Archive for April, 2011

What does IQ really measure?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

According to new research intelligence test not only measure intelligence but also motivation. Who was it who says IQ tests measures intelligence? Can it not be, that IQ test measure nothing more than the ability to do IQ test? Maybe, we over-value our testing systems? More on discovermagazine.com.

The aging brain is top fit

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Are you middle aged? Are you getting distracted and can’t remember what you were doing? Or forgetting names? But worry not, Barbara Strauch’s book “The Secrect Life of the Grown-Up Brain” is going to make you very cheerful. Recent research shows that as the brain ages, it peaks at things like seeing things in a wider context, getting the big picture. You can listen to the npr broadcast.

SkillsNET Brings a Range of HR IT Services and Software to ai-one Partner Network

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

ai-one has added SkillsNET Corporation to its network of Consulting Partners. SkillsNET Corporations will provide IT services consulting.

You can view the press release.

Mapping the brain’s connectomes

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Scientists at University College London have developed a technique for mapping both the connections an functions of nerve cells in the brain. This technique enables the researchers to determine for the first time that neurons with similar visual functions worked together synaptically more frequently than did neurons which responded to different visual stimuli. More about this research in the field of ‘connectomics’ in UCL News.

Application Developer Lorette Intelligence GmbH to Help ai-one Clients Go Mobile

Monday, April 11th, 2011

ai-one has added Lorette Intelligence GmbH to its network of Consulting Partners. Lorette Intelligence GmbH will provide IT services consulting.

You can view the press release.

ai-one and ibiomics launch genomic sequencing company

Friday, April 8th, 2011

ai-one has announced the formation of a new venture with Prof. Dr. Peter Beyerlein and ibiomics gmbh.  ai-ibiomics gmbh, a joint venture in genomic sequencing has been completed and the company is moving rapidly toward product launch in mid 2011.  The company intends to be the first mover and future market leader in high speed IT-based genomic diagnostics with the first full scale modeling of individuals and the most sophisticated cause-and-effect-based personal healthcare.

You can view the view the press release.

Sebastian Seung: I am my connectome

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Sebastian Seung is Professor of Computational Neuroscience at MIT. In his research, Seung maps a new model of the brain that focuses on the connections between each neuron. You can think of it as the wiring diagram of the brain. Watch the video below, in which Seung explain in clear language, why this work is important.

The conscious computer

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The ABC Science Show features a podcast about the conscious computer with Christof Koch. Christof Koch is professor of biology and engineering at the California Institute of Technology and researches consciousness. In the podcast, Christof Koch deliberates the question if machines can be conscious. Listen to the podcast or head over to the Scientific American, where you can find all the stories penned by Chrstof Koch.