Brain to brain communication edges closer

Brain to brain communication edges closer (including downloading information from the internet!) Indonesia is now at the forefront of new advances in neuroscience and technology. In a remote laboratory two hours from the Indonesian capital, scientists are working on technology to research on the brain. A 47-year-old scientist – Warsito…

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Artificial intelligence program that learns like a child

Artificial intelligence programs may already be capable of specialized tasks like flying planes, winning Jeopardy, and giving you a hard time in your favorite video games, but even the most advanced offerings are no smarter than a typical four-year-old child when it comes to broader insights and comprehension. It makes…

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The business of digital life and death

Can you bequeath your iTunes collection in your will? Does anyone know you have Bitcoins or money in a PayPal account? If you’ve accumulated virtual wealth in a massive multiplayer online game is that part of your estate and can you be cashed out? Can loved ones get copies of…

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Patients tell more secrets to Virtual Humans

Ellie the virtual human “medical screener” Virtual human “Ellie” gave participants a sense of anonymity, making them more willing to disclose personal information in a private setting without fear of criticism. Patients are more willing to disclose personal information to virtual humans than to actual ones, likely because computers don’t…

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