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« Reply #2820 on: Dec 6th, 2017, 09:44am »

Zetar, you are over-analyzing it. They are protecting their gonads. Without them, they wouldn't be able to harass anyone.....
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« Reply #2821 on: Dec 6th, 2017, 10:16am »

SWAMP,

"Zetar...They are protecting their gonads."

MY ATTEMPT TO TO ELOQUENTLY ENLIGHTEN FELL SHORT...NEVERTHELESS...SHALL WE SAY...IT APPEARS WHAT IS BEING DISCUSSED CLEARLY HAS THEM ALL...BY THE SHORT HAIRS... wink

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« Reply #2822 on: Dec 6th, 2017, 4:59pm »

on Dec 6th, 2017, 10:16am, ZETAR wrote:
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"Zetar...They are protecting their gonads."

MY ATTEMPT TO TO ELOQUENTLY ENLIGHTEN FELL SHORT...NEVERTHELESS...SHALL WE SAY...IT APPEARS WHAT IS BEING DISCUSSED CLEARLY HAS THEM ALL...BY THE SHORT HAIRS... wink

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« Reply #2823 on: Dec 7th, 2017, 07:07am »

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Science Alert

In Just 4 Hours, Google's AI Mastered All The Chess Knowledge in History

"This algorithm could run cities, continents, universes."

PETER DOCKRILL
7 DEC 2017

Chess isn't an easy game, by human standards. But for an artificial intelligence powered by a formidable, almost alien mindset, the trivial diversion can be mastered in a few spare hours.

In a new paper, Google researchers detail how their latest AI evolution, AlphaZero, developed "superhuman performance" in chess, taking just four hours to learn the rules before obliterating the world champion chess program, Stockfish.

In other words, all of humanity's chess knowledge – and beyond – was absorbed and surpassed by an AI in about as long as it takes to drive from New York City to Washington, DC.

After being programmed with only the rules of chess (no strategies), in just four hours AlphaZero had mastered the game to the extent it was able to best the highest-rated chess-playing program Stockfish.

In a series of 100 games against Stockfish, AlphaZero won 25 games while playing as white (with first mover advantage), and picked up three games playing as black. The rest of the contests were draws, with Stockfish recording no wins and AlphaZero no losses.

"We now know who our new overlord is," said chess researcher David Kramaley, the CEO of chess science website Chessable.

"It will no doubt revolutionise the game, but think about how this could be applied outside chess. This algorithm could run cities, continents, universes."

Developed by Google's DeepMind AI lab, AlphaZero is a tweaked, more generic version of AlphaGo Zero, which specialises in playing the Chinese board game, Go.

DeepMind has been refining this AI for years, in the process besting a series of human champions who fell like dominoes before the indomitable, "Godlike" neural network.
That victory streak culminated in a startling success in October, in which a new fully autonomous version of the AI – which only learns by playing itself, never facing humans – bested all its former incarnations.

By contrast, AlphaGo Zero's predecessors partly learned how to play the game by watching moves made by human players.

That effort was intended to assist the fledgling AI in learning strategy, but it seems it may have actually been a handicap, since AlphaGo Zero's fully self-reliant learning proved devastatingly more effective in one-on-one competition.

"It's like an alien civilisation inventing its own mathematics," computer scientist Nick Hynes from MIT told Gizmodo in October.

"What we're seeing here is a model free from human bias and presuppositions. It can learn whatever it determines is optimal, which may indeed be more nuanced that our own conceptions of the same."

But things are moving so fast in this field that already the October accomplishment may have been outmoded.
In their new paper, the team outlines how the very latest AlphaZero AI takes the self-playing reliance – called reinforcement learning – and applies it with a much more generalised streak that gives it a broader focus to problem solving.

That broader focus means AlphaZero doesn't just play chess. It also plays Shogi (aka Japanese chess) and Go too – and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it only took two and eight hours respectively to master those games as well.

For now, Google and DeepMind's computer scientists aren't commenting publicly on the new research, which hasn't as yet been peer-reviewed.

