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Google's top AI scientists: We're entering phase two

Some of Google’s top scientists today discussed the future of artificial intelligence and the message was one of tempered expectations – something we hadn’t seen much of at the Google I/O event.<p>The field of artificial intelligence exists in two states which, upon first glance, appear diametrically …

Artificial Intelligence

Can Integrated Information Theory Explain Consciousness?

Understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of science. And over the last …

Consciousness

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Artificial Intelligence

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

Universe

The real-world potential and limitations of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has the potential to create trillions of dollars of value across the economy—if business leaders work to understand what AI …

Machine Learning

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Physics

Nvidia's AI reconstructs partially erased images with jaw-dropping accuracy

Nvidia this week unveiled its newest AI breakthrough in the form of a mind-blowing computer vision technique that can ‘inpaint’ parts of an image that have been deleted or modified. If you’re thinking Photoshop already does this, think again. This is something you have to see to believe.<p>“Europe's …

Deep Learning

Will We Be Able to Predict Life on Other Planets Using Artificial Intelligence?

In this blog post I will be mainly taking from The Royal Astronomical Society’s, namely Mr Christopher Bishop, presentation from his and his team’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Goodbye Big Bang, hello black hole? A new theory of the universe's creation

Could the famed "Big Bang" theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a …

AI is discovering new alloys faster than humans ever could

A team of scientists at Northwestern University has used machine learning to discover a new version of an alloy called metallic glass, reports <i>Northwestern Now</i>. Metallic glass is lighter and stronger than steel and is more resistant to wear and corrosion, which is why it’s often used as a protective …

Artificial Intelligence

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

AI chips may give you a real reason to upgrade your smartphone

Processors with artificial intelligence will spread from today's top-end phones to cars, PCs, security cameras, smart speakers and mainstream phones.<p>You've likely seen artificial intelligence technology spread into apps, devices and services, doing things like recognizing your friends' faces in …

Artificial Intelligence

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

Virtual Reality

Classic adventure Flashback celebrates its 25th anniversary on the Nintendo Switch this June

If you happened to play on the Super Nintendo, Commodore Amiga or any of the other 16 bit machines of its day then not only were you one of the …

The Puzzle of Consciousness

Over the latest 20 years ago, the field of consciousness studies has become increasingly popular, partly because some scientists believe that …

24 Cognitive Biases You Need To Stop Making [Infographic]

Cognitive bias occurs when we make subjective assumptions about people or situations based on our own perception of reality. This can lead to …

What’s Next for Humanity: Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’

LONDON — What will our future look like — not in a century but in a mere two decades?<p>Terrifying, if you’re to believe Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli historian and author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” a pair of audacious books that offer a sweeping history of humankind and a forecast of what lies …

Singularity

All Galaxies Take a Billion Years to Rotate. Which Is Really Cool, and Totally Weird.

Big or small, dense or empty, it's one thing they all share.<p>Galaxies come in all shapes and size, and NASA's best estimates indicate there are more than 200 billion of them in the observable universe. According to the latest findings from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research …

Can Many-Worlds Theory Rescue Us From Boltzmann Brains? - Facts So Romantic

<i>Boltzmann’s theory leads to a paradox, where the very scientific assumption that we can trust what we observe leads to the conclusion that we can’t</i> …

Physics

Wounds From Military-Style Rifles? ‘A Ghastly Thing to See’

Perhaps no one knows the devastating wounds inflicted by assault-style rifles better than the trauma surgeons who struggle to repair them. The doctors say they are haunted by their experiences confronting injuries so dire they struggle to find words to describe them.<p>At a high school in Parkland, …

American Cities

Calculate Your Caloric Intake

Create your own user feedback survey<p>Calorie Calculator<p>Age<p>Sex<p>Male<p>Female<p>Height<p>Feet<p>Meters<p>Weight<p>Pounds<p>Kilograms<p>Goal<p>Fat Loss<p>Maintenance<p>Muscle …

An alien cyberattack? As if we didn’t have enough to worry about.

You might not remember this, but the alien invasion in the 1990s sci-fi blockbuster “Independence Day” began not with laser blasts but with a cyberattack. As Jeff Goldblum’s computer nerd character explains in the film, the alien fleet has hacked into Earth’s satellites, hijacking their …

Artificial Intelligence

AI will lead the charge developing quantum computers

So Small, So Elusive<p>If you’re not a physicist, the concept of “quantum” will likely confuse you, or simply put you off. But even for experts, the …

People Have Believed a Lie About Rabbit Domestication for Decades

Scientists don’t know when bunnies became docile—and they're not even sure if that's an answerable question.<p>It is often said, in both popular articles and scientific papers, that rabbits were first domesticated by French monks in 600 AD.<p>Back then, Pope Gregory the Great had allegedly decreed that …

Rabbits

Astronomers discover 1st possible exoplanets in another galaxy

“We are able to study them, unveil their presence and even have an idea of their masses. This is very cool science.”<p>Thousands of exoplanets have been …

Universe

Nearby Trappist-1 star system is best place to find alien life, astronomers discover

New observations of a tightly packed family of planets 40 light years from Earth have confirmed that it could be the best place to find life outside …

DF Retro: PowerSlave/ Exhumed - the brilliant legacy of Lobotomy Software

Back in the 1990s, the first-person shooter genre was still very much a work-in-progress, beginning with incredible, pioneering work from id software …

Unbridled

This new multiverse theory will blow your mind

You’ve read about them in sci-fi novels, seen them in sci-fi movies, and virtually entered them through sci-fi video games, but is there any way …

Physics

If Andromeda Were Brighter, This is What You'd See

Andromeda is the closest large galaxy to us.<p>At 140,000 light years across, it’s 40% bigger than our 100,000 light year diameter Milky Way.<p>Andromeda …

World history would be very different without the blood moon eclipse of 1504

On January 31st, half of the Earth will experience a very special moon moment: “a super blue blood moon.” The term, according to NASA, describes three simultaneous celestial events: a “supermoon,” in which the moon is closer to Earth in orbit and appears 14% brighter than usual; the second full …

Super Blue Blood Moon