Thinking Deeply

Since the invention of the first computers, a primary goal of scientists and developers has been to create a machine that is capable of learning and thinking autonomously from experiences presented to it. Any computer capable of doing this would clearly, provided with modern supercomputer processing power, soon be able to outthink the brightest humans. […]

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Living on the Edge

It’s an extraordinary thought that when you make a request of the Internet, it’s quite likely that it travels halfway around the world and back to you within the blink of an eye; try sending yourself an email and it will appear in your inbox virtually instantaneously with you clicking “send”, despite the fact that […]

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Are You Ready to Live Life on the Edge?

As computing technology became part of our lives, the mainframe computer was created. This held all the processing power and all the data, and users accessed it through a “dumb” terminal. Next came the PC, the complete opposite. All processing power and data storage took place within the box on your desk or, later, the […]

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Intelligence Quotidian

It’s something that was the dream of science fiction writers even before the dawn of computing, the concept that human beings could invent machines that would mimic or even surpass our intelligence and become part of our daily lives, the quotidian. To many, this still seems a far-fetched notion, but look around: artificial intelligence is […]

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Computers thinking like us?

From the earliest days of computing, it has been both a dream and a science-fiction nightmare to create computers that are capable of thinking like human beings. Generally, people would put such possibilities – now fast becoming realities – into the category of Artificial Intelligence, but in fact there is a new kid on the […]

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Can The Internet Of Things Only Get Better?

The Internet of Things (IoT). It’s not the most inspiring nomenclature for a digital revolution, is it? Presumably the Internet of Stuff or the Internet of Bits and Pieces were already taken? However, there’s a lot more to the IoT than a clumsy name, in fact it essentially represents the most startling and influential impact […]

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Quantum Leap

Not the slightly peculiar late 80s science-fiction series (apologies to younger readers), but the development of workable quantum computers. Niels Bohr, the great atomic physicist, once stated that any person who on first hearing about quantum theory wasn’t completely outraged by it simply hadn’t understood it, and the same applies to quantum computing. Most people […]

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Google Health

Google has hit the headlines recently. Unusually not for the work that it has done on the more usually understood areas of home computing, its platforms or education. This time in the area of health. Google Health Google Health recently announced the results of a study. It indicates Artificial Intelligence could be more effective in […]

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