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May 27, 2018

Here’s Why AI Can’t Solve Everything

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

The hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. There seems to be no shortage of sensationalist news about how AI could cure diseases, accelerate human innovation and improve human creativity.

Just looking at the media headlines, you might think that we are already living in a future where AI has infiltrated every aspect of society.

While it is undeniable that AI has opened up a wealth of promising opportunities, it has also led to the emergence of a mindset that can be best described as “AI solutionism”. This is the philosophy that, given enough data, machine learning algorithms can solve all of humanity’s problems.

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May 27, 2018

Former Google Lunar X Prize teams focused on new commercial and government opportunities

Posted by in category: government

Companies that one vied for the Google Lunar X Prize now expect to fly their first lunar landers in the next two years for government and commercial users.

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May 27, 2018

Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin space venture go all in on moon settlements

Posted by in category: space travel

LOS ANGELES — Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos says his Blue Origin space venture will work with NASA as well as the European Space Agency to create a settlement on the moon.

And even if Blue Origin can’t strike public-private partnerships, Bezos will do what needs to be done to make it so, he said here at the International Space Development Conference on Friday night.

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May 27, 2018

Asteroid defense using homopolar motors (inverse rail-guns)

Posted by in category: space

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May 27, 2018

Hello World Canada: The Rise of AI

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

Bloomberg Businessweek presents an exclusive premiere of the latest episode of “Hello World,” the tech-travel show hosted by journalist and best-selling author Ashlee Vance and watched by millions of people around the globe. There’s an AI revolution sweeping across the world. Yet few people know the real story about where this technology came from and why it suddenly took off. In this ground-breaking episode of “Hello World,” the story of AI’s rise is told in detail for the first time, as journalist Ashlee Vance heads to the unexpected birthplace of the technology, Canada. (Source: Bloomberg)

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May 26, 2018

VW’s iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it’s getting a big update

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Volkswagen’s I.D. Buzz will feature a customizable interior and features that will eventually move the car toward autonomous driving.

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May 26, 2018

How to Overhaul Your Business to Take Advantage of the Internet of Things

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

If you’re not learning, you’re missing out on earnings.

It’s easy to write off the Internet of Things (IoT) as a great technology solution looking for a problem; yet another acronym clogging up the hype cycle.

High-performance organizations, however, see IoT very differently. For them, IoT is already on the front line, where data and machine learning combine to power them exponentially ahead. When these organizations look at IoT, they don’t see a new technology to connect things. Instead, they see a business decision—and a better way to inform it.

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May 26, 2018

SpaceX’s prototype internet satellites are good enough for gaming, Elon Musk says

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

In a tweet, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says two prototype broadband data-transmitting satellites are working well enough to be used for playing video games.

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May 26, 2018

We want to declare ageing a disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

This in depth story has recently been translated to English: https://ciencias.uautonoma.cl/…/we-want-to-declare-ageing-a…?


Zoltan Istvan is currently a Libertarian candidate for Governor in California, also former 2016’s US presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party and he is known around the world as someone that advocates for Transhumanism, a public figure in science and technology.

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May 26, 2018

Epigenetic clock analysis of diet, exercise, education, and lifestyle factors

Posted by in categories: education, genetics, life extension

Aging (Albany NY). 2017 Feb 14;9:419–446. doi: 10.18632/aging.101168.

Quach A, Levine ME, Tanaka T, Lu AT, Chen BH, Ferrucci L, Ritz B3 Bandinelli S, Neuhouser ML, Beasley JM, Snetselaar L, Wallace RB, Tsao PS9,10, Absher D11, Assimes TL, Stewart JD12, Li Y13,14, Hou L15,16, Baccarelli AA17, Whitsel EA12,18, Horvath S1,19.

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