But from what we can tell so far, this algorithm's dizzying ascent to the pinnacle of artificial intelligence is far from over, and even chess grandmasters are bewildered by the spectacle before them.

"I always wondered how it would be if a superior species landed on Earth and showed us how they played chess," grandmaster Peter Heine Nielsen told the BBC.
"Now I know."

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« Reply #2824 on: Dec 7th, 2017, 07:44am »

on Dec 7th, 2017, 07:07am, WingsofCrystal wrote:
Good morning all cheesy

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In Just 4 Hours, Google's AI Mastered All The Chess Knowledge in History

Not surprisingly there's some debate on the validity of the match specifically the hardware. Google's program ran on a much faster and higher memory system vs. the poor fish. The match should be re-run to remove that variable. The fish may still not win the match but at least have a better showing. Just because machines can do some things better than humans I hope it does not keep humans from doing things they still enjoy. Machines can't replicate certain things - at least yet.
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« Reply #2825 on: Dec 7th, 2017, 09:00am »

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« Reply #2826 on: Dec 7th, 2017, 09:47am »

on Dec 7th, 2017, 07:44am, GhostofEd wrote:
Not surprisingly there's some debate on the validity of the match specifically the hardware. Google's program ran on a much faster and higher memory system vs. the poor fish. The match should be re-run to remove that variable. The fish may still not win the match but at least have a better showing. Just because machines can do some things better than humans I hope it does not keep humans from doing things they still enjoy. Machines can't replicate certain things - at least yet.[/size]


If equalled it wouldn't surprise me to see a stalemate.

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« Reply #2827 on: Dec 7th, 2017, 09:48am »

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Today's e-mail:

A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in WalMart. She must have
been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of
innocence.

It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain-
gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down
the spout.. We all stood there, under the awning, just outside the door of
the WalMart. We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up
their hurried day.

I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of
the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories of
running, splashing so carefree as a child came pouring in as a welcome
reprieve from the worries of my day.

Her little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all
caught in, 'Mom let's run through the rain!' She said. 'What?' Mom asked. 'Let's run through the rain!' She repeated. 'No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit,' Mom replied.

This young child waited a minute and repeated: 'Mom, let's run
through the rain..' 'We'll get soaked if we do,' Mom said. 'No, we won't,
Mom. That's not what you said this morning,' the young girl said as she
tugged at her Mom's arm.

'This morning? When did I say we could run through
the rain and not get wet?' 'Don't you remember? When you were talking to
Daddy about his cancer, you said, ' If God can get us through this, He can
get us through anything! 'The entire crowd stopped dead silent.. I swear
you couldn't hear anything but the rain.. We all stood silently. No one
left. Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say.

Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might
even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young
child's life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will
bloom into faith.

'Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If GOD
let's us get wet, well maybe we just need washing,' Mom said.

Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they
darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They got soaked.

They were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all
the way to their cars. And yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.

Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can
take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one can
ever take away your precious memories...So, don't forget to make time and
take the opportunities to make memories every day.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to
appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget
them.

Take the time to live!!! Keep in touch with your friends, you never know
when you'll need each other--

*And don't forget to run in the rain!*

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ARROW OF TIME REVERSED IN QUANTUM EXPERIMENTS

Scientists have shown that a fundamental physical process relating to the arrow of time can be reversed using quantum physics, with experiments showing that the very building blocks of our world can move backward—not just forward.

http://sorendreier.com/arrow-of-time-reversed-in-quantum-experiments/

The second law of thermodynamics enshrines the principle that disorder—or entropy—tends to increase over time. It is fundamental to our understanding of the universe. Developed by British astronomer Arthur Eddington in 1927, the concept of an “arrow of time” explains why everything around us seems to be moving forward in time. It explains why our coffee always goes cold and predicts the eventual cold death of the universe.

“By revealing the fundamental influence of initial quantum correlations on time’s arrow, our experiment highlights the subtle interplay of quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and information theory,” the researchers write in the article uploaded to arXiv. “[The experiment] establishes that the arrow of time is not an absolute but a relative concept that depends on the choice of initial conditions.”

