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Feb 20, 2016

A Scientist Fulfills a Promise To His Dead Wife In Short Film Goldilocks

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space

In this intriguing short film, Goldilocks, Earth has been devastated by solar storms, prompting a search for another home planet for humanity. In orbit, a scientist named Kharon is working hard to adapt plants to a new world, fulfilling a promise to his long-dead wife.

There’s some hints of 2001: A Space Odyssey here, and this is an interesting short film with some striking visuals. There’s some stretches of the imagination here, starting with the very notion of a space station being a bit more secure for research in orbit than on Earth (you know, with a magnetic field to protect you), but we’ll let it slide.

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Feb 20, 2016

What the world will be like in 30 years, according to the US government’s top scientists

Posted by in category: futurism

DARPA’s top scientists should be advising the UN if they’re not already. Their predictions are realistic and are in tune with tech. BTW — this article was originally posted in mid-Dec 2015; however, it has been reposted due to editor corrections.


This sounds exciting.

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Feb 20, 2016

United Nations CITO: Artificial intelligence will be humanity’s final innovation

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

I hate to break the news to the UN’s CITO — has she ever heard of “Quantum Technology?” After AI flood into the scene; the next innovation that I and others are working on is Quantum Computing which will make AI, Internet, Cyber Security, devices, platforms, medical technology more advance with incredible performance.


The United Nations Chief Information Technology Officer spoke with TechRepublic about the future of cybersecurity, social media, and how to fix the internet and build global technology for social good.

Artificial intelligence, said United Nations chief information technology officer Atefeh Riazi, might be the last innovation humans create.

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Feb 20, 2016

They Took Our Jobs: The Amazing (And Potentially Terrifying) Advance of Robots

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, drones, employment, robotics/AI

Personally, I am not a Breitbart fan; however, I am publishing this article to highlight something that I noticed. In this article it highlighted the 3 Rules of Robotics which are old and need to be updated. One of the rules is “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” is not true. Why? Because as long as criminals who have enough money and can pay others well to re-engineer/ re-program robotics; robotics can become dangerous to humans. The drones today are good examples of how stalkers are using them, drug cartels, etc.


Robotics, once the almost exclusive purview of science fiction, is now approaching a point at which it will be capable of dramatic influence over humanity. These advancements are as much a lesson in caution as in the wonder of the human imagination.

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Feb 20, 2016

Gaming Chip Is Helping Raise Your Computer’s IQ

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Using gaming chips to read people’s images, etc. definitely makes sense especially as we move more and more in the AI connected experience.


Facebook, Google and Microsoft are tapping the power of a vintage computer gaming chip to raise your smartphone’s IQ with artificially intelligent programs that recognize faces and voices, translate conversations on the fly and make searches faster and more accurate.

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Feb 20, 2016

Three Steps the U.S. Can Take to Stop Killer Robots

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI, transportation

This article is amusing on killer robots and how governments should address the threat of killer robots on a national level. On a national level if (in my case the US) we were invaded or a whole army of robots landed on the shores of Florida, NY, or CA; then yes Congress would need to approve war, etc. Which is what this article highlights. However, attacking robots will most likely not be the result of an invasion from another country; attacking robot/s will be the result of criminals; etc. that hacked/or reprogrammed the robotics.

Cartels, terrorists, etc. will pay well to have self driving cars, humanoid robots, etc. re-engineered and re-programmed for their own benefits and become a weapon against individuals and the population.


The United Nations’ effort to ban killer robots will fail, but there are three important steps the United States can take to help slow the rise of lethal autonomous weapons systems, one of the most prominent voices in the robotics debate said this week.

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Feb 20, 2016

Basic income may be needed to combat robot-induced unemployment, leading AI expert says

Posted by in categories: computing, economics, employment, robotics/AI

I do believe that there will be some level of expansion of social services to help employees to be retrained for the new positions that are coming as well as assist lower skill workers to be retrained. However, the larger question is who should pay. Some people are saying tech should assist governments in retooling since the AI technology created the situation; others say it’s a governments issue only, etc. It will be interesting to say the least how the retraining program and other services are covered.


A leading artificial intelligence (AI) expert believes that societies may have to consider issuing a basic income to all citizens, in order to combat the threat to jobs posed by increased automation in the workplace.

Dr Moshe Vardi, a computer science professor at Rice University in Texas, believes that a basic income may be needed in the future as advances in automation and AI put human workers out of jobs.

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Feb 20, 2016

Will Robots Disrupt Live Music? How Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms Could Boost Ticket Sales

Posted by in categories: information science, media & arts, robotics/AI

How could AI disrupt the music and commercial media industries?


1Artificial intelligence may be set to disrupt the world of live music. Using data driven algorithms, AI would be able to calculate when and where artists should play, as well as streamline the currently deeply flawed means through which fans discover concerts happening in their area.

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Feb 20, 2016

A 5-dimensional black hole could break the laws of physics as we know them

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

You know what they say about rules…


If you thought regular black holes were about as weird and mysterious as space gets, think again, because for the first time, physicists have successfully simulated what would happen to black holes in a five-dimensional world, and the way they behave could threaten our fundamental understanding of how the Universe works.

The simulation has suggested that if our Universe is made up of five or more dimensions — something that scientists have struggled to confirm or disprove — Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the foundation of modern physics, would be wrong.

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Feb 20, 2016

A groundbreaking first in astronomy found that black holes can be spotted with backyard telescopes

Posted by in category: cosmology

It’s the first time we’ve ever seen rumblings from a black hole with our eyes.

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