A supercomputer just made a movie trailer. Here’s what it came up with

By |2017-02-15T23:21:56-07:00February 14th, 2017|@enable_change|

IBM's supercomputer, Watson, made a trailer for sci-fi/horror film, Morgan. How does it measure up?Read the full article at: Apparently computers don't understand narratives or art...yet...When a studio asked the IBM supercomputer named Watson to create a trailer for an AI horror film the results were deemed not commercial enough. Missing was a storyline that weaves narrative threads. Art and story telling concepts require original thought. Judge for yourself by comparing the AI generated and the Studio trailers.

Cyborgs closer to reality in future stages of human evolution

By |2016-07-01T02:17:04-06:00July 15th, 2016|@enable_change|

Our excitement with and rapid uptake of technology – and the growing opportunities for artificial brain enhancement – are putting humans more firmly on the path to becoming cyborgs, according to evolution experts from the University of Adelaide. In their new book The Dynamic Human, authors Professor Maciej Henneberg and Dr Aurthur Saniotis chart the full scope of human evolution, with a look at the past, present and future development of our species. And while they believe that future humans will more readily combine their own organic material with technology, the authors caution that such enhancements must not ignore humans' highly complex biology. Professor Henneberg and Dr Saniotis are members of the Biological Anthropology and Comparative Anatomy Research Unit in the University of Adelaide's School of Medicine. They are also associates of the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Professor Henneberg says their underlying approach to the book is that the human species continues to evolve: "There is still a tendency by some to view the current form of human beings as static, and that we will stay as such into the future unless some catastrophe causes our extinction," he says. ... "The advent of brain-machine interfaces may force humans to redefine where our humanity lies; it will blur the boundary between human and machine," Dr Saniotis says.

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