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DARPA Unveils 'Neural Interface' That Could Allow Humans To 'Talk' To Computers

The US Military's scientific research and development organisation DARPA have unveiled a potential 'neural interface' which, if inserted into the …

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.


A question of computers and artificial intelligence

<b>There are moments that live on in business history.</b><p>One of them is the cry: "Mr Watson come here, I want to see you," spoken by Alexander Graham Bell back in 1876, in the world's first telephone conversation.<p>Another significant moment was the day in 1997 when the IBM computer called Deep Blue beat …

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Dante and the Eternal Quest for Nonreligious Divinity: Physicist Margaret Wertheim on Science and God

“I believe that there is a love that moves the sun and the other stars.”<p>Centuries after Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, contemplated the relationship between science and religion, and decades after Carl Sagan did the same in his exquisite <i>Varieties of Scientific Experience</i>, …


The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than We Are

Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and storage capacity of a human brain. He also predicted that Moore's law, which postulates that the processing capability of a computer doubles every 18 …

You’re praying to the wrong God: What organized religion gets wrong about prayer

<b>Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in "House of Cards" (Netflix)</b><p>Here’s how science and spirituality might find common ground — and learn something about the universe<p>Nancy Ellen Abrams<p>April 5, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our …


Who Will Survive "Mad Men"?

No one is safe. Will your favorite character live through the season?<p><i>Series creator Mathew Weiner has never been scared to kill off beloved characters and many are speculating that the final episodes could spell doom for one or more members of the SCDP family.</i><p>**POTENTIAL SPOILERS TO FOLLOW**