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Aug 1, 2017

Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests

Posted by in category: futurism

Analysis finds website can fulfill 99% of requests for scholarly papers.

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Aug 1, 2017

A Son Turned His Dying Father Into An Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, mobile phones, robotics/AI

When James Vlahos’ father was dying from terminal cancer, he decided to preserve as many memories as possible and code them into a chatbot (Dadbot) that could run on his cell phone.

In A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality, James Vlahos recounts his efforts to turn the story of his father’s life — as told by his 80-year-old Dad in his final months after being diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer — into what Vlahos calls a Dadbot.

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Aug 1, 2017

Artificial Brain and Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Migraine is the most common neurological disorder, and much has been learned about its mechanisms in recent years. However, the origin of painful impulses.

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Aug 1, 2017

Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Doctors?

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

After IBM’s Watson won on Jeopardy, the question was bound to come up: Will artificial intelligence replace doctors? Dr. Robert M. Wachter, MD, Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine and Chair, Department of Medicine, at University of California, San Francisco, and author of New York Times bestseller The Digital Doctor, is answering this question at The Doctors Company’s 2016 Executive Advisory Board.

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Aug 1, 2017

Exponential Artificial Intelligence Can Immortalize Human

Posted by in categories: biological, life extension, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

Ray Kurzweil, one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions and called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, spoke at the Nobel Week Dialogue in Gothenburg, Sweden.

In this talk, Kurzweil explores the history and trajectory of exponential advances in computing and Information Technology to project how he believes Artificial Intelligence (AI) may enhance our natural biological intelligence in the future.

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Aug 1, 2017

The Scary AI Revolution Will Decimate Jobs and Might Cause World War III: Jack Ma

Posted by in categories: employment, existential risks, internet, robotics/AI

Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba and one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, says he worries about the scary Artificial Intelligence revolution. Artificial Intelligence could decimate middle-class jobs and might cause World War III, but it could also be the opportunities to build new companies and change the current status quo of Africa. He believes that AI will be smarter than human and in the future we will make robot more like human.

He spoke to young African at the University of Nairobi and encourage African Entrepreneurs “When I arrived, I found the internet speed in Kenya is faster than in United states, and you will build even better infrastructure and build the future of Africa because entrepreneurship is the best philanthropy to help the society.”

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Jul 31, 2017

A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live

Posted by in category: space

On Monday August 21, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. And wherever you are, you will be able to see it. Even though the “totality” — the area where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon — is only 70 miles wide, the whole country (even Alaska and Hawaii) will experience a partial eclipse.

This is what you’ll see, and the time you’ll see it, in your zip code.

We recommend punching in a few different ones to see how the eclipse experience will vary across the country. Salem, Oregon (97301), is going to see a total eclipse. Downtown Los Angeles (90012) will see 62 percent of the sun blocked at the peak. In Lake Charles, Louisiana (70601), it’ll be 71 percent.

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Jul 31, 2017

With the new truck, the garbage man won’t have to be constantly jumping in and out of the driver’s seat to empty trash bins

Posted by in category: transportation

Jul 31, 2017

How humans will stay competitive in the age of artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Artificial intelligence is conquering an increasing number of jobs. How can humans keep the edge as robots become smarter?

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Jul 31, 2017

Facebook AI Creates Its Own Language In Creepy Preview Of Our Potential Future

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, singularity

In a glimpse at what the beginning of the technological singularity might look like, researchers at Facebook shut down an artificial intelligence platform after the bots went off script and developed a unique language that humans could not understand.

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