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Mar 27, 2017

Education is Changing—It’s Time Assessment Caught Up — By Esther Care & Alvin Vista | Stanford Social Innovation Review

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“In today’s world, we are increasingly hearing calls for global competencies; that is, we are seeing demand for skills such as critical thinking and creativity across both manual and professional occupations.”

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Mar 27, 2017

An Amazing Therapy That Might Cure Age Related Blindness

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

An exclusive interview with Ichor, the biotech company pioneering a SENS based repair therapy that could help cure age related blindness.


Check out our exclusive interview with Ichor the company taking the first SENS based therapy to the clinic. Should clinical trials be a success this will mark the arrival of a technology that addresses one of the aging processes.

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Mar 27, 2017

Uber resumes self-driving car program in San Francisco after crash

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

N” Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said.

Uber’s autonomous vehicles in Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, remained grounded but were expected to be operating again soon, according to a spokeswoman for the company, who refused to be identified.

“We are resuming our development operations in San Francisco this morning,” she said in an email.

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Mar 27, 2017

3D printed pills: interview with FabRx at University College London

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical

Are 3D printed pills the future? We visited a London laboratory to find out.

Established by academics from University College London (UCL) in 2014, FabRx is a company seeking commercialize 3D printed medicines and devices. On the principle that everyone is different, the vision of 3D printed pills it to be able to provide more personal and specific care to patients in need.

Dr. Alvaro Goyanes is one of the four founding partners of FabRx and the company’s director of development. Dr. Goyanes invited 3D Printing Industry into the lab at UCL’s School of Pharmacy to find out more about the ongoing FabRx research.

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Mar 27, 2017

Rejuvenation would cause cultural stagnation

Posted by in categories: ethics, life extension

Is the risk of cultural stagnation a valid objection to rejuvenation therapies? You guessed it—nope.


This objection can be discussed from both a moral and a practical point of view. This article discusses the matter from a moral standpoint, and concludes it is a morally unacceptable objection. (Bummer, now I’ve spoiled it all for you.)

However, even if the objection can be dismissed on moral grounds, one may still argue that, hey, it may be immoral to let old people die to avoid cultural and social stagnation, but it’s still necessary.

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Mar 27, 2017

10 AMAZING Abilities HIDDEN in Your GENES

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, genetics

Amazing Genes are HIDDEN inside of us; Science has found it. In 2014 one of the craziest science experiments by some incredible scientists at Oxford University found that less than 10% of human DNA is active, meaning that the majority of your genetic code is just sitting around doing nothing.

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Mar 27, 2017

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

Posted by in category: life extension

Newyorker article about aging research. At least they gave both the conservative and more progressive camps a mention though it appears the author sides with the healthspan crowd.


A large article in the newyorker about longevity research. The conservative and the more radical approaches are discussed including SENS.

Amusing to note that the mainstream are portrayed as healthspanners and dont think its possible to comprehensively fix aging. Looks like we have much work to do to change that view.

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Mar 27, 2017

Hedge Funds Are Training Their Computers to Think Like You

Posted by in categories: finance, robotics/AI

Hedge funds have been trying to teach computers to think like traders for years.

Now, after many false dawns, an artificial intelligence technology called deep learning that loosely mimics the neurons in our brains is holding out promise for firms. WorldQuant is using it for small-scale trading, said a person with knowledge of the firm. Man AHL may soon begin betting with it too. Winton and Two Sigma are also getting into the brain game.

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Mar 27, 2017

A new $100 million Russian investment fund is targeting AI startups globally

Posted by in categories: business, education, robotics/AI

Global AI investment fever has hit Russia, with a recently launched $100 million fund making its inaugural investments.

Announced in late 2016, the fund is backed by Larnabel VC, the venture arm of the Gutseriev family, one of the richest in Russia, and VP Capital, the investment vehicle of Belarussian businessman Viktor Prokopenya.

The joint fund is sector-agnostic. “We are interested in a wide range of companies that apply AI technologies in interesting, unique, and impactful ways. We don’t restrict ourselves to specific industries or sectors. We are interested in every application of artificial intelligence, from fintech to entertainment, to education, and beyond,” Prokopenya told East-West Digital News.

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Mar 27, 2017

Insead Releases Second Ebook on Gens x, y, And z – State of (Un)Readiness

Posted by in category: futurism

STATE OF (UN)READINESS The new report offers insights on how Gens X, Y and Z believe the workplace should function and the technologies poised to transform it.

Middle East, Asia, Europe 28 February 2017.

INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, Universum, The HEAD Foundation and MIT Leadership Centre today announced the release of the second eBook, State of (un)readiness, which sets out to investigate a series of ideas from a bottom-up survey of students and professionals from Generations X, Y, and Z – not from the employer’s perspective.

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