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Camera-Shaped Cafe Offers Picture-Perfect Cups of Coffee | Urbanist

Camera-Shaped Cafe Offers Picture-Perfect Cups of Coffee | Urbanist | Technology | Scoop.it
A giant two-story camera rises from the grass beside an ordinary suburban home in the hills of South Korea. The Dreamy Camera Cafe is housed in a re-creation ...

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Street Art by Alexey Menschikov

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Alexey Menschikov is a Russian artist who uses different means to exercise his creativity. His works are in photography, street art and video. His work

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Best of Lisbon Street Art Sunshine Photography By Messagez.com

Best of Lisbon Street Art Sunshine Photography By Messagez.com | Technology | Scoop.it
Original best of Lisbon street art photography at sunshine created by the messagez street art photographers. Find more unique street art images inside!

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Street Art - Art urbain - Art de rue...Art tout court - N°2 - (in Natures Paul Keirn)

Street Art - Art urbain - Art de rue...Art tout court - N°2 - (in Natures Paul Keirn) | Technology | Scoop.it
Partager cet article : http://0z.fr/z5abI VOUS ETES SUR STREET ART N°2 - POUR…

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Sven Hirschmann's curator insight, February 25, 2014 4:03 AM

Das wäre eine schöne Werbeidee... für einen Reiseanbieter oder Tourismusverein.

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Découverte d’un trou noir de 12 milliards de masses solaires distant de 12,9 milliards d’années-lumière

Découverte d’un trou noir de 12 milliards de masses solaires distant de 12,9 milliards d’années-lumière | Technology | Scoop.it
Pour fabriquer un trou noir supermassif de plusieurs milliards de masses solaires, il faut un certain temps, surtout quand on estime que les graines de trous noirs qui donneront plus tard ces montres ne pèsent au départ que 100 000 masses solaires...

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JAZ & Seth Paint a Boat - Ushuaia, Argentina

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Street Art Duo Seth and JAZ paint a new boat in the land of fire aka Ushuaia, Argentina.

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In The World Of Phlegm | Spitalfields Life

In The World Of Phlegm | Spitalfields Life | Technology | Scoop.it

A softly-spoken Northerner, with dark eyes, pale skin and locks down to his waist, Phlegm began as an illustrator – drawing elaborately detailed ink illustrations of his own private mythology and publishing them in zines, before transferring them onto walls at a vast scale. Like Roa, he has now become part of a global circuit of street artists, executing commissions in Canada, Norway, Sri Lanka, USA and elsewhere. This is Phlegm’s first gallery show and his first sculpture, and it is a breathtaking, wondrous thing to divert you in this grim season of the year.


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Facing the Intelligence Explosion: There is Plenty of Room Above

Facing the Intelligence Explosion: There is Plenty of Room Above | Technology | Scoop.it

Why are AIs in movies so often of roughly human-level intelligence? One reason is that we almost always fail to see non-humans as non-human. We anthropomorphize. That’s why aliens and robots in fiction are basically just humans with big eyes or green skin or some special power. Another reason is that it’s hard for a writer to write characters that are smarter than the writer. How exactly would a superintelligent machine solve problem X?

 

The human capacity for efficient cross-domain optimization is not a natural plateau for intelligence. It’s a narrow, accidental, temporary marker created by evolution due to things like the slow rate of neuronal firing and how large a skull can fit through a primate’s birth canal. Einstein may seem vastly more intelligent than a village idiot, but this difference is dwarfed by the difference between the village idiot and a mouse.

 

As Vernor Vinge put it: The best answer to the question, “Will computers ever be as smart as humans?” is probably “Yes, but only briefly.”[1]  How could an AI surpass human abilities? Let us count the ways:

 

Speed. Our axons carry signals at seventy-five meters per second or slower. A machine can pass signals along about four million times more quickly.Serial depth. The human brain can’t rapidly perform any computation that requires more than one hundred sequential steps; thus, it relies on massively parallel computation.[2] More is possible when both parallel and deep serial computations can be performed.Computational resources. The brain’s size and neuron count are constrained by skull size, metabolism, and other factors. AIs could be built on the scale of buildings or cities or larger. When we can make circuits no smaller, we can just add more of them.Rationality. As we explored earlier, human brains do nothing like optimal belief formation or goal achievement. Machines can be built from the ground up using (computable approximations of) optimal Bayesian decision networks, and indeed this is already a leading paradigm in artificial agent design.Introspective access/editability. We humans have almost no introspective access to our cognitive algorithms, and cannot easily edit and improve them. Machines can already do this (read about EURISKO and metaheuristics). A limited hack like the method of loci greatly improves human memory; machines can do this kind of thing in spades.

 

REFERENCES:

1Vernor Vinge, “Signs of the Singularity,” IEEE Spectrum, June 2008, http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/ethics/signs-of-the-singularity.

2J. A. Feldman and Dana H. Ballard, “Connectionist Models and Their Properties,” Cognitive Science 6 (3 1982): 205–254, doi: 10.1207/s15516709cog0603_1.


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Steffi Tan's curator insight, March 24, 2015 5:43 AM

Vernor Vinge answered the question, "Will computers ever be as smart as humans?" with the simple sentence of "Yes, but only briefly."

 

For only a short period of time as technology ever develops, will technology be on the same intellectual playing field before it is able to surpass and exponentially grow in its capabilities. Emphasis again on how controlled setting need to be taken if an intelligence explosion were to occur. However, even if everyone agrees on the priority of safety, it only requires a single group of people to blindly walk into such circumstance for the event to cause issues for everyone.