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PLOS ONE: Chimpanzee Alarm Call Production Meets Key Criteria for Intentionality

PLOS ONE: Chimpanzee Alarm Call Production Meets Key Criteria for Intentionality | Global Brain | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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The prospects of an emerging global intelligence on the internet and elsewhere
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The Global Brain and the Future Information Society - Vienna 2015: Call for Papers

The Global Brain and the Future Information Society - Vienna 2015: Call for Papers | Global Brain | Scoop.it

 

The Global Brain can be defined as the self-organizing network formed by all people on this planet together with the information and communication technologies that connect and support them. As the Internet becomes faster, smarter, and more encompassing, it increasingly links its users into a single information processing system, which functions like a nervous system for the planet Earth. The intelligence of this system is collective and distributed: it is not localized in any particular individual, organization or computer system. It rather emerges from the interactions between all its components—a property characteristic of a complex adaptive system. Such a distributed intelligence may be able to tackle current and emerging global problems that have eluded more traditional approaches. Yet, at the same time it will create technological and social challenges that are still difficult to imagine, transforming our society in all aspects.

 

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Multitasking is an essential skill in the era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter. But, argues neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin, it’s actually making us less efficient
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John Page's curator insight, January 25, 7:44 PM

This article speaks exactly about the title. It talks about how all of the things going on in the modern world is too much for our minds to handle because they are so busy. All of this multitasking produces stress which is not good for your body or your health. We have become robots that must check our phones or we will not be able to function, it talks about how if there is an email in the unread bin then our IQ goes down by up to 10 points. Media is very important in this because it will spread this and let people become aware of what we are doing to our brain.

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Why and How to Create a Planetary Nervous System for Everyone as a Participatory Citizen Web

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We Need a Manhattan Project for Cyber Security

We Need a Manhattan Project for Cyber Security | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Of the 6,494 words President Obama uttered in his January 2015 State of the Union address, only 108 of them were dedicated to the topic of our growing technological insecurity.... read more
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A Premonition of the Digital Humanities, Fifty Years Ago?

A Premonition of the Digital Humanities, Fifty Years Ago? | Global Brain | Scoop.it
In 1964, the great science fiction writer Stanisław Lem published his philosophical magnum opus Summa Technologiae. But it wasn’t translated into English (from Polish) until two years ago. Lem’s book is an exhilarating take on the future of humanity.
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Google and Elon Musk to Decide What Is Good for Humanity

Google and Elon Musk to Decide What Is Good for Humanity | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Recently published Future of Life Institute (FLI) letter “Research Priorities for Robust and Beneficial Artificial Intelligence”, signed by hundreds of AI researchers, many representing government regulators, some sitting on committees with names...
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These 11 Technologies Will Go Big in 2015

These 11 Technologies Will Go Big in 2015 | Global Brain | Scoop.it
If you thought 2014 was thrilling, here's a look at what I'm most excited about for 2015. Here are 11 of the most exciting new technologies moving
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Interesting reflection on the prospects of the emergence of a Global Brain.

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Diego Divenuto's curator insight, January 21, 5:13 PM

Quali tecnologie vinceranno nel 2015? Leggi questo articolo per scoprirlo!

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An Open Letter To Everyone Tricked Into Fearing Artificial Intelligence

An Open Letter To Everyone Tricked Into Fearing Artificial Intelligence | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Don't believe the hype about artificial intelligence, or the horror.
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Three Reasons the Silk Road Trial Matters

Three Reasons the Silk Road Trial Matters | Global Brain | Scoop.it
When Ulbricht’s trial begins Tuesday morning at a federal courthouse in downtown Manhattan, it will be the most significant case of its kind---in many ways the only case of its kind---to reach trial.
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Sustainable leadership: the three types of resilience you need - The Guardian

Sustainable leadership: the three types of resilience you need - The Guardian | Global Brain | Scoop.it
From mindfulness to car pooling, here’s how to build the strength your business needs to thrive in a volatile world
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Pentagon Wants 'Real Roadmap' To Artificial Intelligence - Nextgov

