Tag Archives: AI

Blue Brain Project Progress …


Arguably the world’s most significant science project along with DARPA SyNAPSE, Blue Brain is working to create a functioning NeoCortical column (think “how we think”) simulation via a supercomputer. Progress seems pretty steady although DARPA SyNAPSE has been getting a … 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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Artificial Intelligence Global Luminaries


This great list is from the Accelerating Futures Website  from Michael Anissimov Artificial Intelligence Aubrey de Grey Chief Science Officer, Methuselah Foundation Barney Pell Search Strategist, Microsoft Ben Goertzel CSO, Novamente & Director of Research, SIAI Bill Hibbard Emeritus Senior … 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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Mashup Camp and Convergence08


Looking forward to two upcoming conferences – Mashup Camp and the very first Convergence 08 conference. Mashup Camps have been coming to Mountain View for over two years, bringing great startups for their product launches as well as lively discussions … Continue reading

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Intel: Computers Win by 2050


Intel’s Chief recently explored some of the innovations that are shaping technology, and suggested that computers will surpass humans in intelligence by 2050.    Although I think that is a pessimistic time frame, it is encouraging to see the notion of … Continue reading

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