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The Singularity is Coming in 2045 and Will Make Humans 'Sexier'

The singularity is going to make us even better at being human, says leading futurist Ray Kurzweil. When it comes and we upload our brains into the …

This Pyramid Sculpture Is An Interface For Brain-To-Brain Communication

This sculpture reads your thoughts and reacts in kind to connect your mind to someone else’s.<p>2ch looks like something ripped out of a low budget sci-fi show. Featured recently on Prosthetic Knowledge, it’s a pyramid filled with hoses, motors, and screens, and it moans a language no one can possibly …

Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

Stephen Hawking warns of an 'intelligence explosion'

In his recent Reddit AMA, the famed physicist explains how that might happen.<p>When asked by a user how AI could become smarter than its creator and pose a threat to the human race, Hawking wrote:<p>This terrifying vision of the future relies on a concept called the intelligence explosion. It posits …

Singularity

Increased memory with a flash of light

<i>Scientists create a new light-sensitive, plant-human hybrid protein to efficiently modulate calcium channels</i><p>The burgeoning field of optogenetics has …

First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim

An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat hope the brain could transform our understanding of neurological disease.<p>Though not conscious the miniature brain, which resembles that of a …

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Artificial Intelligence

Criminal Minds: Brain scans spot the difference between intent and recklessness

In the US Model Penal Code, a suspect's state of mind while committing a crime can drastically affect the punishment they receive. Specifically, …

Can going barefoot keep your brain young?

To keep your mind sharp, you could do crossword puzzles or try to learn a new language—basically anything that’s mind-boggling and takes practice. …

The Brain

Scientists Need You to Solve This Chess Problem to Help Find The Key to Human Consciousness

What separates us from supercomputers.<p>Consciousness is the most important quality of a human being, but scientists have struggled for millennia to …

Your Brain Ages Just Like Your Body—Here's How to Keep It Young

Humans spend a lot of time trying to slow down aging from the outside<i>—</i>we buy expensive face creams, spend hours primping in the mirror, and even turn …

The Entrepreneur with the $100 Million Plan to Link Brains to Computers - MIT Technology Review

Entrepreneur Bryan Johnson says he wanted to become very rich in order to do something great for humankind.<p>Last year Johnson, founder of the online …

Singularity

Does this chess problem reveal the key to human consciousness?

Computers can't solve this chess problem. Can you?<p>Artificial intelligence hasn't taken over the world ... yet. But while humans can still outperform …

Exercise Slows Brain Aging By 10 Years

We know that exercise is good for the body and the brain. But actually <i>being</i> physically active, at least on a regular basis, isn’t always easy.<p>For …

How to learn 30 languages

Some people can speak a seemingly impossible number of tongues. How do they manage it, asks David Robson, and what can we learn from them?<p>Out on a sunny Berlin balcony, Tim Keeley and Daniel Krasa are firing words like bullets at each other. First German, then Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Croatian, …

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Viruses May Play Vital Role In Brain Function

Out of the 3 billion base pairs in the human genome, only about 2% actually codes for protein. Hidden in the vast sequences of non-coding DNA …

Neuroscience

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

<b>(Shutterstock/Lightspring)</b><p>A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Agata Blaszczak-Boxe<p>March 20, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with …

Neuroscience Has Discovered the Secret of Creativity

There are things we can do to create more opportunities for eureka moments, leading to more creativity, innovation, and insight at work.<p><i>What are some good ways to foster creativity and innovation in everyday work? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling</i> …

A new study reveals that certain drugs may make us smarter than we thought

It's both appealing and disturbing to think that taking a pill could boost someone's brainpower to make them "smarter."<p>Films like "Limitless" and "Lucy" create fantasies of cognition-enhancing drugs that practically provide superpowers. In the real world, college students and finance workers have …

The Brain

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming as biased as we are

When you perform a Google search for every day queries, you don’t typically expect systemic racism to rear its ugly head. Yet, if you’re a woman searching for a hairstyle, that’s exactly what you might find.<p>A simple Google image search for ‘women’s professional hairstyles’ returns the …

Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety

Published in <i>Nature Communications</i> by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids …

A Zen Philosopher Explains How to Rewire Your Brain to Cope With Negative Feelings

Everyone feels rushed and panicked at times, and that can result in feelings of negativity. So when we’re feeling overwhelmed, what can we do?<p>I came …

I Have a Computer Chip in My Brain That Reads My Thoughts

The electrode is part of a system that could help people with paralysis bypass their injuries and reanimate their limbs.<p><i>On Friday, March 24,</i> VICE <i>on HBO</i> <i>will take you inside the exciting world of bionic technology, exploring the cutting edge ways in which humans are integrating computers into their</i> …

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Singularity

Our Brains May be 100 Times More Powerful Than We Thought

The human brain is so powerful that some intelligent computers called neural networks are patterned after how the human brain works. As such, …

4 basic problems cause all the cognitive biases that screw up our judgment

<i>Four months ago I attempted to synthesize Wikipedia's crazy list of cognitive biases, and after banging my head against the wall for weeks, came up with this</i> <i>Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet</i> <i>which</i> <i>John Manoogian III,</i><i>beautifully organized into the above poster. Since then, I've started working on a book</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Think They Have Another Reason Humans Became Smarter Than Our Ancestors - Blood

It's not just about brain size.<p>Anthropologists have been curious about the evolution of human intelligence for many decades. The main lines of …

Here's what caffeine does to your body and brain

Caffeine is the most commonly used pyschoactive drug in the world. It's known for that pick-me-up it gives. However, it has several other effects on the human body.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

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Ray Kurzweil claims singularity will happen by 2045

Predictions by Ray KurzweilRay Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google, is a well-known futurist with a track record for accurate …

Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul

A philosopher’s lifelong quest to understand the making of the mind.<p>Four billion years ago, Earth was a lifeless place. Nothing struggled, thought, or wanted. Slowly, that changed. Seawater leached chemicals from rocks; near thermal vents, those chemicals jostled and combined. Some hit upon the …