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Global networks must be redesigned | KurzweilAI

Global networks must be redesigned | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Risks Interconnection Map 2011 illustrating systemic interdependencies in the hyper-connected world we are living in (credit: World Economic Forum) Our
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The prospects of an emerging global intelligence on the internet and elsewhere
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Ingenious: David Krakauer

Ingenious: David Krakauer | Global Brain | Scoop.it
So one way of thinking about complexity is adaptive, many body systems. The sun is not an adaptive system; the sun doesn’t really learn. These do; these are learning systems.
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Get yourself connected: is the internet of things the future of fashion? - The Guardian

Get yourself connected: is the internet of things the future of fashion? - The Guardian | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The catwalk has long been exploring the potential of tech and the results are playful, from a dress inspired by Tinkerbell to a wearable spider
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Ants Swarm Like Brains Think

Ants Swarm Like Brains Think | Global Brain | Scoop.it
“As I watched films of these ant colonies, it looked like what was happening at the synapse of neurons.
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[1409.5841] When Money Learns to Fly: Towards Sensing as a Service Applications Using Bitcoin

Sensing-as-a-Service (S2aaS) is an emerging Internet of Things (IOT) business model pattern. To be technically feasible and to effectively allow for broad adoption, S2aaS implementations have to overcome manifold systemic hurdles, specifically regarding payment and sensor identification. In an effort to overcome these hurdles, we propose Bitcoin as protocol for S2aaS networks. To lay the groundwork and start the conversation about disruptive changes that Bitcoin technology could bring to S2aaS concepts and IOT in general, we identify and discuss the core characteristics that could drive those changes. We present a conceptual example and describe the basic process of exchanging data for cash using Bitcoin.

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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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PSFK Explains: What is Cognitive Computing? - PSFK (blog)

PSFK Explains: What is Cognitive Computing? - PSFK (blog) | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Cognitive systems can make sense of data, weigh decisions and advise to reach a set goal, functioning as an intelligent assistant to its user.
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$117 Billion Market For Internet of Things In Healthcare By 2020 - Forbes

$117 Billion Market For Internet of Things In Healthcare By 2020 - Forbes | Global Brain | Scoop.it
According to a new report from MarketResearch.com, the healthcare Internet of Things market segment is poised to hit $117 billion by 2020.
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The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than Us

The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than Us | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and storage capacity of a... read more
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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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