Hannah Arendt on Loneliness as the Common Ground for Terror and How Tyrannical Regimes Use Isolation as a Weapon of Oppression

“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) an… Source: Hannah Arendt on Loneliness as the Common Ground for Terror and How Tyrannical Regimes Use Isolation as a Weapon of Oppression – Brain […]

Exploring Robotic Minds – Jun Tani – Oxford University Press

In Exploring Robotic Minds: Actions, Symbols, and Consciousness as Self-Organizing Dynamic Phenomena, Jun Tani sets out to answer an essential and tantalizing question: How do our minds work? By providing an overview of his synthetic neurorobotics project, Tani reveals how symbols and concepts that represent the world can emerge in a neurodynamic structure—iterative interactions between […]

The Great A.I. Awakening – The New York Times

How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services — and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself. Source: The Great A.I. Awakening – The New York Times

The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things | Anthrobotics Reading Group

The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things | Anthrobotics Reading Group

Anthrobotics Reading Group Friday 27 January 2017 Informatics Forum Room 1.16 9.30 to 11 Light breakfast included contact: luis.demiranda@ed.ac.uk Ubiquitous is no longer the name of God, but the quality of the global digital connectome. The intertwining of interconnected devices with human agency and existence is central to the anthrobotic questioning. Our special guest will […]