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AI and Ethiopia: an unexpected synergy

October 25, 2012 by Ben Goertzel

Getnet Aseffa explains Ray Kurzweil's exponential growth of computing (credit: Getnet Aseffa)

Giant mutant rats invade Google servers, take over Internet, replace ‘tweets’ with ‘squeaks’

April 1, 2013 by Amara D. Angelica

"Endorse me or else" (credit: .wikia.nocookie.net)

Meet Stompy: the giant, rideable walking robot

August 10, 2012 by Amara D. Angelica

Wanna take a ride? Sorry, you'll have to pledge first. Stompy is a work in progress. (Credit: Hexapod)

Why 2016 was actually a year of hope

January 6, 2017

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tribute | Ray Kurzweil remembers his mentor Marvin Minsky, PhD

April 27, 2016

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Accelerated returns in food production

August 19, 2012 by Sam Ghandchi

Average daily calorie consumption in countries (credit: Interchange88/Wikimedia Commons)

Ask Ray | E.M. Forster’s 1909 story The Machine Stops predicts the web, tablets and artificial intelligence

June 30, 2014

The Machine Stops - book cover front

How bio-inspired deep learning keeps winning competitions

An interview with Dr. Juergen Schmidhuber on the future of neural networks
November 28, 2012 by Amara D. Angelica, Jürgen Schmidhuber

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No methane on Mars? Say it isn’t so!

Cat astronauts? Snake robots on rockets? What the ....
September 20, 2013 by Amara D. Angelica

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The Laws of Mixed Reality — without the rose-colored glasses

June 3, 2016

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IBM scientists create most comprehensive map of the brain’s network

July 28, 2010 by Amara D. Angelica

"The Mandala of the Mind" (Professor Kenneth Kreutz Delgado). The long-distance network of the Macaque monkey brain, spanning the cortex, thalamus, and basal ganglia, showing 6,602 long-distance connections between 383 brain regions. A high-resolution version of this figure is here. (PNAS)

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

February 18, 2011 by Amara D. Angelica

Watson mechanical buzzer

Looking to the future of A New Kind of Science

May 15, 2012 by Stephen Wolfram

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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)

Reflections on Avatar by Ray Kurzweil

March 7, 2010 by Ray Kurzweil

3D information visualization displays and interactive multi-touch screens as featured in this scene from Avatar already exist and are in use today.

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