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Play EyeWire and Contribute to Neuroscience Research at MIT

Play EyeWire and Contribute to Neuroscience Research at MIT | Global Brain | Scoop.it
We've landed on Mars, can grow organs, and even skydive from space, yet we don't even know how many different types of cells there are in the human brain.
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The Awesome Threat You Won't Hear About in America's Presidential Campaign

For a huge number of Americans the key emotion driving the tortured primary campaigns has, arguably, been fear.

It's fear of terrorism, fear o
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It's about the ongoing technological revolution that changes the face of the economy forever.
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System predicts 85 percent of cyber attacks using input from human experts | KurzweilAI

System predicts 85 percent of cyber attacks using input from human experts | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
AI2 combs through data and detects suspicious activity using unsupervised machine-learning. It then presents this activity to human analysts, who confirm which
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AI doctors will become 'as ubiquitous as stethoscopes' (Wired UK)

AI doctors will become 'as ubiquitous as stethoscopes' (Wired UK) | Global Brain | Scoop.it
One of the biggest problems facing doctors isn't patients' injuries or illnesses – it's the sheer quantity data. But supercomputers are already helping to make sense of it
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Australian Craig Wright claims to be Bitcoin creator - BBC News

Australian Craig Wright claims to be Bitcoin creator - BBC News | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
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Robot Monk in China Shows Marriage of Artificial Intelligence & Buddhism

Robot Monk in China Shows Marriage of Artificial Intelligence & Buddhism | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The world going crazy over smartphone and other high-tech devices does not mean that spirituality has no more place in the hearts and lives of people.
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Are humans the new supercomputer? Team blurred the boundaries between man and mac

Are humans the new supercomputer? Team blurred the boundaries between man and mac | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The saying of philosopher René Descartes of what makes humans unique is beginning to sound hollow. 'I think—therefore soon I am obsolete' seems more appropriate. When a computer routinely beats us at chess and we can barel
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A programming language for living cells

A programming language for living cells | Global Brain | Scoop.it
MIT biological engineers have created a programming language that allows them to rapidly design complex, DNA-encoded circuits that give new functions to living cells.
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Interview: Paul Allen's artificial intelligence guru on the future of robots and humanity - GeekWire

Interview: Paul Allen's artificial intelligence guru on the future of robots and humanity - GeekWire | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence may seem like a futuristic concept, but we're already experiencing it in real ways in our lives, whether we know it or not — in are
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Learning Larry Page's Alphabet

Learning Larry Page's Alphabet | Global Brain | Scoop.it
When Google became Alphabet, the rationale seemed simple: that a company of companies can innovate faster than a single large beast. But that'
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A roadmap for the next generation of additive manufacturing materials and processes | KurzweilAI

A roadmap for the next generation of additive manufacturing materials and processes | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The Strategic Roadmap for the Next Generation of Additive Manufacturing Materials offers a strategy for building the fundamental knowledge necessary to
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Inside the Cunning, Unprecedented Hack of Ukraine’s Power Grid

Inside the Cunning, Unprecedented Hack of Ukraine’s Power Grid | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The hack on Ukraine's power grid was a first-of-its-kind attack that sets an ominous precedent for the security of power grids everywhere.
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20 ways gigabit-speed internet access might change our lives by 2025

20 ways gigabit-speed internet access might change our lives by 2025 | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Holodeck entertainment, full video lifestreaming, scientific diets and more 2025 predictions from Pew Internet’s new report. By Stuart Dredge
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'Ransomware-as-a-service' discovered on the darknet

'Ransomware-as-a-service' discovered on the darknet | Global Brain | Scoop.it
New malware ‘Tox’ lets would-be hackers create their own ransomware at will
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Dangerous trend!
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Deep neural networks that identify shapes nearly as well as humans | KurzweilAI

Deep neural networks that identify shapes nearly as well as humans | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Self-driving car vs. pedestrians (credit: Google) Deep neural networks (DNNs) are capable of learning to identify shapes, so we’re on the right track in
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Robot doctors will 'absolutely' replace surgeons (Wired UK)

