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The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism | KurzweilAI

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of
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Google’s AlphaGo Levels Up From Board Games to Power Grids

Google’s AlphaGo Levels Up From Board Games to Power Grids | Global Brain | Scoop.it
By redesigning how its AlphaGo AI learns, Google has made a system that can tackle much more than just boardgames.
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Algorithmic accountability

Algorithmic accountability | Global Brain | Scoop.it
When Netflix recommends you watch “Grace and Frankie” after you’ve finished “Love,” an algorithm decided that would be the next logical thing for..
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Look to Zuck’s F8, Not Trump’s 100 Days, to See the Shape of the Future

Look to Zuck’s F8, Not Trump’s 100 Days, to See the Shape of the Future | Global Brain | Scoop.it
While the fate of the Trump administration matters, it may shape the world much less decisively than the changes rapidly altering the digital landscape.
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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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The Threat | Edge.org

The Threat | Edge.org | Global Brain | Scoop.it
People who are able to live digitally enhanced lives, in the sense that they can use all the available tools to the fullest extent, are very much more productive and capable and powerful than those who are still stuck in meatspace. It’s as if you had a forest where all the animals could see only in black and white and, suddenly, along comes a mutation in one of the predators allowing it to see in color. All of a sudden it gets to eat all the other animals, at least those who can’t see in color, and the other animals have no idea what’s going on. They have no idea why their camouflage doesn’t work anymore. They have no idea where the new threat is coming from. That’s the kind of change that happens once people get access to really powerful online services. So long as it was the case that everybody who could be bothered to learn had access to AltaVista, or Google, or Facebook, or whatever, then that was okay. The problem we’re facing now is that more and more capable systems are no longer open to all. They’re open to the government, to big business, and to powerful advertising networks.
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Giving the Behemoths a Leg Up on the Little Guy

Giving the Behemoths a Leg Up on the Little Guy | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The new F.C.C. chairman’s plan to slacken net neutrality rules is a boon to tech giants and a bane to competitors and innovators.
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Elon Musk wants to enhance us as superhuman cyborgs to deal with superintelligent AI | KurzweilAI

Elon Musk wants to enhance us as superhuman cyborgs to deal with superintelligent AI | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
(credit: Neuralink Corp.) It's the year 2021. A quadriplegic patient has just had one million “neural lace” microparticles injected into her brain, 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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