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Added by Katinka Hesselink on June 2, 2009 at 4:38am —
Blurb - "Artificial Intelligence System is a distributed computing project being undertaken by Intelligence Realm, Inc. with the long-term goal of simulating the human brain in real time, complete with artificial consciousness and artificial general intelligence. They claim to have found, in research, the “mechanisms of knowledge representation in… Continue
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on June 1, 2009 at 2:58am —
Added by Anton Rozman on May 30, 2009 at 1:39am —
Create an AI on Your Computer
Written on May 28, 2009 – 11:48 am | by Aaron Saenz |
Intelligence Realm is seeking to build the first AI using distributed computing.
If many hands make light work, then maybe many computers can make an artificial brain. That’s the basic reasoning behind Intelligence Realm’s Artificial Intelligence project. By reverse engineering the brain through a simulation… Continue
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on May 29, 2009 at 2:59am —
I have mostly finished a 'sacred text' excerpting the story of Athena from Classical texts. The prologue has holy days, a sacred site list, and traditional prayers. It is mostly in Greek because I wanted to do rather serious scholarship and a service to the Hellenismos community. However, the Greek may need some proofreading. So, if any Greek-reading Theosophists are into the 'thea-sophy' of the ancient wisdom-cult and are interested, please see if this text is of use to you and perhaps help… Continue
Added by David on May 28, 2009 at 6:00am —
THE SPIRITUAL BIBLE
A Spiritual Journey of Self-Discovery beyond Eastern Fundamentalism and Western Materialism
“Alas! The god in man remains a child waiting to mature. Shall man grow into a god, or is he doomed in his humanity?” This question, posed in the prologue of Abir Taha’s inspirational new philosophical novel, The Epic of Arya: In Search of the Sacred Light (published by AuthorHouse), is central to the sacred mission of its main character, Arya, who seeks to find… Continue
Added by Abir Taha on May 27, 2009 at 5:12pm —
What is Falun Dafa?
Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong, or just Dafa) is a high-level cultivation practice guided by the characteristics of the universe—Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance.
"Cultivation" means continuously striving to better harmonize oneself with these universal principles. “Practice” refers to the exercises – five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Cultivating oneself is essential; practicing the exercises supplements the… Continue
Added by christinaleestemaker on May 21, 2009 at 11:00am —
First Noosphere World Forum: Envisioning Earth as Work of Art
Mission Statement and Declaration of Intent
1. Mission Statement.
The mission of the First Noosphere World Forum is to provide a virtual planetary round table to: Dialogue and share information, educate, create collaborative partnerships, network, and mutually plan for significant events… Continue
Added by Boris Petrovic on May 20, 2009 at 4:28am —
"We are facing unsettling times when peace of mind and harmony are much sought after conditions. Unfortunately, where there is a need often the snake oil salesmen appear from the woodwork.
I am talking about the mysterious “Ancient Wisdom” often enough to get emails that asks; ”Ok, where can I learn this Ancient Wisdom, reliably and for FREE?”
People have natural instincts, well from the few obvious gullible, who know and realize that God’s consciousness and peace of mind… Continue
Added by andrasnm on May 20, 2009 at 12:30am —
A NEW site that aims to catalogue “as much of the world’s knowledge as possible” and use it to answer every question imaginable has the tech industry buzzing.
Developed by British physicist Stephen Wolfram, the Wolfram Alpha “knowledge engine” was this week opened to the public — and much fanfare.
The idea is that if Google sorts through all the pages on the web and tells you which one to read, Wolfram Alpha reads them itself and then tells you the answer.
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on May 18, 2009 at 12:29am —
A question occurred to me that i thought i would share.
it asks, if free will exists can we renounce it?
if the answer is yes we can renounce it, then how do we maintain our renunciation without the power of free will?
if the answer is no we cannot, then the question is asked, is free will forced upon us? and if it is forced upon us then can we not surrender our will to god/the universe/the higher self?
i cant remember if it was Thomas Aquinas or St… Continue
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on May 10, 2009 at 8:20am —
Brain Activity Prior to Conscious Awareness
A recent study in Nature Neuroscience has sent freewheeling free will discussion aflutter. Here's the abstract:
There has been a long controversy as to whether subjectively 'free' decisions are determined by brain activity ahead of time. We found that the outcome of a decision can be encoded in brain activity of prefrontal and parietal cortex up to 10 s before it enters awareness. This delay presumably reflects the operation of a… Continue
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on May 2, 2009 at 10:02pm —
"Internet has only just begun: founders"
WHILE the internet has dramatically changed lives around the world, its full impact will only be realised when far more people and information go online, its founders said today.
"Bionic eye gets $50m grant"
THE Rudd Government will invest $50 million towards the development of a bionic… Continue
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 22, 2009 at 9:14pm —
Some interesting wiki entries
"Digital philosophy is a new direction in philosophy and cosmology advocated by certain mathematicians and theoretical physicists, e.g., Gregory Chaitin, Edward Fredkin, Stephen Wolfram, and Konrad Zuse (see his Calculating Space)."
"Singularitarianism is a moral philosophy based upon the belief that a technological… Continue
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 16, 2009 at 10:21pm —
HOT social networking website Facebook expects to welcome its 200 millionth user, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said.
Mr Zuckerberg, who created Facebook with two Harvard University roommates five years ago, announced the milestone in a post on the official Facebook blog.
"We will welcome our 200 millionth user to Facebook some time today,'' the 24-year-old chief executive said, describing it as a "really… Continue
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 8, 2009 at 8:10pm —
A BALD, child-like creature dangles its legs from a chair as its shoulders rise and fall with rythmic breathing and its black eyes follow movements across the room. It's not human - but it is paying attention.
Below the soft silicon skin of one of Japan's most sophisticated robots, processors record and evaluate information. The 130cm humanoid is designed to learn just like a human… Continue
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 6, 2009 at 11:51pm —
SCIENTISTS have engineered a virus that could form a battery three times more powerful than those found in gadgets today.
The bio-battery could conceivably power mp3 players, mobile phones, and possibly even a car.
The genes in the virus, dubbed M13, were modified to collect negatively charged particles and build a powerful, tiny electrode out of metal compounds and carbon… Continue
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 3, 2009 at 1:35am —
April 02, 2009 12:23pm
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has warned that failing to act to halt the global economic crisis could lead to widespread social unrest and failed states, ahead of the G20 crisis summit in London.
"What began as a financial crisis has become a global economic crisis,'' the UN secretary general wrote in an article in today's Guardian newspaper in Britain.
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 1, 2009 at 10:34pm —
Specifically the introduction with the first section: Religion - The Greatest Story Ever Told
I’ve been asked to do a presentation to my Religious studies (Christian theology) class in college and I decided, that allot of the subjects I would have like to have talked about would not necessarily be universal for my class mates who range from strict atheist to Pagan.
I’ve decided on this, not because necessarily go along… Continue
Added by Luke Wallwork on April 1, 2009 at 12:00pm —
AN international drug company made a hit list of doctors who had to be "neutralised" or discredited because they criticised the anti-arthritis drug the pharmaceutical giant produced.
Staff at US company Merck & Co emailed each other about the list of doctors - mainly researchers and academics - who had been negative about the drug Vioxx or Merck and a recommended course of action.
The email,… Continue
Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on March 31, 2009 at 10:53pm —