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Wouldn't it be interesting to watch a competition where athletes and scientists actually team up to compete in traditional and new Olympic categories as technology-enabled humans?
For the purpose of this post, I'd like to suspend moral and ethical considerations for a moment — let’s call this a fun thought experiment. As... read more
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What we're reading this week:
•ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: This Is the Robot Maid Elon Musk Is Funding
•INTERNET & SOCIETY: In the Future You Will Own Nothing and Have Access to Everything
•CYBERNETICS: Your First Step to Becoming a Cyborg: Getting This Pierced in You
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: This Is the Robot Maid Elon Musk Is Funding Will Knight | MIT Technology Review "Abbeel’s robots learn tasks from scratch, using a neural network... read more
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"What if we could be working 10 or 15 hours per week from anywhere we want and have the remaining time for leisure, social work, or attainment of knowledge?"
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Though robots and artificial intelligence will erase jobs and bring social challenges, they may also provide an opportunity for humanity to uplift itself.
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A research team at the University of Massachusetts has engineered a new strain of bacteria that creates highly conductive nanoscale wires made entirely of amino acids. This new material is non-toxic, unlike the chemical-based process we use to create nano-electronic materials today.”
Imagine if one day the electrical wires in your cell phone were made by bacteria — and were even smaller and more conductive than today's... read more
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"Powered by developments in exponential technologies, the cost of housing, transportation, food, health care, entertainment, clothing, education and so on will fall, eventually approaching, believe it or not, zero."
People are concerned about how AI and robotics are taking jobs, destroying livelihoods, reducing our earning capacity, and subsequently destroying the economy. In anticipation, countries... read more
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What We're Reading This Week:
·ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots
·ROBOTICS: Robots Could Hack Turing Test by Keeping Silent
·HEALTH: A Medical Mystery of the Best Kind: Major Diseases Are in Decline
·INTERNET & SOCIETY: Pokémon Go, Explained
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots Ellen Huet | Bloomberg "The company [X.ai] advertises Amy as an AI personal assistant who can 'magically schedule... read more
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Can you remember anything from before you were four years old? We may able to retrieve those memories, and they may speak volumes about our intellectual development.
If you're like me, you probably don't remember anything from your life before the age of three. This phenomenon, first dubbed by Sigmund Freud as... read more
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No larger than the average coin, the ray contains both biological and artificial parts—rat heart cells grown on a silicon mold fitted over a 3D printed gold skeleton. And it can move.
Researchers at Harvard University have created a biohybrid stingray. No larger than the average coin, the ray contains both biological and artificial parts—rat heart cells... read more
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It's the most Kurzweilian of questions; can we live forever?
Will we live longer lives in the future? According to Ray Kurzweil, it's only a matter of time until technology begins successfully tackling age-related disease—and... read more
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Everything you ever wanted to know about how mothballs can help quantum computing. Seriously.
Much of the current research on the development of a quantum computer involves work at very low temperatures. The challenge to make them more practical... read more
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"In the entanglement age, our relationship to technology has evolved to be like our relationship to nature. We’re returning to the jungle — only this time we've constructed it ourselves."
“We are in a new era, one in which we are building systems that can’t be grasped in their totality or held in the mind... read more
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“The neon game board is less than a millimeter across and uses competing single and multicellular organisms as prey and predator for characters.”
Ever wondered what Pac-Man in real life would look like? Well, here's your chance. In collaboration with University College of Southeast Norway, filmmaker Adam Bartley... read more
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