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33rd Square: The Human Brain Project Has Begun Building the Super Brain

33rd Square: The Human Brain Project Has Begun Building the Super Brain | the web - ICT | Scoop.it

The multi-billion Euro Human Brain Project, co-funded by the European Union, plans to use supercomputers to model the human brain and then use the research to simulate drugs and treatments for diseases, create learning artificial intelligence and...


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Het menselijk brein: 10^12 neuronen (processoren) die door 10^15 verbindingen parallel met elkaar kunnen communiceren....lastige klus dus. 

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How digital technologies are changing the way we work | Accenture Outlook

How digital technologies are changing the way we work | Accenture Outlook | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
Intelligent processes, enabled by digital technology, create a virtuous cycle of constant improvement fed by continuous feedback. And they are set to soon reinvent much of the way that businesses are run.
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Ook binnen bedrijven verdwijnt de middenklasse. Je bent OF een toptalent in creative en intuitive thinking met gevoel voor technologische ontwikkelingen (je stuurt de technologie dus aan en bedenkt de toepassingen) OF je 'staat aan de lopende band': je volgt de procedures en processen die door de kunstmatig intelligente bovenlaag worden uitgezet.

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Fractal Sculptures with Magnetic Ferrofluid

Fractal Sculptures with Magnetic Ferrofluid | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
The combination of art and science can have mind-boggling results. Like Ferrofluid which becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field to an extent that it creates 3-dimensional fractal patterns and sculptures.
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Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work.
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Boeiend. McKinsey zet een aantal technologische  ontwikkelingen op een rijtje die in de categorie 'paradigmshifters' thuishoren. 

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Full Documentary SINGULARITY [2013] Rise of the Machines with Ray Kurzweil and Stephen Hawking

You watched an YouTube Original HBO - Hello Beiber Orifice a Film By Justin Beiber a Stephen Hawcking Production in association with Ray Kurtzwail Pictures T...
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VI - 2029, the 6th paradigm:  3D selforganizing molecular circuits (already working in labs, underway commercially). The cyborg will will save humanity from the nature-nurture debate, says Kurzweill (Singularity Is Near)..

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Never Mock the Hawk 

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Nanowires can lift liquids without any external power

Nanowires can lift liquids without any external power | the web - ICT | Scoop.it

Imagine if you could drink a glass of water just by inserting a solid wire into it and sucking on it as though it were a soda straw. It turns out that if you were tiny enough, that method would work just fine — and wouldn’t even require the suction to start.

New research carried out at MIT and elsewhere has demonstrated for the first time that when inserted into a pool of liquid, nanowires — wires that are only hundreds of nanometers (billionths of a meter) across — naturally draw the liquid upward in a thin film that coats the surface of the wire. The finding could have applications in microfluidic devices, biomedical research and inkjet printers.

The phenomenon had been predicted by theorists, but never observed because the process is too small to be seen by optical microscopes; electron microscopes need to operate in a vacuum, which would cause most liquids to evaporate almost instantly. To overcome this, the MIT team used an ionic liquid called DMPI-TFSI, which remains stable even in a powerful vacuum. Though the observations used this specific liquid, the results are believed to apply to most liquids, including water.

The results are published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology by a team of researchers led by Ju Li, an MIT professor of nuclear science and engineering and materials science and engineering, along with researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, and Zhejiang University in China.


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3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers : NPR

3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers : NPR | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
An enterprising carpenter and a creative puppeteer teamed up on a do-it-yourself project to build a mechanical hand for a little boy. They created an inexpensive prosthetic and published their designs on the Internet.
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Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong

Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
An extended conversation with the legendary linguist

 

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Chomsky critiqued the field of AI for adopting an approach reminiscent of behaviorism, except in more modern, computationally sophisticated form. Chomsky argued that the field's heavy use of statistical techniques to pick regularities in masses of data is unlikely to yield the explanatory insight that science ought to offer.

 

For Chomsky, the "new AI" -- focused on using statistical learning techniques to better mine and predict data -- is unlikely to yield general principles about the nature of intelligent beings or about cognition.

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Quantum physics has confirmed it - the universe is comprised of information: Here's what it means

Quantum physics has confirmed it -  the universe is comprised of information: Here's what it means | the web - ICT | Scoop.it

Universal law: The true source of health or disease

Since we reside in the universe, it is dictated that we are subject to universal and natural laws. That being said, in an information universe made up of energy, health or disease can only come from one place. That place is from information. The concept goes like this: When the cells in our bodies are aligned with pure, healthy sources of information, we are healthy. Likewise when we are exposed to distorted information fields, we can experience ill-health if we don't remove the source of the distorted information.


Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040292_information_universal_truth_health.html#ixzz2YbxRZ4tf

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Toekomst van serious games: toepassingen voor jong & oud - Frankwatching

Toekomst van serious games: toepassingen voor jong & oud - Frankwatching | the web - ICT | Scoop.it

Over enkele jaren zal gamen televisie van de eerste plaats stoten als voornaamste tijdsbesteding onder kinderen. Maar daar waar educatieve televisie een gevestigd begrip is (denk aan Het Klokhuis of Het Jeugdjournaal), is serious gaming nog sterk in opkomst.

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Mind Over Matter

In a jaw-dropping feat of engineering, electronics turn a person's thoughts into commands for a robot. Using a brain-computer interface technology pioneered by University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Bin He, several young people have learned to use their thoughts to steer a flying robot around a gym, making it turn, rise, dip, and even sail through a ring.


The technology may someday allow people robbed of speech and mobility by neurodegenerative diseases to regain function by controlling artificial limbs, wheelchairs, or other devices. And it's completely noninvasive: Brain waves (EEG) are picked up by the electrodes of an EEG cap on the scalp, not a chip implanted in the brain.


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In the digital economy, we'll soon all be working for free – and I refuse | Suzanne Moore

In the digital economy, we'll soon all be working for free – and I refuse | Suzanne Moore | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
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Virtueel paradijs of de Titanic? In digitale toekomst is er geen middenklasse meer (Jaron Lanier) 

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Succesvol intranet via content creatie en content curatie

Succesvol intranet via content creatie en content curatie | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
......' Nieuwe rollen onstaan zoals curator en coach

Er zal altijd een plaats blijven bestaan voor officiële bedrijfscommunicatie, denk aan jaarverslagen of persberichten. Die zaken verdwijnen niet, maar worden aangevuld met intern en extern nieuws. Er ontstaan daarbij wel nieuwe rollen zoals content curator. Die vergelijkbaar met de curator in het museum een collectie samenstelt van in dit geval digitale zaken om de overvloed aan informatie in te dammen. Curatie is een respons op een wereld van (informatie)overvloed. De IBM communicatie-afdeling moet nu de beste artikelen identificeren die door de medewerkers worden geschreven.

Met zo’n overvloed wordt het selecteren van content enorm belangrijk. Je moet een goed besef hebben van wat belangrijk is. Je kunt als expert in een bepaalde industrietak daarvoor de informatie cureren. IBM kan zo het nieuws blijven geven over veel verschillende industrietakken." 

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Jaron Lanier: Information doesn't want to be free, and ads are screwed

Jaron Lanier: Information doesn't want to be free, and ads are screwed | the web - ICT | Scoop.it

Computer scientist and author Jaron Lanier has turned his back on the “information wants to free” meme to which he once subscribed, and he thinks advertising as a business model for media is doomed. It’s not just that Craigslist and other Internet businesses have snatched ads away from traditional media, he reckons; it’s that in this digital era, when Google and Facebook increasingly own most of the inventory, not to mention the ad servers and distribution channels, relying on advertising to prop up your media company just doesn’t make sense.

 

youLanier, the guy credited with coming up with the term “virtual reality,” outlines this thesis in his new book “Who Owns the Future?” which examines the effects network technologies have had on our economy. In an interview with Nieman Journalism Lab, Lanier builds on that case, stating flatly that advertising isn’t a viable business plan for media businesses in the long term. He tells the publication...


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Tthis is a very provocative discussion about how advertising is dead. Simply dead in the water. And Lanier is most definitely right. Recommended reading for advertising, marketing and PR people.

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Gartner Says It's the Beginning of a New Era: The Digital Industrial Economy

Gartner Says It's the Beginning of a New Era: The Digital Industrial Economy | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $3.8 trillion in 2014, a 3.6 percent increase from 2013, but it's the opportunities of a digital world that have IT leaders excited, according to Gartner, Inc.

 

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Economic Impact of the Internet of Things

In 2009, there were 2.5 billion connected devices with unique IP addresses to the Internet, most of these were devices people carry such as cell phones and PCs. In 2020, there will be up to 30 billion devices connected with unique IP addresses, most of which will be products.

 

This creates a new economy. In fact, Gartner predicts that the total economic value add for the Internet of Things will be $1.9 trillion dollars in 2020, benefiting a wide range of industries, such as , healthcare, retail, and transportation.

“Computing power will be cheap and covert. We won’t know it is there; it will be in our jewelry and in our clothing,” Mr. Sondergaard said. “We will throw more computers into our laundry in a week than we’ve used in our lifetimes so far.”

