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Is Human Perception of Reality Just an Illusion?

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why human perceptions of an independent reality are all illusions.

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why human perceptions of an independent reality are all illusions. In this post from The Atlantic he argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. ... Read More »

The Grand Scheme Behind Chemtrails

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Chemtrails are just a part of an overall agenda humanity needs to wake up to before we can begin to counter it. This post from Waking Times creates awareness about the grand scheme behind control programs like Chemtrails, Terraforming, and Transhumanism. What most people are not allowing to coalesce in their consciousness is the grand scheme behind the so-called chemtrail ... Read More »

Machine Learning Algorithms: A Major Breakthrough in AI

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Machine learning algorithms iteratively learn from data, allowing computers to find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look. This post from Business Insider discusses how machine learning is a revolution as big as the internet or personal computers. Don’t worry, the machines are your friend. We’re in the middle of a historic moment. It used to be the ... Read More »

Novel by a Japanese Robot Almost Wins a Prize

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A short novel co-authored by a Japanese robot passed the first round of screening for a national literary prize in Japan. This post from ScienceAlert highlights how the novel was written and judged in the literary competition. It may be time to add ‘novelist’ to the list of professions under threat from super-smart computer software, because a short story authored ... Read More »

Sophisticated Humanoid Robot Declares “I Will Destroy Humans”

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Meet Sophia, Hansen Robotics’ sophisticated humanoid robot that may embody the androids of our future. This post from Waking Science delves into the concerns raised by the evolution of humanoid robots. The evolution of humanoid robots is well into the concerning stage at this point. DARPA’s latest incarnation of its Atlas robot is seen in the following video beginning to ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Takes a Giant Leap by Cracking Go

Google's AlphaGo algorithm has won two games out of five.		Google via Getty Images

Artificial intelligence gets a big push forward with AlphaGo, a computer Go program developed by Google DeepMind, winning against Lee Sedol, the world’s best Go player. This post from Vox.com highlights the victory of artificial intelligence over the naturally evolved kind. Artificial intelligence just overcame a new hurdle: learning to play Go, a game thousands of times more complex than ... Read More »

How Relevant Is Philosophy to the 21st Century?

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Questions that were once firmly in the domain of philosophy are now being mulled over by the front running thinkers of 21st century. This post from OZY delves into the relevance of old philosophy to the future and wonders if that B.A. in philosophy just might be useful in 2059. Enter a bookstore, while they still exist. Walk toward the ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence: Rise of the Machines May Aggravate Inequality

Robots manufactured by Shaanxi Jiuli Robot Manufacturing Co on display at a technology fair in Shanghai Photograph: Imaginechina/Corbis

The real danger of changes brought about by artificial intelligence is more likely to be inequality, rather than layoffs, unemployment and poverty. This post from The Guardian reviews the concerns about how artificial intelligence will reshape society. If you wanted relief from stories about tyre factories and steel plants closing, you could try relaxing with a new 300-page report from ... Read More »

Is Humanity Living in an Artificial Reality?

Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz, M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)

Does the notion that everything humans see and know is a gigantic computer game of sorts, the humanity is living in an artificial reality, sound like science fiction? This post from Space.com explores the possibility of a “whole-world simulation.” Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of “Closer to Truth,” a public television and multimedia program that features ... Read More »

Computer That Understands Human Emotions?

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Ever since computer was invented, the world of technology has changed rapidly. In less then three decades, we went from barely understanding how it works to building quantum computers and machines that can almost think like us. However, could we ever build a machine that has the ability to understand human emotions? According to some computer programmers, building a machine ... Read More »