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70,000+ Have Played ‘Eyewire’ Game That Trains Computers To Map the Brain

70,000+ Have Played ‘Eyewire’ Game That Trains Computers To Map the Brain | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Your connectome, the map of all 86 billion connected neurons in your brain, is hopelessly complex. In fact, one human connectome has a staggering 10,000 times that number of neural pathways.
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Inside the moonshot effort to finally figure out the brain

Inside the moonshot effort to finally figure out the brain | Global Brain | Scoop.it
AI is only loosely modeled on the brain. So what if you wanted to do it right? You’d need to do what has been impossible until now: map what actually happens in neurons and nerve fibers.
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Self-taught AI is best yet at strategy game Go

Self-taught AI is best yet at strategy game Go | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Artificial-intelligence program AlphaGo Zero trained in just days, without any human input.
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The Third Wave of AI – Becoming Human

The Third Wave of AI – Becoming Human | Global Brain | Scoop.it

Over the decades, combinations of various programming techniques have enabled slow spotty progress in AI — punctuated by occasional breakthroughs such as certain expert, decision and planning systems, and mastering Chess and Jeopardy! These approaches, and in particular those focused on symbolic representations, are generally referred to as GOFAI (Good Old-Fashioned AI). Importantly, a key characteristic that they share is that applications are hand-crafted and custom engineered: Programmers figure out how to solve a particular problem, then turning their insights into code. This essentially represents the ‘First Wave’.

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The Brain-Machine Interface Isn't Sci-Fi Anymore | Backchannel

The Brain-Machine Interface Isn't Sci-Fi Anymore | Backchannel | Global Brain | Scoop.it
This startup has built a brain-machine interface that enables mind control of machines—no implants required.
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A living programmable biocomputing device based on RNA | KurzweilAI

Ribocomputing devices ( yellow) developed by a team at the Wyss Institute can now be used by synthetic biologists to sense and interpret multiple signals in
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High-speed light-based systems could replace supercomputers for certain ‘deep learning’ calculations | KurzweilAI

(a) Optical micrograph of an experimentally fabricated on-chip optical interference unit; the physical region where the optical neural network program exists
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letter from Ray | Supporting universal basic income as step in world progress | KurzweilAI

column: letters from Ray date: May 27, 2017 topic: Adopting a universal basic income for all people can help society think creatively with new
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The Threat | Edge.org

The Threat | Edge.org | Global Brain | Scoop.it
People who are able to live digitally enhanced lives, in the sense that they can use all the available tools to the fullest extent, are very much more productive and capable and powerful than those who are still stuck in meatspace. It’s as if you had a forest where all the animals could see only in black and white and, suddenly, along comes a mutation in one of the predators allowing it to see in color. All of a sudden it gets to eat all the other animals, at least those who can’t see in color, and the other animals have no idea what’s going on. They have no idea why their camouflage doesn’t work anymore. They have no idea where the new threat is coming from. That’s the kind of change that happens once people get access to really powerful online services. So long as it was the case that everybody who could be bothered to learn had access to AltaVista, or Google, or Facebook, or whatever, then that was okay. The problem we’re facing now is that more and more capable systems are no longer open to all. They’re open to the government, to big business, and to powerful advertising networks.
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Giving the Behemoths a Leg Up on the Little Guy

Giving the Behemoths a Leg Up on the Little Guy | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The new F.C.C. chairman’s plan to slacken net neutrality rules is a boon to tech giants and a bane to competitors and innovators.
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Elon Musk wants to enhance us as superhuman cyborgs to deal with superintelligent AI | KurzweilAI

Elon Musk wants to enhance us as superhuman cyborgs to deal with superintelligent AI | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
(credit: Neuralink Corp.) It's the year 2021. A quadriplegic patient has just had one million “neural lace” microparticles injected into her brain, the
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There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works | Global Brain | Scoop.it
As the technology advances, we might soon cross some threshold beyond which using AI requires a leap of faith.
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Scientists Hack a Human Cell and Reprogram It Like a Computer

