Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity.
Google employees from eight campuses today staged a work stoppage and walked outÂ in protest of President Trumpâs immigration ban. Google, and tech companies in general, stand toÂ be among the most affected should Trumpâs seven country immigration ban â and the hazy status on existing visa holders â be allowed to continue. Today, the company made …
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In January, nearly 200 public intellectuals submitted essays in response to the 2015 Edge.org question, “What Do You Think About Machines That Think?” (available online). The essay prompt began: In recent years, the 1980s-era philosophical discussions about artificial intelligence (AI)-whether computers can “really” think, refer, be conscious, and so on-have led to new conversations about… Read more »
An Astrobiologist Asks a Sci-fi Novelist How to Survive the Anthropocene – Issue 28: 2050 – Nautilus
Humans will have a chance to prove their adaptability as the Earth undergoes unprecedented challenges in the Anthropocene, an era…
If we don’t do something about climate change, humanity is screwed. But do what? Carbon emissions keep creeping up, geoengineering is potentially dangerous, and we continue to stew in endless political debates. One bioethicist has a radical idea: Re-engineer humans for a better planet.
Neil deGrasse Tyson,Â Americaâs best-known astrophysicist, speaks with Parade about his passion for the laws of nature and how he wants to âtransform how we think about science.âÂ Starting in March, this science rock star will become an even bigger cultural phenomenon as he hosts Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, a 13-part, prime-time series airing on both […]