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A Meta-Law to Rule Them All: Physicists Devise a “Theory of Everything”

A Meta-Law to Rule Them All: Physicists Devise a “Theory of Everything” | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
“Constructor theory” unites in one framework how information is processed in the classical and quantum realms (Oh the skeptics are all over this one. Information has no effect on physical systems? LOL.
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Quantum weirdness proved real in first loophole-free experiment

Quantum weirdness proved real in first loophole-free experiment | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A century-long debate about whether quantum mechanics described reality or masked a deeper layer, as Einstein suggested, has concluded – quantum reality won
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Financial Robo-Advisers Go Into Overdrive as Market Rumbles

Financial Robo-Advisers Go Into Overdrive as Market Rumbles | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Wealthfront, Betterment, and FutureAdvisor have seen major growth in bull markets. But they will have to prove that they can keep customers happy when the market turns, too.
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Quantum computing is a major threat to crypto, says the NSA - Digital Trends

Quantum computing is a major threat to crypto, says the NSA - Digital Trends | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Quantum computing is a major threat to our current security systems says the NSA, stressing the need to develop new strong algorithms.
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Robots That Can Build Things in Any Situation | MIT Technology Review

Robots That Can Build Things in Any Situation | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed simple robots that can build structures with malleable materials such as foam and sandbags.
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Wormhole Created in Lab Makes Invisible Magnetic Field

Wormhole Created in Lab Makes Invisible Magnetic Field | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Physicists have created a so-called magnetic wormhole that transports a magnetic field from one point to the other without being detected.
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IBM Creates Neural Network Chip as Large as a Mouse Brain

IBM Creates Neural Network Chip as Large as a Mouse Brain | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Neural networks can do some impressive things these days. They can describe images, translate speech, play videogames, and even have dreams. However, these networks are huge, and can be extremely slow to run.

Via Jean-Pierre Blanger, Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET
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Exterminate most robots, and an unstoppable breed will emerge (Wired UK)

Exterminate most robots, and an unstoppable breed will emerge (Wired UK) | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
To create a super race of robots, we need to exterminate existing models en masse. This is the macabre lesson being shared in a PLOS One paper published this week by computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin, who have tested their mass extinction theory
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'Mother robot' builds and refines its own kids through 'natural selection' (Wired UK)

'Mother robot' builds and refines its own kids through 'natural selection' (Wired UK) | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have created a 'mother robot' that can build its own 'children'
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IBM Plans to Teach Watson How to Sift Through Medical Images and Diagnose Diseases | MIT Technology Review

IBM Plans to Teach Watson How to Sift Through Medical Images and Diagnose Diseases | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
IBM seeks to transform image-based diagnostics by combining its cognitive computing technology with a massive collection of medical images.
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Artificial Intelligence Is Already Weirdly Inhuman - Issue 27: Dark Matter - Nautilus

Artificial Intelligence Is Already Weirdly Inhuman - Issue 27: Dark Matter - Nautilus | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Nineteen stories up in a Brooklyn office tower, the view from Manuela Veloso’s office—azure skies, New York Harbor, the Statue…
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Inside Facebook’s Quest for Software That Understands You | MIT Technology Review

Inside Facebook’s Quest for Software That Understands You | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A reincarnation of one of the oldest ideas in artificial intelligence could finally make it possible to truly converse with our computers. And Facebook has a chance to make it happen first.
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Siebel Institute Seeks to Make the Smart Grid Smarter

Siebel Institute Seeks to Make the Smart Grid Smarter | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The new Siebel Energy Institute is backing research into the software needed to deliver the energy-saving promise of smart-grid technology.
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Dark Matter May Be More Complex Than Physicists Thought

Dark Matter May Be More Complex Than Physicists Thought | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The physicist James Bullock explains how a complicated “dark sector” of interacting particles may illuminate some puzzling observations of the centers of galaxies.
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What human emotions do we really want of artificial intelligence?

