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Feb 11, 2020

Nick Bostrom on Superintelligence and the Future of AI

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Circa 2019

The brink of superintelligence could pose serious threats to the human race. This philosopher is attempting to fathom the future of AI so we can be ready.

Feb 11, 2020

These engineers are developing artificially intelligent hackers

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

Circa 2016

In a sign of the autonomous security of the future, a $2m contest wants teams to build a system that can exploit rivals’ vulnerabilities while fixing its own.

Feb 11, 2020

A Robot Has Just Passed a Classic Self-Awareness Test For The First Time

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Circa 2015

A researcher at Ransselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US has given three Nao robots an updated version of the classic ‘wise men puzzle’ self-awareness test… and one of them has managed to pass.

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Feb 11, 2020

Brits build plasma-powered 100,000 MPH rocket engine halving Mars travel time

Posted by in category: space travel

A PROTOTYPE of a British-built plasma-powered rocket engine which could propel spacecraft at 100,000mph, thus halving journey times to Mars, has been tested successfully in the UK.

Feb 11, 2020

AlphaFold: Using AI for scientific discovery

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Could automatically find the coronavirus vaccine.

We research and build safe AI systems that learn how to solve problems and advance scientific discovery for all. Explore our work:

Feb 11, 2020

Mathematicians Are Studying Planet-Sized Quantum Computers With God-Like Powers

Posted by in categories: computing, mathematics, quantum physics


New research has exploded the space of problems that quantum computers can efficiently verify, simultaneously knocking down milestone problems in quantum physics and math.

Feb 11, 2020

William Gerstenmaier joins SpaceX, and that’s a really big deal

Posted by in category: space travel

For example, less than an hour after CNBC first reported Gerstenmaier’s hiring, the head of Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, tweeted his congratulations: “I wish my friend success in his new job!”

In his new position, Gerstenmaier is reporting to Hans Koenigsmann, the vice president of mission assurance at SpaceX. Although the role is officially a consultancy, it is expected to become a full-time position. SpaceX is poised to launch the first crewed mission of its Dragon spacecraft by June of this year. Gerstenmaier will play a key role in ensuring the safety of those missions and helping SpaceX secure certification for the Crew Dragon vehicle.

The hiring could have longer-term implications as well. Few people in the global aerospace community have as much gravitas as Gerstenmaier or as much understanding of how to build coalitions to explore space. As SpaceX seeks partners—including NASA—to work with it on developing Starship to take humans to the Moon and Mars, Gerstenmaier is well-positioned to offer advice, stitch together mission plans, and open key doors.

Feb 11, 2020

Could the Black Death protect against HIV?

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

From 2001… I wonder how much this how been studied since?

People who survived the Black Death could have passed on a mutation that prevents the human immunodeficiency virus entering cells.

Feb 11, 2020

Prebiotics help mice fight melanoma by activating anti-tumor immunity

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food

Wow… hmmm.

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that two prebiotics, mucin and inulin, slowed the growth of melanoma in mice by boosting the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. In contrast to probiotics, which are live bacterial strains, prebiotics are “food” for bacteria and stimulate the growth of diverse beneficial populations. The study, published today in Cell Reports, provides further evidence that gut microbes have a role in shaping the immune response to cancer, and supports efforts to target the gut microbiome to enhance the efficacy of cancer therapy.

The research specifically opens new avenues to address important unmet clinical needs in , as it highlights the possible impact of prebiotics on growth control and therapy resistance.

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Feb 11, 2020

TAFFD’s Magazine of the Future | Issue 2019

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, ethics, life extension, policy, robotics/AI, singularity, transhumanism

Congratulations to Osinakachi Gabriel for his launch of the first publication the TAFFD’s “Magazine of the Future” — Also thanks for the Bioquark (page 37) and Regenerage (page 72) profiles — #Futurism #Longevity #Transhumanism #Biotechnology #Health #Wellness #Regeneration #LifeExtension #Aging #Immortality #IraPastor #Bioquark #Regenerage #Ideaxme #Singularity #Consciousness #AI #JasonSilva #ArtificiaIIntelligence #SENS

In this first issue by Trandisciplinary Agora For Future Discussions, we approach reality from a transdisciplinary perspective in order to find unity and greater understanding of the world as we enter a new paradigm in technological advancements that will lead us to transcending our own biology while enhancing our mental and physical limitations. We explore all topics that relate to transhumanism, cybernetic singularity, energy, consciousness, international policy, electromagnetic forces, language, AI, digitalization, ethics, philosophy, biotechnology, futurism and more.