Silicon Valley’s Futile Search for Utopia

Silicon Valley’s Futile Search for Utopia Via the ‘Perfect Algorithm’

I find myself thinking quite a bit about algorithms these days. The word itself derives from the Latinized name of the Persian scholar Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi, reputedly the inventor of algebra, who flourished during the Abbasid Caliphate in ninth-century Baghdad. 1200 years later with the…

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Simple Blood Test May Reveal Your Body’s Inner Clock

Simple blood test may reveal your body’s inner clock

A team of researchers at Northwestern University said Monday they have designed a blood test that can measure a person’s inner body clock within 1.5 hours, an advance that may help personalize medical treatments in the future. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of

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Why Bitcoin Gold Got Delisted From Bittrex

Why Bitcoin Gold Got Delisted From Bittrex

Crypto exchange Bittrex is set to delist Bitcoin Gold (BTG), a hard fork of Bitcoin (BTC), by Sept.14, after details of an $18 million hack of the BTG network in May emerged this week. How unexpected was this announcement coming from the exchange, and what are the chances for BTG now that it has found itself in the midst of yet another scandal?

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The Merging of Humans and Artificial Intelligence

The Merging of Humans and Artificial Intelligence: Where Are We At?

Luke Skywalker…and Prostheses Enhanced With Artificial Intelligence. What? No, really, think about it. How does Luke’s bionic hand know what he wants it to do? It must be intelligent - adding to the long list of AI-enhanced commodities or characters in Star Wars including C-3PO, R2-D2, and K-2SO.

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Should Evil AI Research Be Published?

Should evil AI research be published? Five experts weigh in.

A rhetorical question for you. Let’s say you’re an AI scientist, and you’ve found the holy grail of your field – you figured out how to build an artificial general intelligence (AGI). That’s a truly intelligent computer that could pass as human in terms of cognitive ability or emotional intelligence.

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