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Jul 29, 2017

Artificial Intelligence & Robots: Economy of the Future or End of Free Markets?

Posted by in categories: business, economics, geopolitics, life extension, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Eric Shuss, Ed Hudgins, Peter Voss, Zoltan Istvan, Gennady Stolyarov; Michael Shermer (mod) discuss artificial intelligence and robots. Will these developments lead the economy of the future or end capitalism as we know it?

Gennady Stolyarov II, FSA, ACAS, MAAA, CPCU, ARe, ARC, API, AIS, AIE, AIAF, is the second Chairman in the history of the U.S. Transhumanist Party and the Chief Executive of the Nevada Transhumanist Party. Mr. Stolyarov is an actuary, independent philosophical essayist, science-fiction novelist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. Mr. Stolyarov regularly produces YouTube videos discussing life extension, libertarianism, and related subjects, In December 2013, Mr. Stolyarov published Death is Wrong, an ambitious children’s book on life extension illustrated by his wife Wendy Stolyarov. Death is Wrong can be found on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats, and can also be freely downloaded in PDF format in the English, Russian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese languages.

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Jul 28, 2017

Embracing technological opportunities – how SMEs can adopt new technologies without being overtaken by them

Posted by in categories: business, futurism, innovation, robotics/AI

Technological innovation is happening ever more rapidly and the changes will transform every industry. Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from these innovative technologies but must strike a balance between using technology and being overwhelmed by it.

To help business owners embrace the potential of new technologies we asked Rohit Talwar, editor of ‘The Future of Business’ and ‘Technology vs. Humanity,’ to provide some practical advice on how to survive, and thrive, in the face of this continuous tidal wave of technological change.

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Jul 28, 2017

This man entered a contest to prove he wasn’t artificial intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

He won. Meet “the most human human.”

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Jul 27, 2017

Robot flying taxi takes its first autonomous flight

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Formerly known as the “Air Mule,” this is a flying taxi, or maybe a future unmanned ambulance.

Urban Aeronautics

Nine years ago, the Air Mule was an almost-believable concept: a flying robot taxi that could get people out of dangerous battlefields without endangering a pilot or crew. It was the exact sort of gizmo one expects from Popular Science: an amazing machine of the future, almost like a flying car, that seemed plausible but just out of reach.

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Jul 27, 2017

We Created AI, and Now They Are Teaching Us

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Google’s DeepMind AI is using elastic weight consolidation to get around the problem of catastrophic forgetting. These advances in artificial neural networks are helping us better understand our own brains.

The latest research from DeepMind is proving how inspired the idea to model neural networks of the human mind truly was. The strength of the association between the human brains and and their computational models is revealing weaknesses in our own minds and teaching us how to overcome them.

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Jul 27, 2017

Researchers shut down AI that invented its own language

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

An artificial intelligence system being developed at Facebook has created its own language. It developed a system of code words to make communication more efficient. The researchers shut the system down as it prompted concerns we could lose control of AI.

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Jul 27, 2017

Floating City Project Wants To Make An ‘Unregulated’ Hub Of Scientific Research

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, engineering, food, governance, law, nanotechnology, robotics/AI, sustainability

In the hopes of rising above the laws and regulations of terrestrial nations, a group of Silicon Valley millionaires has bold plans to build a floating city in Tahiti, French Polynesia. It sounds like the start of a sci-fi dystopia (in fact, this is the basic premise behind the video game Bioshock), but the brains behind the project say their techno-libertarian community could become a paradise for technological entrepreneurship and scientific innovation.

The Seasteading Institute was set up in 2008 by billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel and software engineer, poker player, and political economic theorist Patri Friedman. Both ardent libertarians, their wide-eyed mission is to “establish permanent, autonomous ocean communities to enable experimentation and innovation with diverse social, political, and legal systems.”

“Seasteading will create unique opportunities for aquaculture, vertical farming, and scientific and engineering research into ecology, wave energy, medicine, nanotechnology, computer science, marine structures, biofuels, etc,” their website reads.

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Jul 27, 2017

Researchers can now Inject Nanobots Into Your Veins

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, robotics/AI

Since nanobots are no longer fiction, is it time to start answering body augmentation questions raised by sci-fi genres like Cyberpunk?

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Jul 27, 2017

Watch Queue

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appear to be at odds over the future of the artificial intelligence. CNN’s Richard Quest discussed the feud with physics professor Michio Kaku…

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Jul 26, 2017

How to run faster, smarter AI apps on smartphones

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI

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When you use smartphone AI apps like Siri, you’re dependent on the cloud for a lot of the processing — limited by your connection speed. But what if your smartphone could do more of the processing directly on your device — allowing for smarter, faster apps?

MIT scientists have taken a step in that direction with a new way to enable artificial-intelligence systems called convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to run locally on mobile devices. (CNN’s are used in areas such as autonomous driving, speech recognition, computer vision, and automatic translation.) Neural networks take up a lot of memory and consume a lot of power, so they usually run on servers in the cloud, which receive data from desktop or mobile devices and then send back their analyses.

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