthroughs with the potential to transform the world.

 

Technologies include: Egg Stem Cells, Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells, Light-Field Photography, Solar Microgrids, 3-D Transistors, Sparce Fourier Transform, Nanopore Sequencing, Crowdfunding, High-Speed Materials, and Facebook Timeline.


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The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leadersl

The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leadersl | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it

Mr. Shirky took that message to a group of higher-education-technology leaders who have been buffeted by a rapidly evolving ed-tech landscape. Mr. Shirky, in a keynote speech kicking off this year’s Educause conference, explored how technology was changing everything, from research to publishing to studying.


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Dibyendu De's comment, December 7, 2012 12:39 AM
I feel that the real revolution lies in the openness to transform oneself. Dan, thanks, For you I am slowly getting a handle on Scoop it.
Jason Brunson's curator insight, December 22, 2012 4:37 PM

How we educate everyone, from kids to adults, is going to change.  I think Mr. Shirky nailed it that openess is the revolutionary part of that change.

Kevindoylejones's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:36 PM

lowering friction reduces costs, creates more opportunity. apply this to social good as a horizontal methodology, applied to the sharing economy. creates resilience, abundance of flexible resources in reserve for transitions and shocks.

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Microsoft's Plan to Sell Answers

Microsoft's Plan to Sell Answers | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it
Microsoft's focus on forming patterns and predictions with computers could make machine learning a core part of all its businesses. The grand plan involves not just selling software, but data, algorithms, even answers to ...

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Drone journalism takes off

Drone journalism takes off | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it

As the media starts to deploy small toy-like drones to cover stories, what ethical and safety issues are arising?


Drone Journalism Lab founder Matt Waite said: "What are the property rights over your home? Am I trespassing by flying over your house? Beyond questions of personal privacy, another issue raised is the free speech issues raised by drones. For instance if there is a bad chemical spill... and police close the area down to keep people away... can I fly a drone over it and get a look? What if police close the airspace? Where is the line between the public's right to know about something versus the state's want for security?" (...)

 

"I understand people being uncomfortable with the faceless 'capital M' media getting flying robots with cameras. It's a similar concern as police getting the same: eyes in the skies, watching all the time." (...)

 

The assocation doesn't have a problem with the concept of responsible drone journalism and Ms Mactavish laughs off concerns over the potential for a greater invasion of privacy. "You've got to keep this in perspective - they won't be doing anything new. Google Earth can look right down into your backyard. Satellites have been doing this for 20 years. "They've arrived... Now it's all about safe and ethical deployment."

 

By Mark Corcoran from Foreign Correspondent

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Feb 21, 2012

 

 


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The Industrial Age is Dead - Time is the New Money

The Industrial Age taught us to value money above time. Giant Corporation, Inc. wanted you to focus on making money, not on having time to do anything with it. They needed all your time to run the machines. In the 21st Century we will understand that riches may equal money, but wealth equals freedom – the ability to choose what to do with my time. We will understand that money does not give us freedom, only time can do that.


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Dibyendu De's comment, December 7, 2012 12:26 AM
The other shift that must happen if we were to change this paradigm is Energy Management and not Time Management.
Dibyendu De's comment, December 7, 2012 12:27 AM
The other change that must happen if we are to change this paradigm is Energy Management and not Time Management.
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Carl Rinsch Creates Robot Dogs Remotely Controlled By Humans (music video)

Carl Rinsch Creates Robot Dogs Remotely Controlled By Humans (music video) | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it
What do you get when you mix Lady Gaga-esque/Steampunk fashion, Thriller-inspired dance music, a futuristic interface for controlling racing robotic greyhounds, and heavy product placement for vodka?

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Mechanisms of Meaning

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How do organisms generate meaning during their development? What designs of information structures and processes best explain how animals understand concepts?
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Infants, Monkeys, Love, And AI

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Perhaps you have seen pictures or videos from the 1960s of rhesus monkey babies clinging to inanimate surrogate mothers.These experiments were by Harry Harlow, who eventually went against the psychology mainstream to demonstrate that love--namely...
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No Longer Vaporware: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

No Longer Vaporware: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is the long-prophesied phenomenon of everyday devices talking to one another—and us—online, creating new behaviors and efficiencies. It turned out to be vaporware.

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The rise of the machines has begun: Steve Sande’s household fan is now self-aware. Sande, a Colorado-based tech writer, had noticed that his cat, Ruby, was suffering on hot summer days. His house doesn’t have air-conditioning, and he wasn’t always around to turn on the fan.

So Sande bought a new gizmo called the WeMo Switch, which connects to the Internet so you can turn on an outlet remotely. It’s also programmable. Using the free web service If This Then That, Sande created a script that monitors information from Yahoo Weather. If the temperature in his neighborhood hits 85 degrees, the fan turns itself on and cools the house. “This entire thing,” he says, “revolves around a 17-year-old cat.”

