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Oct 19, 2018

Joe Betts Lacroix – Entrepreneurial Focuses on Aging

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

Earlier this year, we hosted the Ending Age-Related Diseases 2018 conference at the Cooper Union, New York City. This conference was designed to bring together the best in the aging research and biotech investment worlds and saw a range of industry experts sharing their insights.

Joe Betts Lacroix of Y Combinator and Vium discusses the different ways in which entrepreneurs can focus on overcoming the diseases of aging, namely direct, indirect, and money-first approaches, and the strengths and weakness of each.

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Oct 19, 2018

Construction using concrete reinforced with renewable materials

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

A new tool using data and AI is hoping to better predict famine and help millions experiencing food insecurity.

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Oct 19, 2018

Humans beings on the brink of IMMORTALITY, top scientist claims

Posted by in categories: life extension, robotics/AI

Two of the methods he said humans might use were “body part renewal” and linking bodies with machines so that people are living their lives through an android.

But after Dr Pearson’s predictions, immortality may now be a step nearer following the launch of a new start-up.

Human is hoping to make the immortality dream a reality with an ambitious plan.

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Oct 19, 2018

The World of A.I.

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Judging by the breathless coverage, it can seem as if the only countries developing A.I. are the United States and China. But while companies in those two countries are leading the way in cutting-edge research and products, it’s still early for the industry and other nations are working hard to become major A.I. players. Here are six that could challenge the two juggernauts.


From Singapore to Israel, countries besides the United States and China are striving to play a role in the field of artificial intelligence.

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Oct 19, 2018

Disruptive technology and organized religion

Posted by in categories: ethics, robotics/AI

Even in the era of AI and gene splicing, religious leaders have much to contribute in terms of moral compass and meaning.


At a recent Vatican-sponsored conference, I learned that disruptive technology and organized religion have more in common than not.

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Oct 18, 2018

Crypto Quantique claims launch of first quantum-driven secure chip on silicon to strengthen IoT security

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

UK-based Crypto Quantique has announced the launch of what is being claimed as the world’s most advanced security product for IoT devices – with a quantum edge.

The technology behind this solution includes world’s first quantum driven secure chip (QDSC) on silicon which, when combined with cryptographic APIs, provides highly scalable, easy-to-implement and seamless end-to-end security for any connected device.

Quantum computing differs from classical computing in that it has the potential to find patterns and insights based on data which does not exist, rather than finding patterns in vast amounts of existing data. Its potential applications include improving security through quantum physics and enhancements to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Oct 18, 2018

Scientists grow functioning human neural networks in 3D from stem cells

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

A team of Tufts University-led researchers has developed three-dimensional (3D) human tissue culture models for the central nervous system that mimic structural and functional features of the brain and demonstrate neural activity sustained over a period of many months. With the ability to populate a 3D matrix of silk protein and collagen with cells from patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions, the tissue models allow for the exploration of cell interactions, disease progression and response to treatment. The development and characterization of the models are reported today in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, a journal of the American Chemical Society.

The new 3D brain tissue models overcome a key challenge of previous models –the availability of human source neurons. This is due to the fact that neurological tissues are rarely removed from healthy patients and are usually only available post-mortem from diseased patients. The 3D tissue models are instead populated with human induced (iPSCs) that can be derived from many sources, including patient skin. The iPSCs are generated by turning back the clock on cell development to their embryonic-like precursors. They can then be dialed forward again to any cell type, including neurons.

The 3D brain tissue models were the result of a collaborative effort between engineering and the medical sciences and included researchers from Tufts University School of Engineering, Tufts University School of Medicine, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, and the Jackson Laboratory.

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Oct 17, 2018

Stephen Hawking left us bold predictions on AI, superhumans, and aliens

Posted by in categories: climatology, genetics, robotics/AI, sustainability

The good news: Humanity will survive climate change. The bad news: The only ones who do will be genetically modified superhumans.

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Oct 17, 2018

West Coast earthquake warning system becomes operational

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Developers testing an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast say its automated alerts are ready to be used more broadly, but not for mass public notification.

U.S. Geological Survey official Doug Given told reporters Wednesday at California Institute of Technology that the ShakeAlert system has transitioned from a production prototype to operational mode.

The system built for California, Oregon and Washington detects an earthquake is occurring and send out alerts that may give warnings of few seconds to perhaps a minute before shaking arrives at locations away from the epicenter.

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Oct 17, 2018

AI will impact 100% of jobs, professions, and industries, says IBM’s Ginni Rometty

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Give me my data and no one gets hurt (I’ll lease it back to you, no problem:-)


At the Gartner Symposium/ITExpo, Rometty laid out three principles for companies working ethically with AI.

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