Thync, a Los Gatos startup, is working on a wearable that’s a little different from most: it would send fine electric currents through the brain to alter users’ state of mind…some venture capitalists are on-board with the unusual vision: on Wednesday, it said it has raised $13 million from Khosla Ventures and other investors.
Thync says it has created the first wearable that uses “neurosignaling algorithms” to stimulate brain circuits that in turn evoke energy, calm and focus.
Biological brains are unlikely to be the final stage of intelligence. Machines already have superhuman strength, speed and stamina – and one day they will have superhuman intelligence. This is of course not certain to occur – it is possible that we will develop some other dangerous technology first ...
h+ Magazine Redefining the Coming Singularity – It's not what you think h+ Magazine Hays and I believed that these four ages, the systematic differences between cultures at these four levels of cultural evolution, are based on differences in...
Harnessing this AI technology still requires a certain expertise---that's why the giants of the web are buying up all the talent---and thanks to their massive data centers and deep pockets, the Googles of the world can take this technology to...
Ello is the anti-facebook, positioning itself as a network with a social conscience. It might not be the one to replace the social giant, but Facebook is getting old Predicting the end of Facebook in 2014 feels reckless.
"Ello is absolutely defiant in its stance – you will not be commodified, you will not be managed...."
Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng says the shift to speech and image search makes artificial intelligence---and other software techniques related to robotics---strategic to Internet companies for the future.
Amelia is a pleasant, bright, professional. She is personable, learns quickly, and can speak 20 languages.
She dresses like a accountant, is patient and clear, and is cheap to hire. And she can learn anything - anything - to virtually an expert l...
'Amelia' is a software programme created by IPsoft with one, very clear mission: to totally change the fundamental structure of macroeconomics, employment and knowledge.
How is Amelia going to do this? By out-thinking us. At scale.
Amelia is a new type of artificial intelligence, one that IPsoft claims can absorb, deconstruct and use information like a human being.
You might think Google, Siri or Cortana are already pretty smart. But the truth is that while most search engines, 'chatbots', and IBM's TV quiz-beating Watson can appear to be thinking, the reality is they are doing something far more simple: database lookup. Really they are just looking for keywords, matching up relevant documents and phrases, maybe calculating something simple (a currency conversion, for instance) on top and spitting back information.
Algorithmically the results are likely to be extremely relevant to your query, but Google does not on a fundamental level 'understand' what you, or it said.
IPsoft claims that Amelia does. That's because Amelia does not just understand the syntax of what you ask it, but also the semantic meaning of what you said. It is able to break down a human sentence into parts, check those against a broader range of definitions and contextual use (a "neural ontology"), and then recombine the meaning of those parts in its own words, applying logic and thought in the process.
The practical result, which IPsoft demonstrated to me from a blank version of Amelia in real time, is pretty astonishing - and it's close, in appearance and function, to a functioning intelligence.
Replacing silicon, new ultra-fast “phase-change materials” (PCMs) that could eventually enable processing speeds 500 to 1,000 times faster than the average laptop computer today — while using less energy — have been modeled and tested by researchers from the University of Cambridge, the Singapore A*STAR Data-Storage Institute, and the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
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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.
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... [[ This is a content summary only.