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Apr 29, 2016

Nvidia GPU-powered autonomous car teaches itself to see and steer

Posted by in categories: engineering, mobile phones, robotics/AI, supercomputing, transportation

I do love Nvidia!


During the past nine months, an Nvidia engineering team built a self-driving car with one camera, one Drive-PX embedded computer and only 72 hours of training data. Nvidia published an academic preprint of the results of the DAVE2 project entitled End to End Learning for Self-Driving Cars on arXiv.org hosted by the Cornell Research Library.

The Nvidia project called DAVE2 is named after a 10-year-old Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project known as DARPA Autonomous Vehicle (DAVE). Although neural networks and autonomous vehicles seem like a just-invented-now technology, researchers such as Google’s Geoffrey Hinton, Facebook’s Yann Lecune and the University of Montreal’s Yoshua Bengio have collaboratively researched this branch of artificial intelligence for more than two decades. And the DARPA DAVE project application of neural network-based autonomous vehicles was preceded by the ALVINN project developed at Carnegie Mellon in 1989. What has changed is GPUs have made building on their research economically feasible.

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Apr 29, 2016

One of the F-35’s most expensive features was made possible by flying saucers

Posted by in category: military

The US Air Force had flying saucers.

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Apr 29, 2016

Autonomous quantum error correction method greatly increases qubit coherence times

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, robotics/AI

Closing the instability gap.


(Phys.org)—It might be said that the most difficult part of building a quantum computer is not figuring out how to make it compute, but rather finding a way to deal with all of the errors that it inevitably makes. Errors arise because of the constant interaction between the qubits and their environment, which can result in photon loss, which in turn causes the qubits to randomly flip to an incorrect state.

In order to flip the qubits back to their correct states, physicists have been developing an assortment of quantum techniques. Most of them work by repeatedly making measurements on the system to detect errors and then correct the errors before they can proliferate. These approaches typically have a very large overhead, where a large portion of the computing power goes to correcting errors.

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Apr 29, 2016

NIST aiming for quantum-proof crypto

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, information science, quantum physics

Due to the pace of Quantum Computing is developing; NIST is rushing to create a Quantum proof cryptographic algorithms to prevent QC hacking. Like I have stated, I believe we’re now less that 7 years away for QC being in many mainstream devices, infrastructure, etc. And, China and it’s partnership with Australia; the race is now on and hotter than ever.


The National Institute for Standards and Technology has begun to look into quantum cybersecurity, according to a new report that details and plans out ways scientists could protect these futuristic computers.

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Apr 29, 2016

Futuristic ‘post-quantum’ cryptography is subject of UWT symposium

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, encryption, information science, quantum physics, supercomputing

Post-quantum cryptography discussion in Tacoma WA on May 5th discussing hacking by QC hackers and leveraging Cryptography algorithms to offset the attacks; may be of interest to sit in and even join in the debates. I will try attend if I can because it would be interesting to see the arguments raised and see the responses.


The University of Washington Tacoma Institute of Technology will present a discussion about the esoteric field of post-quantum cryptography at the Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium on May 5.

“I’ve been researching post-quantum cryptography for years, finding ways to protect against a threat that doesn’t yet exist,” said Anderson Nascimento, assistant professor of computer science at the institute, in a release.

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Apr 29, 2016

AI, Bioenhancement, and the Singularity

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity

A beautiful story about Ray Kurzweil and Bill Joy meeting and discussing Singularity many years ago.


There may be such a thing as a social fabric, or just a tapestry of individual interactions. Either way, we should worry about biotech-super-charged transhumanism, which is on a tear.

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Apr 29, 2016

Laws for Mobility, IoT, Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, business, economics, robotics/AI

Excellent read and a true point about the need for some additional data laws with our ever exploding information overload world.


Laws for Mobility, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Process Automation

If you are the VP of Sales, it is quite likely you want and need to know up to date sales numbers, pipeline status and forecasts. If you are meeting with a prospect to close a deal, it is quite likely that having up to date business intelligence and CRM information would be useful. Likewise traveling to a remote job site to check on the progress of an engineering project is also an obvious trigger that you will need the latest project information. Developing solutions integrated with mobile applications that can anticipate your needs based upon your Code Halo data, the information that surrounds people, organizations, projects, activities and devices, and acting upon it automatically is where a large amount of productivity gains will be found in the future.

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Apr 29, 2016

Ashes of the Singularity Review

Posted by in category: singularity

Thinking ahead will beat fast fingers in this large-scale RTS.

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Apr 29, 2016

Watly Power Generators

Posted by in categories: energy, internet

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This invention has the potential to provide clean water, electricity, and internet access to millions of people in need.

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Apr 29, 2016

Google Filed Patent For Injecting A Device Directly Into Your Eyeball To Improve Vision

Posted by in category: futurism

Google has had a penchant for far out tech that never reaches the market. Here’s the latest.

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