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Category: artificial evolution

Robotics | IoT

Machines Won’t Replace Us, They’ll Force Us to Evolve

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” – John Culkin (based on Marshall McLuhan’s ideas) Something big is happening in design and engineering. For all of human history, we have created tools that help us do what we want to do — faster, better, cheaper. But we have always had to direct those tools; tell them exactly what to do for us to achieve our goals. This hasn’t changed from the time of stone tools (which we had to wield with our hands) to modern digital design tools (which we wield with the… read more

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 23)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Let Artificial Intelligence Evolve Michael Chorost | Slate “For billions of years, aqueous information systems have had to contend with extremely complex environments…And the biochemistry going on in one cubic millimeter of dirt, or a quarter of a cubic millimeter of mouse brain, is orders of magnitude more complex than anything a computer has to face. By contrast, computers live in a very simple environment. They take in streams of bits and send out streams of bits…That’s why today’s computers can crush you at Go but not have the slightest awareness that they are doing it. They’re too simple…. read more

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Jul 25)

ROBOTICS: Mother Robots Build Children Robots to Experiment With Artificial Evolution Evan Ackerman | IEEE Spectrum “Overall, ‘a fitness increase of more than 40 percent over 10 generations was observed in… read more
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