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Cognitive Machines Offer Many Benefits to Humanity

Cognitive Machines Offer Many Benefits to Humanity | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Building cognitive machines that process information the same way a brain does has been the dream of neuroscientists for more than 50 years.
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The prospects of an emerging global intelligence on the internet and elsewhere
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Experimental Rat ‘Brain’ Fighter Pilot May Yield Insights Into How the Brain Works

Experimental Rat ‘Brain’ Fighter Pilot May Yield Insights Into How the Brain Works | Global Brain | Scoop.it
In an experiment to study how neurons form networks and compute, Thomas DeMarse, a University of Florida professor of biomedical engineering, says his lab-grown rat “brain” in a dish can fly a simu...
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Complex Networks: An Algorithmic Perspective (by Kayhan Erciyes)

Complex Networks: An Algorithmic Perspective

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Network science is a rapidly emerging field of study that encompasses mathematics, computer science, physics, and engineering.
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The Internet Slowdown protest for net neutrality needs to target regulators | Dan Gillmor

The Internet Slowdown protest for net neutrality needs to target regulators | Dan Gillmor | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Websites are loading slowly today to show what a future without net neutrality looks like. But perhaps a targeted slowdown is in order
Why is my internet slow today?
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Direct brain-to-brain communication demonstrated in human subjects

In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers has demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans.
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Carles Grau, Romuald Ginhoux, Alejandro Riera, Thanh Lam Nguyen, Hubert Chauvat, Michel Berg, Julià L. Amengual, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Giulio Ruffini. Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies. PLoS ONE, 2014; 9 (8): e105225 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105225

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U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University

U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Summing up the problem: higher education is overpriced, out of touch, and outdated in both curriculum and purpose. The solution? The solution is beginning to emerge in many places today....
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IBM Unleases the Watson Discovery Advisor

IBM Unleases the Watson Discovery Advisor | Global Brain | Scoop.it
 Artificial Intelligence IBM has announced IBM Watson Discovery Advisor, an integrated package of artificial intelligence technologies that will be delivered as a cloud service. Discovery Advisor is...
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, September 2, 11:07 PM

Now it just needs a Holmes to solve the problem!

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Krishnamurti on The Singularity

Krishnamurti on The Singularity | Global Brain | Scoop.it
A couple of videos of Jiddu Krishnamurti talking about artificial intelligence and the future of humanity have come to my attention and I thought they might also be of interest to h+ Readers.
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The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis (by Ruth DeFries)

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Our species long lived on the edge of starvation. Now we produce enough food for all 7 billion of us to eat nearly 3,000 calories every day. This is such an astonishing thing in the history of life as to verge on the miraculous.
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The Next Big Thing You Missed: Startup Aims to Give Everyone the Mighty Shipping Power of Amazon

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Startup Aims to Give Everyone the Mighty Shipping Power of Amazon | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The premise of Shyp is simple by design---the next best thing to pure teleportation. Download the app, take a picture of the thing you want to ship, put in the address where you want it to go, and done.
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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Still Face Many Obstacles | MIT Technology Review

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Still Face Many Obstacles | MIT Technology Review | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Impressive progress hides major limitations of Google’s quest for automated driving.
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The Internet of Things: A Trillion Dollar Market

The Internet of Things: A Trillion Dollar Market | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is a new paradigm that will revolutionise the world of computers, offering widespread automation and connectivity of devices, systems and services, including the emergence of Smart Grids.
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Allen Taylor's curator insight, August 30, 11:04 PM

The Internet of Things is already hear, enabling you to monitor and control a host of devices with your smart phone. Some of the applications available so far seem pretty trivial, however.

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The promise and peril of automation: now everyone sees the challenge

The promise and peril of automation: now everyone sees the challenge | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Summary: It was long denied,  but now everybody sees the coming of the next industrial revolution. We enter the next phase, when experts assure us that the obvious will not happen, that the dynamic...
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The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet | TechCrunch

The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet | TechCrunch | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Do we have the Internet we deserve? There's an argument to say that yes, we absolutely do. Given web users' general reluctance to pay for content. We are of..
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A must read!!! Perhaps the most interesting startup I have read about for a very long time. This might be bigger than Google eventually and lay the ground for an emergent Global Brain. See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RdGH40oUVDY

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A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | Science | WIRED

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | Science | WIRED | Global Brain | Scoop.it
It's a question that's perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he has an answer.
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Google's Image Searching Gets Even Better

Google's Image Searching Gets Even Better | Global Brain | Scoop.it
 Computer Vision Google has explained their new award-wining image detection system that can identify multiple objects in a scene, even if they're partly obscured. The key is a neural network...
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DARPA explores neuromodulation of organ functions to help the human body heal itself | KurzweilAI

DARPA explores neuromodulation of organ functions to help the human body heal itself | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
DARPA ElectRx (credit: DARPA) DARPA’s new Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx)  (pronounced “electrics”) program aims to develop new high-precision,
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Baidu says its massive deep-learning system is nearly complete

Baidu says its massive deep-learning system is nearly complete | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Baidu says its 100-billion-neuron deep learning system will be complete within six months, powering a fast transition away from text as the dominant search input. Thanks to smartphones and its new Baidu Eye technology, the company expects voice and image search to dominate within five years.
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Looks like a very impressive commitment to deep learning and further integration of AI into our daily lives.

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Here Is A Higher Level Of Evolution: Are You Interested? - Forbes

Here Is A Higher Level Of Evolution: Are You Interested?
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GWO 2014: Andrew Gardner, "Deep Learning for Data Scientists" - YouTube

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/andrewgardner5811/deep-learning-for-data-scientists-dsatl-talk-alpharetta-20140108 Great Wide Open: http://greatwideopen.org/ (Accessible (no math) talk that covers recent developments in Neural nets 2.0 (aka deep...
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One Of The Best Examples Of Collective Intelligence You'll Ever See - io9

One Of The Best Examples Of Collective Intelligence You'll Ever See
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Individual ants are not very smart, but ants working together in a colony are capable of extraordinary feats.
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Entropy | Special Issue : Information Processing in Complex Systems

Entropy | Special Issue : Information Processing in Complex Systems | Global Brain | Scoop.it
All systems in nature have one thing in common: they process information. Information is registered in the state of a system and its elements, implicitly and invisibly. As elements interact, information is transferred and modified.
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The Intuitional Problem of Consciousness

The Intuitional Problem of Consciousness | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Could a computer ever be conscious? I think so, at least in principle.
Scientia Salon has seen a number of very interesting discussions on this theme which unfortunately have failed to shift anybody’s position [1].
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Studying how dogs herd sheep could help robots learn how to herd humans

Studying how dogs herd sheep could help robots learn how to herd humans | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Robots could someday be used in disaster situations to help people out of burning rooms or collapsed buildings. They could also control huge crowds, which herding dogs already do with ease.
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Massive online brain being built for the world's robots - Mother Nature Network

Massive online brain being built for the world's robots - Mother Nature Network | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Mother Nature Network Massive online brain being built for the world's robots Mother Nature Network As individual robots learn new knowledge, this knowledge can also be uploaded to the global brain, meaning that all other robots hooked up to the...
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Robo Brain is Learning from the Internet

Robo Brain is Learning from the Internet | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Robo Brain is now at work examining images and concepts available on the Internet so that it can teach robots how to recognize, grasp and manipulate objects and predict human behavior in the environment.
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