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Aug 16, 2022

17 Chinese govt departments issue guideline to boost population growth amid falling birth rate

Posted by in categories: education, employment, finance, government, habitats

China, which face population collapse due to low fertility rate, is starting to take steps to encourage more births.

China’s fertility rate is 1.1 children per woman. Replacement level to maintain a stable population size is 2.1 children per woman.


A total of 17 Chinese government departments on Tuesday jointly released a guideline on support policies in finance, tax, housing, employment, education and other fields to create a fertility-friendly society and encourage families to have more children, as the country faces growing pressure from falling birth rates.

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Aug 16, 2022

Critical Research Under Way Benefiting Humans on and off Earth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, food

The seven Expedition 67 residents kicked off a busy week of critical research benefitting humans living on and off the Earth. The orbital residents also continued supporting the International Space Station’s vast array of flight, research, and life support systems.

Astronauts Bob Hines of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) took turns on Monday cleaning hardware and supporting samples for a biology study that is exploring skin healing in space. Observations may provide insights improving wound healing therapies for astronauts and Earthlings. Hines then spent the afternoon installing seed cartridges and root modules for the XROOTS space agriculture investigation to begin a 30-day growth period of radishes and mizuna greens. The research uses hydroponics and aeroponics techniques to learn how to produce crops on a larger scale on future missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

NASA Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren opened up the Kibo laboratory module’s airlock and retrieved an external science platform and installed a small satellite deployer on the research gear. The deployer will be placed outside Kibo in the vacuum of space before deploying a set of CubeSats into low-Earth orbit for a variety of research and education programs.

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Aug 16, 2022

Methane-Capturer Vespene Energy Raises $4.3M To Help Cities Mine Bitcoin

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, education, energy

Vespene builds infrastructure for municipalities to mine bitcoin, creating a new revenue stream and encouraging education in the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Aug 16, 2022

Neuralink Update — August 2022

Posted by in categories: biological, education, Elon Musk, robotics/AI

00:00 Intro.
01:12 Elon Musk on psychedelics/ MDMA
01:58 Tim Urban on brain-machine interfaces.
02:46 Domino’s mind ordering app.
04:48 Elon tweet: digital vs biological.
05:47 Head Neurosurgeon, Dr. Matthew MacDougall.
08:02 Shivon Zilis & Elon Musk twins!!
09:05 Neuralink founder, Paul Merolla departs.
11:17 https://neuralink.com/careers/
11:35 DeepMind Documentary: https://youtu.be/kFlLzFuslfQ

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neurapod/

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Aug 16, 2022

TIMELAPSE OF FUTURE A.I. GAMING (And Beyond)

Posted by in categories: education, Elon Musk, robotics/AI

The story of future gaming starts when artificial intelligence takes over building the games for players — while they play them. And human brains are mapped by virtual reality headsets.

This sci fi documentary also covers A.I. npc characters, Metaverse scoreboards, brain to computer chips and gaming, Elon Musk and Neuralink, and the simulation hypothesis.

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Aug 16, 2022

New-and-Improved Content Moderation Tooling

Posted by in categories: education, open access, policy, robotics/AI

To help developers protect their applications against possible misuse, we are introducing the faster and more accurate Moderation endpoint. This endpoint provides OpenAI API developers with free access to GPT-based classifiers that detect undesired content — an instance of using AI systems to assist with human supervision of these systems. We have also released both a technical paper describing our methodology and the dataset used for evaluation.

When given a text input, the Moderation endpoint assesses whether the content is sexual, hateful, violent, or promotes self-harm — content prohibited by our content policy. The endpoint has been trained to be quick, accurate, and to perform robustly across a range of applications. Importantly, this reduces the chances of products “saying” the wrong thing, even when deployed to users at-scale. As a consequence, AI can unlock benefits in sensitive settings, like education, where it could not otherwise be used with confidence.

Aug 15, 2022

Donald Hoffman Λ Joscha Bach on Consciousness, Free Will, and Gödel [Theolocution]

Posted by in categories: computing, education, information science, neuroscience

Deep dive into the nature of consciousness and reality.

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Aug 14, 2022

In the Age of AI (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

Posted by in categories: education, employment, robotics/AI, surveillance

A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China.

FRONTLINE investigates the promise and perils of AI and automation, tracing a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our world, and allow the emergence of a surveillance society.

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Aug 10, 2022

An American non-profit organization built the first 3D-printed school in Madagascar

Posted by in categories: education, sustainability

Thinking Huts intends to increase access to education.

Maggie Grout, who was born in a rural mountain village in China, was adopted rather young. “And I think that largely shaped my outlook through the rest of my life — knowing what poverty looks like, and how it impacts the opportunities you’re able to achieve in life. Having that allowed me to see more clearly what my purpose was in life — helping children gain access to education in underprivileged areas in the world,” she tells *IE* in an interview. Huts rely on additive manufacturing technologies to build sustainable schools. Recently, they built the first 3D-printed school in Madagascar.

Aug 9, 2022

Digital security dialogue: Leveraging human verification to educate people about online safety

Posted by in categories: education, engineering, ethics, internet, security

Online safety and ethics are serious issues and can adversely affect less experienced users. Researchers have built upon familiar human verification techniques to add an element of discrete learning into the process. This way users can learn about online safety and ethics issues while simultaneously verifying they are human. Trials show that users responded positively to the experience and felt they gained something from these microlearning sessions.

The internet is an integral part of modern living, for work, leisure, shopping, keeping touch with people, and more. It’s hard to imagine that anyone could live in an affluent country, such as Japan, and not use the internet relatively often. Yet despite its ubiquity, the internet is far from risk-free. Issues of safety and security are of great concern, especially for those with less exposure to such things. So a team of researchers from the University of Tokyo including Associate Professor Koji Yatani of the Department for Electrical Engineering and Information Systems set out to help.

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