Monthly Archives: June 2017

What Intelligent Machines Need to Learn From the Neocortex

By JEFF HAWKINS Posted 2 Jun 2017 | 15:00 GMT Machines won’t become intelligent unless they incorporate certain features of the human brain. Here are three of them Computers have transformed work and play, transportation and medicine, entertainment and sports. Yet for … Continue reading

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Non-science or trash

https://aeon.co/essays/delayed-orgasm-the-sexual-technique-thats-better-than-sex?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4a02c43dcf-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-4a02c43dcf-68643017 Fari Amini & others in their ‘The general Theory of Love’ show persuasively how the nearly sacred infatuation and attachment works for all mammals. Helen Fisher, Ph.D, writes that this infatuation is necessary: it gives to us the ability … Continue reading

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Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species

Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer, SpaceX, Hawthorne, California. By talking about the SpaceX Mars architecture, I want to make Mars seem possible—make it seem as though it is something that we can do in our lifetime. There really is a way that anyone could go if … Continue reading

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Как воровали в СССР

Вопреки расхожему мнению, на бытовом уровне в СССР воровство существовало повсеместно, но при этом среди самих мелких воришек таковым не считалось. http://maxim-nm.livejournal.com/331398.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=02_06_weekly&media например обвесить в магазине или изменить состав блюд в общепите, принести с завода пару подшипников, слить десятка два … Continue reading

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Der Syrienkrieg einfach erklärt

Im Zuge des Arabischen Frühlings kam es vor gut fünf Jahren, im März 2011, zum Bürgerkrieg in Syrien. Was mit angeblich friedlichen Protesten gegen die Regierung von Präsident Bashar al-Assad begann, entwickelte sich bald zu einem komplizierten und undurchsichtigen Krieg, … Continue reading

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Garry Kasparov: Don’t fear intelligent machines. Work with them

One of the greatest chess players in history, Garry Kasparov lost a memorable match to a supercomputer in 1997. Now he shares his vision for a future where intelligent machines help us turn our grandest dreams into reality. We must … Continue reading

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Tā dzīvojam. Professor Daniele Ganser

https://doveiks.lv/2017/06/12/saglaba-un-noskaties-sveiciesa-viedoklis/ Many, who don’t like his thoughts, call them conspiracy theories. It seems to me that it is the same conspiracy as evolution theory, our primate needs and behavior. I.V. 

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Giving Away Your Billion

Recently I’ve been reading the Giving Pledge letters. These are the letters that rich people write when they join Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge campaign. They take the pledge, promising to give away most of their wealth during their lifetime, and … Continue reading

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Curtains For Us All?

A Conversation With Martin Rees [5.31.17]: https://www.edge.org/conversation/martin_rees-curtains-for-us-all

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