By STEVEN JOHNSON NOV. 15, 2018 Looking to the future has always defined humanity. Will A.I. become the best crystal ball of all? The Tech And Design Issue The Human Brain Is a Time Traveler The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville Proteomics Might Have Saved My Mother’s Life. And It May Yet Save Mine. May A.I. Help You? 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Data-Driven Medicine Will Help People — But Can It Do So Equally? Group 3 Created with Sketch. Group 3 Created with Sketch. Looking to the future has always defined humanity. Will A.I. become the best crystal ball of all? Group 3 Created with Sketch. Group 3 Created with Sketch. By STEVEN JOHNSONNOV. 15, 2018 Concept by Delcan & Company. Photo illustration by Jamie Chung. Prop styling by Pink Sparrow. Randy Buckner was a … [Read more...] about The Human Brain Is a Time Traveler
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Home Features Humans Mind Feature 27 September 2017 We’ve glimpsed mind-bending geometric structures that fleetingly encode our thoughts, memories and feelings – and could solve the greatest mystery of all By Anil AnanthaswamyEDWIN ABBOTT, in his 1884 book Flatland, created a fictional 2D landscape full of lines, triangles, squares and circles that have no notion of up or down. One day, a 3D Sphere visits Flatland and whisks away a Square to a higher dimensional world. Square learns that Flatlanders are mere 2D projections of 3D beings. He then has the audacity to suggest that Sphere may be a shadow too – of a shape in four dimensions. “The very idea of it is utterly inconceivable,” says the appalled Sphere. Henry Markram thinks we might be suffering from a similarly blinkered perspective when considering the workings of our own brains. “We look at the brain, we see its immense complexity, but if … [Read more...] about The brain’s 7D sandcastles could be the key to consciousness
Everything you're trying to accomplish with your team is much likelier to happen if people are emotionally safe. Angela Kambouris Published 5:00 am PDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 Photo: Guido Cavallini | Getty Images Photo: Guido Cavallini | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Guido Cavallini | Getty Images To Build a Resilient Culture Stop the Blaming and Shaming and Start Showing People Respect 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Workplace humiliation is far-reaching and spreads like wildfire. Digital stones are being thrown, and shame campaigns are drowning in social media. Real-life consequences are imprinting the lives and livelihoods of many and what is posted, shared or boosted has implications for … [Read more...] about To Build a Resilient Culture Stop the Blaming and Shaming and Start Showing People Respect
When a child is learning to speak, no one bothers explaining the difference between subjects and verbs, or where they fall in a sentence. That is, however, how humans teach computers to understand language: We annotate sentences to describe the structure and meaning of words, and then we use those sentences to train syntactic and semantic parsers. These parsers help voice-recognition systems like Amazon's Alexa understand natural language. It's a time-consuming process and one that's especially difficult for less common languages.This week, researchers from MIT are presenting a paper that describes a new way to train parsers. Mimicking the way a child learns, the system observes captioned videos and associates the words with recorded actions and objects. It could make it easier to train parsers, and it could potentially improve human interactions with robots. For instance, a robot equipped with this parser could observe its environment to reinforce its understanding of a verbal command … [Read more...] about Can a robot learn a language the way a child does?
As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, much of the public attention has focused on how successfully these technologies can compete against humans at chess and other strategy games. A philosopher from the University of Houston has taken a different approach, deconstructing the complex neural networks used in machine learning to shed light on how humans process abstract learning. "As we rely more and more on these systems, it is important to know how they work and why," said Cameron Buckner, assistant professor of philosophy and author of a paper exploring the topic published in the journal Synthese. Better understanding how the systems work, in turn, led him to insights into the nature of human learning. Philosophers have debated the origins of human knowledge since the days of Plato - is it innate, based on logic, or does knowledge come from sensory experience in the world? Deep Convolutional Neural Networks, or DCNNs, suggest human knowledge stems from experience, … [Read more...] about Artificial Intelligence Helps Reveal How People Process Abstract Thought