When you log in (“authenticate”) yourself to somewhere using a password, that password has to be stored, in some form, on the other side. Usually this is in a server: whether it’s Facebook, Snapchat, Yahoo, or shop-rare-trinkets.com, the server have to have a saved copy of that password. Otherwise, there would be no way to check whether the password was correct![Read More]
Melding mind and machine: How close are we?
Just as ancient Greeks fantasized about soaring flight, today’s imaginations dream of melding minds and machines as a remedy to the pesky problem of human mortality. Can the mind connect directly with artificial intelligence, robots and other minds through brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies to transcend our human limitations?[Read More]