Wednesday, May 10, 2017
A mind-reading AI that can work out what you're looking at by reading your brain signals has been developed by scientists.
The machine reads brain activity to decipher handwritten letters and numbers seen during scans.
The research is a big step towards direct telepathic connections between humans and computers that could lead to the decoding of mental images or even dreams.
An AI has been developed that can figure out what you're looking at by reading your brain signals. Known as Deep Generative Multiview Model (bottom row), the AI provides the best reconstruction of the original image (top row) compared with previous algorithms (other rows)
During experiments, the machine was able to accurately draw what people were looking at during functional MRI brain scans.
The researchers claim that their AI is the most accurate of its kind, although have yet to release exact figures on accuracy.
A preview of the work, from scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, has been uploaded online, but it has not yet been peer reviewed.
Functional MRI scans are used by scientists to read brain activity, allowing them to see which areas of the brain are active during certain tasks.
The Beijing team's new AI can reads brain activity in the visual cortex - the part involved in sight.
The study used brain scans from hundreds of people as they read a handwritten letter or number.
The researchers fed the new algorithm 90 per cent of the brain scans along with the corresponding image to train it to learn the brain signals involved in sight.
They then showed the AI the remaining 10 per cent of the scans and had it draw what it thought the person was seeing.
The results were a great success, with the AI - known only as the Deep Generative Multiview Model (DGMM) - able to accurately draw the original image.
'Overall, the images reconstructed by DGMM captured the essential features of the presented images
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Baltimore Has Become A Rotting, Decaying War Zone As A Raging Opioid Epidemic Eats Away At The City Like Cancer
It is hard to believe that Baltimore was once one of the greatest cities in the entire world. Unlike nearby Washington D.C., Baltimore is a blue collar city that is home to some of the hardest working people in America. When I was in high school, my brother and I were huge fans of the Baltimore Orioles, and once in a while our parents would drive us from our home in Virginia all the way up to Baltimore to see them play. As an adult, I spent a number of years living near D.C., and I would take frequent trips up to Baltimore. To say that the city is in a state of decline would be a major understatement. Everywhere you look there are abandoned buildings and homes, and as you drive through some of the worst areas you can actually see drug addicts just lying in the streets. Just like so many other communities all over this country, decades of liberal policies have taken a brutal toll, and now the city is just a rotting, decaying shell of the glorious metropolis that it once was.
There are some sections of Baltimore that you simply do not go into once the sun goes down. And actually it isn’t a very good idea to go into those areas during the day either. The crime in the city has gotten so bad that authorities have actually formally requested help from the federal government…
According to The Baltimore Sun Newspaper, the city has logged in 118 homicides today with the projection of >400 murders for year’s end. It’s so bad here that Baltimore’s Mayor has asked the Federal Government for help in attempt to regain control. Even the police union sounds the alarm of an officer shortage leading to decrease in patrols. All of this is occurring as the Baltimore population declines, nearing a 100-year low, U.S. Census says.
Through the end of April, Baltimore was on pace for the highest murder rate in the history of the city.
Yes, you read that correctly.
The primary factor fueling all of this violence is an opioid epidemic that is completely and totally out of control…
The opioid epidemic is the quiet killer that has been leaving a trail of bodies on the streets of Baltimore.“The individuals that are putting these drugs on our street, they’re killing people on our street,” said deputy commissioner Dean Palmere of the Baltimore Police Department.Drug overdoses is expected to have killed 2,000 people statewide in 2016 and more than 800 in Baltimore alone.“There are more people dying from overdose here in Baltimore City, than there are dying of homicide,” said Baltimore City health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen in February.
That last paragraph amazed me when I first read it.
Even though Baltimore is on pace for the highest murder rate in the city’s history, more people are actually dying from drug overdoses.
And now police in the city are warning of a new opioid that is reportedly “100 times more potent than heroin”. It is called Carfentanyl, and it can kill people almost instantly.
I would like to share with you a short YouTube film put out by Alastair Williamson just a few days ago entitled “The Baltimore Experience”. No matter how much I write, I could never communicate the devastation in the city quite like this little video does…
Did you see the part near the end where Williamson stops to offer a bottle of water to a man that is just lying in the street?
Hopefully that particular man is not on anything, but it is quite common to see people lying around like zombies in cities where an opioid epidemic is raging. These are very cruel drugs, and they will utterly consume you if you allow them to.
