Sean Meyer

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A Victorian Spy In The Boy Brothels Of Karachi

Before he was a world-famous spy and translator, Richard F. Burton was sent into the boy brothels of Karachi so the British could conquer all of …

World History

The spy who couldn’t spell: how the biggest heist in the history of US espionage was foiled

Ever since childhood, Brian Regan had been made to feel stupid because of his severe dyslexia. So he thought no one would suspect him of stealing secrets<p>The classrooms and hallways of Farmingdale High in Long Island were deserted on the morning of Saturday 19 August 2001, when a van pulled into the …

A Lord of the Rings-inspired space opera wants to connect you with African mythology

Artist Paul Louise-Julie counts among his inspirations the words of <i>Lord of the Rings</i> author J.R.R. Tolkien, the images of Star Wars and the whispers of a Senegalese elder who opened his eyes to the oral history of West Africa.<p>Six years ago, he challenged himself to combine these influences with his …

Science Fiction

IBM's resistive computing could massively accelerate AI - and get us closer to Asimov's Positronic Brain - ExtremeTech

IBM’s resistive computing could massively accelerate AI — and get us closer to Asimov’s Positronic Brain<p>By on April 1, 2016 at 11:27 am<p>This site may …

Could this make building quantum computers much easier?

<b>One more piece to the puzzle</b><p>We love quantum computers. Previous articles have detailed the ways in which they represent the next great leap in …

Quantum Computing

Why Artificial Intelligence Should Read and Write Stories

<i>Image credit: Brian Matis</i><p>Storytelling is an important part of how we, as humans, communicate and teach each other. We tell stories dozens of times a day: around the dinner table to share experiences; through fables to teach values; through journalism to communicate important events; and in …

Storytelling

A conversation with Sussman on AI and asynchronous programming

A couple weeks ago I made it to the FSF's 30th anniversary party. It was a blast in many ways, and a good generator of many fond memories, but I …

An Introduction to Sentiment Analysis / Opinion Mining

In the last decade, <b>sentiment analysis</b> (SA), also known as <b>opinion mining</b>, has attracted an increasing interest. It is a hard challenge for language …

Natural Language Processing

Smart robots will take our jobs — but it won't be as bad as you might think

Robots are getting so sophisticated that some people fear they'll eventually replace human laborers. After all, robots have already transformed …

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ISPs

Forget Humans vs. Machines: It’s a Humans + Machines Future

Forget humans versus machines: humans plus machines is what will drive society forward. This was the central message conveyed by Dr. John Kelly, …

Artificial Intelligence

Ashes of the Singularity hitting Early Access next week

RTSs often have the most beautiful names. Sins of a Solar Empire. Heroes of Annihilated Empires. And soon Ashes of the Singularity, Stardock's …

Artificial intelligence breakthrough as intuition algorithm beats humans in data test

• <b>Humans may take months to develop predictive algorithms for big-data analysis</b>• <b><br>Data Science Machine would eliminate human intuition but cut time out of</b> …

Can I haz science on my big data, plz?

<i>There’s a lot of hype about big data, cloud computing, machine learning, and data science. From my experience, things get lost in translation when it</i> …

Bill Gates and Elon Musk are wrong: Artificial intelligence is not going to take over the world

Even the simplest bacteria are smarter than the most advanced AI<p>There's been a lot of chatter in the past year about the menace of artificial intelligence. This summer's movie season offered four films featuring major AI characters, most recently <i>Terminator Genisys</i>, but also<i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>,</i> …

MIT developing a system that replaces human intuition for big data analysis

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are looking to take …

Here's why it would be 'unintelligent' to build brain-like computer intelligence

The surest strategy might seem like emulating human intelligence or even mimicking brain structure.<p>But creating an intelligent machine based on the human mind might be impossible, unnecessary, or even counterproductive.<p>In fact, many researchers believe what's inside our heads is just one example of …

Singularity

Nigerian student builds fully functional artificial intelligence robot in Sri Lanka

A twenty-four year old Nigerian, Bobai Ephraim Kato, has built a fully functional artificial intelligence robot for his final year project at the …

Artificial Intelligence

I tried the world's first virtual reality theme park, and it was better than anything I could've imagined

At first, The Void seemed too good to be true. I've tried countless virtual reality experiences from some of the biggest companies working in the …

Tattoos to 3D printing: five inventions that will revolutionise healthcare

People know more about their car than their own health. With these technologies, that is about to change<p>Most people know they are sick or their health is at risk because of symptoms – pain, temperature, swelling, rash etc. These are the alarm bells that drive people to doctors. However, new …

Explaining Human Decision Making with Physics Theory

<b>The next time someone accuses you of making an irrational decision, just explain that you’re obeying the laws of quantum physics.</b><p>A new trend taking …

Xbox One Gets Plague Creation Simulator Plague Inc. Later This Week

The Xbox One version of Plague Inc.: Evolved launches on September 18, developer Ndemic Creations has announced.<p>The popular mobile game released on iOS and Android in 2012 as Plague Inc. before debuting as Plague Inc. Evolved on Steam last year. It's been in early access on PC since that time, with …

Environmental Health

10 DARPA Projects That Could Change The World

The US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was created in 1958 in response to the launch of the Soviet Sputnik satellite. …

List-Worthy

Intelligent Machines: The jobs robots will steal first

<b>If you are sitting at a desk, driving a taxi or carrying a hod, stop for a moment and ask: could a robot or machine do this job better?</b><p>The answer, unfortunately for you, is probably - yes.<p>The debate about whether machines will eliminate the need for human employment is no longer just …

Boston Consulting Group

Pavel Bure’s new hockey league for old star players sounds awesome

Are you tired of having to dust off old copies of NHL 94 to get your Pavel Bure and Teemu Selanne fix? Well, dust no more: The World Legends Hockey …

VR: Finding The Storytelling Language of A New Medium

<b>By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson)</b><p>Virtual reality--as both an art form and an industry--is still pretty much uncharted territory. The maps that we do have, limited as they are, come from other disciplines. Film and games are the two mediums that are most commonly evoked when talking about VR, and we …

I read the 100 “best” fantasy and sci-fi novels - and they were shockingly offensive

Why are so many of NPR's list of best science fiction books so misogynistic, and why can't we move past our nostalgia for them?<p>When it comes to the …

Science Fiction

NHL has final say in how Blackhawks can deal with Patrick Kane rape case

The ongoing investigation into rape allegations against Patrick Kane has hockey fans wondering about what impact the accusations might have on the …