I love this story, because it illustrates something fascinating: The Internet of Things is finally arriving—and it’s bubbling up from the grassroots.

The Internet of Things is the long-prophesied phenomenon of everyday devices talking to one another—and us—online, creating odd new behaviors and efficiencies. Fridges that order food when you’re almost out of butter! Houses that sense when you’re gone and power down!

Back in the ’90s, big companies built systems to do tricks like this, but they were expensive, hard to use, and vendor-specific. The hype eventually boiled away. The Internet of Things turned out to be vaporware.

Until the past few years, that is, when the landscape shifted from below.


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A novel thought-controlled prosthesis for amputees | KurzweilAI

A novel thought-controlled prosthesis for amputees | KurzweilAI | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it
Thought-controlled prosthesis (credit: Integrum) An implantable robotic arm controlled by thoughts is being developed by Chalmers University of Technology...

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Biomedical engineers grow 3D brain tissue in lab

Biomedical engineers grow 3D brain tissue in lab | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it

Biomedical engineers from Harvard and MIT have managed to grow three-dimensional brain tissue in a lab using a simple and inexpensive technique. The research team borrowed processes from the semiconductor industry to create layered stacks of the tissue. The development will allow fellow scientists to study things like neuron development, as well as model the effects of drug treatments on individual patients.


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Mind-Controlled Robots for ADHD & Autism therapy

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Several years ago, I began working with parents of children with ADHD and Autism-spectrum disorders to determine if there were affordable alternatives for neurofeedback therapy that they could build for themselves.

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Tufts researchers receive grant for soft-bodied robots

Tufts researchers receive grant for soft-bodied robots | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it

The soft-bodied robots are modeled primarily on caterpillars and are constructed of silicone instead of metal, according to Professor David Kaplan, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.


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ZenRobotics to raise €13 million in funding

ZenRobotics to raise €13 million in funding | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it

Robotic waste-processing system.


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WASP: The Linux-powered flying spy drone that cracks Wi-Fi & GSM networks | Geek.com

WASP: The Linux-powered flying spy drone that cracks Wi-Fi & GSM networks | Geek.com | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it

Jul.29, 2011 - The Black Hat Security Conference and DEFCON bring together the world's professional hackers, security researchers, goverment representatives, journalists,...


Every year there’s a highlight to the conferences, and this year it looks like that highlight may be a flying drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This drone is called the Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform, or WASP. It’s an ex-U.S. Army spy drone measuirng over 6-feet in length and wingspan that has been modified to make it more useful for hackers in our built-up, communication-heavy urban environments.

 

If you happen to see this yellow drone flying above your neighborhood you’d be right to be concerned. WASP is equipped with the tools to crack Wi-Fi network passwords made possible by an on-board VIA EPIA Pico-ITX PC running BackTrack Linux equipped with 32GB of storage to record information. BackTrack offers a full suite of digital forensics and penetration testing tools making it a good fit for this setup.

 

WASP can also act as a GSM network antenna meaning it will be able to eavesdrop on calls/text messages made over that network by any phone deciding to connect through it.

 

While such a drone may violate a few flying laws, it doesn’t break any FCC regulations as it uses the HAM radio frequency band or a 3G connection for communication. As to the reason for building it, creators Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins just wanted to prove there is a vulnerability that can easily be taken advantage of with a UAV such as this.

 

By: Matthew Humphries


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drones to help woodland managers spot fatal fungal infections in trees

drones to help woodland managers spot fatal fungal infections in trees | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it

DRONES more commonly ­associated with the war on ­terror are to patrol the skies over Scotland in a bid to eradicate diseases that threaten to wipe out swathes of forest.

 

The unmanned planes are smaller than conventional drones and armed with high resolution cameras to capture images that will help woodland managers spot telltale signs of fatal fungal infections in trees. (...)

 

“Only the wide application and routine use of this technology directly by forest managers will enable the technology to deliver its potential benefits, cost effectively,” said Ian Thomas, a chartered forester who helped compile the study. “This means every forestry manager having the technology in the boot of their car, and knowing how to use it.”

 

Read more at the scotsman.com

 


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Tyler Courtnage's comment, March 5, 8:56 AM
7. Drones, a technology usually used to fight the war on terror, are now being used by foresters. The Drones capture pictures of the woods, which the foresters then study to see if anything is unhealthy with the forest. Recently in Scotland, foresters have detected a deadly fungus on trees that could've wiped out a whole forest. They were able to contain it since it was detected early because of the drones.
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Robotic Fish Are Being Developed By The Navy

Robotic Fish Are Being Developed By The Navy | AI_interfaces_cogsci | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it.
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