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Study suggests humans are slowly but surely losing intellectual and emotional abilities

Study suggests humans are slowly but surely losing intellectual and emotional abilities | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Human intelligence and behavior require optimal functioning of a large number of genes, which requires enormous evolutionary pressures to maintain.
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The Embodied Brain: Towards a Radical Embodied Cognitive Neuroscience

The Embodied Brain: Towards a Radical Embodied Cognitive Neuroscience | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Provisional publication freely available here.
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How safe is our public data in the internet of things? - The Guardian

How safe is our public data in the internet of things? - The Guardian | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The internet of things may bring greater efficiency, but security is a real risk. We examine how public bodies need to prepare for a surge in online data
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7 ways the Internet of Things could dramatically change the workplace as we ... - Business Insider

7 ways the Internet of Things could dramatically change the workplace as we ... - Business Insider | Global Brain | Scoop.it
It's already starting to happen.
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How Big Data and the Internet of Things Make Our World Smarter - Smart Data Collective

How Big Data and the Internet of Things Make Our World Smarter - Smart Data Collective | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things (combined with big data) is reaching further into our lives every day. And while some of these innovations are just super cool, others may need to get the kinks ironed out before they become part of our everyday lives.
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The End of Meaningless Jobs is a Win For Us All

The End of Meaningless Jobs is a Win For Us All | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Many experts studying the topic of automation believe that the current rate of advancement is leading us into a future with less and less available jobs. Maybe that’s a good... read more
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Exclusive: IBM looking at adopting bitcoin technology for major currencies

Exclusive: IBM looking at adopting bitcoin technology for major currencies | Global Brain | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp is considering adopting the underlying technology behind bitcoin, known as the blockchain, to create a digital cash and payment system for major
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Can we create new senses for humans?

Can we create new senses for humans? | Global Brain | Scoop.it
As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that. His research into our brain processes has led him to create new interfaces -- such as a sensory vest -- to take in previously unseen information about the world around us.
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Google AI taught itself to play 49 Atari 2600 games by studying pixels; no pre-programming necessary - Electronic Products

Google AI taught itself to play 49 Atari 2600 games by studying pixels; no pre-programming necessary - Electronic Products | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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The case against killer robots, from a guy actually working on artificial intelligence

The case against killer robots, from a guy actually working on artificial intelligence | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Andrew Ng builds artificial intelligence systems for a living.
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Ric Fry's curator insight, March 26, 7:26 AM

An article that attempts to debunk any fears we might have for "killer robots" or "evil" A.I in the near future. Andrew, who states is currently developing A.I, says that the ability to create human-like consciousness is way beyond our current or expected capacity in the near future. He stresses the importance of responsible use and also points out that yes, it is possible for an evil A.I. to be created, but the concern currently surrounding the topic is misplaced, and should be focused on what job sectors will be affected by work automation.

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The FCC’s Vote to Protect Net Neutrality Is a Huge Win for the Internet

The FCC’s Vote to Protect Net Neutrality Is a Huge Win for the Internet | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The FCC voted today to change the way it regulates internet providers in the United States. Net Neutrality advocates say it's a major victory for the internet.
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Digital Wallets: End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End?

Digital Wallets: End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End? | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Apple Pay is up and running and digital wallets are back in the limelight. Are merchants, consumers, and the market ready for mass adoption of digital wallets? Google Wallet’s poor early uptake comes to mind four years after its launch in 2011.
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Creators of Siri Snap Up $12.5m for Viv- An AI That Can Teach Itself

Creators of Siri Snap Up $12.5m for Viv- An AI That Can Teach Itself | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Viv Labs, a stealthy startup founded by the team that created Siri, has secured  $12.5 million in Series B funding, in order to carry out its vision of an advanced AI. If reports are to be believed,
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Natural Selection Constrains Neutral Diversity across A Wide Range of Species

Natural Selection Constrains Neutral Diversity across A Wide Range of Species | Global Brain | Scoop.it
A fundamental goal of population genetics is to understand why levels of genetic diversity vary among species and populations.
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Cognitive computing's powerful potential - CIO Australia

Cognitive computing's powerful potential - CIO Australia | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Cognitive computing is being touted as the next technology transformation and breakthrough in how to process growing reams of unstructured and ambiguous data sets.
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A search engine could become the first true artificial intelligence

A search engine could become the first true artificial intelligence | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Alex Garland, the director of "Ex Machina," tells Quartz how he feels about the rise of large tech firms, AI, and what being sentient means.
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Evolutionary methods for problem solving and artificial development

Evolutionary methods for problem solving and artificial development | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Distributed Human-based Genetic Algorithms
What we know is that human based genetic algorithms can utilize the Darwinian process of “natural selection” to evolve a candidate solution.
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, April 4, 2:29 AM

Borg-like feel about things ....

