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Love a gradient

A chorus of voices through millennia: Heaven’s breath, moving rhythmically, puts life into things. – Chinese (?) The one, the few, and the many. – Aristotle Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your l...
 
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18 ramona
18 ramona

Not conscious yet

I heard about Ramona from Ray Kurzweil. Ramona is a chatbot. Ray said she is a good conversationalist. Better than a chess playing dog with a weak end game. I really like Ray. He’s a great inventor, and a futurist with an .86...
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17 science game 2
17 science game 2

The science game

Once upon a time, guys and gals read the sports pages for the drama of how their teams and their favorite sports warriors were doing. Batting averages, total yards gained, what Federer wore to Center Court at Wimbledon, these w...
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Darwin_dog
Darwin_dog

Consciousness science, too

For those of us who use computers and the Internet in our scientific work, a revolution is occurring literally before our eyes. Often termed Science 2.0, it is lauded by friends as a set of diverse activities rapidly coalescing...
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figures ambguites

WYSIWYG? – Not!

  If anything can be said to exist, there is a philosopher prepared to debate its existence. Likewise in neuroscience, amusements become canonical, as in the website featuring the drawing above, and someone will step up to...
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Numbers mongolian
Numbers mongolian

What is that number?

Data (Latin: something given) is a quaint term the root meaning of which can have a certain irony to many scientists, for whom the act of getting it is like mining coal with bare hands. Even mathematics, once a quiet pursuit co...