Fahad Sarfraz

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China’s “social credit system” will rate how valuable you are as a human

A Citizen Score in China<p>In a contentious world first, China plans to implement a social credit system (officially referred to as a Social Credit …

Obama Administration

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Artificial Intelligence

Harvard is trying to build an AI as fast as the human brain

Harvard University has been awarded $28 million (£19m) to investigate why brains are so much better at learning and retaining information than …

Artificial Intelligence

Professor explains how his study of the historical Jesus made him leave atheism

Dr. Michael F. Bird has a great article in Christianity Today. I’ve featured his debates with atheist historian James Crossley on this blog before, …

Theology

Google and NASA Have A New Quantum Computer

Meet the D-Wave 2X<p>It looks like the holiday season came early for Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.<p>Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association announced today that they’re getting the D-Wave 2X, the newest and most powerful quantum computer on the market. The 2X …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

The Brain

I left both Christianity and Islam behind: “It was the problem of evil and innocent suffering that truly led me out of religion”

Raised a Lutheran, I converted to Islam at 19, not long before 9/11. But that’s not what ended my life as a Muslim<p>Recently NFL pro-bowl running-back Arian Foster, of the Houston Texans, “came out” as a nonbeliever to ESPN Magazine. It was a bold move in a multibillion-dollar business where religion …

Religion