Forbidden Land (Wolfgang Paalen)

Country prohibits (Forbidden Land) is a surrealist painting by Wolfgang Paalen , qui in the final release of 1937 shows a drop-shaped stylized idol of femininity with tentacle-like arms, That stands in precarious proximity to an abyss opening unexpected in dark-crystallin forms to the observer. Three spherical space-bodies hover in front of them, two of which are shaped like falling, burning meteorites. The painting is the first oil painting by Paalen, which is artfully based on his surrealist technique of smoking . It explores the theme of mortal fears and primordial femininity with a hermetical iconography. The painting is actually a private collection. Continue Reading

Victor Skumin

Victor Andreevich Skumin ( Russian : Виктор Андреевич Скумин , born 30 August 1948) is a Russian and Soviet scientist , psychiatrist , psychotherapist and psychologist . Continue Reading

Ben Goertzel

Ben Goertzel (born December 8, 1966) is the founder and CEO of SingularityNET , a blockchain-based AI marketplace. [1] Goertzel is also the Chief Scientist of financial prediction firm Aidyia Holdings and robotics firm Hanson Robotics; Chairman of AI Novamente LLC, a privately held software company; Chairman of the Artificial Intelligence General Society and the OpenCog Foundation ; Vice Chairman of futurist nonprofit Humanity +; Scientific Advisor of Biopharma Firm Genescient Corp .; Advisor to the Singularity University; Research Professor in the Fujian Key Lab for Brain-Like Intelligent Systems at Xiamen University, China; and general Chair of the Artificial General Intelligence conference series, an American author and researcher in the field of artificial intelligence . He was the Director of Research of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (formerly the Singularity Institute ). [2] Continue Reading

Hugo de Garis

Hugo de Garis (born 1947, Sydney, Australia) is a retired researcher in the sub-field of artificial intelligence (AI) known as evolvable hardware . He became known in the 1990s for his research on the use of genetic algorithms to evolve neural networks using three-dimensional cellular automata inside programmable field gate arrays . He claimed that this approach would enable the creation of “artificial brains” which would quickly surpass human levels of intelligence . [1] Continue Reading

Russian cosmism

Russian cosmism is a philosophical and cultural movement that emerged in Russia in the early 20th century. It entails a broad theory of natural philosophy , combining elements of religion and ethics with a history and philosophy of the origin , evolution and future existence of the cosmos and humankind . It combines Eastern and Western philosophical traditions as well as the Russian Orthodox Church . Continue Reading