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Uncommon Descent | Neuroscience observations about how mindfulness meditation works

Uncommon Descent | Neuroscience observations about how mindfulness meditation works | singularity+ | Scoop.it
Future work should identify additional components of mindfulness and establish to what extent the components described in this article are truly distinct mechanisms or how they can be integrated into fewer components.
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How Big is the Field of Artificial Intelligence?

How Big is the Field of Artificial Intelligence? | singularity+ | Scoop.it

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Louie Helm's curator insight, March 22, 5:53 AM

"According to a variety of metrics, the amount of AI research being done appears to be about 10% of the amount of computer science (CS) research being done."



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Hey, Robot: Which Cat Is Cuter?

Hey, Robot: Which Cat Is Cuter? | singularity+ | Scoop.it
Crowdworking platforms are advancing the speed at which robots can do anything — and everything — better than humans.
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A Futurist on Why Lawyers Will Start Becoming Obsolete This Year | Underwire | WIRED

A Futurist on Why Lawyers Will Start Becoming Obsolete This Year | Underwire | WIRED | singularity+ | Scoop.it
In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, author and futurist Karl Schroeder talks about how technology could start replacing lawyers.
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Driverless Cars, Meet Captainless Ships: Autonomous Vehicles To Take To The Sea

Driverless Cars, Meet Captainless Ships: Autonomous Vehicles To Take To The Sea | singularity+ | Scoop.it
If artificial intelligence is sophisticated enough to guide a car through Bay Area traffic, surely it can pilot a ship safely from port to port on
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Scott Adams Blog: Unemployment in the Age of Robots 03/24/2014

Scott Adams Blog: Unemployment in the Age of Robots 03/24/2014 | singularity+ | Scoop.it
The Official Dilbert Website featuring Scott Adams Dilbert strips, animation, mashups and more starring Dilbert, Dogbert, Wally, The Pointy Haired Boss, Alice, Asok, Dogbert's New Ruling Class and more.
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AI Risk Analysts are the Biggest Risk

AI Risk Analysts are the Biggest Risk | singularity+ | Scoop.it
AI risk analysts never seem to consider how their own fear-saturated actions could be the biggest risk. Sadly they seem blind to this possibility…
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Behind the Scenes at the Robot Olympics

Behind the Scenes at the Robot Olympics | singularity+ | Scoop.it
A Pentagon-sponsored competition could spur the next stage in robot evolution: the ability to operate in the human world.
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Will computers make human workers obsolete?

Will computers make human workers obsolete? | singularity+ | Scoop.it
For more What in the World watch Sundays at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. ET on CNN

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Many people are worried that in tomorrow's economy, a machine might take their job.
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To Be Human Is To Be Transhuman

To Be Human Is To Be Transhuman | singularity+ | Scoop.it
"We are as gods and might as well get good at it." Stewart Brand
Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses
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Cautiously Welcoming Our New Computer Overlords

Cautiously Welcoming Our New Computer Overlords | singularity+ | Scoop.it
At a recent M.I.T. conference about smart machines replacing human workers, there wasn’t much to make a non-techie hopeful.
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The Navy's Newest Destroyer Is a Drone

The Navy's Newest Destroyer Is a Drone | singularity+ | Scoop.it
Raytheon, which developed computer systems for the USS Zumwalt, calls it a $5 billion unmanned vehicle
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5 Friday reads in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Driverless Cars

5 Friday reads in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Driverless Cars | singularity+ | Scoop.it
The Future of Artificial Intelligence – In Conversation with Cognitive Psychologist with Gary Marcus (PBS) DARPA's New Biotech Division Wants to Create A Transhuman Future (i09.com) Will a World of...
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017: What New Job Opportunities Will Exist in an Automated Future? | Review The Future

017: What New Job Opportunities Will Exist in an Automated Future? | Review The Future | singularity+ | Scoop.it
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In A World Where Technology Is Making Humans Replaceable, Only The Versatile And Creative Will Survive

In A World Where Technology Is Making Humans Replaceable, Only The Versatile And Creative Will Survive | singularity+ | Scoop.it
Last week, after a 2.7 earthquake aftershock hit the northeastern part of California, the LA Times published a comprehensive report on the temblor within 30 minutes of it occurring.
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The Economics of Star Trek — Editor’s Picks — Medium

The Economics of Star Trek — Editor’s Picks — Medium | singularity+ | Scoop.it
I promise this is about Star Trek. Sort of. Bear with me a moment.
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Most of what your doctor does, a robot can do better

Most of what your doctor does, a robot can do better | singularity+ | Scoop.it
In Her, Spike Jonze’s Oscar-winning romance between a man and his operating system, we are pushed to reevaluate our relationships with computers. If it could listen and respond intelligently to your every concern, would you prefer dating a computer over a distracted, self-involved human? But for me, it’s not in my love life that I...
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Robots, the economy and creative destruction

Robots, the economy and creative destruction | singularity+ | Scoop.it
Several debates have arisen around robotics, of course some of this is science fiction, but then we are increasingly seeing science fiction becoming science fact, there is the debate around ‘strong...
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Watch A Scrabble-Bot Learn To Interact With And Insult Its Opponents | TechCrunch

Watch A Scrabble-Bot Learn To Interact With And Insult Its Opponents | TechCrunch | singularity+ | Scoop.it
Robots will soon live among us - helping us out of bed, monitoring us, and assisting us in countless ways - but what if we just want to play a game of..
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Beyond Money

Beyond Money | singularity+ | Scoop.it
Offer Networks, like Bitcoin, would be enabled by Internet technology and advanced computer algorithms. Using Offer Networks, people would be able to make bids to provide one good or service in ex...
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