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Concept Video Shows The Book Of The Future - Edudemic

Concept Video Shows The Book Of The Future - Edudemic | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The book of the future is being written right now, it seems. Check out this video for one take on what it might look like.
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Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ

Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Google's Android 7.0 Nougat release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully chewy!) FAQ has everything you need to know.
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Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction

Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
VENICE BEACH, Calif. — Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on their own and anticipate our needs before we ask.

What’s uncommon is how Johnson wants to respond: find a way to supercharge the human brain so that we can keep up with the machines.

From an unassuming office in Venice Beach, his science-fiction-meets-science start-up, Kernel, is building a tiny chip that can be implanted in the brain to help people suffering from neurological damage caused by strokes, Alzheimer’s or concussions. Top neuroscientists who are building the chip — they call it a neuroprosthetic — hope that in the longer term, it will be able to boost intelligence, memory and other cognitive tasks.

The medical device is years in the making, Johnson acknowledges, but he can afford the time. He sold his payments company, Braintree, to PayPal for $800 million in 2013. A former Mormon raised in Utah, the 38-year-old speaks about the project with missionary-like intensity and focus.

“Human intelligence is landlocked in relationship to artificial intelligence — and the landlock is the degeneration of the body and the brain,” he said in an interview about the company, which he had not discussed publicly before. “This is a question of keeping humans front and center as we progress.”

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are we humans? or are we way more than that?

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Introduction to Focus Issue: Complex Dynamics in Networks, Multilayered Structures and Systems

In the last years, network scientists have directed their interest to the multi-layer character of real-world systems, and explicitly considered the structural and dynamical organization of graphs made of diverse layers between its constituents. Most complex systems include multiple subsystems and layers of connectivity and, in many cases, the interdependent components of systems interact through many different channels. Such a new perspective is indeed found to be the adequate representation for a wealth of features exhibited by networked systems in the real world. The contributions presented in this Focus Issue cover, from different points of view, the many achievements and still open questions in the field of multi-layer networks, such as: new frameworks and structures to represent and analyze heterogeneous complex systems, different aspects related to synchronization and centrality of complex networks, interplay between layers, and applications to logistic, biological, social, and technological fields.

 

Introduction to Focus Issue: Complex Dynamics in Networks, Multilayered Structures and Systems
Stefano Boccaletti, Regino Criado, Miguel Romance and Joaquín J. Torres

Chaos 26, 065101 (2016); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4953595


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Social Media Might Be Better for Teens Than We Thought :: New Learning Times

Social Media Might Be Better for Teens Than We Thought :: New Learning Times | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Studies have found that among American college students, empathy is on the decline. While some might think social media use is to blame, the case may not be cut and dry. In fact, several studies have shown the opposite to be true, including a recent one aimed at investigating the relationship between social media and empathy.

The researchers of this study administered two questionnaires one year apart to nearly 1,000 teens. The questions focused on how much time each teen spent on social media sites daily in addition to their levels of cognitive empathy (the ability to understand their peers’ feelings) and affective empathy (the ability to share their peers’ feelings).

Over the course of the year, they found that social media use increased and was positively correlated with both cognitive and affective empathy. In other words, the greater amount of time a teen spent on social media, the greater her levels of empathy. Teens who spent more time on Facebook, Twitter, or instant messaging apps improved their ability to share and understand the feelings of others over time.

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EFF rips Microsoft for "blatant disregard of user choice and privacy" in Windows 10 | ZDNet

EFF rips Microsoft for "blatant disregard of user choice and privacy" in Windows 10 | ZDNet | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
In a signed editorial, a staffer from the Electronic Frontier Foundation has blasted Microsoft for its aggressive Windows 10 upgrade program (now ended), and also criticized its privacy defaults.
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Key molecular signal that shapes regeneration in planarian stem cells discovered

