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25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness<p>Erin Brodwin , Jessica Orwig and Dina Spector<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to …

Consciousness Is a Byproduct of Entropy According to New Research

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

Consciousness

Kurzweil: AI aces Turing Test in 2029, and the Singularity arrives in 2045

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>As the capabilities of artificial intelligence increase, and as technology improves at an exponential rate Kurzweil …

When Will The Machines Wake Up?

Machines matter to people. But, they “matter” only because they affect people. It’s widely supposed that today’s machines themselves cannot be “affected” — because they have no feelings, no conscious thought, no sentience.<p>Interestingly enough, it might not always be that way.<p>While biology has held …

Artificial Intelligence

The Mind in the Whirlwind

In our last conversation about consciousness, Riccardo Manzotti and I arrived at a crux. Having found both brain- and action-based explanations of …

Consciousness

Scientists develop a robot capable of listening when told it's wrong, in real time

Baxter is a robot developed in 2012 by Rethink Robotics, the project of former CSAIL director Rodney Brooks. Now a research team from Boston …

Futurism

Humans Will Have Cloud-Connected Hybrid Brains by 2030, Ray Kurzweil Says

So, you think you’ve seen it all? You haven’t seen anything yet. By the year 2030, advancements will excel anything we’ve seen before concerning …

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Predicts the Singularity Will be “Sexy”

The singularity is going to make us even better at being human, says leading futurist Ray Kurzweil. When it comes and we upload out brains into the …

Singularity

Three ways to think about the future |

<i>Pete Ryan</i><p>Want to reframe your view of what lies ahead? Innovation consultant Ari Wallach shares three ways of thinking that could help us tackle our …

Deepwater Horizon

Preparing for our posthuman future of artificial intelligence

(credit: iStock)<p><i>By David Brin</i><p><i>“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that</i> …

Singularity

Google's AI Can Now Identify What It's Seeing In Videos And It's Frighteningly Perceptive

Welcome to our new robots overlords.<p>It was vision, not limbs, that led fish on to land, according to a groundbreaking study of evolution published this week.<p>But let’s hope it’s neither vision nor limbs that leads artificial intelligence to make its own evolutionary breakthrough.<p>After all, Boston …

Google

Researchers correct robot mistakes with their minds

The system allows users to correct AI mistakes using nothing more than their brains.<p>Researchers have developed a new system which allows human …

Machine Learning

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Here's How to Keep Your Brain Young, According to Neuroscience and Psychology

Mental age is more in your control than you might think.<p>Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. …

Mindfulness

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around the Entire Circumference of the Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

The Brain

The Robots Are Coming: But Will They Be Mindful? | D. Scott Phoenix | Wisdom 2.0 2016

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 …

Neurology

Emotions are generated by the conscious brain, not the subconscious

A new theory of emotion overturns established view of where feelings arise in the brain.<p>Emotions are created in the conscious part of the brain and …

The Brain

Humans Have Between 9 to 21 Senses In Total – Aristotle Was Wrong To Claim We Have Only Five Senses

<b>MessageToEagle.com</b> – Have you ever heard the expression someone has a sixth sense? Why limit our senses to a sixth sense? Actually, according to …

Consciousness

The Lucid-Dreaming Rocket Builder who Engineers Paradise Every Night

Lucid dreamers spend up to a third of their lives exploring realities of their own invention and coming to understand themselves within the context …

The Brain

Mind Over Technology: Coming Out on Top as a Wired World Starts to Run on Automatic Paperback – January 20, 2004

The start of the book was exactly why I bought it - to read about the impact of automation on jobs. I expected the whole book to be on topic but soon …

Exponential Growth Will Transform Humanity in the Next 30 Years

As we close out 2016, if you’ll allow me, I’d like to take a risk and venture into a topic I’m personally compelled to think about… a topic that will …

Artificial Intelligence

New Theory Suggests That Consciousness Is a Byproduct of Entropy

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

The Brain

The Brain’s Connections Shrink During Sleep

This mass downscaling stops neurons from becoming saturated—which may be one of the reasons why sleep exists at all.<p>In your every waking moment, whether you mean to or not, you are absorbing new experiences, and changing your brain. Specifically, some of your neurons become more strongly connected. …

The Brain

Musk Is Preparing to Release "Brain Hacking Tech," And He's Not Alone

Making a New Kind of Human<p>The age of the machine is well underway, and there is a very good chance that humanity will be left behind. Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Animals are much smarter than people realize, scientist says

What is the smartest species in the world? You might think it's humans by a long shot, but the reality is a lot more complicated.<p>Frans de Waal, a primatologist at Emory University, has a new book out called "Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?" and in it he gives hundreds of examples …

Cognitive Science

Elon Musk may be gearing up for his strangest announcement yet on artificial intelligence

Elon Musk hasn't given up on his vision to add a digital layer of intelligence to our brain.<p>The Tesla and SpaceX CEO teased that he may have an announcement about "neural lace," a concept he first brought up at Vox Media's Code Conference in June, coming next month on Twitter Wednesday morning.<p>Musk …

Artificial Intelligence

Why "Be Positive" is Horrible Advice, According to Buddhism

It is human nature to have negative thinking, and it’s okay to feel low and dejected. Low emotions and their presence help us to appreciate the …

David Lynch Explains How Meditation Boosts Our Creativity (Plus Free Resources to Help You Start Meditating)

David Lynch meditates, and he meditates hard. Beginning his practice in earnest after it helped him solve a creative problem during the production of …