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"Meet 5 Supercomputers That Run the World" http://prsm.tc/yC7KNY
"Meet 5 Supercomputers That Run the World" http://prsm.tc/yC7KNY
"Hi, hello, how are you?" - Greg GuitarBuster
D.C. has passed sea level rise 'tipping point,' more cities to follow: study - http://mashable.com/2014...
D.C. has passed sea level rise 'tipping point,' more cities to follow: study
"Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level rise-related “tipping point,” and into a new era of increasingly common and damaging coastal flooding events, a new study found. Other cities along the East and Gulf Coasts are following close behind, with the majority of coastal areas in the U.S. expected to see 30 or more days of “nuisance-level flooding” each year by 2050, regardless of how significantly countries cut emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming, according to the study." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots | Motherboard - http://motherboard.vice.com/read...
The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots | Motherboard
"If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological creatures at all, but rather, advanced robots that outstrip our intelligence in every conceivable way. While scores of philosophers, scientists and futurists have prophesied the rise of artificial intelligence and the impending singularity, most have restricted their predictions to Earth. Fewer thinkers—outside the realm of science fiction, that is—have considered the notion that artificial intelligence is already out there, and has been for eons." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Susan Schneider, a professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, is one who has. She joins a handful of astronomers, including Seth Shostak, director of NASA’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, program, NASA Astrobiologist Paul Davies, and Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology Stephen Dick in espousing the view that the dominant intelligence in the... more... - Sean McBride
“Most people have an iconic idea of aliens as these biological creatures, but that doesn’t make any sense from a timescale argument,” Shostak told me. “I’ve bet dozens of astronomers coffee that if we pick up an alien signal, it’ll be artificial life.” - Sean McBride
“Everything about their cognition—how their brains receive and process information, what their goals and incentives are—could be vastly different from our own,” Schneider told me. “Astrobiologists need to start thinking about the possibility of very different modes of cognition.” - Sean McBride
"Somehow, the notion of a galaxy teeming with soulless supercomputers is way creepier than introspective, WALL-E-like beings, or dry, sardonic Qs. “It’s super creepy,” Schneider agrees. Indeed, Schneider, who has written extensively on the subject of brain uploading, urges that humans should reflect deeply on this potential consequence of cognitive enhancement." - Sean McBride
“I’d have to agree with Susan on them not being interested in us at all,” Shostak said. We're just too simplistic, too irrelevant. “You don’t spend a whole lot of time hanging out reading books with your goldfish. On the other hand, you don’t really want to kill the goldfish, either.” - Sean McBride
Comment: "Maybe not, but one thing you surely do to that goldfish is capture it, remove it from its natural habitat, and most importantly of all - isolate it completely from other species except those already in your menagerie. Maybe that's why we haven't made definitive contact yet - we're in a fishbowl and lack the level of awareness to realize it." - Sean McBride
Superintelligence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
"A superintelligence, hyperintelligence, or superhuman intelligence is a hypothetical agent that possesses intelligence far surpassing that of the brightest and most gifted human minds. ‘’Superintelligence’’ may also refer to the form or degree of intelligence possessed by such an agent." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
From Lycos to Ask Jeeves to Facebook: Tracking the 20 most popular web sites every year since 1996 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
From Lycos to Ask Jeeves to Facebook: Tracking the 20 most popular web sites every year since 1996  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/12/15/from-lycos-to-ask-jeeves-to-facebook-tracking-the-20-most-popular-web-sites-every-year-since-1996/
I remember a webpage that used to list all the new websites that had gone up in the past day. - bentley
"Extremes concern as planet gets hotter and colder" http://prsm.tc/Jgli0k
"Extremes concern as planet gets hotter and colder" http://prsm.tc/Jgli0k
"Most of Alaska's Permafrost Could Melt This Century" http://prsm.tc/CqqQSS
"Most of Alaska's Permafrost Could Melt This Century" http://prsm.tc/CqqQSS
"Why Raising Global Temperatures 2 Degrees Is So Dangerous" http://prsm.tc/PymCiX
"Why Raising Global Temperatures 2 Degrees Is So Dangerous" http://prsm.tc/PymCiX
"Data mining tops LinkedIn's list of the 'hottest skills of 2014'" http://prsm.tc/BN8lc6
"Data mining tops LinkedIn's list of the 'hottest skills of 2014'" http://prsm.tc/BN8lc6
First Maps from Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Show Global CO2 Levels - Scientific American - http://www.scientificamerican.com/article...
