The Rights of Robots: Technology, Culture and Law in the 21st Century

Robot rights are already part of judiciary planning–can sentient machines be far off? This discussion of robot rights looks in-depth at issues once reserved for humans only.… read more

Intelligence Augmentation

Machine consciousness may not be a matter of replicating total human thought capacity–it may come in several small, specialized parts. In this discussion with the Edge’s John Brockman, Pattie Maes discusses IA (Intelligence Augmentation) as opposed to AI.… read more

Machine Intelligence: The First 80 Years

A brief history of machine intelligence written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

The Age of Knowledge

An illustration of the second industrial revolution written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal… read more

The Economics of Innovation

An examination of the changing nature of wealth, written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

Learning in the Age of Knowledge

An overview of how education is changing with technology, written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

The Future of Libraries, Part 2: The End of Books

A look at what may replace books, written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

The Future of Libraries, Part 3: The Virtual Library

A look at the virtual library, written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

The End of Handicaps, Part 1

A look at how technology has assisted the blind, written for “The Futurecast” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

The End of Handicaps, Part 2

How technology has and will continue to assist the disabled, written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

The Paradigms and Paradoxes of Intelligence, Part 1: Russell’s Paradox

An exploration of Russell’s Paradox, written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

The Paradigms and Paradoxes of Intelligence, Part 2: The Church-Turing Thesis

An exploration of the Church-Turing Thesis, originally written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

A Formula for Intelligence: The Recursive Paradigm

An explanation of the recursive approach to artificial intelligence, written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

Another Formula for Intelligence: The Neural Net Paradigm

The neural net approach to artificial intelligence explained, written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

The Paradigms and Paradoxes of Intelligence: Building a Brain

How to build a brain, written for “The Futurecast,” a monthly column in the Library Journal.… read more

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