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Featured art by Pawel Kuczynski Last Sunday, my boyfriend and I were out for coffee, brunch, and some sort of fun thing. As we walked into our favorite cafe, a young man stepped quickly toward me, staring at the phone in his hand. Just before he slammed into me, I raised my hands and clapped... / READ MORE /
“All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature.” – Rudolf Steiner Biodata sonification is a process which allows us to convert the activity of plants to music. Pioneered by creative engine/record label Data Garden, the device — called the MIDI Sprout — gives us a... / READ MORE /
(ANTIMEDIA) – The impending evisceration of the global job market by artificial intelligence and robotic automation is well-trodden territory. Various estimates suggest the American employment mill could shrink by 30% by the year 2025. The United Nations’ assessment is even grimmer. They project two-thirds of the human workforce will be replaced in the next decade.... / READ MORE /
Humanity is on the cusp of a quantum leap in virtual technology that will deliver us from flat screens and into immersive experience. The true magnitude of simulated reality has yet to emerge, which is one of the reasons it’s such an exciting subject. Between Facebook’s Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus, HTC’s Vive, Magic Leap, and Microsoft’s Hololens, we can no longer deny that VR... / READ MORE /
Will artificial intelligence ever be capable of simulating the human mind in its totality? Developers have proven that mechanistic aspects of consciousness like knowledge representation and procedural learning are within reach, but the notion of fluid intelligence is still a bit of an enigma. Will robots ever be capable of the spontaneous problem-solving insights, or quantum... / READ MORE /
The future is on a fast track towards rendering us essentially unemployable because of technological advancements, and this latest bit of news brings us another giant step towards a jobless future. Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University recently unveiled a hyper-realistic humanoid robot named Nadine, who has her own personality and is designed to play the... / READ MORE /