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Global Agenda Council on Complex Systems 2012

Global Agenda Council on Complex Systems 2012 | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Leaders in the public and private sectors are facing unprecedented challenges as they operate and make decisions in a context of increasing complexity.
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The prospects of an emerging global intelligence on the internet and elsewhere
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New Laws Explain Why Fast-Growing Networks Break

New Laws Explain Why Fast-Growing Networks Break | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers are uncovering the hidden laws that reveal how the Internet grows, how viruses spread, and how financial bubbles burst.
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Paul Mason: capitalism is failing, and it's time to panic – video

Paul Mason: capitalism is failing, and it's time to panic – video | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The neoliberalist capitalist model has resulted in civil wars and economic disaster, and it’s only going to get worse
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What explains the rise of humans?

Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth; we've spread to every continent, and our actions determine the fate of other animals (and possibly Earth itself). How did we get from there to here? Historian Yuval Noah Harari suggests a surprising reason for the rise of humanity.
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Millennium Project releases ’2015–16 State of the Future’ report | KurzweilAI

Millennium Project releases ’2015–16 State of the Future’ report | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The Millennium Project released today its annual 2015-16 State of the Future report, listing global trends on 28 indicators of progress and regress, new
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The Humans Who Dream Of Companies That Won't Need Us

The Humans Who Dream Of Companies That Won't Need Us | Global Brain | Scoop.it
How would Ethereum's network autonomously run transportation apps, delivery services, and other companies? And would we even want that?
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This is very relevant to short and long term Global Brain technologies.

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Getting Smarter| Dan Falk | Summer 2015 | University of Toronto Magazine

Getting Smarter| Dan Falk | Summer 2015 | University of Toronto Magazine | Global Brain | Scoop.it
A U of T computer scientist is helping to build a new generation of intelligent machines
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Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma

Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence.
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The iPhone of the robot world: introducing Softbank’s Pepper

The iPhone of the robot world: introducing Softbank’s Pepper | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Japanese robot Pepper is a hit with consumers despite low functionality - but could it become the iPhone of the robot world?
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‘Brain-to-Text’ system converts speech brainwave patterns to text | KurzweilAI

‘Brain-to-Text’ system converts speech brainwave patterns to text | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Brain activity recorded by electrocorticography electrodes (blue circles). Spoken words are then decoded from neural activity patterns in the blue/yellow
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Do Corporations Have Minds?

Do Corporations Have Minds? | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Not really. But we often think and talk about them as though they do, and that is cause for concern.
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Very interesting article with direct connotations to the Global Brain idea.

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Manufacturing hub starts work on first zero-labor factory - People's Daily Online

Manufacturing hub starts work on first zero-labor factory - People's Daily Online | Global Brain | Scoop.it
A manufacturing hub in South China's Guangdong province has begun constructing the city's first ze
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Artificial intelligence, human brain to merge in 2030s, says futurist Kurzweil

Artificial intelligence, human brain to merge in 2030s, says futurist Kurzweil | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Science fiction has a long tradition of pitting artificial intelligence against humanity in a struggle for dominance. Ray Kurzweil, a noted futurist and inventor, envisions a more co-operative future. He says the human brain will soon merge with computer networks to form a hybrid artificial intelligence.
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Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence

Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence | Global Brain | Scoop.it
An algorithm developed by Google is designed to encode thought, which could lead to computers with ‘common sense’ within a decade, says leading AI scientist
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Humans, Not Robots, Are the Real Reason Artificial Intelligence Is Scary

Humans, Not Robots, Are the Real Reason Artificial Intelligence Is Scary | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Intelligent weapons are too easily converted by software engineers into indiscriminate killing machines.
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César Hidalgo on Why Information Grows - YouTube

César visits the RSA to present a new view of the relationship between individual and collective knowledge, linking information theory, economics and biology...
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"César visits the RSA to present a new view of the relationship between individual and collective knowledge, linking information theory, economics and biology to explain the deep evolution of social and economic systems.

In a radical rethink of what an economy is, one of WIRED magazine’s 50 People Who Could Change the World, César Hidalgo argues that it is the measure of a nation’s cultural complexity – the nexus of people, ideas and invention - rather than its GDP or per-capita income, that explains the success or failure of its economic performance. To understand the growth of economies, Hidalgo argues, we first need to understand the growth of order itself."

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Baidu's 'Medical Robot': Chinese Search Engine Reveals Its AI for Health

Baidu's 'Medical Robot': Chinese Search Engine Reveals Its AI for Health | Global Brain | Scoop.it
A voice search WebMD is one of the company's earliest AI products since tapping a star researcher from Google.
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Managers Beware: AI Is Coming For Your Job As Well

Managers Beware: AI Is Coming For Your Job As Well | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers are proactively working to eliminate the need of having someone at the top of the corporate pyramid.
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Can We Control Our Technological Destiny—Or Are We Just Along For the Ride? - Singularity HUB

Can We Control Our Technological Destiny—Or Are We Just Along For the Ride? - Singularity HUB | Global Brain | Scoop.it
We assume humans choose which innovations to bring into existence. But a new techno-philosophy questions just how much we control our technological destiny.
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Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep

Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network, creating hallucinatory images that veer from beautiful to terrifying
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Blade supercar has bi-fuel engine, signifies 3D-print platform

Blade supercar has bi-fuel engine, signifies 3D-print platform | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Divergent Microfactories made a name for itself this week with a twin announcement of its supercar prototype and the business platform underlying the car. It's all about 3D printing and the claims are impressive.
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You won’t believe what the smarter robot is reading these days…

You won’t believe what the smarter robot is reading these days… | Global Brain | Scoop.it
AI techies have discovered that the distinctive structure of the Mail Online is ideal for teaching machines intuitive language skills. Should we be worried?
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Engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert US to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050

Engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert US to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050 | Global Brain | Scoop.it
One potential way to combat ongoing climate change, eliminate air pollution mortality, create jobs and stabilize energy prices involves converting the world's entire energy infrastructure to run on clean, renewable energy.
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A Machine-Learning Supercomputer Woven from Idle Computers | MIT Technology Review

A Machine-Learning Supercomputer Woven from Idle Computers | MIT Technology Review | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Sentient claims to have assembled machine-learning muscle to rival Google by rounding up idle computers.
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A Computer Just Came Up With a Scientific Theory

A Computer Just Came Up With a Scientific Theory | Global Brain | Scoop.it

Big data—and big processing power—is a big deal for science. By crunching massive amounts of data billions of times faster than could be done by hand, computers have allowed scientists to discover faraway planets, unravel our genetic code, and even find the subatomic particle responsible for gravity. But imagine a future in which computers don't just use their awesome power to help scientists. Imagine a future in which computer can come up with useful scientific ideas and hypotheses all on their own.

Well, that just happened. As they report in the science journal PLOS, Michael Levin and Daniel Lobo, two computer scientists/biologists at Tufts University, have programed a computer that independently created its own scientific theory. It's one that may solve a 120-year-old mystery in biology that has eluded even our best explanations: exactly how the genes of a sliced-up flatworm conduct its symphony of cells when they regenerate into new organisms.

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Now that's what I call big data analytics - and, yes, its a flatworm!

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Startup Unleashes Its Clone of Google's 'Knowledge Graph' | WIRED

Startup Unleashes Its Clone of Google's 'Knowledge Graph' | WIRED | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Giving apps the power to comprehend the web the same way a human would.
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