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A Limit to Intelligence

In Singularity theory, we often assume there is no limit to the growth of intelligence. That may not be an accurate assumption. While we cannot currently define a limiting factor, it is possible that the growth of intelligence approximates a hyperbolic curve that approaches an asymptote but never crosses it. We reached the assumption of […]

Quality Education for Free

If you have not yet taken a look at Khan Academy, you should. KHANACADEMY – [khanacademy.org] Founded by Salman Kahn in 2006, the academy is non-profit educational resource that uses youtube videos as a primary teaching/learning tool. The videos come in a short enough format to keep attention focused, usually in a range from 6-12 […]

The Augmented Age

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti – [youtube.com] What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all […]

Sped Up Waves Create Harmony

Sound pitch is determined by the frequency of the sound waves. Short, fast waves produce high pitched sound and long, slow waves produce low pitched sound. This presents the idea that harmony is created by rhythm. Watch Adam Neelys explanation of how pitch can be created by rhythm: Harmonic Polyrhythms Explained! [ AN’s Bass Lessons […]

Everyday Ethics

Ethics is the analysis of what is the best or most right thing to do when presented with options. We tend to think of this process as an abstract thinking exercise with little practical application in normal living. But that is not true. We are faced with decisions on a minute to minute basis in […]

Stem Cell Nano-mesh Regenerates Tendons

A polymer mesh fabric seeded with stem cells can help in the regeneration of rotator cuff tendons. Stem Cell Fabric Innovation Regrows Rotator Cuffs – [uconn.edu] The combination of the “nano-mesh” with stem cells seems to be critical. Surgeons will sometimes inject stem cells into rotator cuff repairs, but results from this technique are mixed. […]

Super Intelligent Ethics

Ethics is an analysis of the best course of action, of what is most right. Morals are general rules derived from our experience with ethical analysis. The following video suggests that we need to “translate ethics into a set of correct unambiguous rules” and also suggests that is not possible. Think about how we humans […]

Python Programming for a RNN

Recurrent Neural Networks Tutorial, Part 1 – Introduction to RNNs – [wildml.com] Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) are popular models that have shown great promise in many NLP tasks. But despite their recent popularity I’ve only found a limited number of resources that throughly explain how RNNs work, and how to implement them. That’s what this […]

Recurrent Neural Networks

Neural network software uses layers of computational cells that supply feedback across the layers to adjust coefficient values and “train” the network to provide a desired result. Once the network has been trained, it can be supplied input data that is not predetermined and it will output a result that offers some form of analysis […]

Integrating Architecture With Construction

3D printing is being used for the construction of just about everything, from human organ tissues to buildings. Current building construction that uses 3D printing simply mimics older construction techniques using the new tools. We are just now beginning to create new techniques that were not possible or practical previously. The video below mentions the […]