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Complexity or some simple thoughts on consciousness and intelligence

All atoms and molecules, all living beings and human made things are emergent property devices, all chemical reactions and human mental processes are emergent property processes. We are accustomed to say that the systems and processes are complex or complicated, … Continue reading

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The real problem

It looks like scientists and philosophers might have made consciousness far more mysterious than it needs to be What is the best way to understand consciousness? In philosophy, centuries-old debates continue to rage over whether the Universe is divided, following … Continue reading

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The AI revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-2.html Note: The reason this post took three weeks to finish is that as I dug into research on Artificial Intelligence, I could not believe what I was reading. It hit me pretty quickly that what’s happening in the … Continue reading

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HP Enterprise shows off a computer designed to emulate the human brain

The company has been showing off a prototype computer designed to emulate the way the brain makes calculations. It’s based on a new architecture that could define how future computers work.  The brain can be seen as an extremely power-efficient … Continue reading

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BIOLOGICAL AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE (BAMI)

Biological and Machine Intelligence (BAMI) is a living book authored by Numenta researchers and engineers. Its purpose is to document Hierarchical Temporal Memory, a theoretical framework for both biological and machine intelligence. While there’s a lot more work to be … Continue reading

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Kā veidot mākslīgu intelektu?

Lai izveidotu mākslīgu intelektu, vispirms dziļi jāizprot cilvēka smadzeņu darbība. Piedāvājam amerikāņu zinātnieka Džefa Hokinsa skatījumu uz šo problēmu 2002. gadā ASV inženieris, izgudrotājs un zinātnieks Džefs Hokinss (Jeff Hawkins) nodibināja Redvudas Neirozinātņu institūtu. Šī institūta galvenais uzdevums bija izprast, … Continue reading

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Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness

http://www.ted.com/talks/antonio_damasio_the_quest_to_understand_consciousness.html Consciousness is the interaction between cerebral cortex, brain stem and the body. 19 minūšu lekcijā pats jaunākais par apziņu. Kādēļ mums to vajaga? A. Damasio saka:- Lai saprastu savu sabiedrību un kultūru. Un, lai varētu sev palīdzēt.

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Sebastian Seung: I am my connectome

http://www.ted.com/talks/sebastian_seung.html Sebastian Seung is mapping a massively ambitious new model of the brain that focuses on the connections between each neuron. He calls it our “connectome,” and it’s as individual as our genome — and understanding it could open a … Continue reading

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Jeff Hawkins on how brain science will change computing

Treo creator Jeff Hawkins urges us to take a new look at the brain — to see it not as a fast processor, but as a memory system that stores and plays back experiences to help us predict, intelligently, what … Continue reading

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How to Teach Computers to Learn on Their Own

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-to-teach-computers-think-for-themselves Introduction Lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeKeFIepJBU

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Video: Invasion of the flying robots

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Michio Kaku: Can We Have Brain-to-Brain Communication?

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Machine Learning (Chapter 18.1 – 18.3)

University of Wisconsin – Madison, CS 540 Lecture Notes, C. R. Dyer What is Learning? “Learning denotes changes in a system that … enable a system to do the same task more efficiently the next time.” –Herbert Simon “Learning is … Continue reading

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Alan Turing Centenary Conference Manchester, 2012

http://videolectures.net/turing100_conference2012_manchester/   During the twentieth century, a number of thinkers – including Kurt Gödel, von Neumann, and Alan Turing – brought the breadth and depth of vision needed to make a number of key breakthroughs. This was particularly true in the … Continue reading

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Henry Markram: Simulating the Brain — The Next Decisive Years [2/3]

http://www.kurzweilai.net/henry-markram-simulating-the-brain-next-decisive-years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iDR8Z-e_GU – Vispārējs apskats, nākotnes perspektīves. Henry Markram – The Blue Brain Projec

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Idan Segev – Towards an Objective Analysis of the Firing Variability of Cortical Neurons (2008)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HG9pMMA47U Interesanta lekcija – Are we machines? What does it mean – to uderstand? When we will understand ourselves?

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IBM experimental chips emulate the human brain

In April, the University of Southern California made the headlines when it announced that researchers there had created a functioning synthetic synapse circuit using carbon nanotubes. Well, today IBM unveiled a new class of experimental computer chips that are designed to emulate … Continue reading

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A common language for robots

Willow Garage,  http://staging.technologyreview.com/tr35/profile.aspx?trid=1109&mod=tr35_riverofnames PROBLEM: People who want to program robots have had to either write software from scratch or purchase proprietary software that is hard to modify. SOLUTION: Brian Gerkey has developed open-source platforms, called Player and ROS, that standardize … Continue reading

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Ray Kurzweil interviewed

on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, June 16, and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, June 17. Kurzweil discussed the ideas behind the film Transcendent Man. Ray Kurzweil accurately predicted the end of the Soviet Union and the rise of the Internet, … Continue reading

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Robots that learn from people

University of California, Berkeley, http://staging.technologyreview.com/tr35/profile.aspx?trid=1082 Instead of programming robots to handle each step of a new job, Pieter Abbeel, an assistant professor at UC Berkeley, has created robots that can observe humans demonstrating a task and then mimic them, or learn … Continue reading

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Evolutionary robotics: for robust robots, let them be babies first

In a first-of-its-kind experiment, University of Vermont roboticist Josh Bongard created both simulated and actual robots that, like tadpoles becoming frogs, change their body forms while learning how to walk. over generations, his simulated robots also evolved, spending less time … Continue reading

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Numenta news

Numenta jaunumi Mobile computing pioneers Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky founded Numenta to develop a new approach to machine intelligence first described in Hawkins’ book On Intelligence. After a few years of hard work, we have made great progress. The key invention is a new … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Consciousness II

Šis ir ievērības cienīgs ASV populārā publicista psiholoģijas profesora Sam Harris raksts: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/the-mystery-of-consciousness-ii/ Tajā izteikti ne tikai daudzi pagājušā g.s. priekšstati par dzīvību un apziņu, bet arī domas par to, kas tās ir un kā tās radušās. Pēc iepazīšanās ar Jeff … Continue reading

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ARE WE SPIRITUAL MACHINES? RAY KURZWEIL VS. THE CRITICS OF STRONG A.I.

RAY KURZWEIL VS. THE CRITICS OF STRONG A.I. By: Richards, Jay W., Free Press, June 1, 2002 In the closing session of the 1998 Telecosm conference, hosted by Gilder Publishing and Forbes at Lake Tahoe, inventor and author Ray Kurzweil engaged a … Continue reading

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Singularity Summit 2011 roundup

The tone of the Singularity Summit 2011 in New York was set by Ray Kurzweil, who presented many examples of accelerating developments, countering the arguments presented by Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen in a recent article, The Singularity Isn’t Near. http://www.kurzweilai.net/singularity-summit-2011-roundup?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=87f3cf7fa1-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email

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