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air forceAfrican researcher wants to bring tablet-based AI teaching software to Ethiopian children

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African researchers have recently launched the YaNetu teaching tablet crowdfunding project. This effort aims to bring an AI based educational tablet to African children. The researchers hope to create: – An Android-based teaching tablet for primary school age children in …

Crowdfunding project aims to give children in developing world an AI-enhanced tablet

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Artificial Intelligence researcher Ben Goertzel has launched a crowdfunding effort on indiegogo to develop an AI teaching tablet for children in developing countries. The project, called the YaNetu AI Teaching Tablet aims to create a tablet computer that will use …

Sander Olson Interviewed Dr Stephen Thaler on his Artificial Intelligence systems which could be nearing new creative capabilities

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Dr. Stephen Thaler wants to usher in the age of Creative Machines Dr. Stephen Thaler has been working in the field of Artificial Intelligence for the past 3 decades. He has been issued numerous patents, and has garnered military and …

Sander Olson Interviewed Dr Stephen Thaler on his Artificial Intelligence systems which could be nearing new creative capabilities

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Dr. Stephen Thaler wants to usher in the age of Creative Machines Dr. Stephen Thaler has been working in the field of Artificial Intelligence for the past 3 decades. He has been issued numerous patents, and has garnered military and …

blacklight powerKickstarter project introduces the first $300 fully-assembled 3d printer

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A Maryland startup company has officially unveiled a fully assembled 3d printer for less than $300. The kickstarter project has already garnered over $445,000 in its first day. The company, called M3D, is less than a year old but has …

“Singularity or Bust” film now online

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A film about the Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) researcher Ben Goertzel is now available online. Goertzel has spent the past two decades pondering the question of how to impart sentience and broad intelligence to machines, and he is now considered …

energyBen Goertzel is on a mission to build an “AI Toddler”

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Ben Goertzel has been pondering questions of artificial intelligence since he was a teenager. During the past two decades, Goertzel has been developing and perfecting the OpenCOG AI software system. Dr. Goertzel believes that, with sufficient resources and time, OpenCOG …

3dAGI researcher Ben Goertzel seeks $300,000 to build an intelligent robot

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The Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) researcher Ben Goertzel was interviewed for Next Big Future in 2009. Goertzel is overseeing a team of researchers in Hong Kong and elsewhere, trying to develop his OpenCOG project, but the program is currently resource-constrained. …

commercializationAMD Launches new server CPUs

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AMD today launches a new series of server CPUs. These CPUs are fabricated on a 32 nanometer process, and can be used for servers and supercomputers. Data centers now consume approximately 3% of all electricity produced, and that number will …

EconomicsCould neuro-feedback and brain implants cause a technological singularity?

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There are multiple potential paths to a technological singularity. Although many people think a singularity would result if computers acquired sentience and general intelligence, a singularity might also happen if methods were found to increase the IQ of individuals and …