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Amazon.com: The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI (Bradford Books) eBook: John Johnston: Kindle Store

The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI (Bradford Books) - Kindle edition by John Johnston. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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The prospects of an emerging global intelligence on the internet and elsewhere
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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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Experimental Rat ‘Brain’ Fighter Pilot May Yield Insights Into How the Brain Works

Experimental Rat ‘Brain’ Fighter Pilot May Yield Insights Into How the Brain Works | Global Brain | Scoop.it
In an experiment to study how neurons form networks and compute, Thomas DeMarse, a University of Florida professor of biomedical engineering, says his lab-grown rat “brain” in a dish can fly a simu...
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Complex Networks: An Algorithmic Perspective (by Kayhan Erciyes)

Complex Networks: An Algorithmic Perspective

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Network science is a rapidly emerging field of study that encompasses mathematics, computer science, physics, and engineering.
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The Internet Slowdown protest for net neutrality needs to target regulators | Dan Gillmor

The Internet Slowdown protest for net neutrality needs to target regulators | Dan Gillmor | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Websites are loading slowly today to show what a future without net neutrality looks like. But perhaps a targeted slowdown is in order
Why is my internet slow today?
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Direct brain-to-brain communication demonstrated in human subjects

In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers has demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans.
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Carles Grau, Romuald Ginhoux, Alejandro Riera, Thanh Lam Nguyen, Hubert Chauvat, Michel Berg, Julià L. Amengual, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Giulio Ruffini. Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies. PLoS ONE, 2014; 9 (8): e105225 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105225

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U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University

U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Summing up the problem: higher education is overpriced, out of touch, and outdated in both curriculum and purpose. The solution? The solution is beginning to emerge in many places today....
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IBM Unleases the Watson Discovery Advisor

IBM Unleases the Watson Discovery Advisor | Global Brain | Scoop.it
 Artificial Intelligence IBM has announced IBM Watson Discovery Advisor, an integrated package of artificial intelligence technologies that will be delivered as a cloud service. Discovery Advisor is...
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, September 3, 2:07 AM

Now it just needs a Holmes to solve the problem!

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Krishnamurti on The Singularity

Krishnamurti on The Singularity | Global Brain | Scoop.it
A couple of videos of Jiddu Krishnamurti talking about artificial intelligence and the future of humanity have come to my attention and I thought they might also be of interest to h+ Readers.
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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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Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth | Global Brain | Scoop.it
A new 'species' has emerged only in recent decades, says Gaia Vince, yet it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet. What is it?
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Eli Levine's curator insight, September 21, 12:52 PM

It will either live or die.  I am indifferent, either way.

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A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | Science | WIRED

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | Science | WIRED | Global Brain | Scoop.it
It's a question that's perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he has an answer.
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Google's Image Searching Gets Even Better

Google's Image Searching Gets Even Better | Global Brain | Scoop.it
 Computer Vision Google has explained their new award-wining image detection system that can identify multiple objects in a scene, even if they're partly obscured. The key is a neural network...
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DARPA explores neuromodulation of organ functions to help the human body heal itself | KurzweilAI

DARPA explores neuromodulation of organ functions to help the human body heal itself | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
DARPA ElectRx (credit: DARPA) DARPA’s new Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx)  (pronounced “electrics”) program aims to develop new high-precision,
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Baidu says its massive deep-learning system is nearly complete

Baidu says its massive deep-learning system is nearly complete | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Baidu says its 100-billion-neuron deep learning system will be complete within six months, powering a fast transition away from text as the dominant search input. Thanks to smartphones and its new Baidu Eye technology, the company expects voice and image search to dominate within five years.
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Looks like a very impressive commitment to deep learning and further integration of AI into our daily lives.

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Here Is A Higher Level Of Evolution: Are You Interested? - Forbes

Here Is A Higher Level Of Evolution: Are You Interested?
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GWO 2014: Andrew Gardner, "Deep Learning for Data Scientists" - YouTube

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/andrewgardner5811/deep-learning-for-data-scientists-dsatl-talk-alpharetta-20140108 Great Wide Open: http://greatwideopen.org/ (Accessible (no math) talk that covers recent developments in Neural nets 2.0 (aka deep...
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