Nicholas Cohn

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The first ever photograph of light as a particle and a wave

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment …

Super-Intelligent Humans Are Coming - Issue 18: Genius

Lev Landau, a Nobelist and one of the fathers of a great school of Soviet physics, had a logarithmic scale for ranking theorists, from 1 to 5. A …

Robear is a robot bear that can care for the elderly

It's 2024. An older Japanese gentleman wants to watch the International Space Station's closing ceremony, but he can't get out of bed. No problem! All he has to do is call Robear to help him get up. Yes, that's his caregiver's name, but you see, Robear isn't human: it's a bear-like robot. This …

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1. Customer analytics solutions help firms deeply understand what their customers need and when they need it; emerging technology packages help firms develop a complete contextual view, without lots of custom plumbing.

​When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?

Like it or not, we are nearing the age of humans creating autonomous, self-aware super intelligences. Those intelligences will be part of our …

How Smart Is Your Artificial Intelligence?

Book smart ≠ Street smart<p>In 1950, Alan Turing, a pioneer of artificial intelligence (AI), proposed what’s now known as the Turing Test—an evaluation of a machine’s ability to behave like a human. Though there’s still plenty of room to improve, many AI systems are nearing Turing’s benchmark. And as …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Building Robots With Better Morals Than Humans

Bill Gates says he's concerned about the decisions machines of the near future will make once they outsmart humans.<p>The age of artificial intelligence may be very nearly upon us—which is, on one hand, great news. Machines have long helped humans do things better and faster and more safely and …

Myth Busting Artificial Intelligence

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Babak Hodjat, Sentient Technologies. Babak Hodjat, Sentient Technologies<p>We’ve all been seeing hype and excitement around …

Dutch Company Narrows Down Candidates to Colonize Mars

The AI Revolution: How Far Away Are Our Robot Overlords?

Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750—a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling …

Ray Kurzweil predicts some fantastic things coming in the next 25 years

Ray Kurzweil says by the 2020s most diseases will go away as nanobots become smarter than current medical tech. Normal eating will be replaced by …

Scientists Plan to Hunt for Alien Life on Europa

Jupiter's icy moon is a candidate for harboring alien life—but would we know life if we found it?<p>Are we truly alone in the universe? Or is Earth just one of many inhabited worlds? These are some of the most fascinating questions facing humanity, and soon, thanks to a 2016 federal budget allocation …