Robot doctors will 'absolutely' replace surgeons (Wired UK) | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Virtual and augmented reality can be used to train millions of surgeons in developing countries, says cancer specialist Shafi Ahmed
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Mapping more genomes will create a healthcare 'big data revolution' (Wired UK)

Mapping more genomes will create a healthcare 'big data revolution' (Wired UK) | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Widespread genetic sequencing has the potential to reflect population-wide health trends, according to Ye Yin Genomics CEO Ye Yin
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Intelligent? Brainless slime can 'learn': study

Intelligent? Brainless slime can 'learn': study | Global Brain | Scoop.it
What is intelligence? The definitions vary, but all infer the use of grey matter, whether in a cat or a human, to learn from experience.
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FuturICT Blog: Why we need democracy 2.0 and capitalism 2.0 to survive

The world is running into great trouble.

The anthropocene challenges (including climate change, impending resource shortages, demographic change, conflict, financial and economic crises) call for entirely new answers.

As a result, we are now seeing the emergence of data-driven societies around the globe. Feudalism 2.0, fascism 2.0, communism 2.0, socialism 2.0, democracy 2.0 and capitalism 2.0 can now be built.

What framework should we choose? What would be the implications?
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Pepper the 'emotional' humanoid becomes first robot to attend SCHOOL

Pepper the 'emotional' humanoid becomes first robot to attend SCHOOL | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Pepper, a robot that uses sensors to detect human emotions and can understand English and Japanese, has enrolled in Shoshi High School in Waseda, Fukushima, Japan.
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM build brain-inspired supercomputer | KurzweilAI

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM build brain-inspired supercomputer | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has purchased IBM Research’s supercomputing platform for deep-learning inference, based on 16 IBM TrueNorth neurosynaptic computer chips, to explore deep learning algorithms.

IBM says the scalable platform processing power is the equivalent of 16 million artificial “neurons” and 4 billion “synapses.” The brain-like neural-network design of the IBM Neuromorphic System can process complex cognitive tasks such as pattern recognition and integrated sensory processing far more efficiently than conventional chips, says IBM.

The technology represents a fundamental departure from computer design that has been prevalent for the past 70 years and could be incorporated in next-generation supercomputers able to perform at exascale speeds — 50 times faster than today’s most advanced petaflop (quadrillion floating point operations per second) systems.
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Largest network of cortical neurons mapped from ~100 terabytes data set | KurzweilAI

Largest network of cortical neurons mapped from ~100 terabytes data set | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Beyond that, the ultimate goal of MICrONS is to implement the algorithms and learning rules that scientists decipher from the brain to advance the field of artificial intelligence by improving artificial neural networks algorithms — for speech recognition, recognizing faces, and helping analyze big data for biomedical research, for example.

“In many ways, these artificial neural networks are still primitive compared to biological networks of neurons and do not learn the way real brains do,” says Andreas Tolias, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. “Our goal is to fill this gap and apply the algorithms of the brain to engineer novel artificial network architectures.”
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Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong

Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong | Global Brain | Scoop.it
It was hailed as the most significant test of machine intelligence since Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess nearly 20 years ago. Google’s AlphaGo has won two of the first three games against grandmaster Lee Sedol in a Go tournament, showing the dramatic extent to which AI has improved over the years. That fateful day when machines finally become smarter than humans has never appeared closer—yet we seem no closer in grasping the implications of this epochal event.
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New ‘machine unlearning’ technique deletes unwanted data | KurzweilAI

New ‘machine unlearning’ technique deletes unwanted data | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The novel approach to making systems forget data is called machine unlearning by the two researchers who are pioneering the concept. Instead of making a
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Google and Facebook Team Up to Open Source the Gear Behind Their Empires

Google and Facebook Team Up to Open Source the Gear Behind Their Empires | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The data center hardware used by Internet giants used to be a big secret. Today, Google is joining Facebook's Open Compute Project to lift the veil.
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Internet experts see ‘major cyber attacks’ increasing over next decade

Internet experts see ‘major cyber attacks’ increasing over next decade | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Pew Research report’s survey finds 61% of respondents predicting at least one attack causing ‘widespread harm’. By Stuart Dredge
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