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A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious
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A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious

It's a question that’s perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from?

Why Facebook Is Teaching Its Machines to Think Like Humans
From ACM TechNews

Why Facebook Is Teaching Its Machines to Think Like Humans

Facebook is turning to deep learning to teach computers to more closely imitate the human brain, with the goal of gaining greater insight into individual users. ...

Killer Robots With Automatic Rifles Could Be on the Battlefield in 5 Years
From ACM News

Killer Robots With Automatic Rifles Could Be on the Battlefield in 5 Years

Robots armed with automatic weapons, anti-tank missiles and even grenade launchers are marching, er, rolling ever closer to the battlefield now that they’ve shown...

Twitter 'joke Bots' Shame Human Sense of Humor
From ACM TechNews

Twitter 'joke Bots' Shame Human Sense of Humor

Two Twitter bots generate phrases that are funny by virtue of not being particularly funny, to poke fun at human tweeters' own attempts at humor. 

The Science Behind the Netflix Algorithms That Decide What You'll Watch Next
From ACM News

The Science Behind the Netflix Algorithms That Decide What You'll Watch Next

If you liked 1960s Star Trek, the first non-Trek title that Netflix is likely to suggest to you is the original Mission: Impossible series (the one with the cool...

A Videogame That Recruits Players to Map the Brain
From ACM News

A Videogame That Recruits Players to Map the Brain

I'm no neuroscientist, and yet, here I am at my computer attempting to reconstruct a neural circuit of a mouse’s retina.

Testing the Future: Astronaut in Space Remote-Controls Robot in California
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Testing the Future: Astronaut in Space Remote-Controls Robot in California

On a pebbled field built next to a parking lot, a small rover scoots forward and expels a long sheet of polyimide plastic from its backside, the third film the...

Researcher Dreams ­p Machines That Learn Without Humans
From ACM News

Researcher Dreams ­p Machines That Learn Without Humans

Yoshua Bengio recently had a vision—a vision of how to build computers that learn like people do.

Now You Can Build Google's $1m Artificial Brain on the Cheap
From ACM TechNews

Now You Can Build Google's $1m Artificial Brain on the Cheap

A researcher is trying to make deep learning more accessible to researchers. 

Now You Can Build Google's $1m Artificial Brain on the Cheap
From ACM News

Now You Can Build Google's $1m Artificial Brain on the Cheap

Andrew Ng wants to bring deep learning—an emerging computer science field that seeks to mimic the human brain with hardware and software into the DIY era.

Computer Brain Escapes Google's X Lab to Supercharge Search
From ACM Careers

Computer Brain Escapes Google's X Lab to Supercharge Search

Two years ago Stanford professor Andrew Ng joined Google's X Lab, the research group that's given us Google Glass and the company's driverless cars. His mission...

New Android Boss Finally Reveals Plans For World's Most Popular Mobile Os
From ACM Opinion

New Android Boss Finally Reveals Plans For World's Most Popular Mobile Os

For the past few years, Sundar Pichai has been part of a tag-team routine staged at Google's annual I/O developer conference.

The Man Behind the Google Brain: Andrew Ng and the Quest For the New AI
From ACM Opinion

The Man Behind the Google Brain: Andrew Ng and the Quest For the New AI

There's a theory that human intelligence stems from a single algorithm.

How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the ­ltimate AI Brain
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How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the ­ltimate AI Brain

Google has always been an artificial intelligence company, so it really shouldn't have been a surprise that Ray Kurzweil, one of the leading scientists in the field...

'chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley
From ACM News

'chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley

It doesn't look like much.

So It Begins: DARPA Sets Out to Make Computers That Can Teach Themselves
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So It Begins: DARPA Sets Out to Make Computers That Can Teach Themselves

The Pentagon's blue-sky research agency is readying a nearly four-year project to boost artificial intelligence systems by building machines that can teach themselves—while...

Rodent Mind Meld: Scientists Wire Two Rats' Brains Together
From ACM News

Rodent Mind Meld: Scientists Wire Two Rats' Brains Together

It's not exactly a Vulcan mind meld, but it's not far off.

Three Radical New Brain-Mapping Tools Scientists Want Obama to Deliver
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Three Radical New Brain-Mapping Tools Scientists Want Obama to Deliver

The Obama administration wants to make a huge investment in mapping the human brain,according to The New York Times. How can they get the most bang for their buck...

How Google Retooled Android With Help From Your Brain
From ACM News

How Google Retooled Android With Help From Your Brain

When Google built the latest version of its Android mobile operating system, the Web giant made some big changes to the way the OS interprets your voice commands...

Stand on Mars Next to the Curiosity Rover With This Incredible Panorama
From ACM News

Stand on Mars Next to the Curiosity Rover With This Incredible Panorama

Over the weekend, NASA's Curiosity rover successfully drilled into the surface of Mars and collected its first sample from the interior of a rock.
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