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Real Life Terminator 'Killer Robot' Discussed By The UN (Video) | Science and Technology

Real Life Terminator 'Killer Robot' Discussed By The UN (Video) | Science and Technology | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
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Rather than his usual highlighting of the “zombies” in the US showing how they mindlessly will sign anything if they are told their political party favors it, in the video below Mark Dice deals with chilling topic of real life...
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what are the attitudes about learning you're passing on to your kids?

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Annie Murphy Paul is a book author, magazine journalist, consultant and speaker who helps people understand how we learn and how we can do it better. Her latest book, How to Be Brilliant, is forthcoming from Crown.

 

"I've written a lot on the Brilliant Blog about how relationships can enhance learning. We learn better when we "apprentice" ourselves to someone more knowledgeable, for example; when we ourselves teach others; and when we discuss and debate with our peers."


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:05 AM

Attitudes about learning are crucial, and always have been. 

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The Colorful Case of the Philosophical Zombie? - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

The Colorful Case of the Philosophical Zombie? - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
The philosophical zombie, or p-zombie, is a hypothetical creature which is indistinguishable from a normal human, except that it has no conscious experienc

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An unusaul case of color blindsight

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Simulate The Human Brain In A Supercomputer: The Human Brain Project Has Officially Begun

The brain, with its billions of interconnected neurons, is without any doubt the most complex organ in the body and it will be a long time before we understand all its mysteries. The Human Brain Project proposes a completely new approach. The project is integrating everything we know about the brain into computer models and using these models to simulate the actual working of the brain. Ultimately, it will attempt to simulate the complete human brain. The models built by the project will cover all the different levels of brain organisation -- from individual neurons through to the complete cortex. The goal is to bring about a revolution in neuroscience and medicine and to derive new information technologies directly from the architecture of the brain.

The challenges facing the project are huge. Neuroscience alone produces more than 60'000 scientific papers every year. From this enormous mass of information, the project will have to select and harmonise the data it is going to use -- ensuring that data produced with different methods is fully comparable.

The data feeding the project's simulation effort will come from the clinic and from neuroscience experiments. As we try to fit all the information together, we will discover many of the brain's fundamental design secrets: the geometry and electrical behaviour of different classes of neurons, the way they connect to form circuits, and the way new functions emerge as more and more neurons connect. It is these principles, translated into mathematics that will drive the project's models and simulations.

Today, simulating a single neuron requires the full power of a laptop computer. But the brain has billions of neurons and simulating all them simultaneously is a huge challenge. To get round this problem, the project will develop novel techniques of multi-level simulation in which only groups of neurons that are highly active are simulated in detail. But even in this way, simulating the complete human brain will require a computer a thousand times more powerful than the most powerful machine available today. This means that some of the key players in the Human Brain Project will be specialists in supercomputing. Their task: to work with industry to provide the project with the computing power it will need at each stage of its work.

The Human Brain Project will impact many different areas of society. Brain simulation will provide new insights into the basic causes of neurological diseases such as autism, depression, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. It will give us new ways of testing drugs and understanding the way they work. It will provide a test platform for new drugs that directly target the causes of disease and that have fewer side effects than current treatments. It will allow us to design prosthetic devices to help people with disabilities. The benefits are potentially huge. As world populations grow older, more than a third will be affected by some kind of brain disease. Brain simulation provides us with a powerful new strategy to tackle the problem.

The project also promises to become a source of new Information Technologies. Unlike the computers of today, the brain has the ability to repair itself, to take decisions, to learn, and to think creatively - all while consuming no more energy than an electric light bulb. The Human Brain Project will bring these capabilities to a new generation of neuromorphic computing devices, with circuitry directly derived from the circuitry of the brain. The new devices will help us to build a new generation of genuinely intelligent robots to help us at work and in our daily lives.

The Human Brain Project builds on the work of the Blue Brain Project. Led by Henry Markram of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Blue Brain Project has already taken an essential first towards simulation of the complete brain. Over the last six years, the project has developed a prototype facility with the tools, know-how and supercomputing technology necessary to build brain models, potentially of any species at any stage in its development. As a proof of concept, the project has successfully built the first ever, detailed model of the neocortical column, one of the brain's basic building blocks.


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A už tu máme pokračování projektu pod názvem The Human Brain Project neboli simulace mozku na supercomuteru Blue Beam o emulaci sice ještě nejde, ale kdo ví zda-li nám vědci říkají vše...

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One billion pound project to simulate an entire human brain in a supercomputer ... - VR-Zone

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Europe's 10-year $1.6B Human Brain Project kicks into high-gear ...

