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Jan 30, 2019

Dr. Ben Goertzel: How we are building the global AI brain with SingularityNET

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, singularity

SingularityNET lets anyone create, share, and monetize AI services at scale. The world’s decentralized AI network has arrived. Be part of the revolution and get to know us at this event! You will be able to ask questions to SingularityNET’s CEO Dr. Ben Goertzel.

For the first time ever, SingularityNET will be making a tour in the UK visiting the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, and Imperial College London. Together with our co-host Eterna Capital, and in collaboration with the Cambridge University Engineering Society, and The Cambridge Guild, we are proud to be visiting the University of Cambridge on the 30th of January to present:

CEO & Dr. Ben Goertzel: How we are building the global AI brain with SingularityNET

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Jan 30, 2019

Israeli Scientists Say They Will Have A Complete Cure For Cancer Within A Year

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution

“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, chairman of the board of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi).

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Jan 30, 2019

15-minute Workouts May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in Just Six Weeks

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

F ifteen-minute workouts could reverse diabetes in just six weeks, new research suggests. A trial of overweight men found that short, intense resistance training sessions three times a week significantly boosted their ability to manage insulin.

Previous research has indicated that 45-minute workouts could have this effect, but the new study has been greeted with particular excitement as experts believe type 2 diabetes patients will be more likely to commit to shorter sessions.

It is estimated that by 2025 there will be five million people with a diabetes diagnosis in the UK, 90 per cent of whom will have type 2, which is related to lifestyle.

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Jan 30, 2019

Scientists relieved but wary as US shutdown ends

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government

The shutdown dragged on two weeks longer than any other in US history, and its effects on science have been profound. It has interrupted studies of everything from California’s coastal fisheries to clinical trials of experimental drugs, and key federal data sets have been pulled offline. Employees at many science agencies were forced to stay at home without pay for more than a month, and academic researchers have been deprived of key research funding.

Federal researchers head back to work after politicians approve deal to reopen government for three weeks. Federal researchers head back to work after politicians approve deal to re-open government for three weeks.

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Jan 29, 2019

Arctic weather is plunging into North America

Posted by in category: space

The culprit is a familiar one: the polar vortex.

Seen here is a model using NASA Earth science + other satellite measurements of temperature, moisture, wind speeds and directions, and other conditions:

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Jan 29, 2019

Ordinary cameras can now photograph out-of-sight objects

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics

Thanks to a new photo-analyzing computer program, a photographer’s line of sight no longer has to be a straight shot.

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Jan 29, 2019

MIT Says a New Gadget Could Use Wi-Fi to Power Your Smartphone

Posted by in categories: internet, mobile phones

Where we’re going, we don’t need batteries.

Using the new device is almost like harvesting electricity out of thin air.

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Jan 29, 2019

Hologram technology finally advances to Blade Runner levels

Posted by in category: holograms

Get ready for images projected in mid-air to start appearing in the next few years.

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Jan 29, 2019

New quantum system could help design better spintronics

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

Researchers have created a new testing ground for quantum systems in which they can literally turn certain particle interactions on and off, potentially paving the way for advances in spintronics.

Spin transport electronics have the potential to revolutionize electronic devices as we know them, especially when it comes to computing. While standard electronics use an electron’s charge to encode information, spintronic devices rely on another intrinsic property of the electron: its spin.

Spintronics could be faster and more reliable than conventional electronics, as spin can be changed quickly and these devices use less power. However, the field is young and there are many questions researchers need to solve to improve their control of spin information. One of the most complex questions plaguing the field is how the signal carried by particles with spin, known as spin current, decays over time.

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Jan 29, 2019

Neuroscientists Translate Brain Waves Into Recognizable Speech

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Using brain-scanning technology, artificial intelligence, and speech synthesizers, scientists have converted brain patterns into intelligible verbal speech—an advance that could eventually give voice to those without.

It’s a shame Stephen Hawking isn’t alive to see this, as he may have gotten a real kick out of it. The new speech system, developed by researchers at the Neural Acoustic Processing Lab at Columbia University in New York City, is something the late physicist might have benefited from.

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