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There's A Shocking Connection Between Eating More Chocolate And Winning The Nobel Prize http://www.businessinsider.com/chocola...
Microsoft Tells Us How It Created The Virtual Assistant That Could Blow Siri And Google Now Away | Business Insider India - http://www.businessinsider.in/Microso...
Microsoft Tells Us How It Created The Virtual Assistant That Could Blow Siri And Google Now Away | Business Insider India
Transcending Complacency on Superintelligent Machines | Stephen Hawking - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen...
Transcending Complacency on Superintelligent Machines | Stephen Hawking
"As the Hollywood blockbuster Transcendence debuts this weekend with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and clashing visions for the future of humanity, it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this would be a mistake, and potentially our worst mistake ever." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Artificial intelligence (AI) research is now progressing rapidly. Recent landmarks such as self-driving cars, a computer winning at Jeopardy!, and the digital personal assistants Siri, Google Now and Cortana are merely symptoms of an IT arms race fueled by unprecedented investments and building on an increasingly mature theoretical foundation. Such achievements will probably pale against what the coming decades will bring." - Sean McBride
"Looking further ahead, there are no fundamental limits to what can be achieved: there is no physical law precluding particles from being organized in ways that perform even more advanced computations than the arrangements of particles in human brains. An explosive transition is possible, although it may play out differently than in the movie: as Irving Good realized in 1965, machines... more... - Sean McBride
25 Alarming Global Warming Facts (Video) | Informed Comment - http://www.juancole.com/2014...
10 Graphene Gadgets We’re Dreaming Of (You’ll Want Them All) http://www.brit.co/graphene/
The telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life on other planets http://www.theguardian.com/science...
The Evolution Of Artificial Intelligence In Movies Since The 1920s http://www.businessinsider.com/transce...
RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014 http://thenextweb.com/dd...
Americans Aren’t Ready for the Future Google and Amazon Want to Build http://www.wired.com/2014... ...
Giant lasers could control the weather - UPI.com - http://www.upi.com/Science...
Giant lasers could control the weather - UPI.com
"Zeus, God of the Sky, may be out of work, as scientists at the University of Central Florida believe they've developed a technique -- which involves pointing a high powered laser at the sky -- to induce clouds to drop rain and hurl thunderbolts." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Worldwide Competition Encourages AI Breakthroughs - http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news...
Worldwide Competition Encourages AI Breakthroughs
"A worldwide competition is designed to encourage breakthroughs in the use of artificial intelligence for automated planning and scheduling. High performance computers at the University of Huddersfield are being used to test the dozens of complex software programs that have been submitted to the International Planning Competition 2014, held as a component of the International Conference on Planning and Scheduling, which takes place in the USA in June." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"The competition has required intensive use of the University of Huddersfield’s high performance computers, with help from the HPC Research Group’s John Brennan and Ibad Kureshi. Dr Vallati explains that every domain within the deterministic track contains up to 300 problems that have to be addressed by the software and as a result it has to be run for up 150 hours when it is tested.... more... - Sean McBride
Bing gets Google Now-like cards powered by Cortana | News | TechRadar - http://www.techradar.com/news...
Bing gets Google Now-like cards powered by Cortana | News | TechRadar
"It all sounds a bit familiar to Google Now but Microsoft promises even more personalization by letting users set their own topics such as their favorite sports teams. By comparison, Google Now requires no set up and simply works as soon as you start it. Consequentially, however, there are also no deep customization options because it learns everything based off of your search patterns and daily life." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Holodecks, Satellites and Semantic Web: Five Innovators Foresee the Network’s Global Future | Innovation Insights | Wired.com - http://archive.wired.com/insight...
Holodecks, Satellites and Semantic Web: Five Innovators Foresee the Network’s Global Future | Innovation Insights | Wired.com
Artificial Intelligence Programs Go Head To Head - http://www.science20.com/news_ar...
"Most academics don't like competition but in the field of artificial intelligence, everyone wants to square off against the best in their discipline. In June, the International Planning Competition held every two years will take place in New Hampshire. It is divided into four categories, the most significant of which is considered the “deterministic track”. This is for programs designed to eliminate any element of chance from automated planning in a wide range of fields, such as logistics, robot manipulation, satellite movement and transport." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Answers and Questions About Military, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agency Chatbots https://www.eff.org/deeplin...
