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Jan 18, 2016

China will visit the dark side of the moon in 2018. Here’s why you should care

Posted by in category: space

Hmmm; China to explore the “dark side” of the moon by 2018. And, potential huge pay off in the form of rich mineral deposits is the key.


China’s going to land on the dark side of the moon, for the first time in human history. That means more than you might realize.

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Jan 18, 2016

Startups Draw on Microbes in the Gut for New Drugs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Making meds from the bacteria living inside your gut. Interesting concept; however, it does remind me of some of the Sigourney Weaver movies.


Relatively new discoveries about of the role of the microbiome in human health have sparked a race to develop new therapies based on microbes.

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Jan 17, 2016

Robots Coming To Retail Stores Thanks to IBM’s Watson

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

IBM’s Watson is coming to the consumer and partnering Under Armour to build an AI personal trainer and Softbank to build an intelligent robot named Pepper.

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Jan 17, 2016

IDA and MDA to be restructured in second half of 2016

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, robotics/AI

WOW! Singapore is heavily investing in their own Government to stay ahead of the cutting edge technologies especially around AI, Robotics, IoT, and other NextGen on the Horizon. I foresee the rest following suit. Currently we have the US, Australia, Canada, UK (last week on Quantum & AI), Japan, China, Russia, and now Singapore investing heavily in NextGen.


The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) announced on Monday (Jan 18) that the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) will be restructured to form two new organisations. They will become the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and the Government Technology Organisation (GTO).

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Jan 17, 2016

NASA Teaching Robonaut to Perform Surgery

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, humor, robotics/AI, space

The real question is: “what is the healing time in space v. earth? What is the risk of infection on earth v. space when surgery is performed in space?” If stats show patient survival, healing, and low to no infection rates in space v. earth; we could see a time when hospital colonies in space exist to handle initially complicated and high risks surgeries by robots v. earth.


NASA is grooming its robonauts to eventually perform surgery on people living in remote areas, like space. Lisa D’Souza has more on the future droid docs.

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Jan 17, 2016

Machine learning’s hand in touch-less, straight-through processing and beyond

Posted by in categories: employment, ethics, robotics/AI

AI can easily replace much of the back office operations and some front office over time. As a result, there will be a need to have a massive social system and displacement program in place as a joint effort with governments and companies to re-school and re-tool workers and financially support the workers and their families until they can be retooled/ retrained to get one of the existing jobs or one of the new careers resulting from AI. There will be a need and social obligation placed back on companies at a scale like we have never seen before. With power and wealth; there truly comes a level of moral responsibility imposed by society.


Tradeshift CloudScan uses machine learning to create automatic mappings from image files and PDFs into a structured format such as UBL.

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Jan 17, 2016

Smart robots could soon steal your job

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

Guessing my earlier posting about imagining you’re in a scenario that you must decide to either to have a chip implant v. waiting on a nanobot is not that far fetched. Nonetheless, there are truly careers that will not be replaced by robot such as artist’s works, designers, etc. And, new careers and companies will be created throughout the AI and Quantum evolution. https://lnkd.in/b5i5C-X


Think you are too smart to be replaced by a robot in your job? Think again.

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Jan 17, 2016

IBM, U. of Michigan Creating Chatty Computer

Posted by in category: computing

Now everyone can eventually feel like their mother-in-law is always with them. A computer that never stops talking and always has an opinion on everything.


IBM and the University of Michigan are working on a conversational computing system that will transform human-machine communication.

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Jan 17, 2016

Reimagining the 21st century dream at Davos

Posted by in category: singularity

If 1971 was the end of the “Golden Quarter”; would say 2016 is the “Dawn of Singularity”


“A challenging context inspired a new generation of scientists and entrepreneurs to break new ground and build better societies”

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Jan 17, 2016

DIY gene-editing kit: Is it fun or scary?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, ethics, food, genetics, habitats

Although the recent article and announcement of Josiah Zayner (CA scientist) new do it yourself gene editing kit for $120 sent shock waves across industry as well as further raised the question “how do we best put controls in place to ensure ethics and prevent disaster or a crisis?”; this genie truly is out of the bottle. Because Josiah created this easily in his own kitchen, it can be replicated by many others in their own homes. What we have to decide is how to best mitigate it’s impact. Black markets & exotic animal, etc. collectors around the world will pay handsomely for this capability and raise the stakes of the most bizarre animals (deadly and non-deadly) to be created for their own profits and amusements.


BURLINGAME, Calif. — On the kitchen table of his cramped apartment, Josiah Zayner is performing the feat that is transforming biology. In tiny vials, he’s cutting, pasting and stirring genes, as simply as mixing a vodka tonic. Next, he slides his new hybrid creations, living in petri dishes, onto a refrigerator shelf next to the vegetables. And he’s packaging and selling his DIY gene-editing technique for $120 so that everyone else can do it, too.

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