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The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds.
Artificial Intelligence (AI), the idea that we might someday create something as smart or smarter than we are, is a breathtaking possibility. The emergence of such an AI might well be as important to the story of mankind as making contact with intelligent aliens. Some of our most popular books and movies have vividly depicted our hopes and fears surrounding the possibility that machines could achieve conscious independence from us
If a designed approach is doomed to never achieve general intelligence, what is the alternative? How do we build something without designing it? The answer is that we must set up an environment in which an AI emerges.If a designed approach is doomed to never achieve general intelligence, what is the alternative? How do we build something without designing it? The answer is that we must set up an environment in which an AI emerges.
when machines have the same processing power as a human brain, and have basic training in various types of intelligence, why won’t they become conscious in the same way an organic processing system becomes conscious?
Though some organizations have objected to video surveillance of cities and borders, the public is less aware that recent computer vision innovations are making it possible to data mine surreptitiously acquired movie data in possible defiance of the Fourth Amendment...The obsession with surveillance has been demonstrated recently by the vigilantism of the Minutemen and the American Border Patrol, self-appointed border patrol agents who use, among other devices, cameras mounted on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to detect illegal immigrants from Mexico.
Cern, based near Geneva, started the grid computing project seven years ago when researchers realised the LHC would generate annual data equivalent to 56m CDs - enough to make a stack 40 miles high.