CC. Google's artificial intelligence bot thinks the purpose of life is 'to live forever' This week, Google released a research paper chronicling one of its latest forays into artificial intelligence.
Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of “chatbot” that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue. And the bot doesn’t just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new questions. This means Google’s researchers could get a little creative with it, and they certainly did — they asked the bot everything from boring IT questions to the meaning of life. 23 Emotions We All Feel But Don't Know The Names Of. Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficul... [J Pers Soc Psychol. 1999] Redirecting. Why Freezing to Death Makes You Want To Get Naked. Some of the symptoms in Terminal Restlessness and Delirium is undressing and trying to get out of the bed.
At this point in the dying process, they're too weak to leave the bed, but many of them tend to find comfort in odd sleeping poses if their pain/discomfort isn't managed well enough. If they had enough strength to leave the bed, who knows, maybe they'd wander to a spot and curl into it like Hypothermia victim. Also, when the brain starts to shut down, including the hypothalamus, we lose control of our body temperature, causing fever spikes that have no other real cause (infection and the like). Why The Human Brain Isn't As Special As We Think It Is. All I know is I somehow have 4 cats that let me pet them in exchange for feeding them, cleaning up their shit, and treating them like royalty.
Sometimes they sit on me and purr. If that ain't a sign of super intelligence, I don't know what is. Fascinating article, btw. Use These Tips And Never Lose At Rock Paper Scissors Again. 37 Everyday Things That Look Insane in Slow Motion. 7 Things You Can do Right Now to Protect Your Vision. I spend all day on a computer.
No, wait, that’s an understatement. I spend nearly every waking hour of every single day in front of a digital device. By 4:00 p.m. my eyes are dry, bloodshot, and begging for relief. They are out of luck though because I have maybe four or five hours left of work here. Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill. (Note: Read Bruce Levine’s latest post: Anti-Authoritarians and Schizophrenia: Do Rebels Who Defy Treatment Do Better?
In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not. Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously. Evaluating the legitimacy of authorities includes assessing whether or not authorities actually know what they are talking about, are honest, and care about those people who are respecting their authority. Religious fundamentalism could soon be treated as mental illness. Why a Head Injury Can Be Far Worse Than You Realize. How The Military Could Turn Your Mind Into The Next Battlefield. Actually, the reason I think they won't happen is that most talk of nanotech and cybernetics and such is more science fiction than science fact.
Moving forward into the future won't change the laws of physics, and thus won't change the practicality of any technology. Its like the article that ran about comparing 3D printers to Star Trek's replicators. The two technologies aren't comparable, because the Star Trek replicator requires matter teleportation for its mode of assembly, and that breaks known physics.
Yet some people make the mistake of thinking that its possible, we just need more time. 12 Reasons Robots Will Always Have An Advantage Over Humans. The Most Amazing Science Images Of 2014. A Vision Of Deep Space Exploration That Will Give You Chills. Kinja is in read-only mode.
We are working to restore service. As one of the more significant scientists of the last hundred years, Carl Sagan deserves to at least have his name spelled correctly. :) But otherwise, great post. The video gives me chills. An "Impenetrable Barrier" Protects The Earth From Killer Electrons. Kinja is in read-only mode.
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26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence. 20 Medications That Cause Memory Loss. Deane Alban, Waking Times | Prescription drugs cause over 100,000 deaths per year and cause another 1.5 million people to experience side effects so severe they must be hospitalized. Adverse drug reactions are now the fourth leading cause of death in the US. (1) Every medication carries some risks and memory loss is a very common side effect. The Top 3 Types of Drugs That Cause Memory Loss If you are taking any prescription medication, the odds are that it falls into one of these three categories of drugs known to cause memory loss and other cognitive problems: The “Anti” Drugs.
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Stare Into The Raging Heart Of The Biggest Sunspot In 24 Years. I was wondering the same thing.This maybe: a crack, in the skin of the universe. Secrets of the Manhattan Project Leaked 1500 Times During World War II. An employee at Oak Ridge wrote a letter to her uncle, telling him the war would be over quickly, when "the product" being produced was finally used. Unfortunately, she dropped the letter on a bus prior to mailing it. This Strange Phenomenon Allows Scientists To Control People's Daydreams. Why Narcissism Is a Profoundly Misunderstood Psychological Disorder. 10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing.
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Project 1794, the US flying saucer. “The Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar was a vertical take-off and landing aircraft developed as part of a secret U.S. military project carried out in the early years of the Cold War. Two prototypes were built as test vehicles for a more advanced USAF fighter and also for a U.S. Army tactical combat aircraft requirement. In flight testing, the Avrocar proved to have unresolved thrust and stability problems that limited it to a degraded, low-performance flight envelope; subsequently, the project was cancelled in September 1961.” The Science Of Misheard Song Lyrics. Is Cannibalism Natural? 9 Well-Meaning Public Health Policies That Went Terribly Wrong. So THIS Is What It Feels Like To Stand On Mars. What would it look like from Earth if the Moon were a giant disco ball? Can Six Astronauts Live Together for 17 Months And Not Go Crazy? The Machine's Director Takes Us Inside The Worst-Case Scenario For A.I.
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