Key molecular signal that shapes regeneration in planarian stem cells discovered | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Many living creatures possess exceptional abilities that set them apart from other species. Cheetahs can run up to 60 miles per hour; ants can lift 100 times their body weight; flatworms can regrow amputated body parts. Scientists have spent decades studying the mechanisms that drive such remarkable feats, with the hopes that any secrets they uncover might lead to new perspectives in human biology and new ways to enhance health and ameliorate disease.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 14, 12:22 AM
Promising research in molecular biology that could pave the way to disease prevention, a longer life, and better health.  A  small, but important step in figuring out how life works.
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Open Educational Practice: Unleashing the Potential of OER (EdSurge News)

Open Educational Practice: Unleashing the Potential of OER (EdSurge News) | Digital Culture | Scoop.it

It’s been a good year for open educational resources (OER). Nearly 40 community colleges throughout the U.S. made commitments this year to establish entire degree programs based solely on OER. Governor Jerry Brown set aside $5 million for OER degree programs in California community colleges. And

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IBM scientists emulate neurons with phase-change technology | KurzweilAI

IBM scientists emulate neurons with phase-change technology | KurzweilAI | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
A prototype chip with large arrays of phase-change devices that store the state of artificial neuronal populations in their atomic configuration. The devices

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The Internet of (insecure) Things and other inside observations from the Black Hat hackers conference

The Internet of (insecure) Things and other inside observations from the Black Hat hackers conference | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
It doesn’t feel like we’re quite ready for all this stuff to be connected yet.
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"If there are common threads in our adoption of any new technology, they would most likely be: We often adopt it before we fully understand the security implications. Our bad habits from legacy technologies are highly portable. We don’t avail ourselves of the new and/or improved security capabilities that are part and parcel of new technology."
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Digital Credentialing: Accredible’s Case Study

MMVC16 with Danny King on Digital Credentialing Accredible’s Case Study on Digital Credentialling & Improving the Education Space Infrastructure. Recording

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Carbon Nanotubes: A Promising Candidate for Electronics - Electronics For You

Carbon Nanotubes: A Promising Candidate for Electronics - Electronics For You | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
In nanotechnology, a particle is defined as a small object that is a complete unit in terms of its transport and properties. Nanoparticles effectively act as a bridge between bulk materials and atomic or molecular structures. Properties of materials become significant at nanoscale (as the percentage of atoms) towards the surface of the material.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 14, 12:44 AM
Once all the technical details are resolved, carbon nanotubes will make digital devices smaller, more efficient, and more useful.  Carbon nanotubes will have a huge impact on the Internet of Things (IoT).
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The dawning of the age of neural dust

The dawning of the age of neural dust | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
It's widely understood that computing has been shrinking in size for some time.  It might not be as well appreciated just how tiny computing has become. Case in point: the development of smart dust.  Computing so small that it resembles dust particles in size. The neural dust is implanted in the muscles and peripheral nerves of…
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The music social network becomes Openwhyd

The music social network becomes Openwhyd | Digital Culture | Scoop.it

Today, we're proud to open source Whyd, the music social network. Whyd will now be formally known as Openwhyd. Whyd's previous head engineer Adrien Joly will be leading the project. 

This means that we are giving you the keys to our house. Whyd's social network might see important changes in the future through the work of our community. Designers, engineers and storytellers who are using the platform every day are already joining forces to continue the development of the platform.


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Pierre Priot's curator insight, August 7, 3:04 PM
Our favorite playlist aggregator service is turning open-source!
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Make your life easier with 6 social media tools - Digital Review

Make your life easier with 6 social media tools - Digital Review | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Social media has been hailed both as a powerful business tool and one of our greatest time-wasters. In many cases, it’s actually both concurrently, but thankfully, you can also have the former without the latter.
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Breakthrough privacy technology invented by Microsoft gets its first big test thanks to Apple

Breakthrough privacy technology invented by Microsoft gets its first big test thanks to Apple | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The technology is almost a decade-old idea that’s finally coming to fruition.

