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The Man Behind the Google Brain: Andrew Ng and the Quest for the New AI | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

The Man Behind the Google Brain: Andrew Ng and the Quest for the New AI | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Global Brain | Scoop.it
There's a theory that human intelligence stems from a single algorithm. The idea arises from experiments suggesting that the portion of your brain dedicated to processing sound from your ears could also handle sight for your eyes.
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The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off. This is a big deal, and now it's here.
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Avoiding the tragedy of the anticommons - O'Reilly Radar

Avoiding the tragedy of the anticommons - O'Reilly Radar | Global Brain | Scoop.it

 

A few months ago, I singled out an article in BioCoder about the appearance of open source biology. In his white paper for the Bio-Commons, Rüdiger Trojok writes about a significantly more ambitious vision for open biology: a bio-commons that holds biological intellectual property in trust for the good of all. He also articulates the tragedy of the anticommons, the nightmarish opposite of a bio-commons in which progress is difficult or impossible because “ambiguous and competing intellectual property claims…deter sharing and weaken investment incentives.” Each individual piece of intellectual property is carefully groomed and preserved, but it’s impossible to combine the elements; it’s like a jigsaw puzzle, in which every piece is locked in a separate safe...

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Tech: Ignoring an increasingly complex world is not an option - Financial Director

Tech: Ignoring an increasingly complex world is not an option - Financial Director | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Making things simple has been a hallmark of our past, but it won’t do for the future
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, October 26, 5:22 AM

Not so 'simples'

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Could Virtual Care Heal the Health System?

Could Virtual Care Heal the Health System? | Global Brain | Scoop.it
How many times have you been sick and tried to get an appointment with your doctor, only to find out that he or she had no openings for the next three days?
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Start-up Thync raises $13 million to market transcranial stimulation via consumer wearable | SharpBrains

Start-up Thync raises $13 million to market transcranial stimulation via consumer wearable | SharpBrains | Global Brain | Scoop.it

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.

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A Brief History of the Internet of Things

A Brief History of the Internet of Things | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The Internet of things has evolved from an intriguing concept into a sophisticated network of devices, and the number of connected machines is growing daily.
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Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less | TechCrunch

Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less | TechCrunch | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Google's Scott Jenson, an interaction and UX designer who left the company only to return to the Chrome team last November, has revealed a project underway at..
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Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen

Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Redefining the Coming Singularity – It's not what you think - h+ Magazine

Redefining the Coming Singularity – It's not what you think - h+ Magazine | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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...
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You Don’t Have to Be Google to Build an Artificial Brain

You Don’t Have to Be Google to Build an Artificial Brain | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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...
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Ello might or might not replace Facebook, but the giant social network won't last forever | Ruby J Murray

Ello might or might not replace Facebook, but the giant social network won't last forever | Ruby J Murray | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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.
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"Ello is absolutely defiant in its stance – you will not be commodified, you will not be managed...."

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Baidu’s Push into AI Hints at Why Google Loves Robots | Xconomy

Baidu’s Push into AI Hints at Why Google Loves Robots | Xconomy | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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.
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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
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Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation) are more innovative than homogeneous groups.It seems obvious that a group of people with diverse individual expertise would be better than a homogeneous group at solving complex, nonroutine problems. It is less obvious that social diversity should work in the same way—yet the science shows that it does.This is not only because people with different backgrounds bring new information. Simply interacting with individuals who are different forces group members to prepare better, to anticipate alternative viewpoints and to expect that reaching consensus will take effort.
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The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off. This is a big deal, and now it's here.
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Indiana University investing $7 million for new complexity institute - IU Newsroom

Indiana University investing $7 million for new complexity institute - IU Newsroom | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Indiana University has announced the establishment of the Indiana University Network Science Institute, or IUNI.
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IBM to Unveil Bitcoin Blockchain Internet of Things Proof-of-Concept at CES in ... - CryptoCoinsNews

IBM to Unveil Bitcoin Blockchain Internet of Things Proof-of-Concept at CES in ... - CryptoCoinsNews | Global Brain | Scoop.it
It was just last month that IBM’s plans for an “Internet of things” architecture that would feature Bitcoin blockchain technology were revealed.
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The 'Internet of Things' Will Be The World's Most Massive Device Market And Save Companies Billions Of Dollars

The 'Internet of Things' Will Be The World's Most Massive Device Market And Save Companies Billions Of Dollars | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things industry will soon encompass the largest device market in the world.
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Bitcoin Could Transform Internet of Things into Vast Data Marketplace - CoinDesk

Bitcoin Could Transform Internet of Things into Vast Data Marketplace - CoinDesk | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers anticipate a future where sensors transmit money alongside data, as they are paid in bitcoin for their information.
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, October 5, 4:49 AM

'sensing-as-a-service' ... sounds a little bit dodgy ;)

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Meet The AI Who Wants To Steal Your Job

Meet The AI Who Wants To Steal Your Job | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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.

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Ultra-fast ‘phase-change materials’ could lead to 1,000-times-faster computers | KurzweilAI

Ultra-fast ‘phase-change materials’ could lead to 1,000-times-faster computers | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it

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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Upcoming MOOCs from the Santa Fe Institute

Upcoming MOOCs from the Santa Fe Institute | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Introduction to ComplexityNonlinear Dynamics:  Mathematical and Computational Approaches  Mathematics for Complex Systems All begin on September 29th, enroll at http://www.complexityexplorer.org See it on Scoop.it, via CxAnnouncements...
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, September 27, 3:20 AM

An excellent primer for sure - well done to Melanie and team in producing this series.

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Which Technologies Will Dominate in 2022?

Which Technologies Will Dominate in 2022? | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Predicting the future is hard and risky. But predicting the future in the computer industry is even harder and riskier due to dramatic changes in technology and limitless challenges to innovation.
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Real Machine Intelligence with Clortex and NuPIC

This book is about a true learning machine you can start using today. This is not science fiction, and it's not some kind of promised technology we're hoping t…
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The symbol of life should be a loop, not a helix – Jamie Davies – Aeon

The symbol of life should be a loop, not a helix – Jamie Davies – Aeon | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The DNA helix gave 20th-century biology its symbol. But the more we learn, the more life loops back to an older image
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Interesting article about self-organization and its importance to the understanding of life.

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