Page 10165

Feb 10, 2016

Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Although I hate to admit it; there is some truth to the US Intelligence concerns that Gene Editing. Such as biological weapons could be enhanced with gene editing. However, my verdict is still out on some of the other concerns that were highlighted.

Easy to use. Hard to control. The intelligence community now sees CRISPR as a threat to national safety.

Read more

Feb 10, 2016

Personalized Medicine Market Worth $149+ Billion By 2020 Covering Companion Diagnostic And Targeted Therapeutics

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Personalized medicine worth over $149 Billion in less than 4 years. I do hope some of folks who participated in the provider survey on precision medicine that was published last week showing only 49% of the providers surveyed supported precision treatment rethink their position.

Read more

Feb 10, 2016

India still not ready for Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: business, education, finance, robotics/AI

As much as the title states India isn’t ready for AI; much of the world isn’t fully ready either. Very few businesses are planning and prepping for an AI transformation or introduction into their businesses or companies; many schools still require newer methods (if not a program/ set of courses) to teach AI; many financial structures like insurance for business using AI capabilities such as robots that will interact regularly with the public are not widely available for businesses; etc. Lots of planning and work remains even across the US for AI adoption to truly be appreciated by the masses.

India still not ready for Artificial Intelligence (Tech Feature) — New Delhi, Feb 10 : At a time when the global technology giants are set to leverage the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for your daily lives — from taking care of businesses to fulfilling your personal needs — India seems to be reluctant to get on to this bus.

Read more

Feb 10, 2016

Researcher aims to engineer spray paint that can soak up sun’s elusive energy

Posted by in categories: computing, solar power, sustainability, transportation

Now, that’s a concept! Spray paint from a can that harnesses solar energy. Imagine, you can spray paint windows, patio tables, your car, a bike, etc. with Solar Spray Paint in a can; and watch your gadgets get charged. It is almost like the “Computer Screen in the Can” idea that I had last week. Geez, wonder if she could partner with me on that concept?

Researcher aims to engineer spray paint that can convert sun’s elusive energy to electricity.

Read more

Feb 10, 2016

Venture company in Tsukuba plans city of robots

Posted by in categories: energy, health, robotics/AI

I don’t believe it! A City Comprised of Robots; it really is happening. Why do I all the sudden feel like I am watching an episode of “WestWorld” being played out in reality.

TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture–A start-up firm here is planning to construct a futuristic “city of robots” that relies on robotic and cybernetic technologies to assist with the daily lives of humans.

Cybernic City is the brainchild of Cyberdyne Inc. President Yoshiyuki Sankai, a professor at the University of Tsukuba, known for developing the robot suit HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) power assist device for applications in health care and welfare.

Continue reading “Venture company in Tsukuba plans city of robots” »

Feb 10, 2016

Robot performs at ITB

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Entertainers are now competing with robots. Wonder if the robots may get to perform in the half time show at next year’s Superbowl.

BERLIN, 10 February 2016: Mario who works in a hotel Ghent, Belgium and represents a new genre of hotel staff, will visit ITB Berlin’s hotel conference as a special guest of the ITB Hospitality Day, 10 March.

He is the youngest employee at the Ghent Marriott Hotel in Belgium. Standing 57 cm tall and weighing only 6 kg, he speaks 19 languages. He’s a robot.

Continue reading “Robot performs at ITB” »

Feb 9, 2016

NYC Startup Aims to 3D Print Bones with Patients‘ Own Stem Cells

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, materials

When the idea of a medical transplant is brought up, most people’s thoughts are usually drawn to procedures such as blood transfusions or organ replacements. But, oftentimes, we forget the importance of our bone structure, as well as the 2 million painful bone transplants that take place every year around world. Previously stuck in a Medieval-like operation method, surgeons had little option but to replace their patients’ bones with the bones of animals or human cadavers, and even this procedure can oftentimes led to complications due to the body’s rejection of the foreign replacement. But 3D bioprinting has been a major influence in changing the entire nature of this traditional surgical procedure, new methods of creating bone grafts have been developed by researchers around the world from Montana State University to Tokyo. 3D printing has become a recent revelation in skeletal reconstruction surgery, with 3D printed synthetic implants and even harvested stem cell materials proving to be a much safer and efficient surgical alternative.

Read more

Feb 9, 2016

Tesla says its new Summon technology can save lives

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Last month, Tesla Motors introduced the “Summon” feature in its 7.1 software update which allows its cars to enter or exit parking spots or garages without the driver in the car.

On Monday, in a blog post titled “Enhancing Safety and Convenience with Summon”, Tesla outlined three reasons why it believes the Summon feature will push automotive safety and convenience forward.

“While many of (the new features from the update) move the ball forward toward a safer autonomous future,” Tesla said in the blog post, “none is more significant than the remote parking technology known as Summon.”

Read more

Feb 9, 2016

If Artificial Intelligence Kills Us All, I’m Blaming Android Founder Andy Rubin

Posted by in categories: business, mobile phones, robotics/AI

RLOL — headline alone is priceless. However, who does get blame? And, on what grounds? Negligence in the design of the product or bad product quality? What about improper application of the product because it was designed for a particular set of the population & not for a broader public use. What about the businesses using AI? Wonder what type of insurance & the amount of insurance a business would be will be required to have in place to utilize a robot cook, or robotic nurse, etc. Lots & lots of things that still require planning, restructuring, & budgeting.

Andy Rubin is best known as the creator of Android. But in 2014, he left that all behind to create his own startup called Playground, a company focused on financially backing futuristic ideas that will shape our world—hopefully for the better.

Continue reading “If Artificial Intelligence Kills Us All, I’m Blaming Android Founder Andy Rubin” »

Feb 9, 2016

Bentley plans to take on Tesla with a luxury electric car

Posted by in category: transportation

A new contender.

Read more