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How Much Progress Has Artificial Intelligence Made Since 1979?

How Much Progress Has Artificial Intelligence Made Since 1979? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Revisiting Douglas Hofstadter's ten questions about artificial intelligence.

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Yihan She's curator insight, March 27, 11:59 PM

Besides putting artificial intelligence into a Robert body, AI can also help people on our daily life. Like Apple's Siri and other voice control system, free our hands when driving or cooking. AI can even write a programme by itself, it does save time for programmers as well make some boring work easy. 

Morgan Travis's curator insight, March 28, 1:02 AM

This article begins with a prediction of how siri is most likely going to be a milestone in the timeline of AI. 

The rest of the article goes on to reference from a book entitled 'Godel, Escher, Bach' published 1979, goes on to the end of the book where 10 questions are asked in relation to Artificial intellgence , shows the books answers and reviews them in a modern perspective. 

Daryl Nazareth's curator insight, March 28, 6:35 AM

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Occupy Wall Street Gets Its Own Social Aggregator

Occupy Wall Street Gets Its Own Social Aggregator | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Anyone following the 'Occupy Movement' knows that it's actually hard to follow all of the Occupy updates. 'Occupationalist' is a new site that is part social aggregator and part media hub for all things #occupy.

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Copyright: A Conceptual Battle in a Digital Age

Copyright: A Conceptual Battle in a Digital Age | Technoculture | Scoop.it

What is it about copyright that doesn’t work in the digital society? Why do millions of people think it’s OK to break the law when it comes to file sharing in particular? Sociology of law researcher Stefan Larsson from Lund University believes that legal metaphors and old-fashioned mindsets contribute to the confusion and widening gaps between legislation and the prevailing norms.

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If you liked Risk, you'll love these iOS games

If you liked Risk, you'll  love these iOS games | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Because Risk has a fairly simple rule-set, it's one of those games - like Scrabble - that enterprising developers have used as the foundation for their own creations.

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CIA Drones Can Kill You Without Knowing Who You Are

CIA Drones Can Kill You Without Knowing Who You Are | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The CIA is now killing people without knowing who they are, on suspicion of association with terrorist groups.

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CIA following Twitter, Facebook

CIA following Twitter, Facebook | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day.

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Flying Robotic Farmhands Being Developed in Oz

Flying Robotic Farmhands Being Developed in Oz | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Small, hovering robots equipped with cameras could help farmers get the job done.

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NASA Plans Cloud Marketplace For Scientists

NASA Plans Cloud Marketplace For Scientists | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Cloud services suite to expand with platform as a service, data as a service, and a new cloud computing storefront likened to Apple's AppStore and Google's Android Market.

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If Steve Jobs were starting out today he would struggle to get funding - he's a marketeer not an engineer

If Steve Jobs were starting out today he would struggle to get funding - he's a marketeer not an engineer | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'We need more people like Steve Jobs' is a popular refrain but Silicon Valley VCs wouldn’t fund them — they want engineers and they disdain.

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Re-Upping on Design Technology

Re-Upping on Design Technology | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'One thing has become clear as we assess the increasing social, economic and environmental complexities of the new millennium: we need more powerful tools to design and deliver more responsive, better performing buildings.'

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Your Brain on Facebook : Bigger Social Networks Expand the Size of Neural Networks

Your Brain on Facebook : Bigger Social Networks Expand the Size of Neural Networks | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'A recent study showed that certain brain areas expand in people who have greater numbers of friends on Facebook.'

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Robotic Spiders Have Been Designed For Hazardous Missions

Robotic Spiders Have Been Designed For Hazardous Missions | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'If you don't like spiders this might be your worst nightmare, but the Fraunhofer Institute have unveiled their new spider robot which has been designed to be highly mobile and uses hydraulics and bellow system to force fluid into its legs to enable it to scurry about.'

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Mathematically Pattern-Free Music

Mathematically Pattern-Free Music | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Scott Rickard set out to do what no musician has ever tried — to make the world's ugliest piece of music.

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Phoenix UFO Lights Mystery Solved

Phoenix UFO Lights Mystery Solved | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Mysterious lights were reported in the skies near Phoenix just before Halloween. UFOs, or something less mysterious?

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Fukushima: The first 24 hours

Fukushima: The first 24 hours | Technoculture | Scoop.it

IEEE Spectrum has a big special feature online now about the Fukushima nuclear disaster and its after-effects. It includes an interactive map showing the impact that Fukushima has had on evacuation of residents, contamination of soil, and contamination of food and water supplies.

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British ISP told to block Pirate Bay torrent site, or face court

British ISP told to block Pirate Bay torrent site, or face court | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A music industry coalition has asked the UK’s largest ISP to block access to the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, or face court.

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The 'Year of the Linux desktop' isn't coming

The 'Year of the Linux desktop' isn't coming | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Holding your breath for the ‘Year of the Linux desktop’? Don’t. It’s not coming.

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The Ketchup Fountain Is Greater Than a Cure for Cancer

The Ketchup Fountain Is Greater Than a Cure for Cancer | Technoculture | Scoop.it

What is technology, really? An amusement? A shield from nature's labors? Industry? None of these —technology is meant to transcend the human. And when we behold this font of tomato, dipping fries into a ketchup continuum, we become gods.

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Idolize Bill Gates, Not Steve Jobs

Idolize Bill Gates, Not Steve Jobs | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Both leaders are highly admirable, but Gates used his talents in ways that stretch further beyond the business world, says Harvard scholar Maxwell Wessel.

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YouTube Gets Tighter Integration With Google+

YouTube Gets Tighter Integration With Google+ | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google is making it easier for people to search for, watch and share YouTube videos within the user interface of the Google+ social networking site.

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China Is Now a Lot Closer to Creating a Space Station and Reaching the Moon

China Is Now a Lot Closer to Creating a Space Station and Reaching the Moon | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Today, China is a lot closer to completing their suborbital space station plans: the unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft has automatically rendezvoused and docked with the space lab Tiangong-1.

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Commodore 64 Extreme Announced, Comes With Quad Core i7 Processor

Commodore 64 Extreme Announced, Comes With Quad Core i7 Processor | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'Commodore USA is launching a new version of its Commodore 64 PC, called the Commodore 64 Extreme, which looks like it may be a little more powerful than the previous models.'

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Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Unveiled

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Unveiled | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'Today Amazon opened the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, allowing Amazon Prime members to rent up to one digital book per month with no due date.'

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Amazon’s Augmented Reality iPhone App, Flow, Allows You To Easily Compare Prices

Amazon’s Augmented Reality iPhone App, Flow, Allows You To Easily Compare Prices | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'Simply pick up the product you see in a retail store and point your iPhone at its UPC code and all the information you could possibly need is then magically displayed on your iPhone including pricing, customer reviews and related products.'

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