The more drugs that come in, the worse the violence gets, and within the past 24 hours we have seen four more senseless murders in Baltimore…
Two men were shot and killed Tuesday morning in west Baltimore, police said. Officers responded at 5:52 a.m. to the shooting on the 2800 block of Lanvale Street.Police said officers found the victims in and around a vehicle. Both had been shot in the head and were declared dead at the scene, police said.A 35-year-old man was fatally shot Monday evening in southeast Baltimore, police said.The victim, identified as Charles Gatuthu, 35, was shot in the head and body at about 7:45 p.m. in the 6100 block of Boston Street. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital, where he died.A 25-year-old was shot and killed Monday afternoon in west Baltimore, police said.
Of course Baltimore is far from alone. On Monday, I wrote about how Chicago is becoming a gang-infested wasteland, and on Tuesday we got news of Chicago’s 200th homicide so far in 2017.
And an official bulletin went out to all members of the Chicago police on Monday warning them about the “high-powered weapons” that gangs are now using to kill people…
Chicago police issued a bulletin Monday warning its officers about gangs armed with high-powered weapons, after three people were shot to death over the weekend – including two attending a memorial for the earlier victim.Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the three people who were killed in the shootings Sunday were all members of the same street gang.
Sometimes it is hard to believe that this is still America.
The precious people that are getting hooked on these drugs and that are committing these murders were once innocent little boys and girls. Somewhere along the way they were led down the wrong path, and this is happening on a massive scale all over the nation.
So what should we do?
What we need are some real solutions. We need to restore the principles and the values that this nation was founded upon, and we need people that are willing to step forward and take this nation in a different direction.
In times of great darkness, light is needed the most, and at this moment in our history we are in desperate need of some lights.
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The hacktivist group Anonymous has released a chilling new video — urging people across the globe to “prepare” for World War 3 — as the US and North Korea continue to move “strategic pieces into place” for battle.
“All the signs of a looming war on the Korean peninsula are surfacing,” the group says in the ominous six-minute clip, posted on YouTube over the weekend.
Using their signature Guy Fawkes character, the hackers make several claims about recent military movements in the region — and alleged warnings made by Japan and South Korea about imminent nuclear attacks from the North — as they deliver their frightening prophecy.
“Watching as each country moves strategic pieces into place,” the organization says, in its notorious robotic voice. “But unlike past world wars, although there will be ground troops, the battle is likely to be fierce, brutal and quick. It will also be globally devastating, both on environmental and economical levels.”
According to Anonymous, President Trump’s test of the Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile last week — coupled with a recent warning from Japanese officials to citizens, telling them to make preparations for a possible nuclear attack — are ultimately proof that all signs are pointing to a major conflict between the US and North Korea.
In addition, China reportedly has urged its citizens in the Hermit Kingdom to return home as tensions continue to escalate over their nuclear weapons program.
“This is a real war with real global consequences,” the group explains. “With three superpowers drawn into the mix, other nations will be coerced into choosing sides, so what do the chess pieces look like so far?”
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“Who devise evil things in their heart; every day do they stir up wars.” Psalms 140:3 (The Israel Bible™)
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Facebook)
In an anti-Israel tirade Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for thousands of Muslims to ascend the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Erdogan made the remarks at the opening of the Al-Quds Waqf International Forum in Istanbul, saying Turkey will not allow for Muslim prayers to be silenced in Jerusalem.
“Turkey attaches great importance to the justified resistance of the Palestinians and will not yield to Israeli attempts to change the status quo in the Al-Aqsa mosque,” said Erdogan, Turkey’s Daily Saba newspaper reported. “We as Muslims should visit the Al-Aqsa mosque more often, every day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us.”
Erdogan also criticized Israel for its “Muezzin Bill,” which is meant to limit the volume of Muslim calls to prayer during early morning hours.
“The fact that such an issue is even coming to the agenda is shameful,” Erodgan said. “Why are you afraid of the freedom of faith if you believe in your faith? I am now reminding Israeli administrators: If you believe in your faith, then why are you afraid of the sound of our prayers?”
The Turkish leader called Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians “racist and discriminatory,” and said Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip “has no place in humanity.”
The Israeli government was swift in condemning Erdogan’s comments as “baseless slander.”
“Anyone who systemically violates human rights in their own country, should not preach about morality to the only democracy in the region,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding, “Israel strictly adheres to protecting full freedom of worship for Jews, Muslims and Christians.”
Turkey and Israel last year agreed to normalize diplomatic ties following a six-year rift in their relationship, but Erdogan has a history of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic remarks.
In his comments at the conference in Istanbul, Erodgan also criticized promises by President Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying the plan is “extremely wrong” and should be “dropped from the agenda.”
Credit to Breaking Israel News
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/87786/anti-israel-tirade-erdogan-calls-thousands-muslims-ascend-temple-mount/#DYp26AjZhg7B7mhA.99