Although some people might find the idea of love with a machine repulsive, experts predict that as the technology advances and robots become more human-like, we will view our silicon cousins in a friendlier light.
Sabato 9 novembre la città di Pietrasanta (Lucca) ha ospitato, presso il Chiostro Sant’Agostino, la conferenza “quARte” dal titolo: “Arte quantistica, scienza e realtà aumentata: sinergie d’innovazione”.
Il capo dello Stato Giorgio Napolitano ha donato al gruppo “quARte” la Medaglia del Presidente della Repubblica quale premio di rappresentanza all’evento dedicato alla “Quantum Art and Augmented Reality” organizzata da Egocreanet e collaboratori per il potenziamento della Creativita’ scientifica ed artistica e lo sviluppo della comunicazione in Realta Aumentata.
Twenty years ago, sequencing the human genome was one of the most ambitious science projects ever attempted. Today, compared to the collection of genomes of the microorganisms living in our bodies, the ocean, the soil and elsewhere, each human genome, which easily fits on a DVD, is comparatively simple. Its 3 billion DNA base pairs and about 20,000 genes seem paltry next to the roughly 100 billion bases and millions of genes that make up the microbes found in the human body.
And a host of other variables accompanies that microbial DNA, including the age and health status of the microbial host, when and where the sample was collected, and how it was collected and processed. Take the mouth, populated by hundreds of species of microbes, with as many as tens of thousands of organisms living on each tooth. Beyond the challenges of analyzing all of these, scientists need to figure out how to reliably and reproducibly characterize the environment where they collect the data.
"The most consistent and least controversial finding in the literature is that working memory training programs produce reliable short-term improvements in both verbal and visuospatial working memory skills. On average, the effect sizes range from moderate to large, although the long-term sustainability of these effects is much more ambiguous. These effects are called near transfer effects, because they don’t transfer very far beyond the trained domain of cognitive functioning.
What are far more controversial (and far more interesting) are far transfer effects. One particular class of far transfer effects that cognitive psychologists are particularly interested in are those that show increases in fluid intelligence: the deliberate but flexible control of attention to solve novel “on the spot” problems that cannot be perfomed by relying exclusively on previously learned habits, schemas, and scripts."
Salvatore Iaconesi e Oriana Persico, artisti multimediali di Art is Open Source, hanno presentato in anteprima all'Internet Festival di Pisa "Innovation Ecology", un progetto europeo di ascolto della rete realizzato ad hoc per il Festival.
Hank Pellissier is producing two transhumanist events in the near future, TRANSHUMAN VISIONS in San Francisco on February 1, and TRANSHUMAN VISIONS – EAST BAY on March 1. We pinned him down and asked him what the heck is he thinking?ytiralugniS sihT laetS
Big Data is arguably the biggest buzz term in security today, so it came as no surprise that Noam Chomsky and Barton Gellman had no shortage of words on the subject during their opening panel at MIT's Engaging Data 2013 Conference.
Augmented cognition is about making tools for thinking. It is not about designing tools that humans can use, but about extending humanity's abilities through software, hardware or conceptual tools. We focus mainly on software here, curating a collection of links and resources. Email Sam Gerstenzang with any suggestions.
Japanese NTT Docomo unveiled augmented reality glasses that are able to translate menus and signs in real time. The company, which showed off the device at a Japanese gadget fair, says the glasses will be ready when foreigners descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics.