By triggering precisely timed pulses of electricity to the brain, researchers can essentially use one black box to unlock the potential of another.
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In Altered Carbon, the body no longer matters. As one character quipped: “You shed it like a snake sheds its skin.” That’s because the human consciousness has been digitized, and can be moved between bodies—both real and synthetic.
Think that human augmentation is still decades away? Think again.
If there’s one patent that I hope an automaker shelves for the remainder of human existence, it’s Ford’s patent for an autonomous police car.
“Why a Chatbot?” It’s a simple, three-word question I’ve posed to various entrepreneurs recently, particularly in sectors like FinTech and InsurTech. Some of these entrepreneurs have built a chatbot as a feature, others have developed it as core to their product, and a few even offer to license their chatbot to third parties (Chatbot-as-a-Service).
The digital alter-ego will be AI extension of yourself.
Pizza Hut and Toyota are partnering on an autonomous delivery vehicle called e-Palette that could make the delivery process driverless. Despite the implications for current drivers, Pizza Hut said driverless delivery could create more jobs than it displaces.
AI will make better decisions by embracing uncertainty.
Humankind has done a great deal in terms of making exquisite art, whether through its paintings, songs, or performance art. Museums are packed with such work, and ordinary people have libraries full of fantastic literary achievements—both physical and digital. For the longest time, creativity seemed like an exclusively human forte.
Microsoft and Alibaba machines tied for first place, but both beat a human by a slim margin.