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Stephen Hawking Wonders Whether Capitalism or Artificial Intelligence Will Doom the Human Race

01/07/2016 Σχολιάστε

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It shouldn’t be especially controversial to point out that we live in a pivotal time in human history—that the actions we collectively take (or that plutocrats and technocrats take) will determine the future of the human species—or whether we even have a future in the coming centuries. The threats posed by climate change and war are exacerbated and accelerated by rapidly worsening economic inequality. Exponential advances in technology threaten to eclipse our ability to control machines rather than be controlled, or stamped out, by them.

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How to Be Emotionally Intelligent

25/05/2016 Σχολιάστε

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Frida Kahlo ~ Imogen Cunningham

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By DANIEL GOLEMANAPRIL 7, 2015, The New York Times

 

What makes a great leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, to be sure. To that, Daniel Goleman, author of “Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence,” would add the ability to identify and monitor emotions — your own and others’ — and to manage relationships. Qualities associated with such “emotional intelligence” distinguish the best leaders in the corporate world, according to Mr. Goleman, a former New York Times science reporter, a psychologist and co-director of a consortium at Rutgers University to foster research on the role emotional intelligence plays in excellence. He shares his short list of the competencies.

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Philosophy will be the key that unlocks artificial intelligence

11/10/2012 Σχολιάστε

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AI is achievable, but it will take more than computer science and neuroscience to develop machines that think like people

To state that the human brain has capabilities that are, in some respects, far superior to those of all other known objects in the cosmos would be uncontroversial. The brain is the only kind of object capable of understanding that the cosmos is even there, or why there are infinitely many prime numbers, or that apples fall because of the curvature of space-time, or that obeying its own inborn instincts can be morally wrong, or that it itself exists. Nor are its unique abilities confined to such cerebral matters. The cold, physical fact is that it is the only kind of object that can propel itself into space and back without harm, or predict and prevent a meteor strike on itself, or cool objects to a billionth of a degree above absolute zero, or detect others of its kind across galactic distances.

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Is General Intelligence Compatible with Evolutionary Psychology?

07/07/2012 1 Σχολιο

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Ιακωβίδης Γεώργιος (1853 – 1932), Αγρόκτημα στη Βαυαρία, 1884

 

By Scott Barry Kaufman | June 27, 2012|

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/06/27/is-general-intelligence-compatible-with-evolutionary-psychology/

Scott: So what do you make of general intelligence?

John Tooby: [chuckles] To heck if I know!

***Exchange at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society***

Obviously, John Tooby, one of the founders of evolutionary psychology, was being a bit cheeky. But there was also a very large grain of truth to his response. Traditionally, evolutionary psychologists have focused their research efforts on discovering dedicated information-processing mechanisms (‘modules’) that operate on specific content. Evolutionary psychologists have done an impressive job looking at these species-typical cognitive adaptations, elucidating the nature of things that are universally important to humans such as love, sex, social status, music, and art.

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