Consciousness

AI is the next phase of human evolution

The upcoming paradigm shift is not just a technological revolution. It’s an evolutional revolution. It’s the biggest shift in human evolution since the dawn of time that will change who we are as a species for good.<p>AI will not replace humans, nor will it compete with us. Instead, we will utilize …

Singularity

This is how to recover from tragedy: 4 secrets from research

I’d love to start with witty jokes, but we’re talking tragedy here, so brace yourself. This story isn’t comforting.<p>On May 1st, 2015, while …

Sheryl Sandberg

A NEW THEORY OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF MIND AND MATTER

The relationship of mind and matter is approached in a new way in this talk. This approach is based on the causal interpretation of the quantum …

Quantum Theory

7 Questions To Help You Understand The Philosophy Of Mind

One of the most intriguing topics in western Philosophy is the Philosophy of Mind because of its wide-ranging debates, controversial theories, and …

Ray Kurzweil

Your Roadmap to Higher Self-Awareness

The concept of self-awareness is often talked about as if you’re already aware of what awareness is. While the actual definition of the term may be …

Spirituality

Letter from Utopia: Talking to Nick Bostrom - BLARB

<i>This conversation, transcribed by Phoebe Kaufmann, focuses on Nick Bostrom’s book</i> Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategie<i>s</i><i>. It was reading</i> …

Books

Silver Alert: Missing Dallas man has cognitive impairment

Dallas police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 82-year-old man who was last seen Thursday morning in South Dallas.<p>John Perricone …

Texas

4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

I recently observed a town hall meeting where a new leader had just been promoted to run his division. In his introductory remarks, many – including me – were struck by his declaration, “One of the things you’ll find is that I’m very self-aware and open to feedback.” Even from the side of the room, …

Leadership

This deep learning AI found Chinese missile sites just by looking at satellite images

The AI program can scan an area the size of North Korea in about 45 minutes, say researchers.<p>A team researchers from the University of Missouri has …

Singularity

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -effective Way To Fight Depression Disorder

Feeling sad and gloomy during difficult time of the life is a normal situation experienced by every human being. But, the constant feelings of …

Depression

Tesla’s Elon Musk Warns That Artificial Intelligence Could Destroy Humanity As We Know It

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has warned that humanity only has a 5 to 10 percent chance of stopping artificial intelligence from destroying life as we know …

Singularity

Robots are not our friends and we need to protect humans from them, says Hillary Clinton

Robots are not our friends, Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.<p>The former Secretary of State told radio host Hugh Hewitt that America is racing headfirst …

Hillary Clinton

Child & Teenage Anxiety

<b>Child & Teenage Anxiety Is On The Rise</b><p>Counselors, in both private and public schools, are seeing child & teenage anxiety in epedemic proportions. …

Psychology

The Brain Implant That Could Defeat Paralysis

November 23rd, 2017, 1:21 AM UTC<p>David Grayden, University of Melbourne's head of biomedical engineering, discusses the paperclip-sized stentrode that …

Business

Artificial intelligence will enhance us, not replace us

In his 1990 book <i>The Age of Intelligent Machines</i>, the American computer scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil made an astonishing prediction. Working at …

Intelligence

See, Smell, Touch: Why Your Kids Will Love New Senses Exhibit

The smell of rain, the flashing red of a stoplight, the rough texture of sandpaper: Every day, we are flooded with sights, sounds, tastes and smells; …

Neuroscience

What if Consciousness is Not What Drives the Human Mind?

<i>Summary: Researchers provide new insight into human consciousness, reporting we don’t consciously choose our feelings or thoughts; we simply become</i> …

Neuroscience

Elon Musk basically confirms AI is coming to eradicate the human race

Elon Musk likes to make predictions. You may have seen a few, like these:<p>We’re living in a computer simulation<br>• Tesla will surpass Apple’s market cap by 2025<br>• Humans can make Mars inhabitable by blasting it with nukes<p>In a recent talk with Musk-led startup Neuralink, the master of predictions made …

Elon Musk

Descartes on Wonderment

“Wonderment is the first passion of all… Those without any natural inclination to this passion are ordinarily very ignorant.”<p>Looking back on his life, the elderly Albert Einstein located his most significant existential turning point in a single moment of wonderment when he was a small boy. But …

Artists

Experience Google's DeepDream in VR and hallucinate in the name of science

Exploring the complex mechanisms that cause us to hallucinate is an incredibly tricky task. This is largely because hallucinations are usually triggered by psychotic conditions or psychedelic drugs, making it nearly impossible to isolate what really transforms our perception of reality.<p>Instead of …

The Brain

Scientists Alter Consciousness Without Drugs Using 'Hallucination Machine'

Meet the VR of psychedelic drugs.<p>By on<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Imagine you’re looking around at a bustling city square, complete with …

Machine Learning

The quest for eternal life: right or wrong?

August 2017 | 6 min read<p>Presented by<p>Silicon Valley is on a quest to transform us into super-humans. To optimise our performance and abilities, its …

Singularity

A Deep-Dream Virtual Reality Platform for Studying Altered Perceptual Phenomenology

Article |<p>Open<p>Keisuke Suzuki,<br>• Warrick Roseboom,<br>• David J. Schwartzman &<br>• Anil K. Seth ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-1421-6051<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>7</b>, Article …

PubMed

AI-Equipped Killer Drones Are Extremely Dangerous As Depicted In ‘Slaughterbots’ Video

Future of Life Institute released a video entitled “Slaughterbots” at a United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva earlier this …

Drones

What Can We Learn from the Cancellation of the Global Atheist Convention?

On paper, the 2018 Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia should have been a huge success. Scheduled to take place this coming February, …

Atheism

7 Tips to Help with Cognitive Impairment During Depression

Depressed mood, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed and feelings of worthlessness and guilt are well-known symptoms of depression. Depression …

Mental Health

I lost my job to a robot

August 2017 | 7 min read<p>Presented by<p>Look around you. We are surrounded by a plethora of so called smart devices such as smart phones, smart watches, …

Vincent Van Gogh

What Can Artificial Intelligence Do for Your Members?

For membership organizations, one of the primary benefits of artificial intelligence is that it adds a hook to member experiences and engagement. …

Artificial Intelligence

Seven Things Founders Can Do To Build Better Relationships With Their Investors

<i>What are the top things founders and investors can do to cultivate much better founder/investor relations? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bonnie Foley-Wong, CEO Pique Ventures,</b> …

Leadership

AI won’t peak at human intelligence

Over the past few years, AI has dominated news cycles and captured the imagination of entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers alike. We can see the potential: self-driving transportation on-demand, robotic assistants in the home, and Amazon Echo version 14.0 to do things the human mind could never …

Singularity