Artificial Intelligence Tribalism.

Intelligent Artifacts may be found in literature since Greek mythology, and after World War II when modern computers became available it has become possible to create programs that perform difficult intellectual tasks. Artificial Intelligence is over half a century old and for a very long time it was dominated by rule-based systems, a field whose […]

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Creative State of Mind.

The emergent field of Neuroscience and Creativity studies has experienced a great boom in recent years. For many people -influenced by the perspectives of 19th century Romanticism– creativity remains an unattainable mystery for science (Boden, 2013). However, currently the focus of cognitive neuroscience has renewed the study of creative processes and our ability to realize novel […]

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21 Authentic Definitions of Creativity.

In this interesting article by Copyblogger we can read how Michael Grybko, neuroscience research scientist and engineer from the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, defines creativity: “In science, we define ‘creativity’ as an idea that is novel, good, and useful. It’s a little broader than the Oxford Dictionary’s definition, where it’s just the ability […]

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Turing believes machines think.

“I’m afraid that the following syllogism may be used by some in the future. Turing believes machines think Turing lies with men Therefore machines do not think” Excerpt from a letter by Alan Turing to his friend, and fellow mathematician, Norman Routledge (1952). (Picture: standard.co.uk).

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Brains and Information.

Despite centuries of scientific research, the inner workings of the brain remain somewhat of an unsolved mystery — especially the study of memory retention and the process of learning. But theories certainly exist as to how these complex processes work. Mindflash has distilled some of these ideas into an infographic that our brain will be […]

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Top transhumanist tech.

Transhumanists advocate the improvement of human capacities through advanced technology. Not just technology as in gadgets you can buy in your local shopping mall, but technology in the grander sense of strategies for eliminating disease, helping the world’s poorest, improving quality of life and social interconnectedness… Transhumanists tend to take a longer-than-average view of technological […]

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From reactive to self-aware AI.

New advances in computing power have facilitated the evolution of artificial intelligence from simple, reactive machines to something approaching the self-aware. Here’s a look at the current state of AI, and where it might be headed… *(Picture: PHOTOCREO-Michal Bednarek & futurism.com).

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