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Can an uploaded brain live forever?

As speedy as today's supercomputers are, they're still nowhere near the complexity and power of the brains sitting inside of our heads. But the rapid …

Singularity

The first pop song ever written by artificial intelligence is pretty good, actually

We already know that artificial intelligence systems can work in law firms and beat the world champion at a game of Go. Now it turns out that AI can write some pretty good pop songs, too.<p>Researchers at Sony have been working on AI-generated music for years, and has previously used AI to create …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk's Neural Lace Will Allow Us To 'Achieve Symbiosis With Machines'

Elon Musk is having a hard time at the moment. Amid all the sound and fury, however, it’s sometimes easy to forget that he’s constantly coming up …

Singularity

Brain chips: Human trials on futuristic implants to enhance memory and treat Alzheimer's begin

University of Southern California research into enhancing memory in rats spun off into a startup.<p>A pioneering neuroscientist who succeeded in …

Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction

VENICE BEACH, Calif. — Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on their own and anticipate our needs before we ask.<p>What’s uncommon is how Johnson wants to respond: find a way to supercharge the …

Wireless 'Neural Dust' Could Monitor Your Brain

Sand-sized sensor implants give instant feedback from nerve cells<p>Science fiction that features wires connecting brains to computers might now be obsolete. Wireless powered implants, each smaller than a grain of rice, could serve as "neural dust" that can one day scan and stimulate brain cells. Such …

The jobs we'll lose to machines -- and the ones we won't

Machine learning isn't just for simple tasks like assessing credit risk and sorting mail anymore -- today, it's capable of far more complex …

Artists Get Creative with AI and Machine Learning Tools

<b>Computers that learn can help artists and makers take their crafts to the next level.</b><p>From drum machines to digital cameras, technology has a history …

Facial recognition can now identify you without seeing your face

Facial recognition already posed serious problems for privacy advocates. Used by everyone from law enforcement to churches, the privacy concerns with facial recognition are very real, and they’re about to get a lot worse.<p>The ability to identify anyone just by analyzing an image of their face …

Building a Better Human With Science? The Public Says, No Thanks

Americans aren’t very enthusiastic about using science to enhance the human species. Instead, many find it rather creepy.<p>A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows a profound distrust of scientists, a suspicion about claims of progress and a real discomfort with the idea of meddling with human …

Pew Research Center

Microsoft's AI Is Playing Minecraft to Learn How the World Works

Would you trust an AI with a diamond pickaxe?<p>Microsoft is using an experimental version of its game Minecraft to test the limits of artificial intelligence.<p>Called Project Malmo (named after a Swedish city, as Minecraft originates out of Sweden), the new version of the game allows …

Humans can now use mind control to direct swarms of robots

Researchers at Arizona State University have created a brain-to-machine interface that humans can use to mentally control several robots at …

Robotics

Now Scientists Are Teaching a Robot to Hunt Prey

Some scientists are hard at work making a “kill switch” to overpower a too-strong AI and protect us, if needed. Others are specifically teaching …

Robotics

3 Reasons To Believe The Singularity Is Near

The crazy predictions Ray Kurzweil made a decade ago don’t seem so outlandish now. Related posts: The Singularity: Apocalypse or Nerd Rapture? …

Research team reproduces major functional principles of the brain using technology

How does the human brain collect, process and store the flow of data which it constantly encounters? How does it manage cognitive tasks, which …

Neuroscience

The ‘Robin Hood of the internet’ and his parking ticket fighting bot could be coming Down Under

Stanford University student Joshua Browder believes parking tickets are a “worldwide crookery” so he devised a tool to help people avoid paying …

Robin Hood

MIT researchers develop eye-tracking program for your smartphone

According to a new paper, researchers at the University of Georgia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial …

How the Computer Beat the Go Player

<i>God moves the player,<br>he in turn, the piece.<br>But what god beyond<br>God begins the round<br>of dust and time and<br>sleep and agonies?</i><p>—Jorge Luis Borges, from …

Google Created Its Own Laws of Robotics

Building robots that don’t harm humans is an incredibly complex challenge. Here are the rules guiding design at Google.<p>In his famous <i>Robot</i> series of stories and novels, Isaac Asimov created the fictional Laws of Robotics, which read:<p>A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a …

Robotics

In the fight to control glucose levels, this control algorithm comes out on top - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The so-called artificial pancreas — an automated insulin delivery system for people type 1 diabetes mellitus — uses an advanced control algorithm to …

AI Brain Mapping: Closer to Reality Than You'd Think

AI expert Neil Jacobstein talks fintech, machine learning, Big Data, and building artificial brains.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Elon Musk thinks we should insert 'neural laces' into our brains so we can become cyborgs

Elon Musk never seems shy to share his concerns about artificial intelligence. In August 2014, he tweeted that the technology was "potentially more dangerous than nukes." Speaking to students from MIT a few months later, Musk expanded on that view and took it one step further, calling AI "our …

Google’s computers are creating songs. Making music may never be the same.

Google has launched a project to use artificial intelligence to create compelling art and music, offering a reminder of how technology is rapidly changing what it means to be a musician, and what makes us distinctly human.<p>Google’s Project Magenta, announced Wednesday, aims to push the state of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Forget Myers-Briggs, algorithms can better predict team chemistry

Inspired by the techniques used by online dating sites, Saberr’s formula uses analytics to tell whether a team will succeed or fail<p>Tune in to any post-work conversation on the train home and it’s unlikely to be a co-worker’s skills but rather some difficulty in interpersonal relationships that’s …

Myers-Briggs

Watch-Bot uses machine learning to determine when you're bad at life

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When neural networks are hot in the field of machine learning, everything looks like a pattern-matching problem. When you leave the milk out, a robot will tell you.<p>Watch-Bot is basically your mom, if your mom was a Kinect sensor …

Machine Learning

The creators of Siri just showed off their next AI assistant, Viv, and it's incredible

Viv wowed the crowd during a public demo in New York<p>Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer created the artificial intelligence behind Siri, Apple's iconic digital assistant, and one of the first modern apps to capably handle natural language queries on a smartphone. Today the pair showed off their newest …

Google patented a crazy device it wants to inject into your eyeball

We may be accustomed to seeing high-tech companies file patents for out-there concepts and technologies, but a new patent from Google takes the cake. Originally spotted by <i>Forbes</i>, Google earlier this month filed a patent which describes a method of injecting a device into a person's eyeball as a …

Deep neural networks that identify shapes nearly as well as humans

Self-driving car vs. pedestrians (credit: Google)Deep neural networks (DNNs) are capable of learning to identify shapes, so “we’re on the right track …

UC Berkeley team builds 'semantic atlas' of the human brain - ExtremeTech

UC Berkeley team builds ‘semantic atlas’ of the human brain<p>By on April 29, 2016 at 10:03 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

UC Berkeley