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Your mental dictionary is part of what makes you unique − here’s how your brain stores and retrieves words

Your mental dictionary is part of what makes you unique − here’s how your brain stores and retrieves words

The days of having a dictionary on your bookshelf are numbered. But that’s OK, because everyone already walks around with a dictionary – not the one on your phone, but the one in your head. Just like a physical dictionary, your mental dictionary contains information about words. This includes the letters, sounds and meaning, or semantics, of […] … learn more→

Researchers warn we could run out of data to train AI by 2026. What then?

Researchers warn we could run out of data to train AI by 2026. What then?

As artificial intelligence (AI) reaches the peak of its popularity, researchers have warned the industry might be running out of training data – the fuel that runs powerful AI systems. This could slow down the growth of AI models, especially large language models, and may even alter the trajectory of the AI revolution. But why is a potential […] … learn more→

Do you trust AI to write the news? It already is – and not without issues

Do you trust AI to write the news? It already is – and not without issues

Businesses are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) to generate media content, including news, to engage their customers. Now, we’re even seeing AI used for the “gamification” of news – that is, to create interactivity associated with news content. For better or worse, AI is changing the nature of news media. And we’ll have to wise […] … learn more→

We built a ‘brain’ from tiny silver wires. It learns in real time, more efficiently than computer-based AI

We built a ‘brain’ from tiny silver wires. It learns in real time, more efficiently than computer-based AI

The world is infatuated with artificial intelligence (AI), and for good reason. AI systems can process vast quantities of data in a seemingly superhuman way. However, current AI systems rely on computers running complex algorithms based on artificial neural networks. These use huge amounts of energy, and use even more energy if you are trying to work […] … learn more→

The prompts that make AI cross legal limits

The prompts that make AI cross legal limits

From making an atomic bomb to undressing the protagonists of a photo… The prompts (instructions, questions or texts) that manage to force artificial intelligence to break legal limits are present in open forums. The new prompt war JFK promised that Americans would reach the Moon before the end of the 1960s. There was a space and arms […] … learn more→

How to use intelligent export of audio and video from Mindmaps to improve daily efficiency?

How to use intelligent export of audio and video from Mindmaps to improve daily efficiency?

Were you looking for mind-mapping software to efficiently organize your complex ideas creatively? In that case, your best option might be using Edrawmind, a cross-platform with multi-functional features. While using this software, you would come across various mind maps from which choosing one might not be challenging. On using Edrawmind, you can scroll through multiple […] … learn more→

AI is closer than ever to passing the Turing test for ‘intelligence’. What happens when it does?

AI is closer than ever to passing the Turing test for ‘intelligence’. What happens when it does?

In 1950, British computer scientist Alan Turing proposed an experimental method for answering the question: can machines think? He suggested if a human couldn’t tell whether they were speaking to an artificially intelligent (AI) machine or another human after five minutes of questioning, this would demonstrate AI has human-like intelligence. Although AI systems remained far […] … learn more→

A monumental advance: the first atlas of human brain cells

A monumental advance: the first atlas of human brain cells

The brain, that intricate network of almost one hundred billion neurons and the same number of non-neuronal cells – astrocytes and oligodendrocytes, among others – has captivated and challenged the scientific community for centuries. To understand how neural circuits allow us to get excited by the smell of a perfume, feel empathy or display complex […] … learn more→

Cars are a ‘privacy nightmare on wheels’. Here’s how they get away with collecting and sharing your data

Cars are a ‘privacy nightmare on wheels’. Here’s how they get away with collecting and sharing your data

Cars with internet-connected features are fast becoming all-seeing data-harvesting machines – a so-called “privacy nightmare on wheels”, according to US-based research conducted by the Mozilla Foundation. The researchers looked at the privacy terms of 25 car brands, which were found to collect a range of customer data, from facial expressions, to sexual activity, to when, where and how […] … learn more→

Is there really a 1 in 6 chance of human extinction this century?

Is there really a 1 in 6 chance of human extinction this century?

In 2020, Oxford-based philosopher Toby Ord published a book called The Precipice about the risk of human extinction. He put the chances of “existential catastrophe” for our species during the next century at one in six. It’s quite a specific number, and an alarming one. The claim drew headlines at the time, and has been influential since – most […] … learn more→