Artificial Intelligence Links for 3/21/2008

Before we get into some interesting links to articles based loosely on the topic of Artificial Intelligence, please note that my personal blog can be found at fatanimals.com. It pulls in my flickr photos, twitter updates, and I may be posting more regularly to it with actual words.

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Scientists Develop 16-bit Parallel Molecular Nanoprocessor

Anirban Bandyopadhyay and Somobrata Acharya from the International Center for Young Scientists, National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, are reporting a self organizing 16-bit parallel processing molecular assembly.

A 2 inch cube of a material with this processing power would contain the processing power of the human brain.

Distinguishing Artificial From Natural Is Possible, for Now [wired]

Some researchers have speculated that it might be possible to tell the difference between natural and artificial life, if scientists added “watermarks” to their engineered DNA. In January, for instance, genome guru Craig Venter and his colleagues made news when they rebuilt a microbe’s entire genome. It wasn’t a carbon copy of the original, however, because the scientists also inserted small segments of DNA to spell out their names in the genetic code.

Global Network of Dreams

Gnod is my experiment in the field of artificial intelligence. Its a self-adapting system, living on this server and ‘talking’ to everyone who comes along. Gnods intention is to learn about the outer world and to learn ‘understanding’ its visitors. This enables gnod to share all its wisdom with you in an intuitive and efficient way. You might call it a search-engine to find things you don’t know about.

It Takes a Giant Cosmos to Create Life and Mind by James N. Gardner

The Intelligent Universe proposes a third possibility: that the universe might end in intelligent life. Not life as we know it, but life that has acquired the capacity to shape the cosmos as a whole, just as life on Earth has acquired the ability to shape the land, the sea, and the atmosphere. As Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson puts it: “Mind, through the long course of biological evolution, has established itself as a moving force in our little corner of the universe. Here on this small planet, mind has infiltrated matter and has taken control. It appears to me that the tendency of mind to infiltrate and control matter is a law of nature.”

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