Will AI Ever Become Conscious, And How Would We Know if It Did?

We’re not worried. SUBHASH KAK, THE CONVERSATION 11 DEC 2017 Forget about today’s modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves. Waiting in the wings might be a groundbreaking development: a machine that is aware of itself and its surroundings, and that could take in and process massive amounts of data […]

Scientists Put a Worm Brain in a Lego Robot Body – And It Worked

The brainwaves of a parasitic roundworm drove a Lego robot.  FIONA MACDONALD 11 DEC 2017 The brain is really little more than a collection of electrical signals. If we can learn to catalogue those then, in theory, you could upload someone’s mind into a computer, allowing them to live forever as a digital form of […]

Beam-switching tech successfully tested on Predator drone

BY KATHERINE OWENS DEC 11, 2017 Two satellite beams (or more) are better than one when it comes to data transfer and anti-jamming measures between satellites and drones. At least that’s what last month’s first successful test of beam-switching technology on an MQ-9 Predator drone seemed to show. Over the course of the testing, the […]