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Apr 13, 2024

Ray Kurzweil & Geoff Hinton Debate the Future of AI | EP #95

Posted by in categories: health, information science, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity

In this episode, recorded during the 2024 Abundance360 Summit, Ray, Geoffrey, and Peter debate whether AI will become sentient, what consciousness constitutes, and if AI should have rights.

Ray Kurzweil, an American inventor and futurist, is a pioneer in artificial intelligence. He has contributed significantly to OCR, text-to-speech, and speech recognition technologies. He is the author of numerous books on AI and the future of technology and has received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, among other honors. At Google, Kurzweil focuses on machine learning and language processing, driving advancements in technology and human potential.

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Apr 13, 2024

How AI Can Uncover the World’s Oldest Archeological Mysteries

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

A Prediction. By about year 2050 AI will have solved the mysteries of Most of the sciences.

A team used the tech to “read” a charred scroll burnt in the Vesuvius eruption. Now they have their sights set on even more artifacts.

Apr 13, 2024

This is our Muon Shot

Posted by in categories: futurism, particle physics

In December, the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel, called P5, released its recommendations for the future of the field, based on the input from the Snowmass process.

The US physics community dreams of building a muon collider.

Apr 13, 2024

Scientists use novel technique to create new energy-efficient microelectronic device

Posted by in categories: chemistry, neuroscience

“The subvolt regime, which is where this material operates, is of enormous interest to researchers looking to make circuits that act similarly to the human brain, which also operates with great energy efficiency.” — Argonne materials scientist Wei Chen “Redox” refers to a chemical reaction that…

As the integrated circuits that power our electronic devices get more powerful, they are also getting smaller. This trend of microelectronics has only accelerated in recent years as scientists try to fit increasingly more semiconducting components on a chip.

Microelectronics face a key challenge because of their small size. To avoid overheating, microelectronics need to consume only a fraction of the electricity of conventional electronics while still operating at peak performance.

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Apr 13, 2024

OpenAI and Microsoft are reportedly planning a $100B supercomputer

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing

Microsoft is reportedly planning to build a $100 billion data center and supercomputer, called “Stargate,” for OpenAI.

Apr 13, 2024

Giant battery to be installed underground as deep as Empire State Building is tall: ‘It’s a massive amount of storage’

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

A small town in central Utah is set to be the home of a new underground “battery” that will store hydrogen as a clean energy source.

According to The New York Times, developers are creating two caverns as deep as the Empire State Building is tall from a geological salt formation near Delta, Utah. These caverns, which are expected to be complete next year, will be able to store hydrogen gas.

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Apr 13, 2024

Algorithm designs proteins from scratch that can bind drugs and small molecules

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science

Strategy could stop an overdose or produce an antidote to a poison.

Apr 13, 2024

Your Vision Can Predict Dementia 12 Years Before Diagnosis, Study Finds

Posted by in categories: health, neuroscience

The eyes can reveal a lot about the health of our brain. Indeed, problems with the eyes can be one of the earliest signs of cognitive decline. Our latest study shows that a loss of visual sensitivity can predict dementia 12 years before it is diagnosed.

Our research was based on 8,623 healthy people in Norfolk, England, who were followed up for many years. By the end of the study, 537 participants had developed dementia, so we could see what factors might have preceded this diagnosis.

At the start of the study, we asked participants to take a visual sensitivity test. For the test, they had to press a button as soon as they saw a triangle forming in a field of moving dots. People who would develop dementia were much slower to see this triangle on the screen than people who would remain without dementia.

Apr 13, 2024

Many-Valued Logic (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Posted by in category: futurism

Reminds me of the world of null A by AEVan Vogh.

Many-valued logics are non-classical logics. They are similar to classical logic because they accept the principle of truth-functionality, namely, that the truth of a compound sentence is determined by the truth values of its component sentences (and so remains unaffected when one of its component sentences is replaced by another sentence with the same truth value). But they differ from classical logic by the fundamental fact that they do not restrict the number of truth values to only two: they allow for a larger set W W of truth degrees.

Apr 13, 2024

Newly Found Genetic Variant Defends Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

Columbia neuroscientists have identified a genetic mutation that fends off Alzheimer’s in people at high risk and could lead to a new way to protect people from the disease.

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