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Mar 28, 2017

Brain to Machine Interface: Future A to Z

Posted by in categories: futurism, neuroscience

In this video series the Galactic Public Archives takes bite sized looks at a variety of terms, technologies, and ideas that are likely to be prominent in the future.

In this entry, we take a look at the rapidly developing technology of Brain to Machine interfaces.

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Mar 28, 2017

Australian Tech Startup Resources

Posted by in category: transportation

A curated list of blog posts, eBooks, reports and ecosystem experts that might be useful to founders and investors interested in the Australian tech startup ecosystem.

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Mar 28, 2017

Space:1999 — Destination Moonbase Alpha trailer

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space

A trailer for this 80s ‘movie’…

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Mar 28, 2017

The Most Beautiful Equation in Math

Posted by in categories: information science, mathematics

Happy Pi Day from Carnegie Mellon University! Professor of mathematical sciences Po-Shen Loh explains why Euler’s Equation is the most beautiful equation in math. The video was filmed as part of a pi and pie discussion with CMU alumna, baker and blogger Quelcy Kogel (A 2007). For more: https://youtu.be/2sC1-DXT9Oo

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Mar 28, 2017

Why IBM’s speech recognition breakthrough matters for AI and IoT

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

IBM recently announced that its speech recognition system achieved an industry record of 5.5% word error rate, coming closer to human parity. Here’s what it means for enterprises.

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Mar 28, 2017

I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into

Posted by in categories: food, internet, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Chia-Chiunn Ho was eating lunch inside Facebook headquarters, at the Full Circle Cafe, when he saw the notice on his phone: Larry Zitnick, one of the leading figures at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab, was teaching another class on deep learning.

Ho is a 34-year-old Facebook digital graphics engineer known to everyone as “Solti,” after his favorite conductor. He couldn’t see a way of signing up for the class right there in the app. So he stood up from his half-eaten lunch and sprinted across MPK 20, the Facebook building that’s longer than a football field but feels like a single room. “My desk is all the way at the other end,” he says. Sliding into his desk chair, he opened his laptop and surfed back to the page. But the class was already full.

Internet giants have vacuumed up most of the available AI talent—and they need more.

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Mar 28, 2017

These 3 Companies Are Making Big Bets on Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

With so many players jumping headlong into AI, it’s understandable that investors may not be aware of them all. Here are a few you may not know about.

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Mar 28, 2017

Moon Temple: Art Project Probes Spiritual, Cultural Needs of Lunar Colony

Posted by in category: space

Humanity’s first church on another world could be a dome perched on the rim of a huge crater near the moon’s south pole.

European Space Agency (ESA) artist-in-residence Jorge Mañes Rubio has drawn up plans for a “moon temple” that would help meet the spiritual, social and psychological needs of lunar settlers.

Those needs will likely be considerable, given that the pioneers will be isolated from the rest of humanity on a world hostile to life as we know it, Rubio said. [Visit the Moon Temple: Jorge Mañes Rubio’s Lunar Art in Pictures].

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Mar 28, 2017

How to prepare for employment in the age of artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

For centuries, humans have been fretting over “technological unemployment” or the loss of jobs caused by technological change. Never has this sentiment been accentuated more than it is today, at the cusp of the next industrial revolution.

With developments in artificial intelligence continuing at a chaotic pace, fears of robots ultimately replacing humans are increasing.

TNW Conference won best European Event 2016 for our festival vibe. See what’s in store for 2017.

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Mar 28, 2017

Unraveling the Mysteries of Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Scientists have uncovered a critical step in DNA repair and cellular aging.

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