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Mar 15, 2017

Another new book is just out by a major publisher on radical science called The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human, by Adam Piore

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I’m quoted on the back cover saying it’s a great book! Give it a read! https://www.amazon.com/Body-Builders-Inside-Science-Engineer…atfound-20

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Mar 15, 2017

One Small Change Could Bring Manufacturing Back to the US

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, robotics/AI

Welcome to the world’s first robot-operated 3D printer factory.

This is about as futuristic as it gets.

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Mar 15, 2017

You’ll Want One of These for Your Next Camping Trip

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Charge your phone while you heat your dinner.

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Mar 15, 2017

Rolls-Royce’s pricey paint job

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This Rolls Royce is painted with real diamond dust: http://cnnmon.ie/2mt8gaQ

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Mar 15, 2017

Lego Robot Battle

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This could be the battle of the century… 😂 😂.

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Mar 15, 2017

George Church, Lumosity want those with good memory to ‘share it, not hoard it’

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

George Church is very interested in your memories now.


Harvard researcher George Church is looking for people with exceptionally good memory to take part in a study aimed at finding genetic mechanisms that boost memory in research that could one day result in better drugs or diagnostic tests.

Church and other researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard Medical School’s Personal Genome Project, in collaboration with Lumos Labs — the makers of the brain-training game Lumosity — will look for common genetic markers in individuals with exceptional memories, attention and reaction speeds.

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Mar 15, 2017

‘Bigger than the cloud’ … Xero makes first move towards automated accounting

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

The chief executive of listed accounting software business Xero has claimed machine learning-based automation will be a bigger change than the advent of cloud computing, as it starts to offer options to automate accounting tasks.

Xero boss Rod Drury said the company would unveil a new feature to its software this week which would automate the coding of invoices and bank transactions for its small business customers, work that has been conducted personally by business owners or accountants until now.

The process was targeted for automation after Xero’s Find & Recode feature showed 3.1 million invoices had been incorrectly recorded by its 862,000 subscribers in the 18 months to September 2016. It is the first introduction of machine learning automation at Xero since it shifted its infrastructure to run on Amazon Web Services in 2016.

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Mar 15, 2017

Baidu is restructuring to focus on artificial intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Since appointing the former Microsoft executive Lu Qi as the new Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman, Baidu has reshuffled its senior management team and company structure to focus more on artificial intelligence.

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Mar 15, 2017

Mark Cuban: The world’s first trillionaire will be an artificial intelligence entrepreneur

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The self-made billionaire sees tremendous opportunity in machine learning.

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Mar 15, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Is Powerful Stuff, But Difficult To Scale To Real-Life Business

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AI and machine learning technology is ready, but simply imposing it on an existing organization without preparing your people and processes will not deliver the best results.

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