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Oct 21, 2018

Google AI Created It’s Own Child AI, That Is Superior Then Man Made Models

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

The pace of AI change continues to accelerate, so for example, say hello to Google’s children.


Google Brain’s researchers created the AutoML, an AI algorithm capable of generating its own AIs, thereby eliminating the need to hire human experts.

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Oct 21, 2018

We asked psychologists why so many rich people think the apocalypse is coming

Posted by in categories: business, existential risks

Much, much better they say 🤔.


Many of the world’s richest seem to earnestly believe that some kind of apocalyptic “event” is coming, and have prepared accordingly. You might have read about this before — such as in the New Yorker’s deep dive back in January 2017 — but billionaire doomsday preppers are back in the news again thanks to a new viral article penned by professor and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. In it, Rushkoff gives some insight on the grave manner in which some of the business elite are going about preparing for a doomsday, which he learned first-hand after receiving an invitation to speak with some one-percenters.

Rushkoff says that what was supposed to be a wholesome discussion about the “future of technology” quickly turned into a consulting session on an impending apocalypse.

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Oct 21, 2018

Freezing And Storing Donated Organs Could Eliminate Some Transplant Waitlists

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Investigating a line of old, abandoned research led to Arigos’ innovation.

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Oct 21, 2018

23 Charts And Maps That Show The World is Getting Much, Much Better

Posted by in category: futurism

These are bleak times — but a lot of things are improving.

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Oct 21, 2018

Decentralized Last Mile Communication Using Mobile Mesh Networks

Posted by in category: bitcoin

Globally decentralized protocols like Bittorrent, Bitcoin and Tor provide users a remarkable level of censorship resistance, privacy and communication freedom. But highly centralized local communication networks can block, throttle and log users of these protocols and work with governments and private firms to surveil and harass users. Centralized communication networks historically tend toward rent-seeking behavior, do a poor job at serving last-mile communities, and are fragile during natural and manmade disasters. This talk will review decentralized alternatives for local communication and demonstrate a new open source solution called TxTenna for sending offline Bitcoin transactions over a mobile mesh network.

Institute of Cryptoanarchy.

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Oct 21, 2018

Prostate cancer: radiotherapy could extend thousands of lives, study finds

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Use alongside traditional treatment in advanced cases ‘could benefit 3,000 men in UK’.

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Oct 21, 2018

Scientists Create Artificial Wood That Is Water- and Fire-Resistant

Posted by in category: materials

The synthetic material is faster to make than natural wood.

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Oct 21, 2018

Forest Organics — Regenerative And Rejuvenative Health And Wellness

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, disruptive technology, finance, genetics, health, life extension, posthumanism, science

Congratulations to the Forest Organics team and their awesome new site — https://www.myforestorganics.com/

Oct 21, 2018

Reshapes Itself to Shape The Future

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

MIT will reshape itself to shape the future, investing $1 billion to address the rapid evolution of computing and AI — and its global effects. At the heart of this effort: a $350 million gift to found the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing.

Photo: Christopher Harting

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Oct 21, 2018

China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

Posted by in categories: innovation, space

China is planning to launch its own “artificial moon” by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported Friday. Current latest trending Philippine headlines on science, technology breakthroughs, hardware devices, geeks, gaming, web/desktop applications, mobile apps, social media buzz and gadget reviews.

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