"As in the context of data mining, a computer equipped with artificial intelligence is capable of engaging thousands of individuals simultaneously, twenty-four hours a day. But here the agent is able to leverage the power of computers to persuade via carefully orchestrated social tactics known to elicit responses in humans. In an age of national security and targeted advertising, citizen and consumer information is at an all time premium. Techniques of AI and HCI [Human-Computer Interaction] create the opportunity for institutions to leverage the human tendency to anthropomorphise and other advantages computers hold over humans (ubiquity, diligence, trust, memory, etc.) to facilitate an otherwise impracticable depth and breadth of data collection." - Sean McBride
What is grotesque is that John Kerry would be taken in by a crude false flag op (the Ukrainian leaflets) without doing due diligence.
John Kerry, Barack Obama and Susan Rice were all taken in by a crude hoax. Why are we funding our intelligence community with billions of dollars if it can't expose this kind of nonsense in a timely fashion -- before secretaries of state and presidents offer strident and misinformed opinions on the nonsense? - Sean McBride
Get Alerts From Google Trends in Your Inbox | News & Opinion | PCMag.com - http://www.pcmag.com/article...
Get Alerts From Google Trends in Your Inbox | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
"When people start searching for the same thing en masse, Google can now send you an email about it." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"If you're the kind of person who likes having breaking news at your fingertips, but can't always check the various news apps that litter your mobile device or tablet, Google has a new solution for you. Google Trends, the helpful service that allows Google fans to see just what people are searching for on a daily or monthly basis is now throwing email notifications into the mix." - Sean McBride
Top 5 Data-Scraping Tools for Would-Be Data Journalists | Idea Lab | PBS - http://www.pbs.org/idealab...
Americans Don’t See Ukraine as Their Cause | The American Conservative - http://www.theamericanconserva...
Americans Don’t See Ukraine as Their Cause | The American Conservative
"Today, two courses of action are being hotly pressed upon the Obama White House by the War Party. Both appear likely to lead to disaster. The first is to arm the Ukrainians. This would likely provoke a war with Russia that Kiev could not win, and lead Ukrainians to believe the Americans will be there beside them, which is not in the cards. The second option is the sanctions road. But Europe, dependent on Russian oil and gas, is not going to vote itself a recession. And should the West sanction Russia, Moscow would sanction Ukraine and sink what the Washington Post calls that “black hole of corruption and waste that is the Ukrainian economy.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Undeniably, President Obama and John Kerry have egg all over their faces today, as they did in the Syrian “red line” episode. Yet they continue to meddle where we do not belong, issue warnings and threats they have no power to enforce, and bluster and bluff about what they are going to do, when the American people are telling them, “This is not our quarrel.”" - Sean McBride
Where is Hillary Clinton on these issues? Is she afraid to speak up? - Sean McBride
Astronauts to Reveal Sobering Data on Asteroid Impacts - http://www.universetoday.com/111278...
Astronauts to Reveal Sobering Data on Asteroid Impacts
"This Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, three former NASA astronauts will present new evidence that our planet has experienced many more large-scale asteroid impacts over the past decade than previously thought… three to ten times more, in fact. A new visualization of data from a nuclear weapons warning network, to be unveiled by B612 Foundation CEO Ed Lu during the evening event at Seattle’s Museum of Flight, shows that “the only thing preventing a catastrophe from a ‘city-killer’ sized asteroid is blind luck.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
The Singularity and Our Collision Path with the Future http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014...
It’s Time to Encrypt the Entire Internet http://getprismatic.com/story... via @Prismatic
‘Search until you find a passion and go all out to excel in its expression’ | Harvard Gazette - http://news.harvard.edu/gazette...
‘Search until you find a passion and go all out to excel in its expression’ | Harvard Gazette
For E.O. Wilson, wonders never cease - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab's Closed Doors http://getprismatic.com/story... via @Prismatic
Microrobots Work Together to Build with Metal, Glass and Electronic Components http://www.technologyreview.com/news...
Google AI that solves reCAPTCHAs is now cracking address numbers in Street View http://gigaom.com/2014...
Text Analytics Market Worth $4.90 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets - http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticl...
14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World http://www.businessinsider.com/13-emer...
Big Data is the new Artificial Intelligence http://www.cringely.com/2014...
These Sites Tell Which Of Your Accounts Have Been Hacked - http://www.forbes.com/sites...
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