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Jun 24, 2018

Hello World: Meet Your AI Overlords

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

A look at the AI robots that want your job.

https://bloom.bg/2IL4g1J

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Jun 24, 2018

The Robots Roaming the High Seas

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This engineer is building an armada of saildrones that could remake weather forecasting https://bloom.bg/2Ggfedp

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Jun 24, 2018

How Virtual Reality Will Help Shape Our Psychedelic Future

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, augmented reality, economics, education, media & arts, robotics/AI, virtual reality

The famous psychologist Timothy Leary once referred to himself as a “surfer,” envisioning a future where, “[t]o study biology, you can press a button and make yourself part of the human body. You can become a white blood cell and learn about the circulatory system by traveling through an artery. You can call up the Prado Museum in Madrid and study Goya’s paintings.”


When I think about the future, I envision mass technological disruptions across the entire landscape. Artificial intelligence (AI) being embedded into the very fabric of our architecture and institutions, 3D printing transforming our socio-economic system from scarcity to abundance, and virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) unleashing infinite potential in shaping our perceptions of reality.

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Jun 24, 2018

These robots help Walmart restock groceries

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Walmart groceries use Bossa Nova robots, which roam the aisles and scan shelves, to figure out what’s in stock and what’s selling well.

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Jun 24, 2018

Using Coffee to Treat Diabetes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

This is the Freethink Dispatch, our rundown of the stories that mattered from the frontiers of a changing world. This week, engineers created brain-surgery robots that can work inside an MRI, scientists found a way to use coffee to treat diabetes, and a startup is making fresh produce that lasts twice as long. All that and more, plus a new episode of Freethink’s original hit series Superhuman about how doctors are reprogramming the immune system to kill untreatable cancers.

These stories made us think and got us inspired. We hope they’ll do the same for you.

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Jun 24, 2018

This artificial intelligence can see through walls

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

There’s no place to hide.

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Jun 24, 2018

Tasmanian Tiger Could Come Back From Extinction

Posted by in category: existential risks

The Tasmanian Tiger could come back from extinction thanks to new technology (yes, really)! 🐅

#sun7 | yahoo7.com.au/sunrise

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Jun 24, 2018

Want to Breathe on Mars? A Sea-Dwelling Bacteria Could Make That Possible

Posted by in categories: space, sustainability

They seem perfectly suited to the harsh conditions of the Red Planet.


Cyanobacteria can convert CO2 into oxygen in some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth, meaning they might be able to do so on Mars, too.

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Jun 24, 2018

IT’S OFFICIAL: General Relativity Was Just Tested on Galactic Scales, Proving Einstein Right Again

Posted by in category: space

Einstein’s theory was validated on a galactic scale.


The curvature of empty space caused by an entire galaxy has now been pinned down with unprecedented precision, demonstrating Einstein’s theory of general relativity still rules on a super-sized scale.

Not that anybody is seriously surprised. But on the off chance the results had failed to meet expectations, they might have provided insight into some of the Universe’s biggest mysteries. It can be so boring being right in science.

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Jun 24, 2018

A Plea for AI That Serves Humanity Instead of Replacing It

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

A new group formed by MIT’s Media Lab and IEEE thinks artificial intelligence should complement human endeavors, not just serve the corporate bottom line.

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