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Sep 5, 2016

AI Lawyer “Ross” Has Been Hired By Its First Official Law Firm

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Ross, the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney, has its first official law firm. Baker & Hostetler announced that they will be employing Ross for its bankruptcy practice, currently comprised of almost 50 lawyers.

Law firm Baker & Hostetler has announced that they are employing IBM’s AI Ross to handle their bankruptcy practice, which at the moment consists of nearly 50 lawyers. According to CEO and co-founder Andrew Arruda, other firms have also signed licenses with Ross, and they will also be making announcements shortly.

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Sep 5, 2016

Star Possibly Housing a ‘Dyson Sphere’ Discovered

Posted by in categories: alien life, habitats

European and American scientists discover a star that may possibly be orbited by alien megastructures.

Senior Astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)  Institute says that receiving messages from alien civilizations would have profound consequences for human civilization on earth.

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Sep 5, 2016

VW to debut a new electric car with ~300 miles of range next month in Paris

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

As part of its new plan to build 2 to 3 million all-electric cars a year and unveil 30 new models by 2025, Volkswagen announced that they plan to debut one of these 30 new electric car models at the Paris Motor show next month.

VW CEO Hebert Diess confirmed the news in an interview with German magazine Wirtschafts Woche.

He said that the vehicle will achieve a range of 400 to 600 km (248 to 372 miles), but he could have been referring to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), which is much more forgiving than the EPA rating and doesn’t really reflect real-world range, but a range of ~300 miles sounds likely.

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Sep 5, 2016

Flooding of Coast, Caused

Posted by in category: transportation

Five hundred miles down the Atlantic Coast, the only road to Tybee Island, Ga., is disappearing beneath the sea several times a year, cutting the town off from the mainland.

And another 500 miles on, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., increased tidal flooding is forcing the city to spend millions fixing battered roads and drains — and, at times, to send out giant vacuum trucks to suck saltwater off the streets.

Scientists’ warnings that the rise of the sea would eventually imperil the United States’ coastline are no longer theoretical.

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Sep 5, 2016

Quantum computing Rose’s Law is Moore’s Law on steroids

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Rose’s Law for Quantum Computing highlights the new platforms sheer power to solve humanity’s and society’s most complex problems on, and off, Earth

When Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director of the investment firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DJF) first met Geordie Rose, now CTO and former CEO of D-Wave back in 2002 he was struck by his ability to explain complex quantum physics and the “spooky” underpinnings of a new class of computing platform – Quantum Computing.

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Sep 5, 2016

Rocket Baby

Posted by in category: internet

Break, Los Angeles, CA. Break brings you the best funny videos, funny photos, and comedy content on the web.

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Sep 5, 2016

Thousands to Receive Basic Income in Finland

Posted by in categories: economics, employment

Over the course of the next year, Finland is putting Universal Basic Income to the test. Thousands of individuals are going to be getting a basic income to trial (what could be) the economics of the future.

The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. They do not necessarily represent the views of Futurism or its affiliates.

Finland is about to launch an experiment in which a randomly selected group of 2,000–3,000 citizens already on unemployment benefits will begin to receive a monthly basic income of 560 euros (approx. $600). That basic income will replace their existing benefits. The amount is the same as the current guaranteed minimum level of Finnish social security support. The pilot study, running for two years in 2017–2018, aims to assess whether basic income can help reduce poverty, social exclusion, and bureaucracy, while increasing the employment rate.

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Sep 5, 2016

Wound-Closure Technologies

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Wound-closure technologies are becoming less painful and more efficient at closing wounds.

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Sep 5, 2016

Most Realistic Brain Visualization

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Check out the most realistic brain visualization ever made. Stunning!

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Sep 5, 2016

Researchers Have A Vision: Cure Blindness

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The government’s National Eye Institute is committing $12.4 million to research technologies that can regenerate damaged neurons.

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