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Moore's Law bending, ready to break - GCN.com (blog)

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Moore's Law bending, ready to break
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And it has, though Moore was actually only talking about the number of transistors in his original theory. But it's been fairly consistent in terms of processing power.
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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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New weblog published - On the verge of machine learning and machine intelligence - you can find it here

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Deep Learning is Teaching Computers New Tricks | MIT Technology Review

Deep Learning is Teaching Computers New Tricks | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The machine-learning technique known as deep learning, which has shown impressive results in voice and image recognition, is finding new applications.
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10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s

10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

Two decades is not

Two decades is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but owing to accelerating change we can expect to see the emergence of some fairly disruptive technological innovations in the coming years. Here are 10 mindblowingly futurist technologies that should appear by the 2030s.

As a futurist, it’s my job to make predictions. But I absolutely hate timelines, and you’ll rarely find me making claims about when some specific sort of technological wizardry will make an appearance. Viability interests me more than timelines.

But the fog is starting to clear on what we can expect to see within the next twenty years. All the technologies I’ve listed below have a better than 50/50 chance of being actualized.

Some of you may complain that I’m being a bit conservative by not including AGI (artificial general intelligence), molecular assembling nanotechnology, hive minds, IA (intelligence augmentation), radical life extension, powerful spacecraft propulsion engines, useful quantum computers, mind uploads, or whole human brain emulations — but I just don’t see these things coming to fruition until much later.


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2030 is just 7 years away! 

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'Deep Learning' Will Soon Give Us Super-Smart Robots | WIRED

'Deep Learning' Will Soon Give Us Super-Smart Robots | WIRED | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The new breed of AI will extend beyond the internet, pushing into devices that can operate here in the physical world.
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A 'fourth industrial revolution' is about to begin (in Germany) (Wired UK)

A 'fourth industrial revolution' is about to begin (in Germany) (Wired UK) | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Factories are about to get smarter. The machines that make everything from our phones to our sandwiches rely on creaking technology -- but not for long
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The Human Use of Human Beings - Huffington Post

The Human Use of Human Beings - Huffington Post | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Such was the title of a book by Norbert Wiener, the father of cybernetics.
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Kenneth Boulding, General Systems Theory (1956)

Kenneth Boulding

General Systems Theory
The Skeleton of Science

(1956)

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What is Complexity Theory? - Kieran D. Kelly

What is Complexity Theory? - Kieran D. Kelly | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Spontaneous Order & Complexity does not arise in defiance of The Second Law of Thermodynamics but with the help of it!... Complexity is Coarse Entropy!...

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, May 12, 11:31 AM

Excellent and clear article, describing many of the concepts of complexity theory. Must read!

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Wolfram's Image Recognition Reflects a Big Shift in AI | WIRED

Wolfram's Image Recognition Reflects a Big Shift in AI | WIRED | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
What's changed is the amount of computing power we have at our disposal. We can now run these systems across dozens, hundreds, even thousands of high-powered processors.
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Cyber-physical systems' final frontier: The human body - ScienceBlog.com

Cyber-physical systems' final frontier: The human body - ScienceBlog.com | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
May 14, 2015 | ScienceBlog.com Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems (CPS). One …
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Complex Adaptive Systems: 3 Control Systems

In this module we are going to talk about control systems from the perspective of systems theory and cybernetics, we will firstly define what they are and give ...
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From Science Fiction to Reality: The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence | WIRED

From Science Fiction to Reality: The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence | WIRED | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Getty Images What was once just a figment of the imagination of some our most famous science fiction writers, artificial intelligence (AI) is taking root in our everyday lives. We’re still a few years away from having robots at our beck and call, but AI has already had a profound impact in more subtle ways.…

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Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence

Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
An algorithm developed by Google is designed to encode thought, which could lead to computers with ‘common sense’ within a decade, says leading AI scientist

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Robotics: Ethics of artificial intelligence

Robotics: Ethics of artificial intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

Four leading researchers share their concerns and solutions for reducing societal risks from intelligent machines.

Stuart Russell: Take a stand on AI weapons
Sabine Hauert: Shape the debate, don't shy from it
Russ Altman: Distribute AI benefits fairly
Manuela Veloso: Embrace a robot–human world

 

http://www.nature.com/news/robotics-ethics-of-artificial-intelligence-1.17611  


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Can Life Evolve from Wires and Plastic?

Can Life Evolve from Wires and Plastic? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

In a laboratory tucked away in a corner of the Cornell University campus, Hod Lipson’s robots are evolving. He has already produced a self-aware robot that is able to gather information about itself as it learns to walk.

