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Marvel Studios often drops concept art for its movies as posters at Comic Con, and this year is no different. The studio has released the first two of what will obviously be a series of posters featuring concept art from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Today’s...
From: SlashFilm | By: Russ Fischer | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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As the "convenience economy" conquers ever more of our lives, a call to remember what technology can't do...
From: The Atlantic | By: Alexis C. Madrigal | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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PlaceMe uses every sensor in the phone to track your activity. Now PlaceUs is doing the same except it's tracking the combined activity of a family or small group of friends. PlaceMe’s creator Alohar has a new app that tracks everything your family...
From: GigaOm | By: Kevin Fitchard | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Last week we looked at Mason Peck’s ideas on ‘Sprites,’ tiny spacecraft the size of computer chips that could be sent in swarms to targets near and far. I was particularly interested in Peck’s idea of using Jupiter as a massive particle accelerator,...
From: Centauri Dreams | By: Paul Gilster | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Silicon Valley enjoys something of a monopoly these days on making the most noise in the U.S. economy. But there's been surprisingly little fanfare surrounding the latest project that seemingly all the most successful Valleyites have been pouring into:...
From: Business Insider | By: Rob Wile | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Jaguar-Land Rover is on a tech binge in an effort to continue catapulting the brand into the future instead of hanging on to its rich heritage to the point of being too retro–like some of their recent models of years past. As a result, JLR revealed...
From: EGMCarTech | By: admin | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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There's a saying among futurists that a human-equivalent artificial intelligence will be our last invention. After that, AIs will be capable of designing virtually anything on their own — including themselves. Here's how a recursively self-improving...
From: Io9 | By: George Dvorsky | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Blue Ruin Dwight (Macon Blair) is a bit of a loner. He lives in his car, parked on the side of a road near a Delaware beach, and spends his...
From: Film School Rejects | By: Rob Hunter | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Dispatches from the Future Download a copy from iTunes. Popular Science We love science fiction here at Popular Science. Many of the real-life innovations and advances that fill our pages every month, in fact, started as pie-in-the-sky ideas born by...
From: Popular Science | By: Popular Science Staff | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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China's biggest search engine is pushing at the boundaries of artificial intelligence – and self-driving bikes are just the beginning...
From: New Scientist | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Just when you thought location sharing had jumped the shark, another app asking you to share your whereabouts has launched. PlaceUs, an app by Alohar Mobile, is available in the App Store today. It’s the brainchild of former Googler Sam Liang, who...
From: VentureBeat | By: Ruth Reader | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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How would fictional professors, heroes of those quaint works known as campus novels, fare in the world of online education?
From: The Millions | By: Matt Seidel | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Submitted by AmandaEHouse • 16 votes • 5 comments Through a series of diagrams, this article will walk through key concepts in Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence. The book is full of heavy content, and though well written, its scope and depth can...
From: Less Wrong | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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What's the Latest? Given the pace of artificial intelligence development, half of computer programmers surveyed by the Financial Times expect machines to outsmart humans by 2040, and a stunning 90 percent expect this "superinteliigence" to emerge by...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Stocks finished higher as the S&P 500 touched a new intraday all-time high, but failed to make a new closing record high, while the Dow and Nasdaq also rallied. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,120.58, +68.9, (+0.4%) S&P 500: 1,984.25, +10.6, (+0.5%)...
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Carrie Preston is heading back to The Good Wife! – Entertainment Weekly Robert Downey, Jr. made a ton of money in 2013 – Gossip Cop Aria gets a huge fright on Pretty Little Liars tonight – Just Jared Jr Beyonce and Jay Z split rumors are running...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Running late today -- two very quick ones. First, from Scientific American: Will Automation Take Our Jobs?: Last fall economist Carl Benedikt Frey and information engineer Michael A. Osborne, both at the University of Oxford, published a study estimating...
From: Economist's View | By: Mark Thoma | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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EdgeWave said Tuesday that it has secured $6 million in Series A funding from TVC Capital. In addition to the funding, EdgeWave has also received a $5 million credit facility from Square 1 Bank. Based in San Diego, EdgeWave is a cybersecurity firm....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Sponsored Post: Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. (BRS Labs), creator of AISight®, the artificial intelligence analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of sensor data, announced......
From: VentureBeat | By: Business Wire | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Back in 2008 my ex-co-blogger Eliezer Yudkowsky and I discussed his “AI foom” concept, a discussion that we recently spun off into a book. I’ve heard for a while that Nick Bostrom has been working on a book elaborating related … Continue reading...
From: Overcoming Bias | By: Robin Hanson | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Music fans and critics know that the music of the Beatles underwent a dramatic transformation in just a few years, but until now there hasn't been a scientific way to measure the progression. That could change now that computer scientists at Lawrence...
From: PhysOrg | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Editor’s note: this post is part of our Intelligence Matters investigation. In my last post, we saw that AI means a lot of things to a lot of people. These dueling definitions each have a deep history — ok fine, …
From: O'Reilly Radar | By: Beau Cronin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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In 1973, Michael Crichton (yes, THAT Michael Crichton) wrote and directed a film called Westworld, about malfunctioning robots at an amusement park — “Westworld” — for adults. It may sound silly, but it was a commentary on artificial intelligence...
From: Geeks are Sexy | By: Lauren Berkley | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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