In other words, quantum physics has—yet again—revealed that the universe is far more complicated than classical physics can explain.

Particles may act differently on a microscopic level

The direction of the arrow of time can be studied on a really tiny, or microscopic, level.

While everything seems to be moving forward on a larger, macroscopic, level, this is not necessarily true on a very small scale. The latest paper adds to a growing base of empirical evidence to back up the notion that—on a minute scale—
the arrow of time can in fact be reversed.

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"And don't forget to run in the rain!"

Best advice ever.

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Good morning lovely UFOCasebookers cheesy


Vancouver Sun

Foot in shoe found on Vancouver Island beach

Katie DeRosa
Published on: December 7, 2017

A human foot was found on a Jordan River beach Thursday morning, sparking an investigation by the B.C. Coroners Service.

A man walking his dogs made the discovery about 8 a.m., said Sooke RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur. The foot was in a shoe with part of the leg attached.

The man called Sooke RCMP, and Mounties attended with a coroner.

The body part was seized and the area was searched, McArthur said.

The investigation has been turned over to the B.C. coroner, which investigates all unnatural, sudden and unexpected, unexplained or unattended deaths in the province.

Our early analysis suggests these are human remains and we will do further investigation and testing to help to determine identification in the coming weeks,” said Andy Watson, a spokesman for the coroners Service.

The coroner will work to determine the identity of the deceased, when, where and how the person died, the cause of death, and whether any recommendations can be made to prevent similar deaths in the future.

This is the 14th disembodied foot to wash up on B.C.’s coastline since 2007. Ten of those feet have been identified as belonging to seven people who died by accident or suicide. One foot was linked to a man who had gone missing 25 years earlier when his boat overturned near Port Moody.

The last foot to wash up on Vancouver Island was on Feb. 7, 2016, near Port Renfrew. The coroners service determined the foot would have naturally separated from the body after a prolonged period in the water.

There have also been some hoaxes.

In June 2008, a foot reportedly washed up near Campbell River. It was determined that someone placed animal bones in a sock and packed it inside a sneaker with seaweed. In September of that year, someone placed a plastic foot in a runner on an East Vancouver beach.

Victoria police investigated after five child-sized shoes were found at the Clover Point beach area in 2012. Three of the shoes were stuffed with flesh and bones, but tests revealed that they weren’t human.

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« Reply #2832 on: Dec 8th, 2017, 06:08am »

The Conversation

Will artificial intelligence become conscious?

December 7, 2017 9.58pm EST

by Subhash Kak

Forget about today’s modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves. Waiting in the wings might be a groundbreaking development: a machine that is aware of itself and its surroundings, and that could take in and process massive amounts of data in real time. It could be sent on dangerous missions, into space or combat. In addition to driving people around, it might be able to cook, clean, do laundry – and even keep humans company when other people aren’t nearby.

A particularly advanced set of machines could replace humans at literally all jobs. That would save humanity from workaday drudgery, but it would also shake many societal foundations. A life of no work and only play may turn out to be a dystopia.

Conscious machines would also raise troubling legal and ethical problems. Would a conscious machine be a “person” under law and be liable if its actions hurt someone, or if something goes wrong? To think of a more frightening scenario, might these machines rebel against humans and wish to eliminate us altogether? If yes, they represent the culmination of evolution.

As a professor of electrical engineering and computer science who works in machine learning and quantum theory, I can say that researchers are divided on whether these sorts of hyperaware machines will ever exist. There’s also debate about whether machines could or should be called “conscious” in the way we think of humans, and even some animals, as conscious. Some of the questions have to do with technology; others have to do with what consciousness actually is.

Is awareness enough?

Most computer scientists think that consciousness is a characteristic that will emerge as technology develops. Some believe that consciousness involves accepting new information, storing and retrieving old information and cognitive processing of it all into perceptions and actions. If that’s right, then one day machines will indeed be the ultimate consciousness. They’ll be able to gather more information than a human, store more than many libraries, access vast databases in milliseconds and compute all of it into decisions more complex, and yet more logical, than any person ever could.

