Category Archives: Machine Intelligence

Choose Your Future: Superhuman, or Superfluous Human?

“Relatively small changes in genes, hormones and neurons,” he points out, “were enough to transform Homo erectus — who could produce nothing more impressive than flint knives — into Homo sapiens, who produce spaceships and computers.” Why should we assume … Continue reading

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Swarm Weapons: Is Your Survival Bunker Well Equipped?

Coming World of Swarming Drone Warfare Is anybody ready for this? Small drones, even in large numbers, tend to be far cheaper than conventional, larger weapon systems… Indeed, most of these systems are based on existing, easily available, and extremely … Continue reading

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A Buzzing in Your Head: We Are All Cyborgs Now

Cyborg Transition: Staying Ahead of AI First We Learn to Understand the Brain Three tech pioneers whose work can bring about the age of human cyborgs: Tech Pioneer #1: Jeff Hawkins Jeff Hawkins founded Palm Computing, and is currently involved … Continue reading

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Human Brain — The Undiscovered Country

[One] region of the brain that is masculinized during development is the amygdala, which in addition to its roles in the processing of emotions is a key region regulating social play behavior by juveniles, sometimes called rough-and-tumble play, which differs … Continue reading

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Will Machine Intelligence Be the Child of Man that Ends Up Killing Us?

… “any sufficiently advanced benevolence may be indistinguishable from malevolence.” __ Charles T. Rubin We are being warned by prominent scientists, engineers, and men of commerce that machine intelligence — as implemented by military powers — is a threat to … Continue reading

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Brave New Marriage: Homo, Robo, Mono, Poly

What Is Marriage? The first paragraph in the excerpt below contains the crux of the matter. “A widely recognised legal contract between “spouses” that establishes rights and obligations between them and between them and their children . . .” Marriage, … Continue reading

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Simple 2 Step Approach to Building an Artificial Brain that Thinks

Stanford’s Dorian Aur is proposing a new way to build a thinking artificial brain inside the lab. It is a two-step process that appears simple at first glance: The first phase will require growing a full size brain either from … Continue reading

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In the Year 2121: Which Brains Will Rule the Earth?

In the first Part of the Next Human Century, Will the World be Ruled by Smart Human Brains, Dumb Human Brains (as is now the case), Dumber Human Brains (as in total dysgenic Idiocracy), Machine Brains, or Space Alien Brains? … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence: Does It Still Stink?

Despite nearly 65 years of failed promises, interest in artificial intelligence (AI) is once again picking up in the venture/startup world. One of the most talked about VC deals in March, for example, was a $40 million round for Vicarious … Continue reading

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The Only Brain You Will Ever Have

We can transplant hearts, kidneys, lungs, livers, faces, bone, and uteri. We can implant artificial joints, bladders, heart assist devices, and an increasing number of stem cells and other tissues. We can use dialysis machines to substitute for failed kidneys, … Continue reading

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