Everyone’s more interested in artificial intelligence since news broke that Google acquired a secretive startup called DeepMind. The technology has big promise, but make no mistake: It’s not sentient yet, and Google is far from alone in its quest.
The psychiatric drug age may have reached its peak. Although mind-altering medications are being prescribed in record numbers, signs of a radically new approach to understanding and treating mental illness are emerging from the deep waters of neuroscience. No longer focused on developing pills, a huge research effort is now devoted to altering the function of specific neural circuits by physical intervention in the brain.
Stanford researchers, working with Google and NVIDIA, have created a new neural network system for machine learning that is six times the size of the unit built last year that taught itself how to recognize cats on the internet.
Harnessing more than 82,000 processors on the world's fourth-ranked supercomputer, scientists run an experiment that represents 1 percent of human brain activity. Read this article by Tim Hornyak on CNET.
If Ray Kurzweil is right, computers will be smarter than humans 15 years from now. It’s called “technological singularity” and a big part of his job at Google is making sure that vision becomes reality.
Google is on a shopping spree. But instead of a shopping cart filled with gadgets or groceries, its aggressive buy-up of robotics, smart device, and artificial intelligence startups is Google's way of assembling the pieces and people it needs to...
A vivid account of what makes us human. Based groundbreaking new research, We Are Our Brains is a sweeping biography of the human brain, from infancy to adulthood to old age. Renowned neuroscientist D.
The Internet, collective decision-making, and peer democracy · Essay of the Day: Promises and Perils on the Road to an Omnipotent Global Intelligence. photo of Michel Bauwens. Michel Bauwens. 30th November 2013.
In the 1930s, British intelligence agent and one-world theoretician H.G. Wells proposed a mind control plan that is apparently coming to fruition now, at the turn of the 21st century, with the creation of the Internet.
Computers, not time, could mend a broken heart gulfnews.com Nicolelis said he has recently performed other experiments in his lab, where he has connected the brains of four mice in what he calls a “brain net” allowing them to share information over...