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Aug 26, 2014

New Bitcoin challenger launches

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Stripe is diving into digital currency in a big way.

The San Francisco-based startup, whose technology lets businesses accept online payments, helped introduce a new Bitcoin-like currency on Thursday called “stellar,” as well as a payments network that lets users send any kind of traditional and digital currency including U.S. dollars, pesos, euros and Bitcoins. People will be able to send one kind of currency across the globe and have it automatically converted into another — a sort of all-inclusive online money exchange.

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Aug 25, 2014

Are we strategically surprised on August 26, 2014? The Fifteen Ignored Flanks for 40 Years!

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A 93% of the inhabitants of the used-to-be developed world has, for forty decades, gravely violating the ensuing timeless imperatives of the wisdom.

All of the present content available in this Article is an except quoted from Mr. Agostini’s White Swan book. HOW TO FUNDAMENTALLY SOLVE THIS CHALLENGE, IT ALSO ADDRESSED, AT GREAT LENGTH, IN THE PRECEDING BOOK.

THE FIFTEEN IGNORED FLANKS FOR 40 YEARS (BRIEFEST LIST):

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Aug 25, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

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IPOLITICS: Canada’s investment in genomics is paying off http://www.ipolitics.ca/2014/07/22/canadas-investment-in-genomics-is-paying-off/

FORBES: Why Predictive Shopping Might Be Bad For The Future http://www.forbes.com/sites/privacynotice/2014/08/21/why-pre.….he-future/

SILICON BEAT: Quake, rattle, and then roll out of bed http://www.siliconbeat.com/2014/08/25/quake-rattle-and-then-roll-out-of-bed/

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Aug 25, 2014

Visa Exec: Our Network Could Support Bitcoin Payments

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— Coindesk

Global payments giant Visa earned the ire of the bitcoin community earlier this year when CEO Charlie Scharf stated that he didn’t see bitcoin and its technology as posing a significant threat to its operations.

Now, however, new comments from Visa senior vice president of digital solutions Sam Shrauger suggest that the company may be reevaluating bitcoin.

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Aug 24, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

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ECNS: Anti-monopoly actions unlikely to affect Swiss companies http://www.ecns.cn/business/2014/08-23/131141.shtml

FORBES: Here’s How Obama’s Russia Sanctions Will Destroy Vladimir Putin http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2014/04/28/heres-how-.….mir-putin/

HUFF POST: 150 Years After the First Geneva Convention, Switzerland and the ICRC Call for Greater Respect for International Humanitarian Law http://www.huffingtonpost.com/didier-burkhalter/150-years-af.….02658.html

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Aug 24, 2014

Meet the magical computing that puts the human into artificial intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

by Ben Medlock — CityAM
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Think Artificial Intelligence and the first thing that comes to mind is probably robots. Thanks to popular culture, AI is considered distinctly un-human, and can prompt people to worry about the role of technology in our daily lives and who is really in control. However, there’s a new wave of technology fighting to put the human back at the heart of the experience, one that is designed to make the technology that you use every single day learn from you personally.
Called Machine Learning, it underlies technology that constantly evolves to adapt to every individual, anticipating what you want to do next and staying one step ahead. Machine Learning is about building software capable of learning how to perform tasks that are too complex to be solved by traditional programming techniques. During my PhD research at the University of Cambridge, for example, I built programs that could recognise topics in news articles and filter spam email.

Aug 23, 2014

The Promise Of A Cancer Drug Developed By Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Ariel Schwartz — Fast Company


BPM 31510 is just another cancer drug in human development trials, except for one thing. Scientists didn’t toil away in labs to come up with it; artificial intelligence did.

The cancer drug development process is costly and time-consuming. On average, it takes 24 to 48 months and upwards of $100 million to find a suitable candidate. Add that to the fact that 95% of all potential drugs fail in clinical trials, and the inefficiencies of the whole drug-discovery machine really become apparent.

Backed by real estate billionaire Carl Berg, eponymous biotech startup Berg wants to use artificial intelligence to design cancer drugs that are cheaper, have fewer side effects, and can be developed in half the time it normally takes. BPM 31510 is the first of Berg’s drugs to get a real-world test.

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Aug 22, 2014

How Not To Think, Correctly! (Excerpt from the White Swan book) By Andres Agostini at www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

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How Not To Think, Correctly! (Excerpt from the White Swan book) By Andres Agostini at www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

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1.- Ignorant Thinking

2.- Sloppy, emotional Thinking

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Aug 22, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

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QUARTZ: Is China disguising itself as Belgium to buy US government bonds? http://qz.com/254104/is-china-disguising-itself-as-belgium-t.….ent-bonds/

QUARTZ: US airlines clock their worst delays in two decades http://qz.com/253954/us-airlines-clock-their-worst-delays-in-two-decades/

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Aug 22, 2014

Elon Musk calls Artificial Intelligence ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’

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Tom Cheredar — Venture Beat
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When a billionaire investor responsible for disrupting credit/payments, automotive, and space travel industries communicates a warning to the world about a trend in new technologies, it’s best just to listen.

Case in point, yesterday SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk told people to be careful when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), which he said could be “potentially more dangerous” than nuclear weapons, according to a tweet sent yesterday. (The tweet came just an hour after Musk offered his thoughts on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie, so take that however you will.)

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