Category Archives: SyNapse

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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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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Killerspin Hardbat used for the Hardbat Classic


A controversial new paddle made by Killerspin for the Hardbat Classic in Las Vegas made it very hard for many experienced players to compete effectively with each other or with the lower ranked players who often had a huge point … Continue reading

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Future of Education Part II


In the coming years people are likely to experience the most profound transformation in all of history.  The  event is often called “The singularity” because it’s very hard to know what will happen after the the ongoing fast rise in … Continue reading

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AI Primer from the New York Times


This piece at the NYT is not a very inspired article but it does outline some basic Artificial Intelligence history and issues.      I think it remains *nearly impossible* for many to grasp the implications of the coming convergence of human … Continue reading

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Friendly vs Unfriendly Artificial Intelligences – an important debate


As we quickly approach the rise of self-aware and self-improving intelligent machines the debates are going to sound pretty strange, but they are arguably the most important questions humanity has ever faced.    Over at Michael’s Blog there’s a great … Continue reading

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Dear President Obama – Fund these projects FTW!


I’ve written about the remarkable Blue Brain project here and at Technology Report, but there is a new AI project on the block that some seem to think has more potential to attain “strong AI” or independent computer thinking and … Continue reading

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