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Extinction of larger animals led to the human brain doubling in size around 30,000 years ago

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The extinction of large animals led to the human brain growing, a new study reveals. When humans first emerged in Africa 2.6 million years ago the average animal size was more than 1,000 pounds, making them easy prey. Throughout the Pleistocene era, creatures' sizes decreased by 90 percent, which forced our ancient ancestors to developing cunning and bold methods to capture their next meal. As they shifted to hunting small, swift prey animals, humans developed higher cognitive abilities and experienced a growth of brain volume from 650cc to 1,500cc. When humans first emerged in Africa 2.6 million years ago the average animal size was more than 1,000 pounds, making them easy prey Previous research shows that early humans survived by hunting large game, which provided them with the necessary fat and sources of energy to survive.


Why Oxford's John Lennox Wrote a Book on AI Promises and Threats

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But the second kind of artificial intelligence, AGI, artificial general intelligence, is really the quest for a superintelligence of one of two kinds, either enhancing human beings as they exist and building a biological superintelligence, or else discovering ways of uploading or downloading the contents, say, of the human mind onto silicone, so that we remove the dependence on an organic substrate. And there, it seems to me, that the likelihood of building a superintelligence that exceeds human capacity in every direction is very slim, because human intelligence is conscious. And we don't know what consciousness is. No scientist knows what consciousness is. And that the most serious people recognize that, that is a huge barrier.


This AI reads children's emotions as they learn

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Hong Kong (CNN Business)Before the pandemic, Ka Tim Chu, teacher and vice principal of Hong Kong's True Light College, looked at his students' faces to gauge how they were responding to classwork. Now, with most of his lessons online, technology is helping Chu to read the room. An AI-powered learning platform monitors his students' emotions as they study at home. The software, 4 Little Trees, was created by Hong Kong-based startup Find Solution AI. While the use of emotion recognition AI in schools and other settings has caused concern, founder Viola Lam says it can make the virtual classroom as good as -- or better than -- the real thing.


Global Big Data Conference

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This long-running series should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works. In addition to the article you're currently reading, the guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, algorithms, artificial general intelligence, the difference between video game AI and real AI, and the difference between human and machine intelligence. The most obvious solution for a given problem isn't always the best solution. For example: it'd be much easier for us to dump all of our trash on our neighbors lawn and let them deal with it. At its core, such an action would be unethical because it forces someone else to assume your burdens in addition to their own. Basically: It's unethical to pass your garbage along to the next person.


Most Downloaded Artificial Intelligence Research Articles

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Summary – Undoubtedly, AI augmentation has become the core subject of the AI world. To be precise, augmented AI is here to show the world that cognitive ability is here just to support human intelligence and it is not here to replace it. Nonetheless, it is the role human intelligence possess using deep learning and machine learning algorithms to solve complex problems. Simply said, AI augmentation is here to make life much more simple as such to support, accelerate, and increase the efficiency of the tasks humans perform. Such instances include tasks like auto-transcription software and self-driving cars.


A beginner's guide to AI: Ethics in artificial intelligence

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This long-running series should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works. In addition to the article you're currently reading, the guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, algorithms, artificial general intelligence, the difference between video game AI and real AI, and the difference between human and machine intelligence. The most obvious solution for a given problem isn't always the best solution. For example: it'd be much easier for us to dump all of our trash on our neighbors lawn and let them deal with it. At its core, such an action would be unethical because it forces someone else to assume your burdens in addition to their own. Basically: It's unethical to pass your garbage along to the next person.


Major study predicts how humans will use technology to 'upgrade' our lives by 2030

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Over the course of the next decade humans will integrate more with technology to'upgrade' our lives including brain chips and exoskeletons, a new report claims. Produced by dentsu, a global advertising and digital agency, the report looks at ways the world could change over the next 10 years and the impact on global brands. 'As brands assess the impact of a seismic year and look to chart a new path to recovery, these trends provide them with a roadmap for the next decade,' the firm wrote in the executive summary to the report. One key area of change will be the continued rise of the'synthetic society' as people increasingly incorporate the latest technology into their lives. The study suggests people could even use brain chips to aid memory and exoskeletons to make us faster and stronger. Dentsu predict there will be a number of'key events' over the next decade including the FIFA eWorld Cup becoming the most watched sporting event in the world Over the next decade as automation takes away jobs and technology becomes a larger part of our lives, we will see a'human dividend' appear. Study authors claim this will come in the form of a premium on human skills robots can't do or that can't easily be automated.


Industrial Internet of Things & Factories of the Future

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The manufacturing industry is undergoing a new age of evolution, with major changes occurring on multiple fronts. Companies keen on digital transformation are taking inspiration from the Internet of Things (IoT) to power their factories of the future. As a growing subcategory of IoT, the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) leverages smart sensors and actuators to connect humans and machines with the Internet, boosting manufacturing and industrial processes in terms of efficiency, productivity, and safety. Along with cyber-physical systems (CPS), cloud computing and cognitive computing, the IIoT is key to building the Industry 4.0 era. The market opportunities for IIoT are massive.


Four reasons why Zoom is so exhausting and what you can do about it

Los Angeles Times

One week into shelter-in-place last year, Jeremy Bailenson was talking to a BBC reporter and had an epiphany. There's no need for us to be on Zoom," he thought. A phone call would have sufficed. This kernel of realization became an op-ed article that Bailenson penned in the Wall Street Journal titled, "Why Zoom Meetings Can Exhaust Us." Bailenson, a professor of communications and founder of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University, wanted to dig deeper. So he wrote an academic paper, published Tuesday in Technology, Mind, and Behavior, that boils down four underlying causes of videoconferencing fatigue.


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There are three levels of technologies, - Ordinary technologies, from elemental tools and simple machines to complex machinery - General-purpose technologies (GPTs) - Integrative GPT GPTs are technologies that can affect an entire economy at a national or global level, drastically altering societies through their impact on pre-existing economic and social structures. AI is the best ever strategic technology created by humanity, to be acting as the Integrative GPT. If the Digital Revolution marked the beginning of the Information Age, the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age, then the AI Revolution marks the beginning of the AI Age of Human-Machine Superintelligence. In all, AI is the driving engine of Industry 5.0, all in-formed by techno-revolutions, as in: - The Language/Communication Revolution; - The Agricultural Revolution; - The Industrial Revolution; - The Digital Revolution, 4th Industrial Revolution; - The AI Revolution, 5th Industrial Revolution of robotics, Advance automation, nanotechnology, quantum computing, fully #autonomousvehicles, cognitive computing, cyber-human machines, intelligent environment, intelligent communities and smart space.