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Computational Complexity and Consciousness (science video).

October 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Computational Complexity and Consciousness (science video).

A.I. bod Lex Fridman – our very own Man in Black – sits down with quantum computer scientist Scott Aaronson for a two-hour-long chat about theories of everything, consciousness, simulations, and the lovely blooming complexity of quantum computation.

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Cyberpunk 2077 (game: new trailer).

October 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cyberpunk 2077 (game: new trailer).

It looks like the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 computer RPG action game which has been much delayed, first by development issues, then by the pandemic of course, is finally back on track. The story takes place in dystopian Night City, an open world with six distinct regions. Players assume the first-person perspective of a customisable mercenary […]

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Artificial intelligence: Alien intelligence (video).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Artificial intelligence: Alien intelligence (video).

Lex Fridman sits down with Stephen Wolfram – the computer scientist, mathematician, and theoretical physicist – to chat about such topics as communicating with alien intelligences and artificial intelligences, physics emerging from computation, cellular automata, and matters of mortality and the meaning of life.

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Super gaming PC build by Superman (video).

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Super gaming PC build by Superman (video).

Do you want to watch a super gaming PC build by Superman? Then in this video, super-duper actor Henry Cavill sets aside his cape and home-builds his own gaming PC for your pleasure.   View this post on Instagram   This kind of material isn’t for everyone….viewer discretion is advised. You may see a lot […]

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Computer Log: an article by GF Willmetts.

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Computer Log: an article by GF Willmetts.

Although I’ve discussed adjusting Windows 10 on a new computer twice now, something I haven’t gone into is the importance of creating a computer log. A paper version that is, not what you tend to like to do to it when a previous computer dies or is in the process of dying. With my previous […]

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The exponential progress of artificial intelligence (science video).

May 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
The exponential progress of artificial intelligence (science video).

Here’s an interesting 30-minute-long video discussion of the trend for exponential progress in AI and computation, including Moore’s Law and the so-called ‘Bitter Lesson’ by Rich Sutton.

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Hours of A.I. fun (time wasting).

May 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hours of A.I. fun (time wasting).

Just come across a nice family of A.I. software brandishing some serious deep learning chops – you can create random artificial intelligence-created photos of modern art paintings, human faces, cats, horses, as well as dialogue creators for a few TV series such Friends and The Office. You can cross-link to them all from https://thisartworkdoesnotexist.com/ or […]

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I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t meme that (A.I. news).

May 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t meme that (A.I. news).

Here’s an interesting A.I. which can generate supposedly ‘good’ memes for you in several patterns … give it a go, if only to see how bad – and therefore funny – some of these memes are. Of course, we’ll be laughing on the other side of our face when the computers start hacking the nuclear […]

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Pure Windows 10: another look by: GF Willmetts.

April 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Pure Windows 10: another look by: GF Willmetts.

Early this month, I had a modem failure in my laptop. I get a lot of electrical interference in my area, only this one finally nobbled both its modem and a range extender, which I suspect as probably too close to computer and it got blitzed as well which I discovered much later. One cannot […]

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Huge quantum computing constraint overcome by new discovery (news).

April 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Huge quantum computing constraint overcome by new discovery (news).

The current quantum computers being developed by scientists can only work at fractions of a degree above absolute zero. This requires multi-million-pound refrigeration systems, as, when you plug them into conventional electronic circuits, they instantly overheat. But now a team led by Andrew Dzurak at the University of New South Wales has shown they can […]

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