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Incredible, gigaflops on 1.2 watts. Neural networks co-processor via usb.
 
" its architecture is very different from the GPUs and CPUs that typically handle processing -- it offers a lot of grunt without requiring much power. It can handle up to 150 gigaFLOPS (150 billion floating-operations per second) while consuming no more than 1.2 watts."
Everywhere you go, you'll always take the neural network with you.
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Very powerful talk, worth watching.

This is 9 years ago, obviously he did not get funding. Any one knows why? Or how far he is?

Bill Stone, a maverick cave explorer who has plumbed Earth’s deepest abysses, discusses his efforts to mine lunar ice for space fuel and to build an autonomous robot for studying Jupiter’s moon Europa.
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According to wikipedia funding has been meager at best with around 5000$ attracted in crowd funding in 20111. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shackleton_Energy_Company
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Just as I was looking for a house boat opportunity, how lucky can you be ;)
 
The prediction biz just gets better. In EARTH I foresaw a “Swiss Navy” might enforce the rights of a Sea State - flotillas of ships bearing displaced populations.  In EXISTENCE the wealthiest bought rights to distant reefs and island nations drowning under rising oceans, in order to perch new “seastead” enclaves upon them, according to plans hatched in the Alps. Now see how Swiss submarine-maker Migaloo is offering a 100,000 sq.ft yacht-island that would be at home in either near-future… a custom-built multistory mega-yacht that comes complete with a penthouse, submarine bays, a beach club, and a shark elevator.

And yes, I portrayed Chinese forces contesting over these reefs. (Calling that Prediction wiki!)  Only… wait a minute.  “Swiss submarine-maker”? In real life? Wow, ma
The new lifestyle for the rich and famous
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Old time business barons sailed and raised the oceans for fun. Modern times race for space. Will there be an immortal point where the race is between solar systems?
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Sorry, jeg fik besked, mange tak. Begik sædvanlig fejl og ventede med at svare til jeg havde endeligt svar, som var: pludselig hastede det med at få dem tilbage så jeg fik dem sendt med posten - ville afvente ankomst for at kunne svare og afslutte historien på en gang :)
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Good article at Evonomics on game theory, experiments and references. Explain it to your kids!
 
Here's an interesting article on IQ and strategic "cooperation" - why do subjects who score higher also behave much more cooperatively or generously in "prisoners' dilemma" type tests? I think this author zeroes in a bit too much on the "IQ" aspect. But the variety of test-games he describes is fascinating, as well as how the more strategic player generally winds up being warily and guardedly... "nicer."

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Mindblowing. I remember doing neural networks and attending talks on robotics around 1992-1995. I specifically remember a video showing a robot walking on, I think ,one stair step which was impressive. Except the lecturer told us that it was cheating, look at how they cut the movie. At that time no robot could walk stairs.

Now combine the last year's progress in robotics with equally mindblowing AI achievements and your mind explodes - with possibilities ... and a fair amount of worry if we are capable of administering this well.
 
Next-gen Atlas robot does warehouse work (and doesn't give in to a bully): 
Can Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot pick itself up after being pushed down by a bully? Yes, it can. Heaven help us, it can.
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Kom glad, kom fro, det bliver sjovt og måske åbnes en ny verden for dig. Ikke kun virtuelt.
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Jeg holder et arrangement på tirsdag på +DTU Diplom om 3D-briller (#Cardboard, #GearVR), assisterende briller (a la Google #Glass) og om hvordan de programmeres.
Dernæst eksemplificerer +Nikolaj Berntsen fra #Geniebelt de mangle muligheder der er på vej til at åbne sig i byggebranchen.
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Another, more affordable, house boat concept: http://www.gizmag.com/ufo-floating-home/42903/. Probably a bit more keel/weight underneath to make it stable. +Marianne Dissing
Italian mini yacht-maker Jet Capsule has drawn up a concept for a saucer-shaped UFO, or Unidentified Floating Object, which offers a completely off-grid existence floating on the ocean.
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+Jacob Nordfalk sådan et par anvendt til Byggeri ville være interessant.
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Alex Kipman - The Dawn of the Age of Holograms - TED
A TED talk by Alex Kipman about the future applications of the Holographic tecnology, in particular Microsoft Hololens
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Now that is an interesting development. Excited! I have an old iPhone I can con contribute now :)
 
Breakthrough Starshot: A bold vision for visiting another star system in 20 years
In an attempt to leapfrog the planets and vault into the interstellar age, a bevy of scientists and other luminaries from Silicon Valley and beyond, led by Yuri Milner, a Russian philanthropist and Internet entrepreneur, announced a plan on Tuesday to send a fleet of robot spacecraft no bigger than iPhones to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system, 4.37 light-years away.

If it all worked out — a cosmically big “if” that would occur decades and perhaps $10 billion from now — a rocket would deliver a “mother ship” carrying a thousand or so small probes to space. Once in orbit, the probes would unfold thin sails and then, propelled by powerful laser beams from Earth, set off one by one like a flock of migrating butterflies across the universe.

Within two minutes, the probes would be more than 600,000 miles from home — as far as the lasers could maintain a tight beam — and moving at a fifth of the speed of light. But it would still take 20 years for them to get to Alpha Centauri. Those that survived would zip past the star system, making measurements and beaming pictures back to Earth.

Much of this plan is probably half a lifetime away. Mr. Milner and his colleagues estimate that it could take 20 years to get the mission off the ground and into the heavens, 20 years to get to Alpha Centauri and another four years for the word from outer space to come home.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/science/alpha-centauri-breakthrough-starshot-yuri-milner-stephen-hawking.html?_r=0

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The cosmologist Stephen Hawking and the entrepreneur Yuri Milner released a simulation that shows how a project called Breakthrough Starshot aims to send small robots to the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri.

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http://breakthroughinitiatives.org/Initiative/3

#space   #innovation   #BreakthroughStarshot  
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Some data point on what makes a good team. Funny enough, it's a bit like Maslow's pyramid of human needs, the layers about physiological needs.

Over at +GenieBelt we care about building great teams, but actually we would also love to impact the construction industry beyond our software efficiencies, we would like to convert them to good teams (for one, there is a lot of law suits between companies over there breaking the safety requirement for working well together). Our audit trail is one nail in the security coffin. It can be used in law suits, but because people using GenieBelt know it is there it prevents lawsuits from arising since they can allways check the facts first. Another nail is our open permission structure which let's everyone see everything by default - openness also empowers people to make their own conclusions and decisions.

Enough, just wanted to share the interesting article :)
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Worth a read. You need to be a tech company to win. Exactly what I want +GenieBelt to be for construction.
 
By +Matt Asay 
If companies hope to compete against AWS, they must understand that in order to compete in cloud, you must build, not buy, your cloud.
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