Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Alan Turing Google Doodle honors Computing Pioneer


Check out the most complicated Google Doodle of all time here, where the Google Doodle of the day  celebrates the birthday of computer science pioneer Alan Turing.   Turing is reasonably considered a founder of computer science even though he … Continue reading

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What do I want for Christmas? General Artificial Intelligence.


If you are interested in artificial intelligence (or even just philosophy) you’ll enjoy the discussion over at Neurdon.com and Ieee Spectrum about new computer chips that many researchers believe are a big step towards conscious computers. Although it would take … Continue reading

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Friendlies?


In a recent post we talked about Dr. Stephen Hawking’s concerns that we may encounter unfriendly aliens, and the idea that we don’t even want no stinking alien contact around our earth.     I disagreed and to my surprise … Continue reading

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Dear Aliens, please ignore Dr. Stephen Hawking. You are very welcome here anytime.


Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who brings so much insight to physics, cosmology, and the study of the universe in general, seems to have been spent a bit too much time watching “Independence Day” or ABC’s new TV show “V” … Continue reading

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Blue Brain’s Henry Markram


Blue Brain is, in my opinion, the world’s most interesting project of any kind: Here’s another film that shows the lab in Lausanne, Switzerland along with another Markram interview:   http://vimeo.com/8977365

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Artificial Sociopaths – Will Thinking Machines Go Bad? Not likely!


I’m in a fun email exchange with a bunch of clever folks talking about how “thinking machines” might come to be and might be mean to us so I wanted to post my thoughts about that.   I’m not posting … Continue reading

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Brain enhancement through technology – just say YES!


Over at Read Write Web, The most excellent Marshall Kirkpatrick was suggesting and continues to think that connecting our brains to the internet – things like Internet Brain Implants – are a bad idea. As much as I don’t like to … Continue reading

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