Scientists Hack a Human Cell and Reprogram It Like a Computer | Global Brain | Scoop.it
By hijacking the DNA of a human cell, they showed it's possible to program it like a simple computer.
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Aleksej Vasyliev's curator insight, March 29, 4:01 AM
Cell (DNA - ?)  and Computer
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What’s Next in Computing? - Chris Dixon - Pocket

What’s Next in Computing? - Chris Dixon - Pocket | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The computing industry progresses in two mostly independent cycles: financial and product cycles. There has been a lot of handwringing lately about where we are in the financial cycle. Financial markets get a lot of attention. They tend to fluctuate unpredictably and sometimes wildly.
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AI Experts Want to End 'Black Box' Algorithms in Government

AI Experts Want to End 'Black Box' Algorithms in Government | Global Brain | Scoop.it
On Tuesday a European Commission working group on data protection released draft guidelines on automated decision making, including that people should have the right to challenge such decisions. The group’s report cautioned that “automated decision-making can pose significant risks for individuals’ rights and freedoms which require appropriate safeguards.” Its guidance will feed into a sweeping new data protection law due to come into force in 2018, known as the GDPR.
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Google's AutoML Project Teaches AI To Write Learning Software

Google's AutoML Project Teaches AI To Write Learning Software | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Google’s researchers have taught machine-learning software to build machine-learning software, in a project dubbed AutoML.
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Move towards 'holy grail' of computing by creation of brain-like photonic microchips

Move towards 'holy grail' of computing by creation of brain-like photonic microchips | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Scientists have made a crucial step towards unlocking the "holy grail" of computing - microchips that mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information.
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Do We Need a Speedometer for Artificial Intelligence?

Do We Need a Speedometer for Artificial Intelligence? | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Measuring how quickly machines are getting smarter could help us prepare for the consequences for society and the economy.
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A Blueprint for Coexistence with AI | Backchannel

A Blueprint for Coexistence with AI | Backchannel | Global Brain | Scoop.it
There's no getting around the fact that artificial intelligence will upend our world—but human empathy can't be coded.
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Researchers decipher how faces are encoded in the brain | KurzweilAI

This figure shows eight different real faces that were presented to a monkey, together with reconstructions made by analyzing electrical activity from 205
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Google’s AlphaGo Levels Up From Board Games to Power Grids

Google’s AlphaGo Levels Up From Board Games to Power Grids | Global Brain | Scoop.it
By redesigning how its AlphaGo AI learns, Google has made a system that can tackle much more than just boardgames.
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Algorithmic accountability

Algorithmic accountability | Global Brain | Scoop.it
When Netflix recommends you watch “Grace and Frankie” after you’ve finished “Love,” an algorithm decided that would be the next logical thing for..
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Look to Zuck’s F8, Not Trump’s 100 Days, to See the Shape of the Future

Look to Zuck’s F8, Not Trump’s 100 Days, to See the Shape of the Future | Global Brain | Scoop.it
While the fate of the Trump administration matters, it may shape the world much less decisively than the changes rapidly altering the digital landscape.
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What if you could type directly from your brain at 100 words per minute? | KurzweilAI

What if you could type directly from your brain at 100 words per minute? | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Regina Dugan, PhD, Facebook VP of Engineering, Building8, revealed today (April 19, 2017) at Facebook F8 conference 2017 a plan to develop a non-invasive brain-computer interface that will let you type at 100 wpm — by decoding neural activity devoted to speech.
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Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years

Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years | Global Brain | Scoop.it
"It's not because I overestimate the AI. It's because most people tend to overestimate human beings."
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To Make Us All Safer, Robocars Will Sometimes Have to Kill

To Make Us All Safer, Robocars Will Sometimes Have to Kill | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Not only will robocars fail to completely end traffic deaths, but they’ll be choosing who to sacrifice—all to make the roads of tomorrow a safer place.
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