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Jul 4, 2015

Car assembly line robot kills worker in Germany

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Which just goes to show that you should never buy ANY form of robotics or AI software from a company that has any of the following words in it’s name: Sky, Net, Skynet, Cyberdine, and or Extermination. wink

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Jul 4, 2015

The Real-Life Dangers of Augmented Reality — Eric E. Sabelman & Roger Lam | IEEE Spectrum

Posted by in category: augmented reality

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“To understand how AR wearables affect the way a typical person perceives the world, we considered various natural impairments to vision.…A poorly designed AR interface could interfere with vision to the same degree as these diseases.” Read more

Jul 4, 2015

Ulterior States [IamSatoshi Documentary]

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, futurism

I personally think that decentralised peer to peer cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have a very bright long term future. The linked documentary is well worth fifty minutes of your time in my honest opinion. As the film helps to show why cryptocurrencies are such a game changing paradigm shift and are actually vitally needed.

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Jul 3, 2015

Capturing JFK’s Space-Age TWA Terminal Before It’s Revamped | Curbed

Posted by in category: architecture

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When Lori Walters heard that the future of the iconic TWA Flight Center at JFK airport was up in the air—given that the Eero Saarinen-designed landmark from 1962 was being eyed for redevelopment—she acted quickly. A historian and researcher at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training, Walters and her team at ChronoPoints use three-dimensional terrestrial laser scanning to document historic buildings. The scanning process results in highly detailed digital models that can eventually be incorporated into educational programming about the structures. While the terminal, beloved during its prime and even to this day (even though it sits unused), had long been on Walters’s mind, she said news of the plan to convert it into a hotel caused her to bump it up to the top of her scanning queue.

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Jul 3, 2015

Who Owns the Digital Map of the World? — Laura Bliss | CityLab

Posted by in categories: geography, mapping

“Last week, Mapbox, a map development company based in Washington, D.C., announced that it has raised some $52.55 million in Series B funding, a sum CEO Eric Gunderson called the biggest ever for a mapping company. Mapbox doesn’t exactly make maps, though. It builds towers of software that organize sets of geo-spatial data for other kinds of businesses—real estate, transportation, agriculture, government, smartphone apps.” Read more

Jul 2, 2015

Elon Musk-backed Future of Life Institute Provides $7M in Safe AI Project Grants

Posted by in categories: existential risks, policy, singularity

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Jul 2, 2015

Growing Pains for Deep Learning — Chris Edwards | Communications of the ACM

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

“It has taken time for neural networks, initially conceived 50 years ago, to become accepted parts of information technology applications. After a flurry of interest in the 1990s, supported in part by the development of highly specialized integrated circuits designed to overcome their poor performance on conventional computers, neural networks were outperformed by other algorithms, such as support vector machines in image processing and Gaussian models in speech recognition.” Read more

Jul 2, 2015

Bioengineers develop highly elastic biomaterial for better wound healing

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), led by Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, and Nasim Annabi, PhD, of the Biomedical Engineering Division, has developed a new protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, mimics many of the properties of elastic tissue, such as skin and blood vessels. …

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Jul 2, 2015

How to soar on Venus

Posted by in category: space

Forget colonizing Mars…Venus may be a better choice believe it or not.

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Jul 2, 2015

World’s first ‘feeling’ prosthetic leg revealed

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

Austrian researchers develop artificial limb which can solve problem of phantom pain.

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