 

“Digital changes the IT market in a big way through the Internet of Things,” Mr. Sondergaard said. “In the technology and telecom sectors, revenue associated with the Internet of Things will exceed $309 billion per year by 2020.”

 

Mobile smart devices have taken over the technology world. By 2017, new device categories: mobile phones, tablets, and ultra-mobile PCs will represent more than 80 percent of device spending. Gartner also forecasts that by 2017, nearly half of first-time computer purchases will be a tablet. Therefore, Mr. Sondergaard said mobile is the destination platform for all applications. 

 
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"It will be in our jewelry and in our clothing" ... dat was de welbekende voorspelling van Kurzweil (google)... maar goed, het gaat vast gebeuren omdat het eigenlijk al kan, nu het economische systeem eromheen nog. 

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Disney Research Develops Tactile 3D Touchscreen Algorithm

Disney Research Develops Tactile 3D Touchscreen Algorithm | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
Disney's research arm has developed a new algorithm that allows users to feel the textures of 3D images presented on touchscreens.
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The Dunbar Number, From the Guru of Social Networks

The Dunbar Number, From the Guru of Social Networks | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
How a technophobic Oxford primatologist became Silicon Valley's social networking sage

 

 

..... most cannot maintain many more than 150 meaningful relationships. Cognitively, we’re just not built for it. As with any human trait, there are outliers in either direction—shut-ins on the one hand, Bill Clinton on the other. But in general, once a group grows larger than 150, its members begin to lose their sense of connection.`'...

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In Mastering Machine Intelligence, Google Rewrites Search Engine Rules | TechCrunch

In Mastering Machine Intelligence, Google Rewrites Search Engine Rules | TechCrunch | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
Google has produced a car that drives itself and an Android operating system that has remarkably good speech recognition. Yes, Google has begun to master machine intelligence.
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Black Hat USA 2013

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Black Hat USA 2013

 

Barmaby Jack:

 

In 2006 approximately 350,000 pacemakers and 173,000 ICD's (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators) were implanted in the US alone. 2006 was an important year, as that's when the FDA began approving fully wireless based devices. Today there are well over 3 million pacemakers and over 1.7 million ICD's in use.

 

This talk will focus on the security of wireless implantable medical devices. I will discuss how these devices operate and communicate and the security shortcomings of the current protocols. Our internal research software will be revealed that utilizes a common bedside transmitter to scan for, and interrogate individual medical implants.

I will also discuss ideas manufacturers can implement to improve the security of these devices.

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How To Make Your Browser Use Less Memory - SlashGeek

How To Make Your Browser Use Less Memory - SlashGeek | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
Modern browsers are ruthlessly fast, feature rich, extendable and memory hungry. There was a time when Firefox’s huge collection of browser extensions was its major selling point but soon it turned out to be the bane of its existence.
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The Next Level of 3D Printing: Liquid Metal

The Next Level of 3D Printing: Liquid Metal | the web - ICT | Scoop.it

The possibilities afforded by 3D printing keep expanding. From spider robots to prosthetics for ducks, the sky seems to be the limit.

Researchers at North Carolina State University took the technology one step further with the discovery of a method for printing liquid metal (watch above).

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WEB, AWAKE!

WEB, AWAKE! | the web - ICT | Scoop.it

h+ Magazine is a new publication that covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing human beings in fundamental ways.

 In his paper on the technological Singularity, Vernor Vinge outlined several pathways that could lead to superhuman intelligence. The one which gets talked about most often is the ‘AI scenario: We create superhuman artificial intelligence (AI) in computers’. In fact, this pathway is referred to so often, it has become synonymous with the Technological Singularity in the minds of a lot of people. This seems a pity, as there are other ways in which the Singularity could be brought about and we aught to be aware of these alternative routes to superintelligence.
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Scentography: the camera that records your favourite smells

Scentography: the camera that records your favourite smells | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
From the whiff of your first pet to the smell of that seaside holiday, the Madeleine captures the scent of your memories
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We'll be uploading our entire MINDS to computers by 2045 and our bodies will be replaced by machines within 90 years, Google expert claims

We'll be uploading our entire MINDS to computers by 2045 and our bodies will be replaced by machines within 90 years, Google expert claims | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering at Google, has claimed that in just over 30 years, humans will be able to upload their entire minds to computers and become 'digitally immortal'.
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En dan iedere avond een back-up van jezelf maken voordat je gaat slapen? 

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Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap?

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap? | the web - ICT | Scoop.it
Quantum mechanics research could hold the key to a new generation of super-fast computers, writes John Naughton
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