• On intelligence

    During human evolution, our cerebral cortex increased in size in response to new environmental challenges. The cerebral cortex is the site of diverse processes, including visual perception and language acquisition. However, no accepted unitary theory of cortical function exists yet. One hypothesis is that there is an evolutionarily conserved neural circuit that implements a simple and flexible computation. This idea is known as the "canonical circuit." As Gary Marcus, Adam Marblestone, and...

  • Team Trump still deeply hostile to intelligence community, still wants access to 'raw' intelligence

    Entering month three of Team Trump's reign of Nobody Knows What The Hell They Are Doing, the White House continues to be overtly hostile towards the nation's intelligence services.

  • Why You Need Emotional Intelligence

    When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.

  • Lack of House Intelligence

    If Devin Nunes has to resign, then so should Adam Schiff.

  • Who is the most intelligent actor in Hollywood?

    Film fans have revealed industry's most intelligent stars in Quora discussion, including Yale graduate Jodie Foster, neuroscientist Mayim Bialik and doctor Ken Jeong.

  • German intelligence spied on Interpol

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency spied on the Interpol international police agency for years and on the group's country liaison offices in dozens of countries such as Austria, Greece and the United States, a German magazine said.

  • How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

    There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population. Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is historically an arduous process that requires years of education and experience. Fortunately, artificial intelligence can help the healthcare sector to overcome present and future challenges. Here’s how...

  • Discussing the limits of artificial intelligence

    It’s hard to visit a tech site these days without seeing a headline about deep learning for X, and that AI is on the verge of solving all our problems. Gary Marcus remains skeptical. Marcus, a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and professor of psychology at NYU, has spent decades studying how children learn and believes that throwing more data at problems won’t necessarily lead… Read More

  • Manafort to testify to intelligence committee

    Devin Nunes wants you to know he’s uncovered critical information that it is indeed Friday, so after informing both Ryan and Trump, he naturally held a press conference. However, there was some other news.

  • Artificial Intelligence has to deal with its transparency problems

    Artificial Intelligence breakthroughs and developments entail new challenges and problems. As AI algorithms grow more advanced, it becomes more difficult to make sense of their inner workings. Part of this is because the companies that develop them do not allow the scrutiny of their proprietary algorithms. But a lot of it has to do with the mere fact that AI is becoming opaque due to its increasing complexity. And this can turn into a problem as we move forward and Artificial Intelligence...

  • German intelligence spied on Interpol: Spiegel

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency spied on the Interpol international police agency for years and on the group's country liaison offices in dozens of countries such as Austria, Greece and the United States, a German magazine said.