We can be thankful that we live in a window of time that has been free from major asteroid impact disasters.
“It boils down to this: AI can process lots of data. AI can be programmed to mimic human interactions. But AI is not human — nor will it ever be.”
“Life can be better appreciated when you remember how wonderfully and frighteningly unlikely it is that you exist at all”
Astronomer: “We can’t stop ourselves from analyzing this data. It was so exciting.”
“Scientists have pinpointed the moment in time our earliest ancestors evolved to be warm-blooded, and it happened much later and far more quickly than the researchers expected.”
If artificial intelligence (AI) has anything to do with consciousness, what would be the equivalent of a general anesthesia for an AI machine?
Researcher: “Deep-sea brine pools are a great analog for the early Earth and, despite being devoid of oxygen and hypersaline, are teeming with a rich community of so-called ‘extremophile’ microbes.”
“NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has demonstrated its unprecedented ability to analyse the atmosphere of a planet more than 1,000 light-years away.”
“One can imagine an ancient lake filling the crater in which these mounds are located, the shoreline changing as the sea level varied with the Martian climate, the tides leaving behind alternating layers of mudstone and limestone.”
University of Colorado at Boulder: “This research overturns decades of thought on what factors shape venom gene evolution and venom variation, and sheds new light on why developing effective antivenom treatments for snakebites remains so challenging.”
Physicist Eric Hedin: “The failure to make significant progress on the standard model of particle physics may stem from a misguided concept of beauty.”
Stephen Meyer highlights scientific evidence that points to God as creator.
“Many researchers in the U.S., Europe and China have voiced concerns that geopolitical rivalries are curtailing international research collaboration at a time when the world needs it the most.”
“Penrose and Hameroff…argue that consciousness is based on the non-computational collapse of coherent quantum superpositions between cellular structures within neurons known as microtubules.”
“The most exceptional things about us as humans are not algorithmic, that is, not computable.”