from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Computers are getting smarter all the time. Even though science fiction sometimes tends to paint artificial intelligence in an evil light, humans are building these intelligent machines — and presumably, we’ll have some control over how dangerous they’ll ultimately become (but maybe not). People are building artificial brains without really knowing how brains work, but that’s how we’re learning. Maybe we should be breeding hyper-intelligent parrots, instead?
- Virginia Tech scientists have a mathematical model for using bacteria to function as a robot brain. Complex emergent behaviors can arise from bacteria-bots and create interesting cyborgs with capabilities that might be attributed to higher order animals. [url]
- Computerphobia doesn’t seem like a common term or actual fear these days, but in the 1980s, when computers were much less familiar, it wasn’t crazy to see people approach PCs with anxiety. Computers are just waiting for us to let our guard down before they attack us…. [url]
- RoboBrain is an online artificial intelligence that any robot might tap into for some cognitive help. Robots might develop more quickly if they can help each other learn via ‘cloud robotics’ and distributed processing/intelligence resources. Hello, Skynet! [url]
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