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Humanlike robots

[Positive Technology Journal] Having a workforce full of humanlike robots will create a kind of Cybernetic Economy, but human society had better figure out in advance how to let the intelligent robots own themselves as free agents voluntarily cooperating with us human beings in the joint stewardship of Earth.

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I will be at the Canadian Semantic Web Working Symposium 2006 in Quebec City the 6th June

http://fgiasson.com/blog [ - Frédérick Giasson's Weblog - A vision of the socially-wired world] The CSWWS will be in conjunction with the Canadian AI-2006 and the International workshop on agents and multiagent systems. If you are interested in Artificial Intelligence, in multiagent systems or in the Semantic Web, you have to be in Quebec City from the 5th to the 9th June. The computer science department of the Laval University worked hard to get things done with that major Canadian event of 2006.

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April 28, 2006

Humanlike robots

[Positive Technology Journal] Having a workforce full of humanlike robots will create a kind of Cybernetic Economy, but human society had better figure out in advance how to let the intelligent robots own themselves as free agents voluntarily cooperating with us human beings in the joint stewardship of Earth.

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I will be at the Canadian Semantic Web Working Symposium 2006 in Quebec City the 6th June

http://fgiasson.com/blog [ - Frédérick Giasson's Weblog - A vision of the socially-wired world] The CSWWS will be in conjunction with the Canadian AI-2006 and the International workshop on agents and multiagent systems. If you are interested in Artificial Intelligence, in multiagent systems or in the Semantic Web, you have to be in Quebec City from the 5th to the 9th June. The computer science department of the Laval University worked hard to get things done with that major Canadian event of 2006.

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April 25, 2006

Permanent Link to The new breed of soldier: Robots with guns

http://eneve.wordpress.com [Travelling Through The Wire] The new breed of soldier: Robots with guns April 14th, 2006 Spurred by the risks from roadside bombs and terrorist ambushes, the military is...

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Future Hype

http://www.questiontechnology.org [Question Technology] Sorry if it seems like book promotion week here (though it is the start of TV Turnoff Week, so perhaps it's appropriate). Here's another new book that...

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April 22, 2006

An android for enhancing social skills and emotion recognition in people with autism

[Positive Technology Journal] The android display and associated control system has automatic facial tracking, expression recognition, and eye tracking. The treatment scheme is based on a series of therapist-guided sessions in which a patient communicates with FACE through an interactive console.

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Self-Assembling Chair

http://www.gadgetell.com [Gadgetell - The Tech News, Reviews, and Interesting Things Blog] He is a computer wiz who loves to talk and write about tech. Watch out, his posts may go all crazy digital 0101010101110000 on us.

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April 19, 2006

Redwood Theoretical Neuroscience Videos Online

[neurodudes] Last year, the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience moved from the Redwood Neuroscience Institute in Meno Park to the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at Berkeley. In October they held a symposium with several interesting speakers presenting on various topics within Theoretical Neuroscience.

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The Guardian: Now the bionic man is real

[Positive Technology Journal] Thirty years and quite a bit of inflation later we have the six-billion-dollar human: not a physical cyborg as such, instead an umbrella term for the latest developments in the growing field of technology for human enhancement. Helping the blind to see again, being able to carry enormous loads without the prospect of backache and a prosthetic robotic hand that works (almost) like a real one were some of the ideas presented at a recent meeting of engineers, physicists, biologists and computer scientists organised by the American Association of Anatomists...

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April 16, 2006

My review of "Building Gods"

http://sentientdevelopments.blogspot.com [Sentient Developments] While “Building Gods” certainly painted the future in a gray and ambiguous light, it was not explicitly anti-transhumanist. At one point, a blurb on the screen noted that, "Transhumanists advocate the ethical advancements of technology." For those familiar with these concepts, the video will be interesting and provocative;

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Computer simulations of the mind

[Positive Technology Journal] Scientific American Mind has a free online article about computer simulations of the mind. The article analyzes how recent technological advances are...

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April 13, 2006

3 - The New Biology

http://www.pulsethebook.com [Pulse] The new biology marks the start of yet another phase. In virtually every field of human endeavor””from materials science to robotics, from artificial intelligence to artificial life, and from Web-based worlds to farming, community planning to industry, and economic theory to democratic processes””the logic of ecology is morphing into social forms.

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Human Computation

[So Many Schemes: Musings on Technology and Entrepreneurship] Human Computation April 11th, 2006 A few days ago I attended a talk by Luis von Ahn from CMU. Luis von Ahn is one of the creators of the ESP Game and Peekaboom, both interactive, multiplayer online games that harness human computing power while also being entertaining. These games get people to help label images, generating data that will ultimately be used to make better image search engines and better computer vision image analysis and segmentation algorithms. Basically, Amazon Mechanical Turk got it wrong: fun is a better motivation than money. Luis von Ahn opened his talk by saying that people spend many millions of human hours on solitaire each year, and that it would be useful if even a small fraction of that time could be harnessed to get people to play games that are also useful. If this is his goal, he has succeeded ”” some people spend over 40 hours a week on the ESP Game, which has been very successful. Luis also presented a general approach for turning computationally hard...

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April 10, 2006

Cognews: navigation skills used in robots

[Positive Technology Journal] "Knowledge about path integration and landmark learning gained from our experiments with ants has already been incorporated in autonomous robots. Including a 'reset' of the path integrator at a significant position could make the orientation of the robot even more reliable", says Dr Knaden who spoke on Tuesday 4th April at the Society for Experimental Biology's Main Annual Meeting in Canterbury, Kent.

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Gunhed

[cyberpunkreview.com] When you see “Adam Smithee” in the director’s spot, you know something has gone wrong - in this case, the answer is clearly the editing. Gunhed may qualify for the worst editing of all time.

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April 07, 2006

Machines vs. humans, A machine candidate to enter in the club of the most intelligent

[neurodudes] However if we look at the most well known intelligence test (WAIS III), then it seems likely the program would have significant problems with many of the tasks. It would probably complete matrices well and digit span but have difficulties with all the rest.

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Will machines ever really think?

[Positive Technology Journal] Developments in robotics and artificial intelligence raise a natural question: If computer processing eventually apes nature's neural networks, will cold silicon ever be truly able to think? And how will we judge whether it does?

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April 04, 2006

Code Hunter

[cyberpunkreview.com] Movie Review By: SFAM Year: 2002 Directed by: Terry Cunningham Written by: Flavia Carrozzi, Terry Cunningham & Steve Latshaw IMDB Reference Degree of...

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You’re not my Owner: Facial Recognition for Security

[Psychology and the Singularity] To facilitate its face recognition function, the Face Sensing Engine (FSE) includes functions that not only detect facial characteristics but also tracks facial characteristics in order to calculate the changes in locations, which are most likely to occur due to changes in facial expressions.

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