Programme Anthrobotics Workshop

Anthrobotics Workshop 21 March 2017 The University of Edinburgh LLC 50 George Square LLC – Project Room – First Floor PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MORNING WORKSHOP IS ONLY OPEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE READ ALL THE PAPERS IN ADVANCE, AVAILABLE HERE 8.30 to 8.45: Complimentary breakfast. 8.45 to 9.00: Self-presentation of each participant. 9.00 to […]

Cybersecurity Anthropotechnics: Engaging with the World-Size Robot, a presentation by David Mellor

David Mellor (University of Oxford and University of South Wales) Anthrobotics Seminar Friday 3 March 2017 Informatics Forum Room 1.16 between 9.30 and 11.00am. This room is on the first floor almost immediately above the reception. Tomás Saraceno. “Solar Bell”, 2013. Installation View, Portscapes 2 Cryptographer and security expert Bruce Schneier has recently argued that […]

Exploring the Quantum Speed Limit with Computer Games

Humans routinely solve problems of immense computational complexity by intuitively forming simple, low-dimensional heuristic strategies. Citizen science exploits this ability by presenting scientific research problems to non-experts. Gamification is an effective tool for attracting citizen scientists to provide solutions to research problems. While citizen science games Foldit, EteRNA and EyeWire have been used successfully to […]

Your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

When Siegel was asked in return whether he belonged in America, his answer was less upbeat: “I thought how isolated we all are and how disconnected we feel,” he says. “In our modern society we have this belief that mind is brain activity and this means the self, which comes from the mind, is separate […]

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