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Dec 15, 2021

Mind Augmentation

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A look at methods and concerns for augmenting the human mind.
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Today we will be looking at Mind Augmentation, the basic concepts, methods, ethical concerns, and possible pitfalls entailed.

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Dec 12, 2021

Sony reportedly planned to bring PlayStation Now to phones

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Microsoft wasn’t the only big console maker hoping to bring its games to phones. The Verge said it has obtained a document from Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple indicating the iPhone maker had learned Sony was planning a “mobile extension” of PlayStation Now in 2017. The service would stream over 450 PS3 games at first, and follow up with PS4 titles.

Apple mentioned the PlayStation Now expansion as it was in the early stages of developing Apple Arcade, its answer to Sony’s service as well as Xbox Game Pass. While Arcade didn’t launch until 2019 and still doesn’t include streaming, Apple saw PlayStation Now as indicative of a broader shift toward gaming subscriptions.

Provided Apple’s scoop was accurate, it’s unclear why Sony still isn’t streaming games to smartphone owners. A hybrid of PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus is reportedly due in spring 2022, but the relevant rumor didn’t make mention of mobile access. Sony has already declined to comment.

Dec 11, 2021

PlayStation Patents Automated System to Detect Trolls and Disruptive Players in Multiplayer Games

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Sony files a patent that could transform how PlayStation games track ‘disruptive behavior’ with a proactive automated system.

Dec 11, 2021

Meet Xenobots 3.0 — World’s First Living Robots, Made of Frog Cells, That Can Reproduce

Posted by in categories: biological, entertainment, robotics/AI

I wonder how many iterations of “kinematic reproduction” would result in sentience.


Artificial Intelligence has made a landmark achievement by creating robots that can reproduce. US scientists who created the first living robots claim they can now reproduce on their own. Scientists now claim the discovery is a new form of biological reproduction that was not known to science yet. Experts say the parent robot and its babies, called Xenobots, are entirely biological.

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Dec 8, 2021

Alethea AI, BeingAI, and Binance NFT launch NFT-based AI game characters

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, entertainment, robotics/AI, security

Alethea AI and BeingAI are collaborating with the Binance NFT marketplace to introduce the AI game characters that are based on nonfungible tokens (NFTs).

Alethea AI creates smart avatars who use AI to hold conversations with people, and it has launched its own NFT collectible AI characters. NFTs use the transparency and security of the digital ledger of blockchain to authenticate unique digital items. The companies see this as the underlying AI infrastructure for iNTFs, or intelligent nonfungible tokens, on the path to the metaverse, the universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like in novels such as Snow Crash and Ready Player One.

Being AI, meanwhile, is on a quest to create AI characters who can interact and talk in real time with users. Both companies are working with the NFT marketplace of Binance to launch intelligent IGO (Initial Game Offering), featuring a hundred intelligent NFTs characters.

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Dec 8, 2021

Player of Games

Posted by in categories: entertainment, information science, robotics/AI

Games have a long history of serving as a benchmark for progress in artificial intelligence. Recently, approaches using search and learning have shown strong performance across a set of perfect information games, and approaches using game-theoretic reasoning and learning have shown strong performance for specific imperfect information poker variants. We introduce, a general-purpose algorithm that unifies previous approaches, combining guided search, self-play… See more.


Games have a long history of serving as a benchmark for progress in.

Artificial intelligence. Recently, approaches using search and learning have.

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Dec 7, 2021

SEIHAI: The hierarchical AI that won the NeurIPS-2020 MineRL competition

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In recent years, computational tools based on reinforcement learning have achieved remarkable results in numerous tasks, including image classification and robotic object manipulation. Meanwhile, computer scientists have also been training reinforcement learning models to play specific human games and videogames.

To challenge research teams working on reinforcement learning techniques, the Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) annual conference introduced the MineRL competition, a contest in which different algorithms are tested on the same in Minecraft, the renowned computer game developed by Mojang Studios. More specifically, contestants are asked to create algorithms that will need to obtain a diamond from raw pixels in the Minecraft game.

The algorithms can only be trained for four days and on 8,000,000 samples created by the MineRL simulator, using a single GPU machine. In addition to the training dataset, participants are also provided with a large collection of human demonstrations (i.e., video frames in which the task is solved by human players).

Dec 3, 2021

Intel Core i9-12900K

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“Alder Lake,” Intel’s family of 12th Generation processors, has arrived—and with it, a new CPU paradigm. Intel’s Core i9-12900K desktop CPU ($589) leads the pack of the company’s 12th Generation processors, and brings with it a whole host of upgrades and innovations to the desktops of now and tomorrow. These tick-ups include support for the new, high-speed DDR5 RAM standard, as well as an upgrade to PCI Express 5.0, on the first new motherboard platform to support the latest chips, the Intel Z690. Intel also worked closely with Microsoft to optimize the new CPUs for Windows 11, adding new scheduling features that intelligently load up the Core i9-12900K depending on which cores are being used where, and for what.

Alder Lake and the Core i9-12900K indeed impress, but our relationship with the CPU…is complicated. For all the outright wins we saw in our benchmarks (and there were many), the added cost of upgrading to yet another new motherboard platform won’t outweigh the win percentages for many shoppers. Intel’s older-yet-still-reliable “Comet Lake” Core i9-10900K kept itself in the race during several benchmarks, while the eight-core, rather cheaper AMD Ryzen 7 5800X ($449 list price, but currently snipe-discounted to $386 on Amazon and Newegg) proves itself a worthy contender on performance-versus-price in PC gaming.

The high cost of a new Z690 motherboard (the cheapest are just under $200, per our Z690 motherboard guide) and DDR5 adoption, along with Intel’s insistence on upgrading your system to Windows 11, are all front-facing considerations for anyone who’s considering 12th Generation Core as their next big desktop upgrade. That—and a not-insignificant problem in which our test platform, and several prebuilt Alder Lake PCs, could not launch certain popular games that use specific DRM—temper Alder Lake with a bit of wait-and-see caution. Our initial Alder Lake takeaway is “Intel’s on the upswing, with some caveats.” But read more about our findings below.

Dec 2, 2021

Amid GPU Shortage, NZXT Releases Pre-Built PC With No Graphics Card

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However, the $799 product can still run PC games, thanks to the integrated graphics on the CPU.

Dec 1, 2021

10 Future Predictions to Blow Your Mind from World’s Best Futurists

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space travel

Future predictions in 2019 are notoriously hard to make. What will life be like in 2050? Technology does not progress in a steady state, it accelerates.
And usually the technology advances faster than we can imagine it, let alone predict it. But still many predictions that were made in the past have turned out to be true, even though they were unimaginable at the time that the prediction was made.

In 1,865, Jules Verne, the author who wrote 20,000 leagues under the sea, and journey to the center of the earth, predicted that we would send people to the moon, and it would precisely 3 people, from of all places, Florida. And he even described weightlessness in space. He had no way to know 150 year ago how gravity would behave in space.

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