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Interviews: Ask Dr. Andy Chun About Artificial Intelligence

Dr Max Singularity (71 comments)

Do you belive we will make an artificial intelligence that can do everything a human can do, including learning new tasks it wasn't specifically programed to do? If so how long do you think it will take, and what do you think is the mechanism that will be used (eg nerual network programing, albeit on custom chips)?

about 2 months ago
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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet

Dr Max Re:Anyone who... (117 comments)

not necessarily stupid, but gullible and trusting of people/businesses in certain positions (they figure they must be good if they got to where they did, and if they wern't, some one good and pure would stop them). How many people command much more respect in many more areas than they deserve, just because they have been in some blockbuster movies; in the last american elections statistical people figured out if geroge clooney made a speach in california, 60% of women over a certain age would change their vote for him (in whatever direction was wanted).

about 3 months ago
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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet

Dr Max Re:If... (117 comments)

it may look like that when they consistently say that the US is evil, but it actully just turns out to be a coincidence, and most of what america does is evil. If they spent 10% of the trillions they spend on killing people and controlling people, on actully helping people, then a lot less people would hate them.

about 3 months ago
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The Future of Wearables: Standalone, Unobtrusive, and Everywhere

Dr Max Re:Standalone? (56 comments)

nice work completely missing the point, then making up your own to support your own notions. You would make a good politition. The phone works just as well the phone on my old smartphone (maybe even easier as i can l link my hands behind my head to take a call) wearing it upside down is no issue because it just as easy to use, and its saphire screen dosn't scratch. It tells me the time much better than my smartphone did (and its better than a bunch of watches, because its readable in any light, even if i do have to press a button). Sure it might not suit you if you are writing 50 plus messages, want to play all the apps, and watch movies, but i have many devices that do all of that stuff, much better than a smart phone will. Its hard for me because i'm so far ahead of the curve; and by that i don't mean i bought the first iphone, i mean i bought a smartphone 8 years before the iphone came out (which is possibly why i'm bored with them now), the same time you lot were all saying "my nokia 5110 is the greatest because it lasts all week and can play snake". So i don't think i will convice you now, but in 5 years time when you look down at your standalone smart watch phone please think of me (and keep an open mind when i'm having my optic nerve hacked).

about 3 months ago
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The Future of Wearables: Standalone, Unobtrusive, and Everywhere

Dr Max Re:Standalone? (56 comments)

i've got a standalone smart watch phone (omate true smart). i get almost 2 days of use, but i'm not a heavy user (i would get 3-4 out of smart phone). Works fine as a phone, although i have it upside down so i can easily put it to me ear. typing can be a little tricky sometimes, but the flesky keyboard helps out a lot. i enjoy not having to remember my phone or have it jumping around in my pocket.

about 3 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Dr Max Re:Memory is non-lossy? Research suggests otherwis (426 comments)

"You probably have thousands of different individual memories of your phone number and address." that doesn't sound like an efficient way to remember few digits. Surely it just reassurers the original memory or a makes a stronger new replacement memory.

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Dr Max Re:"never" is a rather strong word... (426 comments)

bastards, I knew they would weasel their way out of it some how.

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Dr Max Re:Memories do decay (426 comments)

This is why witness testimony is so unreliable because of all the 'filler' details added in. Its our own version of compression. Based on the fact that we can work out most of the unimportant details (within an acceptable error margin), instead of having to remember them all.

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Dr Max Re:Memories do decay (426 comments)

I used to know it so well, but now I can't remember for the life of me, what comes after L. if only I had my 4 year old brain back.

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Dr Max Re:Memories do decay (426 comments)

some of your first memories might be fairly complete, especially if you use parts of those memories, to remember memories further in the future. Like if you lived in the same house for quite a while when a child, you aren't going to make new memories of the same house repeatedly, just anything special that happened in it along the way. like how your vision uses past images to fill in the gaps of what your not actively looking at but is still in your field of view.

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Dr Max Re:Memories do decay (426 comments)

recollection strengthens the connections. How else would study work?

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Dr Max Re:Ghost in the machine? (426 comments)

They are using a completely different model of memory than what we use, its not a gap they have shown, its an entirely different and broken system (at that scale). It's like trying to simulate the universe with an earth central theory, then claiming its impossible when it doesn't work out. "elaborate version of the 19th century mechanical turk until we get more physical insights", like only remembering small details, that you can use to figure out the rest of the details, within a tolerated error margin (completely different to computer data compression, but requires problem solving).

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Dr Max Re:Bad syllogism (426 comments)

Logical reconstruction. you don't remember everything, because you don't have to. The brain is powerful enough to figure out most of the details (most defiantly helped by a home movie) and fits in what little you do remember to the virtual memory.

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Dr Max Re:Bad syllogism (426 comments)

It's like saying I can build a flat top bridge on top of support columns, but when I use the same system to simulate a suspension bridge, apparently there isn't enough support columns, thus suspension bridges are impossible, except of course in natural examples like spider webs.

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Dr Max Re:Choice (426 comments)

if you have a model with all the variables (the nature and nurture side) you could guess which color he will choose. that said, it would be a gigantic task and would require more computing power than all of earth has at the moment.

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Dr Max Re:Ghost in the machine? (426 comments)

The mathematicians may have not accounted for logical reconstruction, or even be running the algorithm right. The brain doesn't need to remember all the details about a memory just a few important ones, and those can be continually strengthened through more use; then the brain uses logical reconstruction to construct the rest (fitting it in with any remembered details). For example trying to remember your first date, you don't start listing all the details you actively work them out from a select few (what age you were, which city you would of been in, which girl you with, what she looked like, after that it falls into place with all the other information on the subject). If you want to see this at work just look at witness testimonies, they vary wildly because of all the logical reconstruction going on, and that cant be identified as different from the remembered facts. Similar to how vision works, you don't take in the whole scene all at once, your brain makes you a working model from lots of different pieces of information, from many different times. What the researchers should of said is consciousness isn't possible by using existing methods of data retention, and compression, without natural problem solving abilities.

about 5 months ago
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More On the "Cuban Twitter" Scam

Dr Max Re:Yawn (90 comments)

Maybe it dosn't differ from the other propaganda, but that dosn't mean it should be done. No one likes any goverment misleading them for their own motivations, even if you do it the most, or for the longest, or if other countries do it do, it will still piss off the public.

about 6 months ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

Dr Max Re:One thing's for sure... (870 comments)

i'm just going to leave this here. singularityhub.com/2013/01/22/robot-serves-up-340-hamburgers-per-hour/

about 6 months ago

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Brain silicon aka 'neruomorphic microchip' made and tested

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about a year ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "So researchers at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich have created silicon based chips that can mimic what our neurons and synapses are doing. By combining these chips with a system/rules to organize the process, they have been able to pass human cognitive eye tests, and remarkably even create a similar neural structure as mammalian brains to do it. All this at a tiny fraction of the power usage (1/200 000) of a supercomputer capable of the same task; and these chips have been slowed down to human level, they could be run at over a thousand times faster.

So how long before we are obsolete?"

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Replacing brain functions with silicon

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about a year ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes ""A maverick neuroscientist believes he has deciphered the code by which the brain forms long-term memories." So far he has built a silicon chip that can process information the same as actual neurons in rats and monkeys. More specifically replicating what the hippocampus (used to form long term memories) is doing, shown in experiments with rats; and also by implanting these chips in monkey brains they can replicate prefrontal cortex work (a part of the brain that retrieves the long-term memories created by the hippocampus) which is proven by giving the monkeys cocaine. Rtfa i can't give it justice."
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FPGA stock market miner

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "So apparently the guys down at wall street aren't impressed with all that lag in their processors and OS for high frequency trading (similar thing happened with bitcoin miners). So the DNPCIe_10G_K7_LL, PCIe-based FPGA board comes to the rescue. Designed to minimize input to output processing latency on 10Gb Ethernet packets. This pcie FPGA unit is designed to get direct data feeds from the stock markets. Then contains all of the basic functions required to minimize the amount of time it takes to receive Ethernet packets, process them, respond deterministically, or for algorithms requiring processing, they can be hard coded to the job.

What's next for these guys quantum teleportation modems."

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US Wins Appeal in Battle to Extradite Kim Dotcom

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "U.S. prosecutors won a New Zealand court victory Friday in their battle to extradite Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and three colleagues accused of facilitating massive copyright fraud through the now-defunct online file-sharing site."
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AL-Qaeda's 22 tips and tricks to dodge drones

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "Ever wondered how AL-Qaeda operate under the ever watchful eye of the US army? Well here is a list of 22 of there tips and tricks on pulling a fast one. Most of it consists of the obvious like stay in the shadows, or under thick trees, with zero wireless communication; However there is also some less obvious solutions like the $2595 Russian "sky grabber" which can track the drones, or covering your roof and car with broken glass (not really sure why). They also claim good snipers can take out the reconnaissance drones which fly at a lower level. Now the question is, will all this still be relevant during the robo-apocalypse?"
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First manned mars mission maybe a reality tv show.

