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Oct 21, 2019

A school in China is monitoring students with facial-recognition technology that scans the classroom every 30 seconds

Posted by in category: education

The technology scans classrooms at Hangzhou No. 11 High School every 30 seconds and records students’ facial expressions, categorizing them into happy, angry, fearful, confused, or upset. The system also records student actions such as writing, reading, raising a hand, and sleeping at a desk.


The system is analyzing students’ emotions and actions in the classroom to tell whether they are happy, angry, or confused and to monitor whether they are working or sleeping at their desk. The facial-recognition technology has also replaced ID cards and wallets at the library and canteen.

Oct 21, 2019

Why should you always assume you’re wrong? Science

Posted by in categories: evolution, neuroscience, science

Assumptions: The Case Against Reality


When it comes to scientific theory, (or your personal life) be sure to question everything.

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Oct 21, 2019

Musical perception: nature or nurture?

Posted by in category: media & arts

Summary: Although musical perception is universal, musical training alters the perception of music. Source: UPF BarcelonaFrom a general perspective, harmony in music is the balance of the prop.

Oct 21, 2019

UPS Strikes Agreements to Use Drones to Deliver Medical Supplies

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, drones, habitats, health

United Parcel Service Inc. is striking a series of drone-delivery agreements with health-care groups as it develops new technology pitched to the growing medical market.

The plans include expanding the use of drones to deliver cargo such as medical samples and supplies on hospital campuses in Utah and elsewhere, and an agreement with CVS Health Corp. to evaluate the use of drones for home delivery of prescriptions and other products, UPS said Monday.

The agreements are the first UPS has announced since the package delivery giant won U.S. regulatory approval to operate commercial drone flights through the company’s Flight Forward subsidiary. The nod from the Federal Aviation Administration paves the way for UPS to scale up operations as it competes with FedEx Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and others vying to develop drone delivery services in the U.S.

Oct 21, 2019

Scientists Want to Try Using Shrooms to Revive People in Vegetative States

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Here is another amazing piece!


Does psilocybin have the potential to increase consciousness in people who are unresponsive?

Oct 21, 2019

Achieving Viable Mind Uploading via Our Understanding of Brain Lateralization

Posted by in categories: futurism, neuroscience

Could a rare neurological disorder and a radical surgical operation pave the way towards a future of viable mind uploading?

Oct 21, 2019

What happens if your mind lives for ever on the internet?

Posted by in category: neuroscience

It may be some way off, but mind uploading, the digital duplication of your mental essence, could expand human experience into a virtual afterlife.

Oct 21, 2019

What if we could create new, life-saving organs from scratch?

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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Oct 21, 2019

James Peyer at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019

Posted by in categories: finance, life extension

We’re continuing to release talks from Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019, our highly successful two-day conference that featured talks from leading researchers and investors, bringing them together to discuss the future of aging and rejuvenation biotechnology.

James Peyer of Kronos BioVentures gave a talk about the investment aspects of rejuvenation biotechnology, first explaining the effects of the population pyramid, showing the audience why cures for age-related diseases are such a necessity, and comparing population projections. He explained the startup ecosystem in biotechnology, drug approval, and IPO prices for nascent biotechnology companies. Finally, he explained the financial issues facing startup biotechnology companies and his company’s role in helping these companies achieve their goals.

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Oct 21, 2019

This new AI tool can spot when you are nervous or confused

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology that is more accurate at tracking complex facial expressions such as awkward giggles, nervousness or confusion.

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