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Why won’t Professor Susan Greenfield publish this theory in a scientific journal? – Bad Science

Why won’t Professor Susan Greenfield publish this theory in a scientific journal? – Bad Science | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
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Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war - SlashGear

Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war - SlashGear | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
This week the soon to be released book The New Digital Age authored by Google's Eric Schmidt has been reviewed and spilled early by the Wall Street Journal.
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dystopia is here

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Scientists Declare: Nonhuman Animals Are Conscious | Earth in Transition

Scientists Declare: Nonhuman Animals Are Conscious | Earth in Transition | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
Science leaders have reached a critical consensus: Humans are not the only conscious beings; other animals, specifically mammals and birds, are indeed...
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so go chew on it!

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h+ Magazine Winter 2009 Issue

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"the singularity will emerge in China" - p 18

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150 Things the World's Smartest People Are Afraid Of - Motherboard (blog)

150 Things the World's Smartest People Are Afraid Of - Motherboard (blog) | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
150 Things the World's Smartest People Are Afraid Of
Motherboard (blog)
The posthuman geography that will result when robots have taken all our jobs. –David Dalrymple, MIT researcher. 107. That aliens pose a danger to human civilization.
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U.Va.'s Ruffin Gallery Explores Science Fiction Through Video Art in ...

U.Va.'s Ruffin Gallery Explores Science Fiction Through Video Art in ... | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
Videos of Martians from outer space? Maybe so. Check it out at the Ruffin Gallery starting Jan. 25, when sci-fi intersects with video art to explore the nature of the alien other.
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so not fair I can't be there! what an absurdist's dream :)

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Sorry Ray Kurzweil, AI Hasn't Improved Much Since The 1960s

Sorry Ray Kurzweil, AI Hasn't Improved Much Since The 1960s | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
Is there a 'Singularity', an ascension of man being able to become machines or machines becoming sentient, coming in 2045?
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singularity schmingularity... jeorpardy and word translation maketh no man

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Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy | Collaboration | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy | Collaboration | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

Via Cathleen Nardi
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"yay, ICT is utopia"

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Susan Greenfield – a strange mixture of ‘mind change’ and humanistic naturalisation | jeremyknox.net

Susan Greenfield – a strange mixture of ‘mind change’ and humanistic naturalisation | jeremyknox.net | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
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thoughts from our leader... (Greenfield is being silly)

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Weird neuroscience: how education hijacked brain research

Weird neuroscience: how education hijacked brain research | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
Neuroscience: the word oozes sophistication and intelligence – the very qualities we might want to nurture in our students, our children, our general populace.Maybe that’s why many people involved in…...
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"a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing"

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How Digital Technology Has Changed the Brain

How Digital Technology Has Changed the Brain | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it

Viewpoints by author Don Tapscott, who draws on the $4 million research project that inspired his new book, Grown Up Digital, to explain how digital technology has affected the children of the baby boomers, a group he calls the Net Generation.


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"help help, the digitals are coming"

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Ray Kurzweil lifts lid on Google AI project | ZDNet

Ray Kurzweil lifts lid on Google AI project | ZDNet | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
Google's director of engineering reveals information about the new artificial intelligence programme his team is working on to help machines develop a better understanding of human language.
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google imagines machines will help it understand language (!) - hey, who needs an intelligent theory of language, when let's pretend is such fun?.... just sayin'

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Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
AAAI advances the understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines.
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they want to understand "the mechanisms underlying thought".... hey, a theory of language might help! just sayin'

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Your brain on the internet: a response to Susan Greenfield

Your brain on the internet: a response to Susan Greenfield | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
Whenever I hear dire predictions concerning the social impact of new technologies, I recall a similar prediction made nearly 2,500 years ago.
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the problem is not "the Internet" - Greenfield is being silly

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The True Cost Of Multi-Tasking

The True Cost Of Multi-Tasking | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
You could be losing up to 40% of your productivity
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gee could it have anything to do with social power relations that women are as 'good' at 'multi-tasking' as they are at cooking and cleaning??? must be a coincidence... must be genetic...

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bcewiki08 - Against connectivism

bcewiki08 - Against connectivism | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it

"While the assertion that the world is more "connected" now than ever before is beyond dispute, George Siemens' connectivist learning theory is anything but. Siemens' theory argues that learning exists in a networked system, the more nodes and bigger the pipes of the network, the more learning has taken place. Siemens puts forth this theory because he found the older learning theory models inadequate in the age of technology. However, critics have described the theory as being internally confusing, more pedagogical in approach than actual learning theory, and too reliant on an idea that learning exists in non-human structures."


