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UPDATE | The buzzer factor: did Watson have an unfair advantage?

February 18, 2011 by Amara D. Angelica

Watson mechanical buzzer

Machine Cognition and AI Ethics at AAAI 2015

February 4, 2015 by Melanie Swan

Looking to the future of A New Kind of Science

May 15, 2012 by Stephen Wolfram

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tribute | Ray Kurzweil remembers his mentor Marvin Minsky, PhD

April 27, 2016

Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World

August 19, 2016

UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock, recreates the scene of the first internet communication from a closet-size computer (credit: Magnolia Pictures)

Ask Ray | A little thought experiment on cognitive functions

August 15, 2013 by Ray Kurzweil

Image created with the Connectome Mapping Toolkit (credit: University of Lausanne and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Ask Ray | Fermi Paradox and the Singularity

June 9, 2011 by Ray Kurzweil

(A graphical representation of the Arecibo message, sent as radio waves into space in an attempt to actively communicate human existence to alien civilizations. credit: Wikipedia)

Consciousness, the Beatles, and Zombie Blues

September 8, 2013 by Amara D. Angelica

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Existence, uplift, and science news

October 26, 2012 by David Brin

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Report by Robert Scoble from CES

January 15, 2016

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3D augmented reality holograms are finally here (almost)

December 18, 2013 by Amara D. Angelica

MetaPro (credit: Meta)

Achieving substrate-independent minds: no, we cannot ‘copy’ brains

August 24, 2011 by Randal A. Koene

Neuron (credit: Wikipedia user LadyofHats, public domain)

Ray Kurzweil receives IEEE Eta Kappa Nu honor society’s top honor

November 30, 2014

Saurabh Sinha, PhD, Chair of the IEEE Educational Activities Board; Ray Kurzweil, IEEE Eta Kappa Nu “Eminent Member” honoree; Karen Panetta, PhD, Chair of the IEEE Education Activities Board and Recognition Committee; John Orr, PhD, President of Eta Kappa Nu, the IEEE Honor Society. (credit: IEEE)

Robotic space-colony construction, cubesats for Mars, transhumanists on space, and more….

May 22, 2013 by Amara D. Angelica

Artist's concept of jig factory in space (credit: Anna Nesterova and John Strickland)

Microsoft offers a glimpse into the future of productivity

October 28, 2011 by Amara D. Angelica

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