 

Hod Lipson reports: "We wrote a trivial 10-line algorithm, ran it on big gaming simulator, put it in a big computer and waited a week. In the beginning we got piles of junk. Then we got beautiful machines. Crazy shapes. Eventually a motor connected to a wire, which caused the motor to vibrate. Then a vibrating piece of junk moved infinitely better than any other… eventually we got machines that crawl. The evolutionary algorithm came up with a design, blueprints that worked for the robot."

 

The computer-bound creature transferred from the virtual domain to our world by way of a 3D printer. And then it took its first steps. Was this arrangement of rods and wires the machine-world’s equivalent of the primordial cell? Not quite: Lipson’s robot still couldn’t operate without human intervention. ‘We had to snap in the battery,’ he told me, ‘but it was the first time evolution produced physical robots. Eventually, I want to print the wires, the batteries, everything. Then evolution will have so much freedom. Evolution will not be constrained.’

 

Not many people would call creatures bred of plastic, wires and metal beautiful. Yet to see them toddle deliberately across the laboratory floor, or bend and snap as they pick up blocks and build replicas of themselves, brings to mind the beauty of evolution and animated life.

 

One could imagine Lipson’s electronic menagerie lining the shelves at Toys R Us, if not the CIA, but they have a deeper purpose. Lipson hopes to illuminate evolution itself. Just recently, his team provided some insight into modularity—the curious phenomenon whereby biological systems are composed of discrete functional units.

 

Though inherently newsworthy, the fruits of the Creative Machines Lab are just small steps along the road towards new life. Lipson, however, maintains that some of his robots are alive in a rudimentary sense. ‘There is nothing more black or white than alive or dead,’ he said, ‘but beneath the surface it’s not simple. There is a lot of grey area in between.’

 

The robots of the Creative Machines Lab might fulfill many criteria for life, but they are not completely autonomous—not yet. They still require human handouts for replication and power. These, though, are just stumbling blocks, conditions that could be resolved some day soon—perhaps by way of a 3D printer, a ready supply of raw materials, and a human hand to flip the switch just the once.

 

According to Lipson, an evolvable system is ‘the ultimate artificial intelligence, the most hands-off AI there is, which means a double edge. All you feed it is power and computing power. It’s both scary and promising.’ What if the solution to some of our present problems requires the evolution of artificial intelligence beyond anything we can design ourselves? Could an evolvable program help to predict the emergence of new flu viruses? Could it create more efficient machines? And once a truly autonomous, evolvable robot emerges, how long before its descendants make a pilgrimage to Lipson’s lab, where their ancestor first emerged from a primordial soup of wires and plastic to take its first steps on Earth?


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Beware the wounded robot: scientists develop machines that adapt to injury

Beware the wounded robot: scientists develop machines that adapt to injury | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Researchers reproduce ‘animal-like’ ability to adopt new movements in response to damage, seen as crucial step towards widespread use of smart machines
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Researchers take Vital Step toward Creating Bionic Brain

Researchers take Vital Step toward Creating Bionic Brain | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Researchers have mimicked the way the human brain processes information with the development of an electronic long-term memory cell, which mirrors the brain’s ability to simultaneously process and store multiple strands of information. The development brings them closer to imitating key electronic aspects of the human brain — a vital step toward creating a bionic brain and unlocking treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns | WIRED

This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns | WIRED | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Increasingly rapid advances in AI have given Stuart Russell's concerns heightened urgency.
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The real cyborgs - in-depth feature about people merging with machines

The real cyborgs - in-depth feature about people merging with machines | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Read about the pioneers of our “post-human” future and see how they're implanting technology into their bodies and brains.
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Neuronal Network 3-D Models Reveal Organizational Principles Of Sensory Cortex - Science 2.0

Neuronal Network 3-D Models Reveal Organizational Principles Of Sensory Cortex - Science 2.0 | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
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In their April publication in Cerebral Cortex, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics researchers Dr.
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Edge Of Chaos

A short video and text composition exploring the term edge of chaos from complexity systems theory Produced by: http://complexitylab.io/media Twitter: ...
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Chinese Search Company Baidu Built a Giant Artificial-Intelligence Supercomputer | MIT Technology Review

Chinese Search Company Baidu Built a Giant Artificial-Intelligence Supercomputer | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A supercomputer specialized for the machine-learning technique known as deep learning could help software understand us better.
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Physicists Are Philosophers, Too

Physicists Are Philosophers, Too | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
In his final essay the late physicist Victor Stenger argues for the validity of philosophy in the context of modern theoretical physics
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Complexity Theory Overview

In this video we will be giving an overview to the areas of complexity theory by looking at the major theoretical frameworks that are considered to form part of it ...
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The dawn of artificial intelligence

The dawn of artificial intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
        “THE development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Stephen Hawking warns. Elon Musk fears that...

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