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Sep 1, 2016

This Other Third-Party Candidate Thinks Johnson Should Be in Debates

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, transhumanism

A new story out on my Op-Ed yesterday:


Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist Party presidential article, argues that Gary Johnson should be let into the debates because America needs another voice.

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Sep 1, 2016

AI100 study says artificial intelligence will change our lives but won’t kill us

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The first report from the AI100 project says artificial intelligence will deeply affect urban life between now and 2030 – but it won’t take over the world.

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Sep 1, 2016

Is the black hole at our galaxy’s centre a quantum computer?

Posted by in categories: computing, cosmology, quantum physics

Might nature’s bottomless pits actually be ultra-efficient quantum computers? That could explain why data never dies.

Sabine Hossenfelder

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Sep 1, 2016

How NASA is working to take us deeper into space

Posted by in category: space

The U.S. space agency has contracted with six private companies to develope systems needed for a Mars mission.

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Sep 1, 2016

One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100)

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Welcome to the 2016 Report Download Full Report in PDF.

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Sep 1, 2016

Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida during test

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

Whoops.


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An explosion rocked a SpaceX launch site Thursday during a routine rocket test.

SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred shortly after 9 a.m., according to NASA. The test was in advance of a planned Saturday launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

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Sep 1, 2016

Carbon nanotube nonvolatile NRAM memory 1000 times faster than Flash will be commercially released by the end of 2018 by Nantero and Fujitsu

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology

Nantero, Fujitsu Semiconductor and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor today announced an agreement for Fujitsu and Mie Fujtisu to license that Nantero’s technology for NRAM, non-volatile RAM using carbon nanotubes, and to conduct joint development towards releasing a product based on 55-nm process technology.

Three companies are aiming to develop a product using NRAM non-volatile RAM that achieves several 1000 times faster rewrites and many thousands of times more rewrite cycles than embedded flash memory, making it potentially capable of replacing DRAM with non-volatile memory.

Fujitsu Semiconductor plans to develop an NRAM-embedded custom LSI product by the end of 2018, with the goal of expanding the product line-up into stand-alone NRAM product after that. Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor, which is a pure-play foundry, plans to offer NRAM-based technology to its foundry customers.

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Sep 1, 2016

It’s Getting Closer Every Day: Quantum Computing Explained

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

This fun, easy and in-depth video explains the complexities of quantum computing and how it could dramatically change our lives once it’s here.

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Sep 1, 2016

Watch: How Self Driving Cars Could End Traffic Jams

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

Automating a smooth future.

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Sep 1, 2016

There’s a Startup That’s Building the AI From ‘Her’

Posted by in categories: evolution, robotics/AI

A pocket-sized AI that sees everything you see, learns who you are, and anticipates your needs? Meet Asteria, the future of artificial intelligence.

To date, the promises of AI have largely remained unfulfilled. 2016’s cast of artificial characters—Siri, Cortana, Alexa—are still glorified chatbots, summoned only when we remember to check the weather, or when we need a gimmick at a house party.

Real artificial intelligence—the kind that thinks; the kind that feels; the kind that observes; the kind you might fall in love with if you’re not careful—is still a developer’s daydream. Meanwhile, the AI we do have seem trapped in the same cycle of incremental evolution as the devices they inhabit.

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