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Aug 2, 2017

This is when robots will start beating humans at every task

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

According to a new study from Oxford and Yale University researchers, those are the years artificial intelligence is slated to take over each of those tasks. And so it will go for millions of other jobs over the next 50 years, researchers find.

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Aug 2, 2017

Stem cells transplants can heal damaged knees

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Aug 2, 2017

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Posted by in categories: life extension, science

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Aug 2, 2017

World’s lamest cyborg? My microchip isn’t cool now – but it could be the future

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs

Olivia Solon felt more key fob than Robocop after getting implanted with a microchip to make contactless purchases. But the future could hold much more.

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Aug 2, 2017

J. Craig Venter and Elon Musk discussed faxing genomes through space

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk, space

Starting with just a digital file, scientists manufactured the common flu virus.

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Aug 2, 2017

China enlists start-ups in high-tech arms race

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Private sector provides weaponry from robot gunboats to anti-drone systems.

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Aug 2, 2017

AMD reveals PetaFLOP supercomputer in a single rack

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing

Yesterday, AMD revealed the Project 47 supercomputer was powered by 20 AMD EPYC 7601 processors and 80 Radeon Instinct GPUs. It is a petaFLOP supercomputer in a rack. Other hardware included 10TB of Samsung memory and 20 Mellanox 100G cards (and 1 switch). Project 47 is capable of 1 PetaFLOP of single-precision compute performance or 2 PetaFLOPS of half-precision.

Project 47 is built around the Inventec P47. The P47 is a 2U parallel computing platform designed for graphics virtualization and machine intelligence applications. A single rack of Inventec P47 systems is all that was necessary to achieve 1 PetaFLOP, and it does so while producing 30 GigaFLOPS/Watt, which AMD claims is 25% more efficient than some other competing supercomputing platforms. A petaFLOP system uses 33,333 watts. A thousand of PetaFLOP racks would use 33.3 MW and have an exaFLOP.

Thanks to its 32-core / 64-thread EPYC processors and Radeon Vega GPUs, which feature 4,096 stream processors each, AMD also claims that Project 47 rack has more cores/threads, compute units, I/O lanes and memory channels in use simultaneously than in any other similarly configured system.

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Aug 2, 2017

More Colorful Vegetables and Fruits Can Protect You From Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Neal Barnard

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

Dr. Neal Barnard says: “More colorful vegetables and fruits, a 40-minute brisk walk, vitamin E and less dairy products, cheese, and milk can protect you from alzheimer’s and dementia.”

Dr. Neal Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored over 70 scientific publications as well as 17 books.

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Aug 1, 2017

9 Dangerous Diseases That Could be Prevented

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

One of the best defenses we have against viral infections is the vaccine.

Vaccines prime the body’s immune system to fight an incoming infection; they’ve been credited with the widespread eradication of smallpox and the near-eradication of polio.

There have been many major advances to vaccines since their inception in the 1700s, but there are still many diseases for which no vaccine exists.

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Aug 1, 2017

Boston Dynamics “Spot mini” デモ ソフトバンクワールド2017

Posted by in category: futurism

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