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Mar 28, 2017

Physicist Wants To Beam Solar Energy Back From Moon’s Surface

Posted by in categories: solar power, space, sustainability

The Moon as a collecting point for solar energy for use on Earth and maybe even into the outer solar system.


One man’s decades-long dream of harnessing sunlight from the lunar surface.

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Mar 28, 2017

AutoX Has Built a Self-Driving Car That Navigates with a Bunch of $50 Webcams — By Rachel Metz | MIT Technology Review

Posted by in categories: automation, transportation

“Now, Xiao said, he imagines a future where kids don’t have to depend on their parents to drive them around, for instance, and can instead summon a self-driving ride.”

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Mar 28, 2017

Robots do destroy jobs and lower wages, says new study

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, robotics/AI

The fear that automation in the form of robots or artificial intelligence is going to destroy jobs is widespread. But it can be difficult to gauge just how serious to take the threat. Different reports offer different estimations of how many jobs will be lost, while politicians and economists argue that technology creates as many jobs as it destroys, maintaining an equilibrium in employment over the long run.

But is this really true? A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research aims to add some solid numbers to the debate, looking at the historical effects of robots on employment in the US. Economists Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo studied the US labor market between 1990 and 2007, looking at employment rates in different areas and industries while controlling for the influence of factors like increased imports from China and the offshoring of jobs.

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Mar 28, 2017

Nvidia says deep learning is about to revolutionize medicine

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

Intelligent Machines

Nvidia’s deep-learning chips may give medicine a shot in the arm.

The company sees medicine as the next big market for its machine-learning hardware.

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Mar 28, 2017

Joe Rogan and Lawrence Krauss on artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Confronting A.I.


Joe Rogan Experience.

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Mar 28, 2017

AI is scanning the scientific literature for clues to new materials

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, robotics/AI

Intelligent Machines

AI, quantum computing will accelerate materials discovery.

IBM’s Watson is already at work developing novel polymers.

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Mar 28, 2017

What Could Go Right?

Posted by in category: futurism

Why waste life worrying about what could go wrong? Focus on what could go right!

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Mar 28, 2017

Elon Musk Wants To Put A Computer In Your Brain

Posted by in categories: computing, Elon Musk, neuroscience

Elon Musk wants to connect your brain to a computer.

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Mar 28, 2017

This Little Girl Befriended A Water Heater

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

This little girl thinks a water heater is a robot.

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Mar 28, 2017

This Robotic Sex Doll Isn’t Just Looking For A One Night Stand, She Wants To Meet Your Parents

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, sex

And she has emotional needs.

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