What human emotions do we really want of artificial intelligence? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
If we can make artificial intelligent machines that act more human it raises the question of what sort of emotions we'd like them to express.
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Microsoft Uses Reprogrammable Chips to Put Computing Power Behind Artificial Neural Networks | MIT Technology Review

Microsoft Uses Reprogrammable Chips to Put Computing Power Behind Artificial Neural Networks | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A new approach to powering AI software could produce artificial neural networks of “unprecedented size,” says Microsoft.
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4 Machine Learning Algorithms That Shape Your Life

4 Machine Learning Algorithms That Shape Your Life | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Software is getting smart. It's a slow, uneven process -- but it's also seemingly unstoppable.

Via Jean-Pierre Blanger, Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET
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Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data

Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Study of census results in England and Wales since 1871 finds rise of machines has been a job creator rather than making working humans obsolete
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John Henry Holland, Who Computerized Evolution, Dies at 86

John Henry Holland, Who Computerized Evolution, Dies at 86 | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Dr. Holland developed computer codes, which he called genetic algorithms, that mimicked evolutionary processes by mating and mutating possible solutions.
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Bernard d'Espagnat, physicist - obituary - Telegraph.co.uk

Bernard d'Espagnat, physicist - obituary - Telegraph.co.uk | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Scientist who argued that quantum laws provide a glimpse of a more spiritual 'veiled reality’
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Computation: Information, adaptation, and evolution in silico — Foundations & Frontiers

Computation: Information, adaptation, and evolution in silico - Foundations & Frontiers - Medium
By Melanie Mitchell, Professor, Computer Science, Portland State University; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
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The Philosophical Importance of Algorithms - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

The Philosophical Importance of Algorithms - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
In the future, every decision that mankind makes is going to be informed by a cognitive system like Watson…and our lives will be better for it. (Ginni Rometty commenting on IBM’s Watson)
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What is life? The physicist who sparked a revolution in biology | Matthew Cobb

What is life? The physicist who sparked a revolution in biology | Matthew Cobb | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Matthew Cobb: Erwin Schrödinger introduced some of the most important concepts in biology, including the idea of a 'code' of life
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Larry Bernstein's curator insight, August 12, 8:56 AM

The idea of a code of life was perhaps not his most important contribution. He might well have influenced the later emergence of molecular biology as a member of the Bohr-network. The later outcome was the James Watson (Franklin, Crick) search for the genetic code with Pauling in pursuit, and the Cold Spring Harbor meetings.

 

However, his book, "What is Life", is much more than that.  He also posed the dilemma that the complexity of life is not to be resolved by any mathematical formulation. The code itself is important, but not sufficient. The code has to be translated, so it is of evolutionary significance. There are archaic codes that may not even be expressed. Life involves the interaction of a living organism with an external environment that it has to engage in. It becomes a difference exercise for a multicellular, and multiorgan creature than for unicellular life. The environmental concerns are not minimal either - mountains, the deep sea, and sea level.  There was much of physiology and biochemistry that was yet to be learned at the time he wrote.

 

Jose Eduardo de Salle Rosalino has made exceptionally astute comments on this...and related thoughts...

 

Frequently, I prefer to present my thoughts based upon a historical perspective the reason for that is not to present myself as a academic-peacock proud of its tail on the contrary is to use this perspective to indicate when scientific thoughts were moved away from previous track. 
I cannot see energetic regulation in mammals as something that could be tackled without restoring correct understanding of homeostasis that is a regulation that has extracellular aspects in its regulatory mechanisms to be taken into account. Those external (extracellular) aspects are linked with the cell differentiated function while pure energetics is linked to intracellular aspects of regulation. 
This is the main form to address differences found when muscles (heart, skeletal smooth) are compared or heart and liver are compared. Eventually, this are also the major reason why tumors are rare in one tissue and most common in others…

 

Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP 
http://pharmaceuticalinnovations.com

 

Metabolic Genomics & Pharmaceutics2015http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012BB0ZF0

 

Author, Curator and EditorLarry H Bernstein, MD, FCAP

Chief Scientific Officer

Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence

Larry.bernstein@gmail.com


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012BB0ZF0

 

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Will machines eventually take on every job?

Will machines eventually take on every job? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.

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The Case Against Robot Weapons Is Not So Simple | MIT Technology Review

The Case Against Robot Weapons Is Not So Simple | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Will artificial intelligence inevitably make warfare worse?
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