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May 15, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — HumanOS Podcast — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, cryonics, disruptive technology, DNA, genetics, health, life extension, science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNSxkxyVptw

May 15, 2018

Goldwasser, O. 2006. “King Apophis of Avaris and the Emergence of Monotheism.” In: Timelines, ed. E. Czerny et al., vol. II, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 149/II, 129–133. Peeters: Leuven

Posted by in category: futurism

This evidence firmly identifies Set of Avaris as the first monotheistic deity (150 years before Akhnaten). Since monotheists claim there is only one “God”, aren’t they all really worshipping Set under different names and guises? The cruel cult of baby sacrifice throughout the OT clearly resembles the deity worshipped by King Apophis, Set, who becomes sole ruler by murdering his rivals (and banning their prieshoods).


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May 15, 2018

Inside Google, A Debate Rages: Should It Sell Artificial Intelligence to the Military?

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, government, military, robotics/AI

Pichai’s challenge is to find a way of reconciling Google’s dovish roots with its future. Having spent more than a decade developing the industry’s most formidable arsenal of AI research and abilities, Google is keen to wed those advances to its fast-growing cloud-computing business. Rivals are rushing to cut deals with the government, which spends billions of dollars a year on all things cloud. No government entity spends more on such technology than the military. Medin and Alphabet director Schmidt, who both sit on the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board, have pushed Google to work with the government on counter-terrorism, cybersecurity, telecommunications and more.


To win in the business of cloud computing, the company tiptoes into the business of war. Some staff fear it’s a first step toward autonomous killing machines.

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May 15, 2018

The Van Allen Belts Are Lethal, This Is How Astronauts Fly Through Them

Posted by in category: space travel

The Van Allen belts protect Earth from annihilation, but they’re also filled with deadly radiation. And to get to space, astronauts have to fly through them.

Follow Space Crafts to learn more about astronomical phenomena!

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May 14, 2018

What If an Asteroid Hit the Earth?

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

Would we suffer the same fate as the dinosaurs?

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May 14, 2018

You Can Now Major in Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

At least two U.S. universities will offer computer-science degrees focusing on A.I. beginning in the fall of 2018.

By Gael Cooper Inc.com contributor.

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May 14, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Chipmakers Battle To Power Cloud Data Centers

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Cloud computing firms are driving significant investment in artificial intelligence and major chipmakers are competing to provide the infrastructure for AI services. Graphics-chip maker Nvidia has been an early winner in the field, but don’t count out other chipmakers, a Wall Street research firm said Monday.

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May 14, 2018

The Man Behind Siri Shares His View of the Future of AI

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

Babak Hodjat, inventor of the technology that powers Apple’s virtual assistant, speaks to the uncertainties and opportunities in this innovative space.

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May 14, 2018

Iridium to complete next-generation satellite deployment

Posted by in category: satellites

WASHINGTON — Iridium expects to have its next-generation satellite constellation deployed and in service by this fall as it looks to win approvals for new maritime and aviation applications.

In a conference call with reporters May 14, Iridium Chief Executive Matt Desch said the remaining three launches of Iridium Next satellites should be completed by the third quarter of this year, with the satellites in the final positions shortly thereafter.

“All of the satellites are going to be in place within probably about 30 days of our final launch,” he said. The Iridium operations team has become more efficient in maneuvering new satellites into their planned orbital slots and putting them into service. “It will be very shortly after our final launch that we will have 100 percent Iridium Next satellites.”

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May 14, 2018

Yamaha Launches AI-Infused RX-A 80 Receiver Series

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Yamaha today announced the ninth generation of its enthusiast-focused Aventage Series of AV receivers.

Ranging in price from $600 to $2,200, the new RX-A 80 Series comprises six models slated for roll-out between May and July, three of which employ artificial intelligence to achieve a “clearer, more engaging listening experience.”

Yamaha says its new Surround: AI technology analyzes audio characteristics such as dialogue, sound effects, and channel balance in real-time, compares the data to a reference database of movie scenes, and makes adjustments to enhance the sound field. Potential enhancements include making dialogue more intelligible in scenes with a lot of background noise. The feature is offered on the three top models, all due out in July: the 7.2-channel RX-A1080 ($1,300), 9.2-channel RX-A2080 ($1,700), and 9.2-channel RX-A3080 ($2,200).

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