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Machine consciousness: Big data analytics and the Internet of Things - Ars Technica

Machine consciousness: Big data analytics and the Internet of Things - Ars Technica | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Companies aim to squeeze more efficiency from operations by cloud-connecting everything.
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, March 30, 2:34 AM

Ah! The solution - Once you have built the obvious 'algorithms' and run out of ideas, get the 'analytics system' to develop more advanced 'algorithms' - you will definitely need an 'algorithm' to do that ;)

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The Conscious Web: When the Internet of Things Becomes Artificially Intelligent

The Conscious Web: When the Internet of Things Becomes Artificially Intelligent | Global Brain | Scoop.it
When Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk all agree on something, it’s worth paying attention.All three have warned of the potential dangers that artificial intelligence or AI can bring. The world’s foremost physicist, Hawking said that the full development of AI could “spell the end of the human race.” Musk, the tech entrepreneur who brought us PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX described artificial intelligence as our “biggest existential threat” and said that playing around with AI was like “summo
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Interview: Neil Jacobstein Discusses Future of Jobs, Universal Basic Income and the Ethical Dangers of AI

Interview: Neil Jacobstein Discusses Future of Jobs, Universal Basic Income and the Ethical Dangers of AI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
As part of Singularity Hub's Future of Work series, I had a chance to sit down with Neil Jacobstein, the co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence and
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Ric Fry's curator insight, March 26, 8:59 PM

Neil Jacobstein, having worked on A.I. for a substantial period of time, comments on how A.I. will affect jobs via automation initially, but also that implementing A.I. automation will create more jobs. He stresses the point that A.I. wont necessarily remove the ability for humans to work, but with education and training, allow them to assist humans in working. This would lead to increased productivity overall, and to greater wealth and resource availability. He also reiterates the point that A.I. dangers are implemented by the people who create them to be dangerous.

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Death is Optional - A Conversation: Yuval Noah Harari, Daniel Kahneman [3.4.15] ,EDGE

Death is Optional - A Conversation: Yuval Noah Harari, Daniel Kahneman [3.4.15] ,EDGE | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Once you really solve a problem like direct brain-computer interface ... when brains and computers can interact directly, that's it, that's the end of history, that's the end of biology as we know it. Nobody has a clue what will happen once you solve this. If life can break out of the organic realm into the vastness of the inorganic realm, you cannot even begin to imagine what the consequences will be, because your imagination at present is organic. So if there is a point of Singularity, by definition, we have no way of even starting to imagine what's happening beyond that.
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FastTFriend's curator insight, March 5, 5:06 AM

From Article: "I think that many of these science fiction scenarios, that computers will be like humans, are wrong. Computers are very, very, very far from being like humans, especially when it comes to consciousness. The problem is different, that the system, the military and economic and political system doesn't really need consciousness."

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Creative AI: Software writing software and the broader challenges of computational creativity

Creative AI: Software writing software and the broader challenges of computational creativity | Global Brain | Scoop.it
In this final part of our deep dive into the world of computational creativity, we turn to the underlying ideas and challenges that face the field as a whole as researchers grapple with questions ...
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Mickey McManus: Autodesk researcher. Futurist. Technology humanizer. - TechRepublic

Mickey McManus: Autodesk researcher. Futurist. Technology humanizer. - TechRepublic | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Mickey McManus, a respected connectivity expert, research fellow at Autodesk, and chairman of MAYA, talked to TechRepublic about his work and his passion for humanizing technology.
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A Field Guide to the Internet Infrastructure That Hides in Plain Sight

A Field Guide to the Internet Infrastructure That Hides in Plain Sight | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Ingrid Burrington introduces us to this physical face of modern telecommunications in Networks of New York: An Internet Infrastructure Field Guide.
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Legal avatars could soon be reality

Legal avatars could soon be reality | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Robots and artificial intelligence in the legal eco-system are an opportunity and a blessing rather than a threat and a curse, according to the author of a book on the future of law.
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