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 […]Read More Creative State of Mind.
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 […]Read More 21 Authentic Definitions of Creativity.
“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).Read More Turing believes machines think.
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 […]Read More Brains and Information.
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 […]Read More Top transhumanist tech.
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).Read More From reactive to self-aware AI.
A Virtual Assistant -also called digital assistant or chatbot- is an software agent that understands human voice commands and is able to complete tasks for the user. It´s been a long time since IBM Shoebox, the first tool enabled to perform digital speech, was presented to the general public in 1962. This machine would recognize 16 words […]Read More Talking Artifacts as Caregivers.