First Maps from Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Show Global CO2 Levels - Scientific American
"OCO-2 aims to measure atmospheric CO2 levels with enough precision to help pin down how human activities and natural systems are emitting and absorbing the greenhouse gas. It does so at far greater resolution than similar probes, such as Japan's Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT), which launched in 2009." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"The first global image of OCO-2 data reveals peak carbon dioxide values over northern Australia, southern Africa and eastern Brazil. The OCO-2 team suggests that the high concentrations over Africa come from burning of savannas and forests. Elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide over North America, Europe and China may be associated with human activities, such as burning of fossil fuels in power plants." - Sean McBride
"These and other human sources are pouring 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, which has driven concentrations of the greenhouse gas higher than they have been in millions of years. Only half of that emitted carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere; the rest is absorbed by the oceans and vegetation on land. Researchers are keen to determine where the carbon dioxide is going and whether natural systems are losing their capacity to absorb some of that pollution." - Sean McBride
"Baidu Announces Breakthrough In Speech Recognition, Claiming To Top Google And Apple" http://prsm.tc/V0ZViW
"Baidu Announces Breakthrough In Speech Recognition, Claiming To Top Google And Apple" http://prsm.tc/V0ZViW
How Microsoft's Machine Learning Is Breaking The Global Language Barrier http://flip.it/puw39
How Microsoft's Machine Learning Is Breaking The Global Language Barrier http://flip.it/puw39
Bin Laden Expert Accused of Shaping CIA Deception on 'Torture' Program - NBC News.com - http://www.nbcnews.com/news...
What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack - John Battelle's Search Blog - http://battellemedia.com/archive...
What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack - John Battelle's Search Blog
"I’d link to something about Jack – but there’s pretty much nothing save a single page asking “What Is Jack?” Now that Charles and Mike have given me a peek into what Jack is in fact all about, I can report that it’s fascinating stuff, and at its heart is the problem of search in a post web world, followed quite directly by the problem of search’s UI overall. Whn you break free from the assumptions of sitting at a desk in front of a PC, what might search look like? What is search when your device is a phone, or a watch, or embedded in your clothing or the air around you?" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
IBM Watson: Smartest Machine ever built - Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Report: Google wants to build Android Auto directly into cars https://gigaom.com/2014...
Report: Google wants to build Android Auto directly into cars  https://gigaom.com/2014/12/18/report-google-wants-to-build-android-auto-directly-into-cars/
I have OnStar in my Buick I love it. I would not trade it for any Google app so NO just no. - WarLord
Much like Windows-based car computers? - 9000
This technology will be evolving rapidly over the next few years -- let's see which company develops the best system and features. - Sean McBride
"BND officials: One phone call creates between 20 and 30 pieces of metadata, visiting a website about 100." — electrospaces
"AFP confirms additions to metadata definition will enable pursuit of file sharers." — BernardKeane
"Stephen Hawking said artificial intelligence could be the end of mankind He forgot to mention that natural stupidity is also a front runner" — legalizepotusa
Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web | WIRED http://smar.ws/jzAJ9 #SmartNews
Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web | WIRED http://smar.ws/jzAJ9 #SmartNews
# today's 5:2 fast day by calories
1. apple=100 2. egg=70 3. egg whites=50 4. fish=90 5. potato=70 6. soup=120 7. /total=525 8. /free=75 - Sean McBride
"The Best Way To Take Notes" http://prsm.tc/R26FHv
"The Best Way To Take Notes" http://prsm.tc/R26FHv
I've been doing this for years -- the flashcard approach, with many items in two associated columns on single pages. - Sean McBride
The human race is now immersed and enmeshed in a rapidly evolving web of data mining technologies
The ultimate dataset: the set of all data in the world. We can now hold it in the palm of our hand.
The Microsoft Engine That Nailed The World Cup Is Predicting Every NFL Game — Here Are Its Picks For Week 16 http://www.businessinsider.com/microso...
The Microsoft Engine That Nailed The World Cup Is Predicting Every NFL Game — Here Are Its Picks For Week 16  http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-cortana-nfl-picks-week-16-2014-12
1975 Newsweek article on global cooling: How climate change deniers use my old piece. http://smar.ws/kkpIA #SmartNews
1975 Newsweek article on global cooling: How climate change deniers use my old piece. http://smar.ws/kkpIA #SmartNews
Arctic Is Heating Up Twice As Quickly As Rest of World http://smar.ws/IzMqi #SmartNews
Arctic Is Heating Up Twice As Quickly As Rest of World http://smar.ws/IzMqi #SmartNews
Why Greenland could lose more of ice sheet than predicted (+video) - CSMonitor.com - http://www.csmonitor.com/Environ...
"Researchers say they have uncovered perennial freshwater lakes embedded within the upper layers of Greenland's ice sheet – previously unknown features that could play a role in the rate at which the sheet loses mass in a warming climate." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Cognitive Computing: What’s Ahead in 2015" http://prsm.tc/jUf0Qb
"Cognitive Computing: What’s Ahead in 2015" http://prsm.tc/jUf0Qb
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