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theoretical aspects of (social) systems theory
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Artificial Life and Emergence

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New weblog posted this time about Artificial Life and Emergence Can we make a digital simulation of a real worm?

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The Conscious Web: When the Internet of Things Becomes Artificially Intelligent

The Conscious Web: When the Internet of Things Becomes Artificially Intelligent | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
When Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk all agree on something, it’s worth paying attention.All three have warned of the potential dangers that artificial intelligence or AI can bring. The world’s foremost physicist, Hawking said that the full development of AI could “spell the end of the human race.” Musk, the tech entrepreneur who brought us PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX described artificial intelligence as our “biggest existential threat” and said that playing around with AI was like “summo

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Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Obliterate Humanity

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Obliterate Humanity | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
It's not smart enough to turn sinister

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On the Very Bones of the Wireless World - PopMatters

On the Very Bones of the Wireless World - PopMatters | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The Undersea Network changes our imagination of communications infrastructure, revealing how culture, politics and geography interrelate in the global circulation of technology.
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Philip K. Dick was right: we are becoming androids

Philip K. Dick was right: we are becoming androids | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The deep problem, for Dick, wasn't that mechanisms might become more manlike. It's that men might be reduced to mechanisms.
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Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A new way to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity could imply that the age of the universe is infinite, and that there was no true Big Bang that started it all.
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Tim O’Reilly: Silicon Valley is massively underestimating the impact of IoT (interview)

Tim O’Reilly: Silicon Valley is massively underestimating the impact of IoT (interview) | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Smart forks. Smart tennis rackets. Smart toothbrushes. Smart teddy bears. Smart fitness bands. The Internet of Things hype is inspiring an endless stream of connected gadgets that light up Kickstar...
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The case against killer robots, from a guy actually working on artificial intelligence

The case against killer robots, from a guy actually working on artificial intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Andrew Ng builds artificial intelligence systems for a living.

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Ric Fry's curator insight, March 26, 7:26 AM

An article that attempts to debunk any fears we might have for "killer robots" or "evil" A.I in the near future. Andrew, who states is currently developing A.I, says that the ability to create human-like consciousness is way beyond our current or expected capacity in the near future. He stresses the importance of responsible use and also points out that yes, it is possible for an evil A.I. to be created, but the concern currently surrounding the topic is misplaced, and should be focused on what job sectors will be affected by work automation.

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Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun on His Quest to Unleash Deep Learning and Make Machines Smarter - IEEE Spectrum

Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun on His Quest to Unleash Deep Learning and Make Machines Smarter - IEEE Spectrum | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The Deep Learning expert explains how convolutional nets work, why Facebook needs AI, what he dislikes about the Singularity, and more
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This swarm of 1,024 tiny robots work in sync (Wired UK)

This swarm of 1,024 tiny robots work in sync (Wired UK) | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
These mechanical shape-shifters are changing the way robots work together
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The Embarrassment of Complexity - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

The Embarrassment of Complexity - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

'The Embarrassment of Complexity' is what unavoidably happens as silos which have externalised more than they sustainably can try to reconnect to tackle real world issues through oversimplified interfaces which ignore non-linearity and worse.


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Tony Smith's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:37 PM

Just when I was starting to enjoy my notional retirement: "This is why what I call competent rebels are needed everywhere: individuals who are able to combine professional capabilities with the fresh, challenging outlook required for progress."

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Where does the word cyber come from? | OUPblog

Where does the word cyber come from? | OUPblog | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Does the word cyber sound dated to you?Like the phrases Information Superhighway and surfing the Web, something about the word calls one back to the early era of the Internet, not unlike when you ask a person for a URL and they start to read off, ...
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Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?

Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Computers have beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can master old Atari games such as "Space Invaders" or "Breakout" without knowing anything about their rules or strategies.
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Superfast computers a step closer as a silicon chip's quantum capabilities are improved

Superfast computers a step closer as a silicon chip's quantum capabilities are improved | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Research has demonstrated laser control of quantum states in an ordinary silicon wafer and observation of these states via a conventional electrical measurement. The findings—published in the journal Nature Communications by a UK-Dutch-Swiss team from the University of Surrey, University College London, ...
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To Understand Where We're Headed, Read This Essay Written 64 Years Ago

To Understand Where We're Headed, Read This Essay Written 64 Years Ago | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Norbert Wiener was at MIT legend. He taught at the Institute for a long time (after getting his PhD from Harvard at age 17), where he epitomized the absent-minded professor. Of the legion of perhap...
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33rd Square | Researchers Create A Simulated Mouse Brain in a Virtual Mouse Body

33rd Square | Researchers Create A Simulated Mouse Brain in a Virtual Mouse Body | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Neurorobotics engineers from the Human Brain Project have recently taken the first steps towards building a "virtual mouse" by placing a simplified computer model of the mouse brain into a virtual mouse body. This new kind of tool will be made available to scientists worldwide.
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The Many Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies

The Many Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Brainlike computer chips, smart pharmacology and other advances offer great promise but also raise serious questions that we must deal with now
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Woman Controls a Fighter Jet Sim Using Only Her Mind | WIRED

Woman Controls a Fighter Jet Sim Using Only Her Mind | WIRED | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A brain-computer interface lets a quadriplegic woman pilot an F-35 flight simulator with the power of her mind alone.
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Google Researchers Demonstrate Breakthrough Needed for Quantum Computing | MIT Technology Review

Google Researchers Demonstrate Breakthrough Needed for Quantum Computing | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Researchers from a university and Google demonstrate a crucial error-correction step needed to make quantum computing practical.
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The Universe May Have Always Existed, According to New Scientific Model - The Cubic Lane

The Universe May Have Always Existed, According to New Scientific Model - The Cubic Lane | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
New Model About the Development of the Universe - By creating a new model combining at once the principles of quantum mechanics and the theory of General Relativity of Albert Einstein, two physicists have reached a confusing conclusion, the...
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Building AI to Play by Any Rules - IEEE Spectrum

Building AI to Play by Any Rules - IEEE Spectrum | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A new breed of AI could be smart enough to adapt to any set of rules in games and real life
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The Invisible Economy

Our techniques for measuring economic performance are obsolete, obscuring a complete picture of how we're faring.
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