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#SNA : Interlocking Boards of Directors | #awareness #contagion

#SNA : Interlocking Boards of Directors | #awareness #contagion | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

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luiy's curator insight, June 15, 2013 9:52 AM

The blue nodes in the network above are conduits that move information, ideas, and knowledge between the clusters -- they are the intersection where two networks overlap. Contagion between corporations is often based on flows via Boards of Directors. We apply social network analysis [SNA] to this social graph and we see who may be key in this diffusion process. We apply a new SNA metric, I call Awareness [measures potential awareness of a node to what is happening around it (directly and indirectly) based on it's pattern of connectivity]. Those nodes with higher awareness are shown in a larger size in the diagram below.

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On the verge of machine learning and machine intelligence

On the verge of machine learning and machine intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
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The Evolution Of Neurocentric Wearables

The Evolution Of Neurocentric Wearables | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
In the past few years, products such as Quell and Celafy have united wearable tech with the science of neural stimulation—traditionally used for inpatient treatment of mental disorders and neurolog...
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Machine ethics: The robot's dilemma - Nature.com

Machine ethics: The robot's dilemma - Nature.com | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence.
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New method of quantum entanglement vastly increases how much information can be carried in a photon

New method of quantum entanglement vastly increases how much information can be carried in a photon | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A team of researchers led by UCLA electrical engineers has demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected to each other and act in unison no matter how far apart they are —a phenomenon known as quantum entanglement.

 

In previous studies, photons have typically been entangled by one dimension of their quantum properties—usually the direction of their polarization.


In the new study, researchers demonstrated that they could slice up and entangle each photon pair into multiple dimensions using quantum properties such as the photons' energy and spin. This method, called hyperentanglement, allows each photon pair to carry much more data than was possible with previous methods.


Quantum entanglement could allow users to send data through a network and know immediately whether that data had made it to its destination without being intercepted or altered. With hyperentanglement, users could send much denser packets of information using the same networks.


The research, published today in Nature Photonics, was led by Zhenda Xie, a research scientist in the lab of Chee Wei Wong, a UCLA associate professor of electrical engineering who was the research project's principal investigator. Researchers from MIT, Columbia University, the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology were also part of the team.


Albert Einstein famously described quantum entanglement as "spooky action at a distance" because it seems so improbable that what happens to one particle in an entangled pair also happens instantly to the other particle, even over great distances. The phenomenon exceeds the speed of light.


In the new study, researchers sent hyperentangled photons in a shape known as a biphoton frequency comb, essentially breaking up entangled photons into smaller parts. In secure data transfer, photons sent over fiber optic networks can be encrypted through entanglement. With each dimension of entanglement, the amount of information carried on a photon pair is doubled, so a photon pair entangled by five dimensions can carry 32 times as much data as a pair entangled by only one. The result greatly extends from wavelength multiplexing, the method for carrying many videos over a single optical fiber.


"We show that an optical frequency comb can be generated at single photon level," Xie said. "Essentially, we're leveraging wavelength division multiplexing concepts at the quantum level."


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Physicists find quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are two sides of ... - Phys.Org

Physicists find quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are two sides of ... - Phys.Org | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are two landmark features of quantum physics, and now physicists have demonstrated that the two phenomena are 'operationally equivalent'—that is, equivalent for all practical purposes, though...
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Turing

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This handsome British chap is directly responsible for your ability to visit a website; it's safe to say that his contributions to early computer science saved millions of lives and now effect every living human being. Today, remember Alan Turing.

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Man behind Darpa's robotics challenge: robots will soon learn from each other

Man behind Darpa's robotics challenge: robots will soon learn from each other | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Gill Pratt is set to leave the wing of the US defense department that develops cutting-edge technologies but lets us in on what’s next for the venerated agency
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Wearables And Nanotech: The Future Of Healthcare

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Today, massive technological shifts – driven by Big Data, mobility, security and cloud computing – are rapidly transforming business and society. Entire industries are being completely transformed ...
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Google DeepMind Teaches Artificial Intelligence Machines to Read | MIT Technology Review

Google DeepMind Teaches Artificial Intelligence Machines to Read | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The best way for AI machines to learn is by feeding them huge data sets of annotated examples, and the Daily Mail has unwittingly created one.
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A Private View of Quantum Reality | Quanta Magazine

A Private View of Quantum Reality |  Quanta Magazine | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Quantum theorist Christopher Fuchs explains how to solve the paradoxes of quantum mechanics.
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DNA Assembly Tech is Making The World’s Smallest Data Storage

DNA Assembly Tech is Making The World’s Smallest Data Storage | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Storing information on microscopic media
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Technology Disappear

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By 2030, technology will have become so deeply integrated in our lives and ourselves that we simply won’t notice it anym…
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Deep Learning Machine Beats Humans in IQ Test | MIT Technology Review

Deep Learning Machine Beats Humans in IQ Test | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Computers have never been good at answering the type of verbal reasoning questions found in IQ tests. Now a deep learning machine unveiled in China is changing that.
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The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin

The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Forget the currency; it’s the protocol behind it that matters. It will mutate and take over everything we do (or could one day do) on the Web. You’ve been warned
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DeepMind: inside Google's super-brain (Wired UK)

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The future of artificial intelligence begins with a game of Space Invaders
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Swedish Scientists Build Artificial Neurons Able to Communicate With Organic Neurons | Hacked

Swedish Scientists Build Artificial Neurons Able to Communicate With Organic Neurons | Hacked | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have built a fully functional neuron by using organic bioelectronics. This artificial neuron contain no "living" parts, but is capable of mimicking the function of a human nerve cell and communicate in the same way as our own neurons do. Neurons communicate with chemical signals called neurotransmitters. Incoming chemical signals are converted to electrical signals that travel along the neuron and eventually converted back to chemical signals and sen

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DeepMind: inside Google's super-brain (Wired UK)

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The future of artificial intelligence begins with a game of Space Invaders
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What the Internet of Everything will do for Africa

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Digital transformation and education are at the heart of Africa’s development, writes David Meads.
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See-and-Tell AI Machine Can Describe Objects It Observes

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Building on advances in object recognition, machine translation and neural networks, scientists have developed software that converts pictures into sentences
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Gravity Kills Schrödinger's Cat

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Artificial Intelligence Solved the Mystery of Flatworm Regeneration

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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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Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness

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The BRAIN Like You've Never Seen It Before!

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A new video series, "Mysteries of the Brain," highlights NSF-funded brain research.
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Ocado might be building the world's most exciting robot (Wired UK)

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An ambitious robotics project that combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced sensors to understand and assist humans in real time could be truly "revolutionary", according to the team working on it
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