Google Liquid Galaxy live demo at TED

So this is what project work is like at Google..

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Conciousness and the Brain

Just finished reading an awesome book and this quote completely blew me away and I’ve been thinking about it far too much:

consciousness is an emergent property of the brain as a whole, a natural consequence of millions of neurones processing information in parallel. It may seem astounding that something so “physical” as electro-biochemical processes within the brain could produce something so intangible as consciousness, but that is what happens. We just don’t yet understand how.

Why IBM’s Jeopardy-Playing Computer Is So Important

Why IBM’s Jeopardy-Playing Computer Is So Important

A supercomputer that can interpret the nuances of language and more importantly ‘context’. Crazy thing is it runs on 90 IBM servers with 2880 CPU cores and 16Tb RAM just to understand language and context.

We do it all day long using a mysterious 1.4KG lump of grey matter that consumes generates? ~20W electricity.

Property search

Been playing with a rather excellent property search tool where you draw the search area you want and available properties are displayed. A great and far more intuitive way of searching for properties:

Right Move Draw-A-Search

It led to a tangent and I started looking around what must be the most expensive area of the UK; Sandbanks in Poole. Ouch at the prices there! 🙂 Here is a sample:

 

Audi’s autonomous Audi TT conquers Pikes Peak – how long before it betters a human driver?

Great article. Fascinating that a car can go that quick up a demanding road WITHOUT a human driver!!

Audi’s autonomous Audi TT conquers Pikes Peak

Audi’s autonomous Audi TT conquers Pikes Peak – how long before it betters a human driver?

Audi’s autonomous Audi TT conquers Pikes Peak – how long before it betters a human driver