Clesio DaGama

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Teleportation: will it ever be a possibility?

Star Trek has a lot to answer for. Not content to tease us with unreasonable expectations of phasers and warp drive, it also thrust into the popular imagination the idea of teleportation, in which we step into a giant scanner of some sort and instantaneously find ourselves somewhere else, mind, …

Quantum Physics

What Is Consciousness?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Christof Koch<p>Christof Koch is chief scientist and …

Scientists Have Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A recent study investigating the …

Neanderthals Cared for Each Other and Survived into Old Age

When we think of Neanderthals, we often imagine these distant ancestors of ours to be rather brutish, dying at a young age and ultimately becoming …

Nick Chater picks five books to explore the mysteries of the mind

Since Plato, philosophers have had doubts about how our senses provide knowledge of the external world. But surely we are the ultimate arbiters of the contents of the “inner world” of our minds? More than a century of psychology and neuroscience suggests quite the opposite. Our sense that we can …

Consciousness

Quem somos nós? - Opinião - Estadão

Uma consulta popular sobre a “identidade do brasileiro”, sobre os traços comuns ou predominantes que conferem a todos os nascidos nesta terra uma …

Yuval Harari on Aadhaar: Will be foolish to give up huge positives because of few negatives

Pitching for globalisation as opposed to nationalism, Yuval Noah Harari said that the future will be very different from the present and global …

Labor Economics

AI reconstructs whatever you see just by reading a brain scan

AI can pluck images directly from a person’s brain. Given an fMRI scan of someone looking at a picture, an algorithm can reconstruct the original …

Three big questions about AI in financial services

AI will be smarter than HUMANS by 2029 before we MERGE with machine, Google chief says

A director of engineering Ray Kurzweil at Google has said the AI singularity will happen in the year 2045, and just a few years later humans will …

Singularity

The mind in the machine

Modern civilisation is a miraculous feat, one made possible by science. Every time I take a flight, I marvel at the technology that has allowed us to …

Silicon Valley Is Winning the Race to Build the First Driverless Cars

Henry Ford didn’t invent the motor car. The late 1800s saw a flurry of innovation by hundreds of companies battling to deliver on the promise of …

Emerging Technology

The human universe: Does consciousness create reality?

Samuel Johnson thought the idea was so preposterous that kicking a rock was enough to silence discussion. “I refute it thus,” he cried as his foot …

Worry less about the march of the robots, more about techno panic

A robot cleaner infiltrates Germany’s ministry of finance by blending in with the pool of legitimate machines. After initially performing routine cleaning tasks, the robot, using facial recognition, identifies the finance minister. It approaches her and detonates a concealed bomb.<p>That’s one of the …

Artificial Intelligence

13 Movies to Watch After ANNIHILATION

Alex Garland‘s <i>Annihilation</i> is truly singular; a skewed mind-warp that blends hard sci-fi with themes of loneliness, mental instability, and …

Scarlett Johansson

MIT AGI: How the brain creates emotions (Lisa Feldman Barrett)

Is Truth an Outdated Concept?

Are we living in a post-truth world?

Neuroscientists reveal the number one exercise for slowing down the aging process

At a certain point in our lives all of us develop a negative relationship with the mirror on the wall. It just keeps showing too many lines, too many …

These 10 brutal truths about life will help you get your shit together

If you’re like me, you get annoyed at the “fairy tale” successful life stories.<p>They usually go something like this:<p>– I had a dream.<p>– So then I …

Why today’s super-connected kids are growing up less rebellious and deeply unhappy

The internet, playing computer games, spending time on social media, texting, using video chat or watching TV are making our teens …

We Read This 800-Page Report on the State of Longevity Research So You Don’t Have To

The longevity field is bustling but still fragmented, and the “silver tsunami” is coming.That is the takeaway of <i>The Science of Longevity</i>, the …

Emerging Technology

Why the Rise of Self-Driving Vehicles Will Actually Increase Car Ownership

It’s been a long time coming. For years Waymo (formerly known as Google Chauffeur) has been diligently developing, driving, testing and refining its …

Emerging Technology

Smart Homes Won’t Just Automate Your Life—They’ll Track Your Health Too

It’s been more than a half-century since we first glimpsed the future of the smart home in a quaint cartoon series called “The Jetsons.” The Roomba …

We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists

At TEDxTucson, Dr. George Land dropped a bombshell when he told his audience about the shocking result of a creativity test developed for NASA but …

According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, These Are the Most Dangerous and Disruptive Ideas | Inc.com

As I was growing up I'd often quip that my grandmother, who had been born at the start of the 20th Century in a Greek village and lived to nearly the age of 100, saw more change in her lifetime than I'd ever possibly see. Turns out I couldn't have been more wrong because my future math was a few …

How artificial intelligence is giving more control

The insurance industry is leading the way when it comes to investing in artificial intelligence (AI) systems. According to a study from Tata …

NASA's A.I. Discovers a Second Solar System With 8 Planets, Just Like Ours

A machine learning algorithm has shown it can discover planets from weak signals overlooked in the Kepler spacecraft’s database.<br>Read More

Universe

AI Is The Future Of Computing, And SingularityNET Is The Future Of AI

<b>What happens when you create an open AI marketplace that can learn from itself?</b><p>Remember Sophia, the humanoid robot who was granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia? From the general media hubbub to the discussion surrounding the Saudi government’s treatment of women’s rights, the landmark event caused …

Artificial Intelligence

Could Technology Make You Immortal? Transhumanism Seeks the Answer.

<b>Jason Silva</b>: Transhumanism is essentially the philosophical school of thought that says that human beings should use technology to transcend their …

Did Religion Start One of Humanity’s Worst Revolutions?

One of the single-most transformative events in human history was the agricultural revolution. Why did we stop hunting and gathering, and start …