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Galaksija, Cult Yugoslav DIY Computer from the 1980s Lives On | Balkanist
"During the mid-1980s, Belgrade radio show Ventilator 202 broadcast computer software live so that listeners could record games and electronic journals onto cassette tapes. Some of this software was programmed and submitted by listeners themselves, reflecting an early open source ethos. Galaksija games like Light Cycle Race and Diamond Mine were available free to anyone with a radio and a tape recorder."
history  comp  comms 
october 2015 by warrenellis
The Cathedral of Computation - The Atlantic
"Here’s an exercise: The next time you see someone talking about algorithms, replace the term with “God” and ask yourself if the sense changes any. Our supposedly algorithmic culture is not a material phenomenon so much as a devotional one, a supplication made to the computers we have allowed to replace gods in our minds, even as we simultaneously claim that science has made us impervious to religion."
january 2015 by warrenellis
Deep neural network rivals primate brain in object recognition | KurzweilAI
"A new study from MIT neuroscientists has found that for the first time, one of the latest generation of “deep neural networks” matches the ability of the primate brain to recognize objects during a brief glance."
tech  ai  comp 
december 2014 by warrenellis
Cycorp AI - Business Insider
"If computers were human," Lenat told us, "they'd present themselves as autistic, schizophrenic, or otherwise brittle. It would be unwise or dangerous for that person to take care of children and cook meals, but it's on the horizon for home robots. That's like saying, 'We have an important job to do, but we're going to hire dogs and cats to do it.'"
tech  ai  comp 
july 2014 by warrenellis
BBC Radio 4 - Four Thought, Series 4, Rachel Armstrong
"Rachel Armstrong proposes we should harness the computing power of the natural world to create new sustainable ways of living."
peopleIknow  listenlater  sci  comp 
may 2014 by warrenellis
g-speak overview 1828121108 on Vimeo
radically condensed demonstration of oblong's g-speak spatial operating environment
comp  video 
july 2013 by warrenellis
'Quantum internet': Towards realization of solid-state quantum network
"Researchers at TU Delft in the Netherlands have managed to bring two electrons, three meters from each other, into a quantum- entangled state. This result marks a major step towards realizing a quantum network that can be used to connect future quantum computers and to send information in a completely secure way by means of 'teleportation',
april 2013 by warrenellis
russell davies: the internet of middle-class things
"The point is that - once the bridging/programming/installing problem is solved, hopefully by something like the BERG cloud  - people are going to want this kind of stuff. It's the decorative, furniturey, not exactly useful, certainly not to do with work stuff that people buy in the nicer sort of garden centres."
comp  iot 
november 2012 by warrenellis
Rising Spimes - Charlie's Diary
"The idea of a magic paper writing book, wherein you write your first draft using a pen and paper, and it magically appears in a word processor afterwards, is a marvel to behold. Almost as much of a marvel as the speech recognition software I am using to draft this blog entry."
writers  writing  spimeworld  comp 
october 2012 by warrenellis
'MindMeld' app anticipates people's needs
"A voice calls application called MindMeld to be available this month promises to know what iPad users want before they do. The application, named for the way the character Spock melded minds with other beings in hit classic science fiction television series "Star Trek," analyzes conversations in real-time to anticipate speakers' desires."
apps  comp  comms  contextual  voice 
october 2012 by warrenellis
Pages - The 4th AISB Symposium on Computing and Philosophy
@justinpickard: Gutted to miss this. 'Computing, Philosophy and the Question of Bio-Machine Hybrids': http://t.co/xsiPon2K (July 2-6; Birmingham, UK) http://twitter.com/justinpickard/status/211546689146851328
ifttt  twitter  comp  philosophy  bio  bodymod 
june 2012 by warrenellis
It Exists! MIT Creates Tech For Moving Files Across Devices With A Swipe | Co.Design: business + innovation + design
tech  comms  comp 
may 2012 by warrenellis
Osama Bin Laden Letters Analyzed | Analysis Intelligence
"This post shows analysis of all 17 letters using Recorded Future’s temporal analytic technology and intelligence analysis tools."
pol  spooky  intel  comp 
may 2012 by warrenellis
Atomtronics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The use of ultra-cold atoms leads to circuit elements that allow for the coherent flow of information and may be useful in connecting classical electronic devices and quantum computers." ATOMTRONICS!
comp  tech  sci 
december 2011 by warrenellis
Co-Founder of Siri: Assistant launch is a “World-Changing Event” (Interview) | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence
"...it appears that Apple is getting ready to reveal what it has done with Siri over the past year and a half (we were actually expecting it at WWDC).  Make no mistake: Apple’s ‘mainstreaming’ Artificial Intelligence in the form of a Virtual Personal Assistant is a groundbreaking event.  I’d go so far as to say it is a World-Changing event.  Right now a few people dabble in partial AI enabled apps like Google Voice Actions, Vlingo or Nuance Go.  Siri was many iterations ahead of these technologies, or at least it was two years ago.  This is REAL AI with REAL market use. If the rumors are true, Apple will enable millions upon millions of people to interact with machines with natural language."  
comms  comp  iphone  voice 
october 2011 by warrenellis
The Future Desktop
"...And therein lies the answer to why hardware manufacturers are so eager to prematurely declare the PC dead: they need to sell more devices quickly before the silicon chip maxes out. And, they can already see that Moore's law will collapse entirely within the next 10 or so years. In other words, their desperation is showing."
comp  money 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Japan brings artificial intelligence to rockets
"In order to look at trimming costs when it comes to rockets, researchers in Japan are looking to create a ‘smart’ rocket. With the use of artificial intelligence, they hope to create a rocket that can diagnose, and in some cases even repair, its own system malfunctions."
space  comp 
march 2011 by warrenellis
Memory device holds key to green gadgets
"Conventional methods use electronic devices to convert data into signals that are stored as binary code. This latest device uses a tiny mechanical arm to translate the data into electrical signals."
tech  nano  comp 
march 2011 by warrenellis
Building biological computers
"New research shows that genetically modified cells can be made to communicate with each other as if they were electronic circuits."
comp  bio 
march 2011 by warrenellis
BBC News - Robots to get their own internet
"Robots could soon have an equivalent of the internet and Wikipedia. European scientists have embarked on a project to let robots share and store what they discover about the world. Called RoboEarth it will be a place that robots can upload data to when they master a task, and ask for help in carrying out new ones. Researchers behind it hope it will allow robots to come into service more quickly, armed with a growing library of knowledge about their human masters."
robots  net  comp 
february 2011 by warrenellis
Google Takes Cloud Print Mobile. Well, Sort Of — PC Still Required
“Imagine printing an important document from your smartphone on the way to work and finding the printout waiting for you when you walk in the door. Just open a document in Google Docs or an email in Gmail in your mobile browser and choose ‘Print’ from the dropdown menu in the top right corner.“
january 2011 by warrenellis
Predicting political hotspots: Professors' global model forecasts civil unrest against governments
"The model, named the Predictive Societal Indicators of Radicalism Model of Domestic Political Violence Forecast, is currently five for five in predicting which countries will likely experience an escalation in domestic political violence against their governments within the next five years..."
pol  war  comp 
january 2011 by warrenellis

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