When…”we’re no longer the smartest things around”

IBM simulates 530 billion neurons, 100 trillion synapses on supercomputer @ Kurzweilai.net ...the race towards a true artificial intelligence organism goes on. Please check also the Blue Brain Project at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. 'Center For Study Of Existential Risk,' Proposed Research Group, Wants To Examine Evil Computers @ Huffington Post ...meanwhile, at Cambridge University a new research center … Continue reading When…”we’re no longer the smartest things around”

AI passing a Turing Test by 2029 is a “conservative” goal, says Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary. A pioneering inventor and theorist, he has explored for decades how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now, in his new book How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, he takes this exploration to the next step:  reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely … Continue reading AI passing a Turing Test by 2029 is a “conservative” goal, says Ray Kurzweil

Beyond Brain

Tanya Marie Luhrmann published Beyond Brain, an article about schizophrenia and its causes, in The Wilson Quarterly. Some excerpts: "In the 1990s, scientists declared that schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses were pure brain disorders that would eventually yield to drugs. Now they are recognizing that social factors are among the causes, and must be part of the cure." … Continue reading Beyond Brain