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Major Transhumanism Conference Features Both Rising and Seasoned Experts | Zoltan Istvan


The Brighter Brains Institute held a conference recently with a transhumanist theme. Here’s a tease to Zoltan Istvan’s write-up at HuffPo: The conference talks were centered on four key questions: What are the Transhuman Goals in the near future? How can these Transhuman ideas permeate the mainstream? Are there ways Transhumanism can assert itself in…

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Minority Report Rising: Microsoft Acquires Open-Source Software Firm Revolution Analytics


By Sharon K. Gilbert unning beneath the cutting edge, brand spanking new sections of the ever-growing and possible proto-sentient Internet lies a language that few outside the coding word know–it’s called ‘R’, and it is owned by Revolution Analytics. Microsoft has been a major user of this ‘predictive programming’ language, and the company has signaled…

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The gods are dead; long live the Cybergods


Sharon mentioned a recent article by philosophy professor John G. Messerly in a science update she produced for SkyWatchTV. In his column, Messerly argues that religion is “the enemy of the future.” Ironically, his worldview isn’t new; it’s as old as human history. Setting his ignorance (or denial) of history aside, as the list of…

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Upgrading Israel’s Iron Dome with swarmware


warmware allows single drones to converge into a hive mind, and that is more than a little bit creepy for humans, but it’s just the ticket for a Super Artificial Intelligence. It is also reminiscent of a passage in the book of Joel (2:7-8) They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall…

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Robots can now learn to cook just like you do: by watching YouTube videos


his news doesn’t exactly give us a warm fuzzy. If robots can learn how to cook by watching videos, then what else can they ‘learn’? Read all about this phenomenon here: Robots can now learn to cook just like you do: by watching YouTube videos | VentureBeat | Big Data | by Jordan Novet.

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Hotels begin testing robot butlers for guest deliveries | CCTV America


Personal robots are the wave of the future–much like personal computers have become almost an extension of ourselves–so personal robots will be a staple in businesses and at home within 10-15 years. That lies well within most of our lifetimes. Artificial intelligence will come along for the ride, and the rising AIs may not always…

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How Aldebaran Robotics Built Its Friendly Humanoid Robot, Pepper – IEEE Spectrum


Got $2000 burning a hole in your pocket? Well, then you can add an artificial intelligence to your home or business! Pepper is now ready for primetime! How Aldebaran Robotics Built Its Friendly Humanoid Robot, Pepper – IEEE Spectrum.

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Your Human-Sized Personal Robot for Just $999 – PSFK


Who doesn’t want a robot dog-walker? RoboDynamics is hoping that you’ll pony up $999 just to be the first in your neighborhood to have a personal robot to ‘serve drinks’, serve up Skype calls with family, or just serve as your second set of hands. Personal robots are still a luxury item, but with prices…

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The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots | Motherboard


usan Schneider has authored a paper called “Alien Life’, where she postulates that any life that exists elsewhere is probably synthetic. Have the ‘cybergods’ already arisen? She thinks so. We wonder what God thinks about that… Seth Shostak from NASA says: “Most people have an iconic idea of aliens as these biological creatures, but that…

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Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web | WIRED


e saw this coming a mile off–didn’t you? The big question, is how many of these ‘bots’ were designed by humans, and how many were designed by an AI? Everyone knows the story of how the world wide web made the internet accessible for everyone, but a lesser known story of the internet’s evolution is…

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