brain evolution

More computer/brain evolution

In a previous blog post I noted that one of the key components that separates our cognitive abilities from that of Artificial Intelligence is our ability to think and produce creatively It seems that line of seperation is blurring.

Rapidly. 

Check out this video from Stuff to Blow Your Mind which demonstrates computers that generate excrement (perhaps the most rudimentary form of creative artistry? Ew.), to those that paint and write poetry. Have computers already "evolved" past the cognitive abilities of humans? Share your thoughts!

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Focus Feature: The future of our brains

Occasionally there is a topic that demands more than a single blog post to do it justice.  These topics earn the distinction of a week long "Focus Feature" dedication. This week's Focus Feature:

The Future of Our Brains

Are our brains still evolving? 

Can we/should we direct our own evolution? 

What separates us from Artificial Intelligence? 

And more...