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With Windows 10, Microsoft Blatantly Disregards User Choice and Privacy: A Deep Dive

With Windows 10, Microsoft Blatantly Disregards User Choice and Privacy: A Deep Dive | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
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"Windows 10 sends an unprecedented amount of usage data back to Microsoft, particularly if users opt in to “personalize” the software using the OS assistant called Cortana. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of data sent back: location data, text input, voice input, touch input, webpages you visit, and telemetry data regarding your general usage of your computer, including which programs you run and for how long."
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Internet Archive adds 10,000 Amiga games and applications via Engadget

Internet Archive adds 10,000 Amiga games and applications via Engadget | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
With zero fanfare, the Internet Archive uploaded a new collection of software last week from the Amiga, a mid-80s personal computer famous for it

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Maker Education: A Quick Introduction by Kaylah Holland

Maker Education: A Quick Introduction by Kaylah Holland | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Kaylah Holland

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Professor explores new territory by bridging chemistry, biology

Professor explores new territory by bridging chemistry, biology | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
In any given year, a synthetic chemist may set up several hundred chemical reactions. Many of these reactions will fail, so chemists temper their expectations.

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Marc My Words: Seven Approaches to Curation by Marc Rosenberg 

Marc My Words: Seven Approaches to Curation by Marc  Rosenberg  | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Last month, Marc looked at the importance of content curation and the consequences of ignoring it. This month, he outlines
seven approaches to actually getting curation done—from culling to crowdsourcing, to algorithms and analytics, to
syndication (and more)—and the factors to consider in selecting or combining the methods.

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Open Issues in Evolutionary Robotics

Open Issues in Evolutionary Robotics | Digital Culture | Scoop.it

One of the long-term goals in evolutionary robotics is to be able to automatically synthesize controllers for real autonomous robots based only on a task specification. While a number of studies have shown the applicability of evolutionary robotics techniques for the synthesis of behavioral control, researchers have consistently been faced with a number of issues preventing the widespread adoption of evolutionary robotics for engineering purposes. In this article, we review and discuss the open issues in evolutionary robotics. First, we analyze the benefits and challenges of simulation-based evolution and subsequent deployment of controllers versus evolution on real robotic hardware. Second, we discuss specific evolutionary computation issues that have plagued evolutionary robotics: (1) the bootstrap problem, (2) deception, and (3) the role of genomic encoding and genotype-phenotype mapping in the evolution of controllers for complex tasks. Finally, we address the absence of standard research practices in the field. We also discuss promising avenues of research. Our underlying motivation is the reduction of the current gap between evolutionary robotics and mainstream robotics, and the establishment of evolutionary robotics as a canonical approach for the engineering of autonomous robots.

 

Open Issues in Evolutionary Robotics
Fernando Silva, Miguel Duarte, Luís Correia, Sancho Moura Oliveira, Anders Lyhne Christensen

Evolutionary Computation

Summer 2016, Vol. 24, No. 2, Pages 205-236
Posted Online June 13, 2016.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/EVCO_a_00172


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Empowering individuals with their personal data: the Self Data charter

Empowering individuals with their personal data: the Self Data charter | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
For 5 years now, the MesInfos team (by Fing, a french NGO) has been exploring the Self Data scenario: the collection, use and sharing of personal data by and for individuals, under their complete control and designed to fulfill their own needs and aspirations. To improve one’s self-knowledge, evalua

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Artificial Intelligence Intersects with Mobile and Cloud

Artificial Intelligence Intersects with Mobile and Cloud | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
In his fourth post in the series, Marshall Kirkpatrick focuses on the intersection between artificial intelligence and Mobile, and in the fifth he focuses on cloud. By way of reminder, Marshall launched a 30 day series that explores the intersection between AI and the various innovation components on my emerging futures visual. As he has in each post, Marshall identifies…
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Facebook isn't a tech company

Facebook isn't a tech company | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
At the close of trading this Monday, the top five global companies by market capitalization were all U.S. tech companies: Apple, Alphabet (formerly Google), Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook.

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These are the targets everyone else is out to destroy...."in a New York sorta way"...;)
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