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Feb 16, 2016

MIT To Host Artificial Intelligence Conference

Posted by in categories: Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is holding a conference on the future of artificial intelligence that includes some of the field’s biggest names.

Among the keynote speakers at Saturday’s conference at the MIT Media Lab are author and futurist Ray Kurzweil and IBM Watson Vice President and CTO Rob High.

Panels will focus on the influence of AI in the workplace of the future and how to ensure a higher probability of positive outcomes in the field.

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Feb 16, 2016

Controlling lasers to a millionth of a percent for trapped ion quantum computer

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

Jungsang Kim is trying to create a quantum computer by controlling the frequency of a laser to within a millionth of a percent.

According to David DiVincenzo, a prominent computer scientist at IBM, researchers must meet five criteria to create a true quantum computing device.

First, Kim needs a well-defined system that can represent different states. For example, classical computers use small electrical switches made out of semiconductors to indicate a 1 or a 0. But because an atom’s quantum spin can point in an infinite number of directions, controlling its state with a high degree of reliability is very difficult. Kim’s group has demonstrated this feat with an accuracy on par with anyone in the world.

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Feb 16, 2016

‘Bioprinter’ creates bespoke lab-grown body parts for transplant

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, life extension, robotics/AI

A bioprinter – a three dimensional printer that uses living cells in suspension as its ink, and injection nozzles that can follow a CT scan blueprint – brings the dream of transplant surgery a step nearer: a bespoke body part grown in a laboratory and installed by a robot surgeon.

Scientists and clinicians began exploring tissue culture for transplant surgery more than 20 years ago. But researchers in the US report in Nature Biotechnology that they have harnessed a sophisticated, custom-designed 3D printer to print living muscle, cartilage and bone to repair battlefield injury.

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Feb 16, 2016

Russia Reveals New Flame-Throwing Anti-Tank Multicopter UAV

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Scary


A prototype of a new missile-firing multicopter drone was presented at a robot conference near Moscow.

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Feb 16, 2016

Astro droid? Russians build human-like super-robot for remote-controlled spacewalks

Posted by in categories: employment, military, robotics/AI, space

A remotely-operated robot reproducing the minutest particulars of a human doing complicated work will be taken into space to do dangerous jobs in orbit. An operational prototype has been demonstrated to the Russian government’s military sci-tech curator.

Military robots under development in Russia won’t be limited to the battlefield only: space applications will have priority, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters last weekend.

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Feb 16, 2016

Safeguarding Nigeria’s Investment In Telecoms Through Legal, Regulatory Enforcements

Posted by in categories: internet, law

A report published by the Internet Crime Complaint Centre, which is a partnership between the United States of America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Centre, in 2010, revealed that Nigeria ranks third among the list of top 10 sources of cybercrime in the world.

This translates to 8 per cent, behind the United States’ 65 per cent and United Kingdom’s 9.9 per cent.

The publication also ranks Nigeria as the first in the African region as the target and origin of malicious cyber activities.

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Feb 15, 2016

This Millennial Might Be the New Einstein

Posted by in category: quantum physics

The new Einstein and female to boot.


A 22-year-old Ph.D. candidate wants to understand the way quantum gravity works. And Jeff Bezos wants to hire her.

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Feb 15, 2016

Hospitals are using virtual reality as a new form of treatment

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, virtual reality

Doctors are using virtual reality to treat hospital patients.

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Feb 15, 2016

Time to Buy Cyber Security ETFs on Decent Q4 Results?

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI, security

This is very true; everyone knows in order for AI to truly be embraced by both consumers and industry; that Cyber Security on multiple fronts will need to be invested in to ensure better adoption of all the great technology on the horizon.


Though the cyber security industry has lost its momentum in the past several months, partially due to the weakness in the broad technology sector, it is poised for exponential growth in the coming years in the face of increasing cybercrime and the need to protect against these threats. According to Gartner, global security spending will increase 4.7% year over year to $75.4 billion in 2015 with some analysts projecting the global market to grow from $77 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020.

The Q4 earnings reports of several industry players reflect this trend as most of them have beaten our earnings and revenue estimates with an encouraging outlook. Yet, they failed to drive the space and its ETFs higher that might suggest attractive entry point at the current level (read: 16 Bold ETF Predictions for 2016 ).

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Feb 15, 2016

Governance challenges at the intersection of space and cyber security

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, economics, governance, military, security, space

See even Space gets it — the importance of great Cyber Security is needed now.


The disruption of capabilities that space assets provide would have immediate, far-reaching and devastating economic, political, and geostrategic consequences. Over the past two decades, space vulnerabilities have grown dramatically in a manner commensurate with terrestrial dependency on space-based capabilities and enablers. This is true for both civilian and military activities. Purposeful interference with space systems could rather easily trigger a retaliatory spiral of actions that could compromise a safe and secure operating environment in space. Accordingly, having available a range of measures to prevent or preempt an incident, or even full-up conflict, is of rapidly growing importance to an increasing number of countries.

The interruption of space services through a cyber attack could involve large, and possibly very complex, knock-on effects. As the space and cyberspace domains are linked operationally—space cannot exist without cyber and cyber, in some cases, without space—and they permeate all other warfighting domains (i.e. land, air, and sea), cyber-related vulnerabilities of space assets are a major concern. Global effects would be virtually instantaneous.

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