Pentagon Wants 'Real Roadmap' To Artificial Intelligence - Nextgov | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Should we be afraid of AI? The military wants a real answer by the end of 2015.
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Mapping Brain Networks Behind Complex Reasoning - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Mapping Brain Networks Behind Complex Reasoning - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered why humans excel at “relational reasoning,” the ability to detect patterns and relationships in order to make sense of seemingly unrelated information. The study is published in the journal Neuron.
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The Robotification of Society is Coming

Robotification is the process of replacing human tasks with robots. What will this do to society?
The post The Robotification of Society is Coming appeared first on WIRED.
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A better ‘Siri’ | KurzweilAI

A better ‘Siri’ | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
(Credit: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT) At the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) this month, MIT computer
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IBM works to deliver on Watson's cognitive computing promise - TechTarget

IBM works to deliver on Watson's cognitive computing promise - TechTarget | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Watson Analytics and a Watson school competition are IBM initiatives that show how the company is working to bring the Jeopardy champion -- and cognitive computing -- to market.
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Ray Kurzweil is Building a "Synthetic Neocortex"

Ray Kurzweil is Building a "Synthetic Neocortex" | Global Brain | Scoop.it
 Ray Kurzweil Speaking recently at the Geek Park Innovation Conference in Beijing, Ray Kurzweil discussed his familiar themes of exponential technology, and stated that what he is trying to build at...
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Internet will 'disappear', Eric Schmidt tells World Economic Forum #WEF15

Internet will 'disappear', Eric Schmidt tells World Economic Forum #WEF15 | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Google executive chairman predicts the internet will soon be so ubiquitous it will effectively "disappear" into the background.
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Uber’s Privacy Woes Should Serve As a Cautionary Tale for All Companies

Uber’s Privacy Woes Should Serve As a Cautionary Tale for All Companies | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Revelations from the Washington Post and others are bringing to light growing concern that every Uber employee, and apparently interviewee, is allowed unlimited access to customer data.
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Will online anonymity win out? – Jamie Bartlett – Aeon

Will online anonymity win out? – Jamie Bartlett – Aeon | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The cypherpunks are winning the second crypto-war against government spies. What will happen when everyone is anonymous?
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Facebook Open-Sources a Trove of AI Tools

Facebook Open-Sources a Trove of AI Tools | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Facebook has opened up some of its core artificial intelligence tools, which could pave the way for startups and academia to blaze new trails in machine learning research.
The post Facebook Open-Sources a Trove of AI Tools appeared first on WIRED.
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Complexity Theory: A short film (5')

A short film about complexity theory and the shift in paradigm from the Newtonian clockwork universe to complex systems. Enjoy : ) From http://www.fotonlabs.com

Via Philippe Vallat, Complexity Digest
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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, January 14, 10:47 AM

Nicely done

Leadership Learning Community's curator insight, January 23, 11:31 AM

Visualizes complex systems and networks in a powerful way, brings clarity and a much deeper understanding to very abstract concepts

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Evolution of Integrated Causal Structures in Animats Exposed to Environments of Increasing Complexity

Evolution of Integrated Causal Structures in Animats Exposed to Environments of Increasing Complexity | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The capacity to integrate information is a prominent feature of biological brains and has been related to cognitive flexibility as well as consciousness.
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A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever | WIRED

A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever | WIRED | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The attack marks only the second confirmed incident in which a wholly digital hack created physical destruction of equipment.
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Infographic: Why the 'Internet of Things' Hasn't Really Caught On Yet - Adweek

Infographic: Why the 'Internet of Things' Hasn't Really Caught On Yet - Adweek | Global Brain | Scoop.it
With all the hype about the Internet of Things—new connected products intended to bring greater efficiencies and simplicity to life—it may be surprising how few consumers are actually adopting these new technologies.  "Despite predictions of rapid...
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The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists (by Gary Marcus and Jeremy Freeman)

An unprecedented look at the quest to unravel the mysteries of the human brain, The Future of the Brain takes readers to the absolute frontiers of science.
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From Bikes to Babies: The Internet of Things at the Consumer Electronics Show

From Bikes to Babies: The Internet of Things at the Consumer Electronics Show | Global Brain | Scoop.it
This ”Internet of Things” revolution is on vivid display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Here are a few standouts at the show that aim to transform our everyday lives.
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