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Feb 19, 2018

Health and the crypto-economy. Health Blockchain

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, economics, life extension, robotics/AI

AI and blockchain, the main innovations in #Longevity, are united in platform.

DAYS tokens are to be sort of guarrantee for longevity services effectiveness. partner supported Longevity Impact Forum.

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Feb 19, 2018

Chinese city touted as model for cutting healthcare costs

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Sanming, a city of about 2.5m people in eastern China’s Fujian province, has shown one way out of the conundrum — switching from premium drugs made by multinationals to cheaper local generics and cracking down on doctors taking kickbacks from distributors.

Cheaper drugs cut burden on Sanming budget, but locals grumble over quality of care.

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Feb 18, 2018

For artificial intelligence to thrive, it must explain itself | The Economist

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

“Of the ten most valuable quoted companies in the world, seven say they have plans to put deep-learning-based AI at the heart of their operations.”

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Feb 18, 2018

The global space race, 2.0 — By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan | The WorldPost

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, governance, government, innovation, space

“The recent launch of the SpaceX rocket Falcon Heavy is a good illustration of the entry of efficient and innovative private players into an arena long considered the preserve of national governments. But this does not mean that national competition in outer space is disappearing. If anything, it is actually accelerating in Asia. China’s growing space prowess is leading to a space race with India and Japan, which are beginning to pool their resources to better match Beijing.”

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Feb 18, 2018

New Report Explores The Forces Affecting The Future Of Work — By Adi Gaskell | Forbes

Posted by in categories: economics, education, futurism, governance, robotics/AI

“The last few years have seen a wide range of reports from governments, think tanks, consultancies and academics exploring how the future of work might look. Many of these have revolved around the impact technology, and especially AI, might have on how (and indeed whether) we work.

The latest effort, from Bain’s Macro Trends Group, takes a slightly broader view and examines not just the technological landscape but also demographic and economic forces.”

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Feb 18, 2018

Landmark College students create virtual reality game for statistics — By Jeremy House | Education Dive

Posted by in categories: education, virtual reality

“Five Landmark students, including Hansen, spent a year developing the game-based learning experience that does away with specialized terms, symbols, and formulas of a typical statistics course and replaces it with a Pokemon-like first-person adventure that exercises statistical thinking.”

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Feb 18, 2018

China’s great leap forward in science — By Philip Ball | The Guardian

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, governance, government, science

“These days, Chinese scientists stand at least as good a chance of making a global impact on science from within China itself.”

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Feb 18, 2018

US Army Now Holding Drills With Ground Robots That Shoot

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

Last year saw a historic first: an exercise in which an unmanned vehicle provided live covering fire for American troops.

In a historic first, the Army conducted a live fire exercise with a remote-controlled ground combat vehicle armed with a .50-caliber machine gun. It plans to conduct more exercises with more heavily armed ground robots within the next couple of years.

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Feb 18, 2018

Will 100 be the new 60? Stem cell start-up that raised $250 million could extend lifespan

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, finance, life extension, robotics/AI

Longevity become hottest object for investments;

Startup founded 5 moths ago just raised $250 million.

The start-up, which launched in September and is headquartered in Warren, N.J., announced Thursday it has raised $250 million in venture capital from global biopharmaceutical company Celgene, biotechnology company United Therapeutics Corporation, biopharmaceutical company Sorrento Therapeutics, DNA sequencing and machine learning company Human Longevity, Inc.

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Feb 18, 2018

Breakthrough as scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Advance brings us closer to growing transplant organs inside animals or being able to genetically tailor compatible organs, say researchers.

in Austin.

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