On the other hand, there are physicists and philosophers who say there’s something more about human behavior that cannot be computed by a machine. Creativity, for example, and the sense of freedom people possess don’t appear to come from logic or calculations.

Yet these are not the only views of what consciousness is, or whether machines could ever achieve it.

Quantum views

Another viewpoint on consciousness comes from quantum theory, which is the deepest theory of physics. According to the orthodox Copenhagen Interpretation, consciousness and the physical world are complementary aspects of the same reality. When a person observes, or experiments on, some aspect of the physical world, that person’s conscious interaction causes discernible change. Since it takes consciousness as a given and no attempt is made to derive it from physics, the Copenhagen Interpretation may be called the “big-C” view of consciousness, where it is a thing that exists by itself – although it requires brains to become real. This view was popular with the pioneers of quantum theory such as Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrödinger.

The interaction between consciousness and matter leads to paradoxes that remain unresolved after 80 years of debate. A well-known example of this is the paradox of Schrödinger’s cat, in which a cat is placed in a situation that results in it being equally likely to survive or die – and the act of observation itself is what makes the outcome certain.

The opposing view is that consciousness emerges from biology, just as biology itself emerges from chemistry which, in turn, emerges from physics. We call this less expansive concept of consciousness “little-C.” It agrees with the neuroscientists’ view that the processes of the mind are identical to states and processes of the brain. It also agrees with a more recent interpretation of quantum theory motivated by an attempt to rid it of paradoxes, the Many Worlds Interpretation, in which observers are a part of the mathematics of physics.

Philosophers of science believe that these modern quantum physics views of consciousness have parallels in ancient philosophy. Big-C is like the theory of mind in Vedanta – in which consciousness is the fundamental basis of reality, on par with the physical universe.

Little-C, in contrast, is quite similar to Buddhism. Although the Buddha chose not to address the question of the nature of consciousness, his followers declared that mind and consciousness arise out of emptiness or nothingness.

Big-C and scientific discovery

Scientists are also exploring whether consciousness is always a computational process. Some scholars have argued that the creative moment is not at the end of a deliberate computation. For instance, dreams or visions are supposed to have inspired Elias Howe‘s 1845 design of the modern sewing machine, and August Kekulé’s discovery of the structure of benzene in 1862.

A dramatic piece of evidence in favor of big-C consciousness existing all on its own is the life of self-taught Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, who died in 1920 at the age of 32. His notebook, which was lost and forgotten for about 50 years and published only in 1988, contains several thousand formulas, without proof in different areas of mathematics, that were well ahead of their time. Furthermore, the methods by which he found the formulas remain elusive. He himself claimed that they were revealed to him by a goddess while he was asleep.

The concept of big-C consciousness raises the questions of how it is related to matter, and how matter and mind mutually influence each other. Consciousness alone cannot make physical changes to the world, but perhaps it can change the probabilities in the evolution of quantum processes. The act of observation can freeze and even influence atoms’ movements, as Cornell physicists proved in 2015. This may very well be an explanation of how matter and mind interact.

Mind and self-organizing systems

It is possible that the phenomenon of consciousness requires a self-organizing system, like the brain’s physical structure. If so, then current machines will come up short.

Scholars don’t know if adaptive self-organizing machines can be designed to be as sophisticated as the human brain; we lack a mathematical theory of computation for systems like that. Perhaps it’s true that only biological machines can be sufficiently creative and flexible. But then that suggests people should – or soon will – start working on engineering new biological structures that are, or could become, conscious.

https://theconversation.com/will-artificial-intelligence-become-conscious-87231

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"Scientists have shown that a fundamental physical process relating to the arrow of time can be reversed using quantum physics, with experiments showing that the very building blocks of our world can move backward—not just forward."

Great! That old saying, "I don't know whether I'm coming or going!" is true.
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