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What we're reading this week:
•SPACE: SpaceX's Big Fucking Rocket – the Full Story
•ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Tech Titans Join Forces to Stop AI From Behaving Badly
•PHYSICS: A Nonlinear History of Time Travel
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Tech Titans Join Forces to Stop AI From Behaving Badly Will Knight | MIT Technology Review "A new organization called the Partnership on Artificial... read more
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Hadrian X can lay up to 1,000 custom-sized bricks per hour, and according to Fastbrick, it will be able to build the brick frame of a full home in just days.
Bricklaying is a very old, traditional way to build a house—except now we have robots doing it faster than people. Hadrian X, a construction robot... read more
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I'm concerned about the gaps between the bricks. Is there a mortar shooting robot that comes along after?
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Miroculus is building a 3D-printed device that will be able to use a small blood sample to diagnose early stage cancer. And they're open sourcing their code.
Today, it’s an unfortunate reality, but most people have either lost a loved one to cancer or know of someone who has. Miroculus, a precision... read more
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5 Tech Forces That Will Change Insurance for Good
Massive reductions in insurance costs are coming, along with a wave of disruption. Traditionally, insurance premiums are determined by actuaries, a function of big numbers,... read more
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“Technology has actually been a double-edged sword since fire, which has kept us warm and cooked our food but also burned down our villages.”
Over time, technology offers solutions to old problems while creating new issues in the process. The more powerful the technology, the greater its potential to... read more
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How do we imagine our future? Lisa Kay Solomon believes the answer lies in organizational innovation.
What is learning? Tony Robbins asked this question in a talk he gave on strategies for learning quickly. His answer is quite interesting: “Whenever you... read more
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"If we look at any singular outgrowth of exponential tech and focus solely on it, we’re missing the vast possibility space of the ways technology is about to reshape the world."
15 years ago, Ray Kurzweil published one of the most significant essays in the history of futurism: “The Law of Accelerating Returns.” This piece showcased... read more
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Including amazing & creepy videos.
The Who’s lead singer Roger Daltrey and his wife Heather are auctioning a selection of rare mechanical devices called automata in Edinburgh, Scotland. Automata are... read more
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Instead of 60 seconds we could have days or even weeks to prepare.I
In the fall of 2010, I traveled to New Zealand, and one of the places I visited was the small south island city of Christchurch.... read more
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Those first few seconds after conception are actually quite a mystery.
When sperm meets egg, life is ignited in a brilliant flash of light. If you were asked how babies are made in biology class, you’d... read more
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The best articles this week on artificial intelligence, drones, robot ethics and self-driving cars #curation
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Chat Bots Aren't a Fad. They're a Revolution. Chris Messina | Medium "It’s a rare moment when it becomes clear that a technological revolution is upon... read more
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Genetics have been valuable in understanding our place in the world. University of Oxford genetic researcher George Busby discusses the effects of three new studies that mapped the genetic profiles of more than 200 populations across the globe.
Humans are a success story like no other. We are now living in the Anthropocene age, meaning much of what we see around us has... read more
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Singularity Hub chronicles technological progress by highlighting the breakthroughs, players, and issues shaping the future as well as supporting a global community of smart, passionate, action-oriented people who want to change the world.