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "No joke, a dutch company called mars one is seriously planning a mission to Mars paid for as a reality TV show. The 6 billion dollars they need to pay for the one way trip for 4 astronauts, might actually be possible when considering everyone on earth will tune in for different landmark events (Their departure from Earth, the journey to Mars, landing, and the first months on Mars). Applications for wanna be Martians will start next year, and further trips are planned for after the first lot get settled; but be prepared for 10 years of training, 20 minute delays to earth, high radiation on the 7 month trip over, harvesting your own food (although some supplies will be sent from earth), and conducting research and construction on mars. gizmag also has a good write up http://www.gizmag.com/mars-one-human-settlement-2023/22799/"
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Will the first manned mission to Mars be a reality TV show?

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "No joke, a dutch company called mars one is seriously planning a mission to Mars paid for as a reality TV show. The 6 billion dollars they need to pay for the one way trip for 4 astronauts, might actually be possible when considering everyone on earth will tune in for different landmark events (Their departure from Earth, the journey to Mars, landing, and the first months on Mars). Applications for wanna be Martians will start next year, and further trips are planned for after the first lot get settled; but be prepared for 10 years of training, 20 minute delays to earth, high radiation on the 7 month trip over, harvesting your own food (although some supplies will be sent from earth), and conducting research and construction on mars."
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Graphene is there anything it can't do.

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "So now not only is graphene the strongest, thinnest and best conducting material known to man. It is now shown to have superpermeability with respect to water as well. This allows the graphene to pass water straight through it like nothing was there while another atom or molecule (even helium) gets blocked. http://www.gizmag.com/graphene-superpermeable-to-water/21240/"
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Razer demos windows gaming tablet.

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "The fiona pc gaming tablet from razer (which may or may not look anything like the model at CES when launched), is an ivy bridge powered, windows running, dual analouge stick, gaming machine. Which may or may not have discrete graphics at launch. quick video at http://www.pcworld.com/article/247804/razer_demos_fiona_pc_gaming_tablet_at_ces_2012.html"
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Windows 8 tablets available on eBay

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about 3 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "During Microsoft's BUILD conference the company gave away 5000 Samsung tablets running a preview version of windows 8 to developers. As good as these tablets are (2nd gen core i5, dock, 64gb ssd, stylus, sd slot, 11.6 inch 1366x768 display), some are appearing on eBay with a high price; for example this guy asking $2700 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-Windows-8-Build-Developer-Tablet-Accessories-AT-T-Broadband-/290610910198?pt=US_Tablets&hash=item43a9c293f6. Toms hardware has more info http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Windows-8-BUILD-Core-i5-Trusted-Platform-AT-T,13463.html"
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Windows 8 tablets available on ebay.

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about 3 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "During Microsoft’s BUILD conference the company gave away 5000 Samsung tablets running a preview version of windows 8 to developers. As good as these tablets are (2nd gen core i5, dock, 64gb ssd, stylus, sd slot, 11.6 inch 1366x768 display), some are appearing on eBay with a high price; for example this guy asking $2700 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-Windows-8-Build-Developer-Tablet-Accessories-AT-T-Broadband-/290610910198?pt=US_Tablets&hash=item43a9c293f6. Toms hardware has more info http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Windows-8-BUILD-Core-i5-Trusted-Platform-AT-T,13463.html"
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2TB thumb stick

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "During Display Taiwan, Transcend and Taiwan's ITRI displayed a finger-long USB stick that reportedly offers 2 TB of storage. That's no typo. It somehow holds up to 2 terabytes worth of information.

So far neither company has released anything official in regards to specs or a simple introduction, nor does the high-capacity USB 3.0 stick appear on Display Taiwan's website. But as seen in the video below, the "Thin Card" thumb drive is even smaller than a thumb, measuring slightly thicker than a penny. It offers a minimum of 16 GB and a maximum of 2 TB."

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no more jobs at apple

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "IDG News Service — Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has stepped down from his position as CEO of the company and Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer, has been named to take the helm, Apple announced Wednesday.

"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come," Jobs wrote in a letter to Apple employees."

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Air Bag Bicycle Helmet

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "Wind in the hair bicycle helmet that is stored around the neck, and deployed when a collision is detected. Designed by Two Swedish inventors Hövding is a collar that the cyclist wears. The collar contains a folded airbag which is visible only at a collision. The airbag is designed as a hood that in case of an accident will enclose and protect the cyclists head. Release mechanism is controlled by sensors that register abnormal movements of the rider in an accident. Comes in many different colours to suit all your outfits or spandex."

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