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Researchers may have uncovered an algorithm that explains intelligence

What if a simple algorithm were all it took to program tomorrow’s artificial intelligence to think like humans?<p>According to a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, it may be that easy — or difficult. Are you a glass-half-full or half-empty kind of person?<p>Researchers …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company’s map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a …

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Violet's Vibes

10 best new web design tools in July

If the existing tools for pattern libraries aren't quite right for you, this month there are two new ones that might be a better fit for your needs. …

Edward Snowden designed an iPhone attachment that detects unwanted radio transmissions

Edward Snowden thinks about phone security a lot more than the average person. And with good reason, as the world-famous whistleblower revealed methods of government data collection on phone calls, and even from his exile in Russia, still remains a major advocate for digital privacy.<p>Snowden, …

The Multiverse for non-scientists

Why we’re positive the Universe isn’t all there is, and what the different possibilities for a Multiverse are.<p><i>“Go, then. There are other worlds than</i> …

Artist Fills 400 Black Balloons with Different Gases for Magical Effect

And they all could burst at any second.<p>Two black balloons, one filled with helium and one filled with sulfur hexafluoride, are connected by their strings. The gases cause the helium balloon to float and the sulfur hexafluoride balloon to sink, creating a parallel vertical structure. This was the …

Patt Morrison asks: 'The Left Hand of Darkness' author Ursula K. Le Guin

Comic-Con, that massive San Diego convention that spawned an international franchise for fans of sci fi and fantasy comics, films, television and genre books, began in 1970, in the basement of a San Diego hotel. The year before, the singular writer Ursula K. Le Guin had already published the best …

Could We One Day Heal The Mind By Taking Control Of Our Dreams?

About 50 per cent of us will at some point in our lives experience “waking up” and being conscious while still in a dream – possibly, we may even be …

Google will make you an art history expert with its new tool

Google has just revamped its Arts & Culture app to be a lot more useful.<p>As a recap, you can search through a huge database (which Google has been building for a while), including anything from ancient tools to contemporary abstract art. Clearly, the company has been putting that Gigapixel camera to …

Inside Facebook’s Biggest Artificial Intelligence Project Ever

Michael Short — Bloomberg via Getty Images<p>The next time you load Facebook, whether its website or one of its mobile applications, consider the …

Nick Bostrom: ‘We are like small children playing with a bomb’

Sentient machines are a greater threat to humanity than climate change, according to Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom<p>You’ll find the Future of Humanity Institute down a medieval backstreet in the centre of Oxford. It is beside St Ebbe’s church, which has stood on this site since 1005, and above a …

Singularity

Military Cyborgs May Soon Be a Reality

274<p>SHARES<p>Based on successful tests already run at DARPA, it looks like the soldier of the near future may have access to the ability to pilot drones …

With nanotech, expanding the brain to the cloud

Futurist Ray Kurzweil on disease-fighting nanorobots and a cloud-based brain expansion<p>February 22, 2016<p>Ray Kurzweil at the MIT Tech Conference<p>Author, …