Ceyhan Kapusuz

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Mysterious 15th century manuscript decoded by computer scientists using artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has allowed scientists to make significant progress in cracking a mysterious ancient text, the meaning of which has eluded …

Archaeology

Improving Ourselves to Death

What the self-help gurus and their critics reveal about our times.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Happy New Year, you! Now that the champagne has gone flat and the Christmas tree is off to be mulched, it’s time to turn your thoughts …

Tim Ferriss

Home On Lagrange

Space: there's a whole lot of it.<p>But if you want a spacecraft to stick around your celestial neighborhood, there are only five places to …

Claymation, stop motion animation, Heartbeats

Stop Motion

`Warren in a Box' to Pick Stocks for First Nordic AI Fund

Finnish fund manager FIM is introducing the first investment fund in the Nordic region, where a self-learning algorithm gets to pick all the …

Investing

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism.<p>“If you ask somebody on the street, ‘What are the main differences between races?,’ they’re going to say skin color,” said Sarah A. Tishkoff, a geneticist at the …

To control AI, we need to understand more about humans

From Frankenstein to I, Robot, we have for centuries been intrigued with and terrified of creating beings that might develop autonomy and free will.<p>And now that we stand on the cusp of the age of ever-more-powerful artificial intelligence, the urgency of developing ways to ensure our creations …

Science Behind Recalling Past Memories, How We Recall?

A memory is a precious thing. Whenever we experience something new we create a memory of that event and that memory gets stored in a neural circuit …

The Brain

Google's Deep Mind AI has a new trick: taking a nap

Google has been pretty far ahead of the curve when it comes to its artificial intelligence research. The world was shocked when its AI beat a top human player at the game of Go. More recently the company taught AI to use imagination and make predictions. The latest trick in Google’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

Humanity

Is anyone home? A way to find out if AI has become self-aware

(credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay)<i>By Susan Schneider, PhD, and Edwin Turner, PhD</i> <br>Every moment of your waking life and whenever you dream, you have the …

Consciousness

Lessons learned from making 100 games in five years

Developer James Earl Cox has recently completed his 100 Games in 5 Years project, having wrapped up development of his taxing, rewarding journey with …

The 3 question math quiz can predict if you believe in God

Researchers asked 179 Canadian college students to answer the following three math questions:<p>1. A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs …

Space Launch System: The Next Step

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is leading the design and development of the USA on behalf of the Space Launch System Program for the …

Spacecraft and Rocket Illustrations

Spacecraft

A.I. Experiments: Visualizing High-Dimensional Space

Why the "You" in an Afterlife Wouldn't Really Be You

<i>The Discovery</i> is a 2017 Netflix film in which Robert Redford plays a scientist who proves that the afterlife is real. “Once the body dies, some part …

10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About

This column is authored by content analyst and tech writer,The post 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About appeared first on …

Machine Learning

Bias in machine learning, and how to stop it

AI and machine learning fuel the systems we use to communicate, work, and even travel. But bias seeps into the data in ways we don't always see. …

Roboschool

We are releasing Roboschool: open-source software for robot simulation, integrated with OpenAI Gym.Your browser does not support the video tag.<i>Three</i> …

Machine Learning

I attend, therefore I am

You are only as strong as your powers of attention, and other uncomfortable truths about the self<i>By Carolyn Dicey Jennings</i>Read at Aeon

Consciousness

Why Some Mice Seem to Make Bad Parents

Some wild mice are diligent parents, building elaborate grassy nests to keep their young safe and warm. Others are less attentive and construct …

MIT Breakthrough Lets Amputees Feel Movement in a Bionic Limb

The low-impact limb replacement is on its way.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Being a double-amputee …

How to Build a Mind? This Theory May Guide Us Toward an Answer

<i>From time to time, the Singularity Hub editorial team unearths a gem from the archives and wants to share it all over again. It's usually a piece</i> …

Emerging Technology

How beauty might have evolved for pleasure, not function

Maybe it’s not all about natural selection<p>Evolutionary biology tells us this story: everything evolved to make us better at reproducing. Everything has a function — and decoration is no exception. The peacock’s elaborate tail seems useless, but actually it tells us how genetically superior the bird …

How video games help improve real-world AI

For decades, video games have been criticized for purportedly wasting time, stifling creativity, and even influencing violent behaviors. Now, it seems that video games have become an unlikely tool for AI researchers to improve their systems.<p>Seeing stop signs<p>Take, for example, Artur Filipowicz, an …

Artificial Intelligence

Get Ready For Low-Cost Jet Engines That Reach Space Without Burning Fossil Fuels

Plasma Jet Engines<p>Imagine a jet engine that could propel an aircraft faster than a traditional engine, taking all the way to the edge of the …

Adapting Morphology to Multiple Tasks in Evolved Virtual Creatures

YouTube

Researchers design a DNA computer that outperforms future Quantum computers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>DNA computers, up until now, have been theoretical but now they’re feasible, and that’s a huge step towards the next step – …

Quantum Computing