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Will Artificial Intelligence Become Conscious?

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Forget about today's modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves. Waiting in the wings might be a groundbreaking development: a machine that is aware of itself and its surroundings, and that could take in and process massive amounts of data in real time. It could be sent on dangerous missions, into space or combat. In addition to driving people around, it might be able to cook, clean, do laundry--and even keep humans company when other people aren't nearby. A particularly advanced set of machines could replace humans at literally all jobs.


Deep Learning: Using Algorithms to Make Machines Think

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Deep learning is part of the broader family of machine learning methods. It was introduced with the objective of moving machine learning closer to its main goal--that of artificial intelligence. The human brain has evolved over many, many years and is one of our most important organs. The brain perceives every smell, taste, touch, sound and sight. Many decisions are taken by the brain every nano second, without our knowledge.


AI brain chips will 'evolve' humanity into 'zombies'

Daily Mail

AI brain chips are set to'evolve' humanity into a'community of zombies', a prominent neuroscientist has claimed. Those implanting AI into their mind risk merging with machines to the point that humans and androids are indistinguishable from one another, the expert said. It was recently revealed that a tech company backed by billionaire Elon Musk is developing a'brain-computer interface' that could give people super intelligence and allow them to communicate telepathically. Dr Mikhail Lebedev, a senior neuroscientist at Duke University in Durham claims AI brain chips are set to'evolve' humanity into a'community of zombies' (stock image) Kernel is currently working on prototypes of a brain implant device for medical use in humans. The firm has started to conduct tests with epilepsy patients in hospitals.


Why Your Brain Hates Other People - Issue 55: Trust

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As a kid, I saw the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes. As a future primatologist, I was mesmerized. Years later I discovered an anecdote about its filming: At lunchtime, the people playing chimps and those playing gorillas ate in separate groups. It's been said, "There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people and those who don't." In reality, there's lots more of the former.


AI brain chips will create a new breed of superhumans

Daily Mail

Humans may soon be able to communicate while in complete silence if a company's new'brain augmentation' technology becomes a reality. A'brain-computer interface' could mean people communicate telepathically - and are able to solve complex problems in as little as a few seconds. Implanting a microchip into your brain may sound like the plot from a science fiction blockbuster, but some claim this technology could be a reality within 15 years. A'brain-computer interface' could mean people communicate telepathically - and could solve complex problems in as little as a few seconds, an expert has claimed (stock image) Kernel is currently working on prototypes of a brain implant device for medical use in humans. The firm has started to conduct tests with epilepsy patients in hospitals.


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As entrepreneurs, it's our job to evolve and adapt to a changing market. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning initiatives are creating new opportunities for innovators to offload labor-intensive research and analysis to the cloud. And, to be clear, "the cloud" is just a fancy term for someone else's computer. But, it's exciting to see these networks of computers crunch data and automate the things that used to eat up our time and server space. In today's market, the cloud represents a $130 billion industry.


A 'Google Maps' for the Mouse Brain Details Neurons Like Never Before

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Ask any neuroscientist to draw you a neuron, and it'll probably look something like a star with two tails: one stubby with extensive tree-like branches, the other willowy, lengthy and dotted with spindly spikes. While a decent abstraction, this cartoonish image hides the uncomfortable truth that scientists still don't know much about what many neurons actually look like, not to mention the extent of their connections. But without untangling the jumbled mess of neural wires that zigzag across the brain, scientists are stumped in trying to answer one of the most fundamental mysteries of the brain: how individual neuronal threads carry and assemble information, which forms the basis of our thoughts, memories, consciousness, and self. What if there was a way to virtually trace and explore the brain's serpentine fibers, much like the way Google Maps allows us to navigate the concrete tangles of our cities' highways? Thanks to an interdisciplinary team at Janelia Research Campus, we're on our way.


Humans 2.0: meet the entrepreneur who wants to put a chip in your brain

The Guardian

Bryan Johnson isn't short of ambition. The founder and CEO of neuroscience company Kernel wants "to expand the bounds of human intelligence". He is planning to do this with neuroprosthetics; brain augmentations that can improve mental function and treat disorders. Put simply, Kernel hopes to place a chip in your brain. It isn't clear yet exactly how this will work.


3 Fundamental Ways Machine Learning Will Change Business in 2018

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As entrepreneurs, it's our job to evolve and adapt to a changing market. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning initiatives are creating new opportunities for innovators to offload labor-intensive research and analysis to the cloud. And, to be clear, "the cloud" is just a fancy term for someone else's computer. But, it's exciting to see these networks of computers crunch data and automate the things that used to eat up our time and server space. In today's market, the cloud represents a $130 billion industry.


Will Artificial Intelligence Become Conscious?

International Business Times

Forget about today's modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves. Waiting in the wings might be a groundbreaking development: a machine that is aware of itself and its surroundings, and that could take in and process massive amounts of data in real time. It could be sent on dangerous missions, into space or combat. In addition to driving people around, it might be able to cook, clean, do laundry – and even keep humans company when other people aren't nearby. A particularly advanced set of machines could replace humans at literally all jobs.