Europe's 10-year $1.6B Human Brain Project kicks into high-gear ... | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
A global group of scientists are spending the next ten years and a billion dollars to try and develop a computer simulation of the brain. The Human Brain Project (HBP) is the neuroscience equivalent of the Human Genome ...
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The Human Brain Project Has Officially Begun | Giant Freakin Robot

The Human Brain Project Has Officially Begun | Giant Freakin Robot | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
How many times have you thought or said to someone, “I don't understand the way you think?” Half the time I think that about myself. Understanding the human brain is the holy grail of mankind, and the gateway to developing ...
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A new way of thinking about how the brain works

A new way of thinking about how the brain works | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
Mo Costandi: Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 12, 2013 1:10 PM

glia+neurons is the full picture

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One of the interesting attributes of these complex organic systems is the increasing complexity the emerges under inspection. 

Miguel Garcia's curator insight, August 24, 2013 8:33 AM

Itsn´t new way, it is other way. I think so.

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Robot Farming and the Future of Food: Hard Work on Wheels

June 12 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Businessweek's Sam Grobart visits Harvest Automation, a robotics company designing machines that take on the hard and costly...

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Beyond Quantum Simulation: Physicists Create 'Crystal' of Spin-Swapping ... - Science Daily (press release)

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Adam Gopnik: The New Neuro-Skeptics

Adam Gopnik: The New Neuro-Skeptics | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
A series of new books all present watch-and-ward arguments designed to show that brain science promises much and delivers little. Neuroscience, it’s said, can often answer the obvious questions but rarely the interesting ones.

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Miguel Garcia's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:51 AM

this point of view is very interesting, which are, really, the answers of neurosciences?, 

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New Genes Tied to Alzheimer's Disease - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

New Genes Tied to Alzheimer's Disease - National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
Researchers identified 11 new genes that affect the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The findings point to novel targets for preventing or delaying the disease.

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:02 PM

The increasing understanding of the genetics of Alzheimer's disease continues to grow, and with it our ability to identify those at risk and to develop treatments.

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Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases

Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.

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David McGavock's curator insight, October 27, 2013 12:10 PM

Check your signals to find out if your beliefs and bias stand up to scrutiny.

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Scientists shed light on brain computations

Scientists shed light on brain computations | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—University of Queensland (UQ) scientists have made a fundamental breakthrough into how the brain decodes the visual world.

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Brain scans show that dogs are as conscious as human children - io9

Brain scans show that dogs are as conscious as human children - io9 | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
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Brain scans show that dogs are as conscious as human children
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By specially training dogs to lie motionless in an fMRI scanner, neuroscientists have finally taken a look inside the mind of our favorite companion animal.
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'Brain Simulation' Project Launches in Switzerland (For Just $1.6Bn) - Huffington Post UK

'Brain Simulation' Project Launches in Switzerland (For Just $1.6Bn) - Huffington Post UK | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
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'Brain Simulation' Project Launches in Switzerland (For Just $1.6Bn)
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An EU-backed project to attempt to simulation how the brain functions using a complex network of computers has launched in Switzerland.
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Posvěceno....,

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World's Fastest Computer Will Operate Like a Human Brain

World's Fastest Computer Will Operate Like a Human Brain | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
A large group of scientists and researchers is working to develop the fastest computer known to man that would operate much like the human brain.

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A Moment of Awe --Recreating the Human Brain (VIDEO)

A Moment of Awe --Recreating the Human Brain (VIDEO) | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
The Fomalhaut Star System -- Intriguing Discoveries About this Most Massive of Nearby Multiple Systems | Main | "We Will Send Robots to Read the Genomes of Alien Life Forms and Replicate Them Back on Earth" » ...
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Adam Gopnik: The New Neuro-Skeptics

Adam Gopnik: The New Neuro-Skeptics | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
A series of new books all present watch-and-ward arguments designed to show that brain science promises much and delivers little. Neuroscience, it’s said, can often answer the obvious questions but rarely the interesting ones.

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this point of view is very interesting, which are, really, the answers of neurosciences?, 

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Watch What You Think. Others Can.

Watch What You Think. Others Can. | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
Should your brain be able to take the Fifth? A Duke bioethicist warns of the “coming siege” against freedom of thought.

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Computing pioneer Alan Turing getting a reboot - The Seattle Times

Computing pioneer Alan Turing getting a reboot - The Seattle Times | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
Computing pioneer Alan Turing getting a reboot The Seattle Times Convicted of homosexuality after World War II and sentenced to chemical castration, Turing — an avid fan of the film “Snow White” — was found dead in 1954 from cyanide poisoning, a...
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IBM's Neuro-Synaptic Chip Mimics Human Brain - EE Times

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IBM's Neuro-Synaptic Chip Mimics Human Brain
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IBM is releasing to early adopters a neuro-synaptic computation chip that mimics the neurons and synapses of the brain. This chip is based on a new neuron model developed by IBM researchers.
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The cognitive benefits of play: Effects on the learning brain

The cognitive benefits of play: Effects on the learning brain | Computers and human brain | Scoop.it
What are the cognitive benefits of play? Read what scientific studies reveal about play and the developing brain.

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I think this should be obvious by now ....