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Old 2016-05-14, 00:21   Link #1
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Brain Augmentation

HRL receives DARPA award to STAMP learning into
the brain with accelerated learning from low current brain

"What if low-current electrical brain stimulation could be used to
accelerate learning and dramatically reduce training time and costs? The
Biological Technologies Office (BTO) of the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded HRL Laboratories, LLC, funding for
a two-year project in the RAM Replay program to develop a man-portable
system to boost learning during waking and memory consolidation during
sleep, thereby increasing a person's ability to quickly integrate and
accurately recall information."

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Old 2016-06-05, 19:12   Link #2
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Elon Musk: Become cyborgs or risk humans being
turned into robots' pets:

"Musk said that as artificial intelligence advances, people will need to
augment their brain power with digital technology to prevent them
becoming irrelevant.

He backed the idea of a “neural lace” – a new electronic layer of the
brain that would allow us to instantly access online information and
greatly improve cognitive powers by tapping into artificial intelligence."

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Old 2016-06-11, 20:24   Link #3
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Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be
More Powerful Than AI:

"With much of our attention focused the rise of advanced artificial
intelligence, few consider the potential for radically amplified human
intelligence (IA). It’s an open question as to which will come first, but
a technologically boosted brain could be just as powerful — and just as
dangerous – as AI.

As a species, we’ve been amplifying our brains for millennia. Or at
least we’ve tried to. Looking to overcome our cognitive limitations,
humans have employed everything from writing, language, and
meditative techniques straight through to today’s nootropics. But none
of these compare to what’s in store."

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Old 2016-06-11, 22:48   Link #4
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So basically this guy.

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Old 2016-06-13, 22:17   Link #5
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We're about to become more intelligent
than at any other point in human history:

"Once we learn how hundreds (or more) of individual genetic traits
interact to code for intelligence, we might be able to select for those
traits. Some researchers think we might even be able to use new
genetic editing tools to flip all those switches in an "optimal for
intelligence" direction. If that's the case, even the greatest intellects in
history could potentially be given far more to work with.

"Gauss or von Neumann, they didn't have any huge or debilitating
problems, but they were still carrying many [genetic] variants of the
suboptimal type [for intelligence]," says Hsu. "Surely some of those
variants could be flipped without causing them to get [a genetic

If we can do that, we might have individuals that are whole levels of
intelligence above any human that's ever existed, able to figure out
ways to exceed whatever mental limits we once thought humans had."

"Provided the variants for intelligence can be figured out and the
genetic editing tools sufficiently refined (no small matter, in either
case), Hsu thinks there's an incredible potential for improvement. He's
written for the science magazine Nautilus that his calculations from the
work at BGI indicate a potential for "very roughly, about 100 standard
deviations of improvement, corresponding to an IQ of over 1,000.""

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Old 2017-02-13, 20:59   Link #6
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Elon Musk says that humans must have a high bandwidth
cyborg connection to computers to remain relevant in the
age of Artificial Intelligence:

"Elon Musk says humans need to merge with machines to become a sort of cyborg.
"Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and
digital intelligence," Musk told an audience at the World Government Summit in Dubai,
where he also launched Tesla in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

"It's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and
the digital version of yourself, particularly output."

Musk explained what he meant by saying that computers can communicate at "a trillion
bits per second", while humans, whose main communication method is typing with their
fingers via a mobile device, can do about 10 bits per second.

In an age when AI threatens to become widespread, humans would be useless, so
there's a need to merge with machines, according to Musk."

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Old 2017-03-18, 00:08   Link #7
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Several tech billionaires are openly or secretely funding
broadband mind computer interfacing projects:

"Last year Bryan Johnson, founder of the online payments company Braintree, starting
making news when he threw $100 million behind Kernel, a startup he founded to enhance
human intelligence by developing brain implants capable of linking people’s thoughts to

Johnson isn’t alone in believing that “neurotechnology” could be the next big thing. To
many in Silicon Valley, the brain looks like an unconquered frontier whose importance
dwarfs any achievement made in computing or the Web."

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Old 2017-03-19, 00:00   Link #8
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I'm skeptical

organic memory is different than digital memory

we don't store memory in 1 and 0
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Old 2017-03-19, 00:36   Link #9
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Computer companies are finding ways to make computers store data in more states than just 1 and 0. They have come up with states that are between 1 and 0.
Dessler Soto, Banzai!
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Old 2017-03-19, 10:00   Link #10
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but have they came up with an equivalent to how neurons build memory
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