Singularity

Humans, Technology, And The Asymptote Dilemma

Yep. It’s data. Data, that’s coming at us from 4 fundamental directions. And with these data streams, it’s bit like drinking from four fire hoses at …

Medical Imaging

Ion Maiden Delayed to 2019; Multiplayer Beta Planned

The Old School FPS Will Launch Next Year<p><i>Ion Maiden</i>, an old-fashioned FPS made in the style of the classic <i>DOOM</i> & <i>Wolfenstein</i> games, has been delayed to …

Consciousness

Investigating Causal Effects of Mental Events in Cognitive Neuroscience - Philsci-Archive

Vinding, Mikkel C. (2018) <i>Investigating Causal Effects of Mental Events in Cognitive Neuroscience.</i> [Preprint]<p>Preview<p>Text<br>Investigating Causal Effects …

Philosophy of Science

Artificial Intelligence: How to Ensure ROI

This month is a big month for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Facebook has already announced in the past week that it will dramatically increase its …

Artificial Intelligence

Psychedelic discovery could lead to new antidepressants

Structural changes in the brain may suggest that psychedelics, such as LSD and MDMA, are capable of repairing the circuits that malfunction in mood …

Health

For Babies, Life May Be a Trip

The minds of infants are a mystery, but new brain research suggests that their inner lives may resemble a dream or a psychedelic trip.<p>What is it like to be a baby? Very young children can’t tell us what their experiences are like, and none of us can remember the beginnings of our lives. So it would …

Consciousness

Robots and AI will actually create more jobs than they take

ROBOTS will make more jobs than they take in the UK, according to a new report.<p>The combination of artificial intelligence and robotics will displace …

Consciousness

The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

The Defense Department’s research arm is working on a project that connects human operators’ brains to the systems they’re controlling—and vice versa.<p>…

Consciousness

Hallucinations and Schizophrenia

While the auditory hallucinations are the most frequent type of unusual perceptual abnormalities reported in schizophrenia, people with schizophrenia …

Mental Health

Science of Enlightenment

Mindfulness is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state or quality of being mindful; attention; regard; memory; intention; purpose,” …

Mindfulness

Cyberpunk 2077: 9 Things We Want From CD Projekt Red's New RPG

After a long wait, we learned a lot more about Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 2018. Developer CD Projekt Red showed off a trailer during Microsoft's press conference as well as a behind-closed-doors demo that has not been released publicly. We now have a better idea of what 2077's setting, Night City, is …

Cyberpunk 2077

World's Artificial Intelligence Experts Sign Pledge Aimed at Averting "Dystopian Future With Robots Flying Around Killing Everybody"

Thousands of artificial intelligence (AI) experts and developers have signed a pledge vowing to "neither participate in nor support the development, …

Artificial Intelligence

Forget "Post-Digital": Why Technological Innovation in Architecture is Only Just Getting Started

<i>This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "The Post-Digital Will Be Even More Digital, Says Mario Carpo."</i><p>Book presentations, or …

Architecture

Closer Look at Alita Revealed by Battle Angel SDCC Figure

Advertising [x]<p>by Matt Dolloff<p>– on<p>in Movie News<p>San Diego Comic-Con featured a display for <b>Alita: Battle Angel</b>, revealing a new figure that gives a …

Comics

The REAL Reason Vader Obeys Tarkin in Star Wars

Advertising [x]<p>by Andrew Dyce<p>– on<p>in Comics<p><b>Warning: SPOILERS for Darth Vader #18</b><p>If <b>Star Wars</b> fans have ever wondered why <b>Darth Vader</b> takes orders from …

Darth Vader

I’m a Cyborg; You’re a Cyborg

So Why Are We So Scared of Cyborgs?<p>Consider this: 79% of smartphone users have their phone on or near them for 22 hours a day (IDC). My cell phone is …

Consciousness

Should We Loosen the Restrictions on Psychedelics?

Probably, but we also need to take the risks very seriously

Consciousness

Tech time travel: Futurists reveal how they see what’s next

It’s easy to mock futurists for playing guessing games, but both logic and data lie behind their deductions.<p>Seeing into the future isn’t easy. And …

Time Travel

Bonding with Your Algorithm

<b>BONDING WITH YOUR ALGORITHM</b><p>Some questions I'm asking myself are about humans and humanity, and some of them are more about how we live and how we …

Artificial Intelligence

Cyberpunk 2077 frame by frame trailer series examines that weird, mouthless cyborg

Cyberpunk 2077's frame by frame breakdown of its E3 trailer rolls on with its seventh and eighth episode. Cross-examine the information below with …

PC Gaming

A New Concept for Neural Implants

Johns Hopkins researchers say that recent experiments advance the search for implantable devices able to treat chronic pain from peripheral nerve …

Medicine

Cognitive Test Trump Took May Have Been Undermined by Publicity, Doctors Warn

Six months after a White House physician told reporters that President Trump had aced a well-regarded test of cognitive impairment, a group of doctors is warning that the exam may have been compromised by the resulting news coverage, which revealed some of its questions.<p>Until it’s clear whether the …

U.S. Politics

Google Is Using AI to See Inside the Brain Like Never Before

New data might help neuroscientists better understand the structure of the brain.

Consciousness

Artificial Intelligence: The Dotcom Boom All Over Again

The artificial intelligence market may not be as hot as it looks.<p>Most, but not all, investments in AI will be wiped out as the market consolidates, …

Artificial Intelligence

'Never underestimate human stupidity,' says historian whose fans include Bill Gates and Barack Obama

Historian Yuval Harari says the study of the past has taught him an important lesson for the future.<p>"One things that history teaches us is that we …

Bill Gates

Artful intelligence: how to master data and human empathy

Despite the fact that the first wave of Artificial Intelligence (AI) started in the 1950s, the modern-day hype around it is only getting louder. …

Artificial Intelligence

Brain scientists meet to share data on magic mushrooms and other matters

What’s the best way to fine-tune brain stimulation to stop tremors? How do brain-wave patterns shift as we grow up? Can psychedelic drugs reverse the …

Neuroscience

Light Beam Lets the Deaf (Gerbil) Hear

A next-generation cochlear implant might allow the hearing-impaired to listen to music and cope with noise

Science

Ears ringing, buzzing or clicking? What you can do about tinnitus

In most cases, tinnitus can be managed fully. But for some, it’s a chronic condition.

Neurophilosophy

Hundreds Of Rowdy Starship Crews Disembark In NYC During Intergalactic Fleet Week

NEW YORK—Materializing, deorbiting, and making Earthfall by the thousands, rowdy and unruly starship crews from all corners of the transhuman sphere …

Humor