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In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One | Wired.com | #smartobjets #smartcities

In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One | Wired.com | #smartobjets #smartcities | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
We are surrounded by tiny, intelligent devices that capture data about how we live and what we do. Soon we'll be able to choreograph them to respond to our needs, solve our problems, and even save our lives.

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luiy's curator insight, June 13, 2013 6:20 AM

On a 5-acre plot in Great Falls, Virginia, less than a mile’s stroll through ex­urban scrub from the wide Potomac River, Alex Hawkinson has breathed life into a lifeless object. He has given his house, a sprawling six-bedroom Tudor, what you might describe as a nervous system: a network linking together the home’s very sinews, its walls and ceilings and windows and doors. He has made these parts move, let them coalesce as a bodily whole, by giving them a way to talk among themselves. Open a telnet session in the house’s digital hub and you can actually spy on his chattering stuff, hear what it says when no one’s listening:

 

LIBRARY MOTION SENSOR: DEVICE 0X9E07 ZONE STATUS 0×0031

 

CAR DOOR: TEMPERATURE: +13.0C; BATTERY: 2.4V

 

CAR GLOVE COMPARTMENT: [87AC] CHECKIN

 

FAMILY ROOM LIGHT: 2001-

 

KITCHEN COUNTER LIGHT: 2001-

 

THERMOSTAT: 4301-

 

FOYER LIGHT: 2001-

 

COFFEEPOT: 2001-

 

LIVING ROOM MOTION SENSOR: DEVICE 0XB247 ZONE STATUS 0×0031

 

This is the language of the future: tiny, intelligent things all around us, coordinating their activities. Coffeepots that talk to alarm clocks. Thermostats that talk to motion sensors. Factory machines that talk to the power grid and to boxes of raw material. A decade after Wi-Fi put all our computers on a wireless network—and half a decade after the smartphone revolution put a series of pocket-size devices on that network—we are seeing the dawn of an era when the most mundane items in our lives can talk wirelessly among themselves, performing tasks on command, giving us data we’ve never had before.

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Blockchains and ecosystems

In 1935, Arthur Tansley [1], a pioneer in the field of ecology, stated that an ecosystem is to be considered a whole that is made up of interconnected constituent parts.
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Baidu’s Andrew Ng and Singularity’s Neil Jacobstein say this time, the hype about artificial intelligence is real.
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Here, there and everywhere

The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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The Forgotten Father of the Information Age

The Forgotten Father of the Information Age | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Siobhan Roberts reëxamines the legacy of Claude Shannon, an early pioneer of information technology, a hundred years after his birth.
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Why We Are Scared of Artificial Intelligence

Why We Are Scared of Artificial Intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Some of the world’s biggest leaders in science and technology including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Bill Gates, have expressed their concerns about the rapid progression and…
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Don't believe the hype when it comes to AI

Don't believe the hype when it comes to AI | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Hype could be of significant short-term benefit to artificial intelligence research, but prove fatal in the long run. Luke Dormehl talks to WIRED about how to tackle sensationalism in science
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Blockchain: A Better Way to Track Pork Chops, Bonds, Bad Peanut Butter?

Blockchain: A Better Way to Track Pork Chops, Bonds, Bad Peanut Butter? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Walmart is testing real-world uses for the arcane technology behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but significant challenges remain.
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Is Beijing outflanking the United States in the South China Sea?

Is Beijing outflanking the United States in the South China Sea? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
For much of the last week, the U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson has been
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Microsoft’s AI is learning to write code by itself, not steal it

Microsoft’s AI is learning to write code by itself, not steal it | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
What if instead of searching through menus within programs like Microsoft Excel, our computers could understand the problem we're trying to solve and write the software to solve it? It's a hyper-futuristic idea, but one that has recently seen progress from Microsoft Research and the University of Cambridge. In a November 2016 paper (pdf), whic
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Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’

Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’ | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…
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Trust: the inside story of the rise and fall of Ethereum – E J Spode | Aeon Essays

Blockchain enthusiasts crave a world without bankers, lawyers or fat-cat executives. There's just one problem: trust
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Your everyday devices at risk of cyber attacks

Your everyday devices at risk of cyber attacks | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
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Franka: A Robot Arm That’s Safe, Low Cost, and Can Replicate Itself

Franka: A Robot Arm That’s Safe, Low Cost, and Can Replicate Itself | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
This factory robot can be trusted not to kill its human coworkers
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Why “America first” policies won’t keep China from industrial domination

Why “America first” policies won’t keep China from industrial domination | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Deep manufacturing expertise and extensive supply chains give China a lead that will be tough to overcome.
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DARPA is funding projects that will try to open up AI’s black boxes

DARPA is funding projects that will try to open up AI’s black boxes | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The latest machine-learning techniques are essentially black boxes. DARPA is funding a number of efforts to open them up.
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Amazon Echo and the internet of things that spy on you

Amazon Echo and the internet of things that spy on you | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Amazon doesn't need to, but in a recent court case it makes a broad argument for the privacy of conversations with robots. Read on.
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Google's DeepMind plans bitcoin-style health record tracking for hospitals

Google's DeepMind plans bitcoin-style health record tracking for hospitals | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Tech company’s health subsidiary planning digital ledger based on blockchain to let hospitals, the NHS and eventually patients track personal data
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IBM Expanding Cloud Quantum Computer Tenfold

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The goal: a 50-qubit commercial universal quantum computer within 5 years
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Meeting Security Challenges Through Vigilance, Readiness and Resilience

Meeting Security Challenges Through Vigilance, Readiness and Resilience | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
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Microsoft’s AI is learning to write code by itself, not steal it

Microsoft’s AI is learning to write code by itself, not steal it | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
What if instead of searching through menus within programs like Microsoft Excel, our computers could understand the problem we're trying to solve and write the software to solve it? It's a hyper-futuristic idea, but one that has recently seen progress from Microsoft Research and the University of Cambridge. In a November 2016 paper (pdf), whic
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China’s Artificial-Intelligence Boom

China’s Artificial-Intelligence Boom | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The country’s universities and tech giants are starting to surpass American ones when it comes to researching and implementing AI.
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There are two kinds of AI, and the difference is important

Artificial intelligence can solve many problems, but it won’t replicate the human brain anytime soon.
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The Bright-Eyed Talking Doll That Just Might Be a Spy

The Bright-Eyed Talking Doll That Just Might Be a Spy | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Germany has moved to pull the doll, Cayla, off shelves because of an insecure Bluetooth connection that hackers could use to eavesdrop on children who play with it.
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Ten Top Technologies That Will Transform The Healthcare Industry

Ten Top Technologies That Will Transform The Healthcare Industry | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
As healthcare moves to a model of any-time, any-place, continuous and personalized care, it is important to identify the key technologies that will enable this transition and work toward their implementation into different care settings. Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Healthcare research has identified several technologies that are most likely to [...]
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Should we be worried about AI?

Should we be worried about AI? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The threat of malevolent machines with monstrous artificial intelligence dominating humanity is imaginary, says Luciano Floridi.
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