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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 »

Why Many of the Creative Artists Are Neurotic

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Creative genius and neurotic thought patterns might have the same root cause, perhaps explaining why many artists are tortured souls. This post from Live Science investigates the truth behind creativity and neuroticism being two sides of the same coin. Sir Isaac Newton formulated the laws of gravity, built telescopes and delved into mathematical theories. He was also prone to bouts ... Read More »

7 Steps to Think Like a Genius

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At this very moment, you are holding unbound potential. You hold within your possession the most powerful learning and creative problem-solving system known to man, far superior to any supercomputer ever invented. It is your brain. There are 100 billion neurons in your 3-pound brain. By its very design, the human brain stores vast potential for memory, learning, and creativity. ... Read More »

How Are You Going to Save the World?

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I have renewed vigor to solve every problem the world has ever had. Some of my earliest memories are of working out how to eradicate homelessness, global hunger and war. Obviously, I didn’t succeed. My parents have always taken refuge in the religious idea that God would solve these problems, and while a part of me wasn’t super happy to ... Read More »