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Technological singularity : Stephen Hawking recently evoked the hypothesis that robots could end the humanity. What could we expect if artificial intelligence outperforms human intelligence? : AI attacks Humans / Human become slaves/toys / AI help humans / Humans remain the leaders / Other from EBG will end on 01/12/2020 09h14
About technological singularity accounts, this wikipedia article. said EBG

One of the following vocal assistant will be the first computer program to pass the Turing test without any human help. : Siri (Apple) / Google Play or Everywhere / Yes, another one / False / Other from EBG will end on 01/08/2017 10h51
An exemple of a dialog given by Ray Kurzweil with Eugene Goostman the robot of Princeton University. " We are therefore proud to declare that Alan Turing’s test was passed for the first time on Saturday.” — Kevin Warwick, PhD Not so sure... said EBG

Superior temporal gyrus activation elicited by social visual stimuli with intentional contents (theory of mind) is under strong top-down influences ? : True / False / Other from EBG ended the 31/10/2014 17h04
A recent experiment by us revealed that instruction did not change dramatically STS activation... If published, I will vote for False, but if anyone has other arguments... said EBG

Computer Sciences Affective computing Writing the statements (verbal utterances) of a virtual agent (in academic research and industry) will require the experience and skills of new professionals


Computer Sciences Affective computing What would be the main benefit in using an affective agent for cognitive remediation of social cognition ?


Computer sciences will be able to conceive an artificial intelligence that has a IQ above 200? : Yes / No / Other from EBG will end on 24/11/2018 22h14
Note this interesting website maintained by Ray Kurzweil, and important thinker on futurology and avocate of the singularity hypothesis : said EBG

What will be the most ancient fossils of hominid that will be discovered in the future? : 6 millions years-old / 7 millions years-old / 8 millions years-old / 9 millions years-old / Other from EBG will end on 06/10/2018 16h32
Sahelanthropus tchadensis is an extinct hominine species that is dated to about 7 million years ago, possibly very close to the time of the chimpanzee/human divergence, and so it is unclear whether it can be regarded as a member of the Hominini tribe.[1] Few, if any, specimens are known, other than the partial skull nicknamed Toumaï ("hope of life"). (source Wikipedia) said EBG

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Life Sciences Neurosciences Schizophrenic patients with theory of mind deficits have reduced superior temporal gyrus electrical activation


Life Sciences Neurosciences With respect to the administration of cocaine, Eating cookies (high fat and sugar food such as Oreos) evokes in rats brain activity in the reward regions that is


Life Sciences Neurosciences To emerge the phenomenon of consciousness relies on quantum physics specifically, i.e. theories that do not involve quantum phenomenon cannot account for all mind-matter relationships.


Life Sciences Neurosciences Connecting two persons with a bidirectional neural connection (direct mapping of an area's activity) could allow a direct subjective investigation of phenomenal and access consciousness.


It is possible to simulate complex social relationships, subtle social attitudes and empathetic stances with affective agents without an explicit or implicit artificial intelligence model. : True / False / Other from EBG will end on 01/08/2016 08h01
Conversely, I would argue that implicit AI models may "learn" from scenarios that could be played and replayed like human dreaming allow long term memorization of recalled events. We could imagine that "archetypes" could be instantiated in scenarios that act offline on the trained AI... Nice theoretical link with Jungian psychoanalysis ! said EBG

Physics Cosmology The multiverse (meta-universes) theories will gain support among cosmologists in the future as it is still debated.


Physics Misc. Signs of alien life will be found by detecting non-random electromagnetic signals


Life Sciences Genetics According to Bryan Sykes, a geneticist at the University of Oxford, the Yeti is apparented to a bear and not an hominid. To what the Yeti should be apparented ?


Medicine Psychiatry Oxytocin administered before therapy session enhances the effects of social cognitive remediation on empathy, theory of mind, emotion recognition, and functioning.






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