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'Neural dust' brain implants could revolutionize brain-machine ...

'Neural dust' brain implants could revolutionize brain-machine ... | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The neural dust design promises to overcome a serious limitation of current invasive brain-machine interfaces (BMI): the lack of an implantable neural interface system that remains viable for a lifetime.
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What if you could type directly from your brain at 100 words per minute? | KurzweilAI

What if you could type directly from your brain at 100 words per minute? | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Regina Dugan, PhD, Facebook VP of Engineering, Building8, revealed today (April 19, 2017) at Facebook F8 conference 2017 a plan to develop a non-invasive brain-computer interface that will let you type at 100 wpm — by decoding neural activity devoted to speech.
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Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years

Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years | Global Brain | Scoop.it
"It's not because I overestimate the AI. It's because most people tend to overestimate human beings."
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To Make Us All Safer, Robocars Will Sometimes Have to Kill

To Make Us All Safer, Robocars Will Sometimes Have to Kill | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Not only will robocars fail to completely end traffic deaths, but they’ll be choosing who to sacrifice—all to make the roads of tomorrow a safer place.
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How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The Long Read: The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril
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The four pillars of a decentralized society | Johann Gevers | TEDxZug

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What if we could rebuild our society in a way that works fo
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Social Media’s Globe-Shaking Power

Social Media’s Globe-Shaking Power | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The election of Donald J. Trump is perhaps the starkest illustration yet that social networks are helping to rewire human society.
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MIT Technology Review Events Videos - A.I.'s Next Leap Forward - Artificial Intelligence At Work

MIT Technology Review Events Videos - A.I.'s Next Leap Forward - Artificial Intelligence At Work | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Artificial Intelligence At Work
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Primavera de Filippi - Plantoid & DAOS: Blockchain Based Life Forms

Artist & researcher Primavera De Filippi has created a new species. It’s called Plantoid, and it’s difficult to describe in a single sentence. At first glance, it appears to be a mechanical sculpture, but taking a closer look it reveals itsself more as a mechanical creature. Primavera tells the story of the Plantoid as a “distributed autonomous organisation” or DAO, which is a quasi-legal entity that exists as executable code on the blockchain. Every Plantoid implements its own DAO, allowing it to interact with the real world.

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Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Top-secret startup Magic Leap has raised a record-breaking amount of money in pursuit of a radical concept: blending the digital and the physical.
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Uber’s Self-Driving Truck Makes Its First Delivery: 50,000 Budweisers

Uber’s Self-Driving Truck Makes Its First Delivery: 50,000 Budweisers | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Uber-owned startup Otto just sent an autonomous truck on a two-hour, 120-mile journey.
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Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo Cars, and the Future of the World

Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo Cars, and the Future of the World | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The president in conversation with MIT's Joi Ito and WIRED editor-in-chief Scott Dadich.
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AI will eliminate 6% of jobs in the next five years, says report

AI will eliminate 6% of jobs in the next five years, says report | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Within five years intelligent agents and robots will eliminate six percent of jobs according to a new Forrester report.
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Google’s secret plan for quantum computer supremacy | KurzweilAI

Google’s secret plan for quantum computer supremacy | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
UCSB Martinis Group's superconducting five-qubit array (credit: Erik Lucero) Google* is developing a quantum computer that it believes will outperform the
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There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works | Global Brain | Scoop.it
As the technology advances, we might soon cross some threshold beyond which using AI requires a leap of faith.
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Scientists Hack a Human Cell and Reprogram It Like a Computer

Scientists Hack a Human Cell and Reprogram It Like a Computer | Global Brain | Scoop.it
By hijacking the DNA of a human cell, they showed it's possible to program it like a simple computer.
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Aleksej Vasyliev's curator insight, March 29, 4:01 AM
Cell (DNA - ?)  and Computer
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What’s Next in Computing? - Chris Dixon - Pocket

What’s Next in Computing? - Chris Dixon - Pocket | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The computing industry progresses in two mostly independent cycles: financial and product cycles. There has been a lot of handwringing lately about where we are in the financial cycle. Financial markets get a lot of attention. They tend to fluctuate unpredictably and sometimes wildly.
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Why connecting all the world’s robots will drive 2017’s top technology trends | KurzweilAI

Why connecting all the world’s robots will drive 2017’s top technology trends | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Most robots dancing simultaneously (credit: Guinness World Records) By Tom Garner, Research Fellow, School of Creative Technologies, University of
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China Wants to Build a $50 Trillion Global Wind & Solar Power Grid by 2050

The company that is tasked with running China's power grid just proposed a $50 trillion global electricity network to help us tackle pollution and climate change.
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Building Connections: Inside The Tech Powering The Next Industrial Revolution

Building Connections: Inside The Tech Powering The Next Industrial Revolution | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Machine-to-machine communication forms a vast plexus of precise data on land, at sea, in the air, and in space. Homes and offices and cars: connected. Products and environments and people: smarter, safer, greener. Some of this is easy to imagine. Some of it still boggles the mind. A radical new type of interconnectivity has recently…
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Expect More Russia-Linked Hacks Now That Trump Will Be President

Expect More Russia-Linked Hacks Now That Trump Will Be President | Global Brain | Scoop.it
After their success in the US election, the Kremlin's hackers are setting their sights on other political processes around the world.
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Google’s AI creates its own inhuman encryption

Google’s AI creates its own inhuman encryption | Global Brain | Scoop.it
What happens when you tell two smart computers to talk to each other in secret and task another AI with breaking that conversation? You get one of the coolest..
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Recent advances in artificial intelligence are stunning—but they do not justify basic income

Recent advances in artificial intelligence are stunning—but they do not justify basic income | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Even the simplest jobs require skills—like creative problem solving—that AI systems cannot yet perform competently.
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Two A.I. Experts Explain How Westworld's Robots Function

Two A.I. Experts Explain How Westworld's Robots Function | Global Brain | Scoop.it
A.I. experts, Stephan Bugaj and Oren Etzioni, explain what's making the androids in 'Westworld' so humanlike, and so (artificially) intelligent.
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Now it’s time to prepare for the Machinocene – Huw Price | Aeon Ideas

Human-level intelligence is familiar in biological hardware – you’re using it now. Science and technology seem to be converging, from several directions, on the possibility of similar intelligence in non-biological systems.

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Is Artificial Intelligence Permanently Inscrutable? - Issue 40: Learning - Nautilus

Is Artificial Intelligence Permanently Inscrutable? - Issue 40: Learning - Nautilus | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Dmitry Malioutov can’t say much about what he built. As a research scientist at IBM, Malioutov spends part of his time building…
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