Archive for May, 2010

Junk EEG – hidden patterns in discarded EEG data

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Remember James V. Hardt (see Intelligence in Computing), who trains people how to change their brain waves? Now researchers have found evidence that data discarded previously as “junk EEG” may contain significant information about how the brain works. A closer look at unrecognized patterns in EEG brain data shows that putting the brain to work on a simple task can change those patterns (via Washington University School of Medicine news).

The great singularity debate

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Research fellow Eliezer Yudkowsky of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence and philosophy professor Massimo Pigliucci of the City University of New York discuss everything from intelligence to singularity.

Mimic the human brain with smartphone chips

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Other then Henry Markrams Blue Brain, there is another project to emulate the brain - Spinnaker which uses affordable, practical, low-power components such as smartphone chips. The aim is to eventually have a brain like computer for controlling a humanoid. Read more on newscientist.com

Intelligence in Computing

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

What can we achieve with intelligence in computing? Watch the video where Walt interviews Dr. Jim Hardt and Manfred Hoffleisch. In this interview Jim, Manfred and Walt tackle issues like having the computer behave in an open ended way – the way a human brain behaves and the advantages of the computer that can think like a biological brain.