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, January 30, 2013 3:52 AM
What follows is a page of summarised criticisms by Pløn Verhagen, Bill Kerr and others. The summary is useful to point out to the converted that Connectivism is not a theory beyond dispute, that criticisms may be leveled against it. However, it is not useful in that it fails to be generous. Perhaps Downes and Siemens should have been more modest in their claim to have a developed a new theory, but they undoubtedly have struck a chord with many people. Critique of the theoretical nature of Connectivism which fails to explain why so many people find Connectivism a useful idea, may be formally right, but fails to convince. And that is precisely what this page does, it is not convincing in its critique. (@pbsloep)
suifaijohnmak's comment, January 30, 2013 6:20 PM
Interesting points. I have shared my views here on learning may reside on non-human appliances http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/cck11-learning-with-connectivism-and-ant/ Whilst some of the principles may need further clarification, I think some of the "statements" made in the wiki post wasn't exactly what George has postulated, and thus just an interpretation of his paper. Besides, I would suggest the critique based on solid evidence, with arguments using practical examples, rather than assertion. Would there be issues in judging a theory (like connectivism) using an existing learning theory? This is like measuring a round hole with a square block, when the questions raised might have matched with the existing theorists (Behaviorist, Cognitivist, or Constructivist) creators or Supporters, but not necessary shifting a frame of reference in looking at the principles involved in the theory. There are also assumptions made based on experience of individuals or past researches may have over-shadow some of the important concepts underlying the theory. For instance, when we relate learning merely as experience, then we might have difficulties in explaining why some people who have very little experience could master certain skills and literacies even without much experience. I don't think every one would need to have such experience before they could learn. A typical example is in the MOOC, where most professors have little or even no experience in the past in teaching or facilitating in vast networks (of tens or hundreds of thousands students). This doesn't mean that these professors are not capable of teaching in such an environment, but that in reality, it is the technology which has afforded them to provide those "teaching moment" and thus one could claim to teach in a MOOC. Besides, who knows who have learnt and who haven't in a MOOC if the assessment is based solely on tests, quizzes, where students might only need to regurgitate, or repeat answering the questions until they remember the right answers. I used the above examples to illustrate how Connectivism might be used to explain the learning in such networks, in that experience is not the sole means of "gaining learning" as is mentioned in other learning theories. Rather, learning could be viewed as one of the networking experience, though it is not totally dependent on past experience, but could be those which relates to unknown pathways. Having more connections do not always lead to better learning, and so I don't think what was quoted in the paper is correct. Modesty in important as an attitude in education and sharing, though I would suggest to separate such attitude from discourse based on evidence, in our arguments. This is like presenting a research paper, whereas the main points might be based on the empirical findings. I would also argue that there needs to be changes for both parties to share and debate on each others' views. Finally, may I relate to my posts about Connectivism here?
Here is my post http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/my-reflection-on-connectivism-as-a-new-learning-theory-to-date/;
suifaijohnmak's comment, January 30, 2013 6:31 PM
Reposting my link here http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/my-reflection-on-connectivism-as-a-new-learning-theory-to-date/
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h+ Magazine Winter 2009 Issue

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interview with Kurzweil p 36

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Why Your Mind Is the Most Powerful Thing - Mashable

Why Your Mind Is the Most Powerful Thing - Mashable | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
ASAP Science teaches us the power of thought and how everything we think can actually re-shape our brains and our lives.
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more gold - man, them hills are on fire today!

(I AM trying real hard to imagine luminosity blowing up though)

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Dennett has new thoughts,still won't reject computational theory of ...

Dennett has new thoughts,still won't reject computational theory of ... | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
Dennett has new thoughts,still won't reject computational theory of mind. by Socratic Gadfly ... He junks a fair amount of what he's said in the past about the details of how the mind/brain is like a computer, BUT!
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even if clearly utter crap, them good ol' boys ain't lettin' go of that thar dang good analogy...

"there is no god and I am his prophet".... gold!

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Ray Kurzweil Plans to Create a Mind at Google—and Have it Serve You | MIT Technology Review

Ray Kurzweil Plans to Create a Mind at Google—and Have it Serve You | MIT Technology Review | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
The technologist speaks about an ambitious plan to build a powerful artificial intelligence.
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really expecting a lot (not)... which theory of language are you going by again?

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The displacement of presence, deconstructionism and postmodernism – some posthuman relations. | jeremyknox.net

The displacement of presence, deconstructionism and postmodernism – some posthuman relations. | jeremyknox.net | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
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more pertinent thoughts from out leader... cf this reading of Hayles, though, with Wolfe 2009... I still want to see more (systemic) theory of language in the discussion, and how a social semiotic theory of language relates to deconstructionist thinking ... ah well, if I want to see that book I'll just have to write it I guess :)

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10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education

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10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education
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only 10 ?

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Personal Digital Learning Is Changing the World

Personal Digital Learning Is Changing the World | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it

Personal digital learning is providing three primary benefits, as outlined in my new book, Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World. The first benefit is customized learning. Learning online created the ability to vary rate, time, and location. Customized learning goes a step further and supports unique pathways. The ability to produce a playlist of learning experiences tailored to individual learning levels and interests will boost learning per hour and will prepare students to engage in deeper learning experiences with teachers and peers -- some local and some remote.

 


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"yay yay, the digitals are coming"

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Ray Kurzweil's Dubious New Theory of Mind

Ray Kurzweil's Dubious New Theory of Mind | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
At the beginning of the book, Kurzweil promises to reverse engineer the human brain, but what he’s really done is the opposite: reverse engineer his own companies’ computer systems in order to propose a theory about how the mind works.
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when technology genius messes with theory of mind - without a theory of language to stand on.. great critique

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Ben Goertzel interviews Natasha Vita-More

Ben Goertzel interviews Natasha Vita-More | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
h+ Magazine is a new publication that covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing human beings in fundamental ways.
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march of the singularity and humanity + !

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angelajansz's comment, January 18, 2013 8:52 PM
I love Ben Goertzel. This is a good idea for a scoopit, plenty of material out there.
Emily Purser's comment, January 21, 2013 6:03 PM
yes I'm finding all this nonsense very entertaining ! so much of what passes for 'science fact' is more amusing than what's marketed as science fiction...
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Why won’t Professor Susan Greenfield publish this theory in a scientific journal? – Bad Science

Why won’t Professor Susan Greenfield publish this theory in a scientific journal? – Bad Science | intelligence nonsense | Scoop.it
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