Interview on Anthrobotics by

The Anthrobotics Cluster seeks to start conversations (and answer questions) regarding some of the biggest topics in AI research. Here, Luis de Miranda, one of the founders, discusses anthrobots an… Source: Anthrobotics: Where The Human Ends and the Robot Begins – ANTHROBOTICS

Unity between human and social machines: What if we humans were anthrobots?

Writer and philosopher Luis de Miranda studies cultural history of digital devices and automata, with his latest novel (in French) L’Art d’être libres au temps des automates (The Art of Being Free in the Era of Automata). At the University of Edinburgh, he recently created a platform for cross-disciplinary researchers and collaborators to discuss the […]

Humain consciousness like honeybee swarms

Stop Signals Provide Cross Inhibition in Collective Decision-Making by Honeybee Swarms Seeley TD1, Visscher PK, Schlegel T, Hogan PM, Franks NR, Marshall JA. Image curtesy of Kyle Szostek Honeybee swarms and complex brains show many parallels in how they make decisions. In both, separate populations of units (bees or neurons) integrate noisy evidence for alternatives, […]

Networked: The New Social Operating System?

Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman, Networked: The New Social Operating System, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012, 358 pp., $29.95 (hardcover). Reviewed by Andrea Miconi IULM University Milan, Italy There is actually no evidence that we live in a small world and that networks act as a decisive player in our society. In his famous The […]

Your Brain is Not a Computer, by Robert Epstein

The empty brain Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer by Robert Epstein Image by Jinny Hyun courtesy of Aeon Journal No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the […]

Thinking Like a Programmer

Think Like a Programmer, by V. Anton Spraul No Starch Press, San Francisco 2012 A review by Alec Edgecliffe-Johnson V Anton Spraul’s “Think Like a Programmer” is, at its core, a guidebook for intelligent thought in the new digital age. Unlike most “how to program” manuals designed to instruct in the technicalities of programming, this […]

Most Important Continental Philosopher in the 20th Century Survey

Who is the most important Continental philosopher in the 20th century? A survey proposed by J. Edward Hackett To celebrate the fact that Deleuze comes in the TOP 3 of the survey (for the moment), we are sharing this article with you, entitled ‘Is A New Life Possible?’ It is a fair perspective on Deleuze’s […]