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Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the …

Scientists Are Exploring a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World

Could Quantum Consciousness Exist?<p>Despite all the research we’ve done, we still know relatively little about how the human brain works, and we know …

Consciousness

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

The Science Abstracts You Need for Innovation Are Becoming Unreadable, Study Says | Inc.com

No matter what field you might be in, scientific research probably ranks pretty high in operational priorities. After all, it's science that tells you, for example, that a product is safe or even viable to manufacture. But a new study suggests that many of the abstracts people are writing for their …

Apple snags top AR talent for work on new wearable

Apple’s massive team of hardware and software engineers working on augmented reality (AR) includes former employees from Dolby Laboratories, Oculus and HoloLens, alongside special effects folks from Hollywood.<p>According to a new report, Apple now has hundreds of engineers working on the project, …

Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations, and experiences; tables and …

Kernel is trying to hack the human brain — but neuroscience has a long way to go

The future of computing may be inside our skulls<p>For Bryan Johnson, the founder and CEO of neuroscience startup Kernel, the question is when, not if, we all have computer chips inside of our brains. Kernel, founded last fall with more than $100 million of Johnson’s own money, is trying to better …

Bill Gates Says Robots Should Be Taxed Like Workers

In a new interview with Quartz, Microsoft founder Bill Gates makes a rather stunning argument—that robots who replace human workers should incur …

A Physicist Explains Why Humans Probably Didn't Pop Into Existence Last Tuesday

Whaa... ?<p>The history of cosmology has its fair share of whacky ideas, but one of the strangest has to be the Boltzmann brain hypothesis – which …

Why Elon Musk's transhumanism claims may not be that far-fetched

We must all become cyborgs if we are to survive the inevitable robot uprising. That's the message from Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, the …

Imagining the Future of VR at Google - MIT Technology Review

Jessica Brillhart is the principal filmmaker for virtual reality at Google, where she enjoys one of the most creative jobs in Silicon Valley. She …

Eye tracking technology will change these 4 domains

Thanks to advances and breakthroughs in hardware, software and artificial intelligence, eye tracking technology has progressed immensely in the past year, and is now drawing the attention of tech industry’s biggest players.<p>The acquisition of eye tracking companies EyeFluence and Eye Tribe by Google …

Ford Is Investing $1 Billion In An Ex-Googler’s Artificial Intelligence Company

Argo AI, which is run by former Google and Uber self-driving engineers, will help develop Ford’s autonomous vehicles.<p>Ford, which has plans to put self-driving cars on the road by 2021, said Friday that it will invest $1 billion in the artificial intelligence company Argo AI, which is run by former …

Robots 'should replace 250,000 public sector staff and save £2.6billion a year from the payroll'

Robots should be used to replace the work of 250,000 public sector staff, a report says today.<p>Think tank Reform says websites and artificially …

AI leaders: Machines will quickly outsmart us when they achieve human-level intelligence

A YouTube video released by the Future of Humanity Institute this week shows Elon Musk, the billionaire cofounder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, talking on a panel earlier this month alongside the likes of DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, who sold his company to Google for £400 million in 2014, and …

Even Remainers think May's deal respects the referendum result, and five other charts explaining what Britons want from Brexit

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Parliament should get a vote on the final Brexit deal on Tuesday, as the country remains bitterly divided on the best way forward for leaving the European Union.<p>Theresa May has already outlined that Parliament would get a vote, even if Brexit …

Robotics, artificial intelligence, and 5G are at the heart of Theresa May's new industrial strategy

Theresa May is set to launch the government's "Modern Industrial Strategy" on Monday at a regional meeting of the cabinet in the North West.<p>The Prime Minister announced in a release on Sunday evening that the strategy would be focused around ten key strategic pillars, the first of which is: …