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Dec 13, 2016

Is your brain aging faster than the rest of your body? An AI machine can now tell you

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, life extension, robotics/AI

Determining brain age from an MRI scan has always been a time-consuming business. Now an AI machine gives the answer in seconds.

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Dec 10, 2016

Why artificial intelligence has not yet revolutionised healthcare

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are predicted to be part of the next industrial revolution and could help business and industry save billions of dollars by the next decade.

The tech giants Google, Facebook, Apple, IBM and others are applying artificial intelligence to all sorts of data.

Machine learning methods are being used in areas such as translating language almost in real time, and even to identify images of cats on the internet.

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Dec 10, 2016

Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards

Posted by in categories: business, education, virtual reality

Some of the biggest names in the business are teaming up to secure the future of virtual reality.

Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. The result is the Global Virtual Reality Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the growth of the virtual reality industry by providing educational resources, connecting developers with necessary resources and much more.

“The organization will foster dialogue between public and private stakeholders in VR around the world and make education and training material available to the public. Working groups will be organized around important topics for the industry, enabling us to produce relevant research and guidance. We will also host and participate in international discussions on important topics in VR to shape the public discussion on the technology. Ultimately, the group will develop best practices and share them openly.”

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Dec 5, 2016

17 for ‘17: Microsoft researchers on what to expect in 2017 and 2027

Posted by in categories: business, computing, education

This week we are celebrating Computer Science Education Week around the globe.

In this “age of acceleration,” in which advances in technology and the globalization of business are transforming entire industries and society itself, it’s more critical than ever for everyone to be digitally literate, especially our kids.

This is particularly true for women and girls who, while representing roughly 50 percent of the world’s population, account for less than 20 percent of computer science graduates in 34 OECD countries, according to this report.

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Dec 1, 2016

MSFT Stock: Could Microsoft Corporation Become A Trillion Dollar Company

Posted by in categories: business, quantum physics, robotics/AI

Here is the bottom line: the companies that launches QC devices, network infrastructures (platforms, IaaS, SaaS, etc.) will win as everyone knows those billions invested by tech in AI will finally have the ROI that they need to show to their shareholders at the end of the day. When you have consumers and businesses too scared to use your products thanks to the Dark Web, etc. QC is your only way out of this mess.

Without QC infrastructure; means you’re AI investment is limited and you will not see the real ROI potential that you could have. And, synbio technology such as cell circuitry used to eradicate cancer and other illness or disabilities, connected humans, etc. will not have the level of adoption and performance we need to make this area impactful and life changing for so many. Personally, I look forward to a day when hospitals, going to the doctor, etc. are things of the past.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) can come up with its own scalable operational quantum computer by 2025. This could lead to quantum jump in MSFT stock in long term.

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Dec 1, 2016

Thanks To ‘Fight For $15’ Minimum Wage, McDonald’s Unveils Job-Replacing Self-Service Kiosks Nationwide

Posted by in categories: business, economics, employment, policy, robotics/AI

Technological unemployment speeding up, and the elite types as always trying to get the poor and middle class to go at each others throats, rather than address the elephant charging at both of them, that robots and AI are coming for all the jobs in under 10 years now.

Other states are also learning the same basic economic lesson: Customers have a limit to what they will pay for service. Voters in Washington, Colorado, Maine and Arizona voted to raise minimum wages on Election Day, convinced of the policy’s merits after millions of dollars were spent by union advocates. In the immediate aftermath, family-owned restaurants, coffee shops and even childcare providers have struggled to absorb the coming cost increase—with parents paying the cost through steeper childcare bills, and employees paying the cost through reduced shift hours or none at all.

The out-of-state labor groups who funded these initiatives aren’t shedding tears over the consequences. Like their Soviet-era predecessors who foolishly thought they could centrally manage prices and business operations to fit an idealistic worldview, economic reality keeps ruining the model of all gain and no pain. This brings me to my last correct prediction, which is that the Fight for $15 was always more a creation of the left-wing Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rather than a legitimate grassroots effort. Reuters reported last year that, based on federal filings, the SEIU had spent anywhere from $24 million to $50 million on the its Fight for $15 campaign, and the number has surely increased since then.

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Nov 27, 2016

Drones for Delivery in Healthcare | By Andreessen Horowitz | SoundCloud

Posted by in categories: business, drones, governance, innovation

” … discuss using drones to leapfrog infrastructure, and save lives by doing it in less than 15 minutes.”

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Nov 27, 2016

Artificial intelligence and robotics are revolutionising business

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

And leading the way is the online grocery store Ocado.

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Nov 24, 2016

Universities’ AI Talent Poached by Tech Giants — By Daniela Hernandez and Rachael King | The Wall Street Journal

Posted by in categories: business, education, robotics/AI


Alphabet Inc.’s Google division last week hired the director of Stanford University’s artificial intelligence lab to lead a new AI unit, the latest in a long line of academic stars in artificial intelligence lured away by tech giants.”

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Nov 23, 2016

Ageing Societies 2016

Posted by in categories: business, economics, finance, health, life extension

Longevity a challenge or an opportunity?

This autumn, The Economist Events will bring global leaders from business, finance and health care together with policymakers to explore the opportunities of an ageing world.

Together they will discuss how best to adapt financial products and realign business and public policies in ways that will drive economic growth and mitigate problems that ageing societies could otherwise bring.

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