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Jun 13, 2016

The Singularity Controversy

Posted by in categories: computing, robotics/AI, singularity

In this London Futurists event, Amnon Eden, lead editor of the volume “Singularity Hypotheses” which was published three years ago, provided an update on the controversies about the Technological Singularity. Topics covered include:

Luddites, Philistines, and Starry-Eyed: The War over Killer Robots

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Jun 13, 2016

Movie written by AI algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, information science, robotics/AI

A cool experiment — a movie script written by a computer algorithm. It’s actually pretty riveting, but I challenge you to figure out what it’s about, LOL! bigsmile (Y) #AIScreenwriter #WhatDoesItMean

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Jun 13, 2016

LinkedIn + Microsoft: Changing the Way the World Works

Posted by in category: business

Excellent acquisition on multiple fronts. However, I will post the question that will most be definitely on the minds of some folks; “what protections around privacy will MSFT employees and others have with their InMails and communications with recruiters and others who they connect with on LinkedIn?” We have not just MSFT employees, Apple, Google, etc. And, many people have used this site to connect for business and joint ventures, to locate their next opportunity, etc. So, if we look at the larger picture this really must be asked.


This is the email I sent to LinkedIn’s global workforce today. I thought it might be interesting to others, too, so I’ve decided to publish it publicly.

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Jun 13, 2016

Drone Swarms Are The Next Big Thing In Drone Warfare

Posted by in categories: drones, military

The future of warfare? DRONE SWARMS. Like our videos? Follow Vocativ Video.

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Jun 13, 2016

A classic formula for pi has been discovered hidden in hydrogen atoms

Posted by in categories: mathematics, particle physics, quantum physics

For the first time, scientists have discovered a classic formula for pi in the world of quantum physics. Pi is the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter, and is incredibly important in pure mathematics, but now scientists have also found it “lurking” in the world of physics, when using quantum mechanics to compare the energy levels of a hydrogen atom.

Why is that exciting? Well, it reveals an incredibly special and previously unknown connection between quantum physics and maths.

“I find it fascinating that a purely mathematical formula from the 17th century characterises a physical system that was discovered 300 years later,” said one of the lead researchers, Tamar Friedmann, a mathematician at the University of Rochester in the US. Seriously, wow.

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Jun 13, 2016

Elon Musk: The Hyperloop is easy, my interns can do it

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

The ideal long distance transportation mechanism is a supersonic vertical take off and landing electric jet.


Elon Musk is the billionaire CEO and Chief Designer of (SpaceX). Builders of the most advanced space rockets in the world, and others.

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Jun 13, 2016

The first ‘Star Trek’ VR game arrives this fall

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space travel, virtual reality

If you’re a Star Trek fan, the odds are that your dream game (outside of a Holodeck) involves helming a starship as if you were really on the bridge. Well, you’re about to get your wish: Ubisoft has teased Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the sci-fi series’ first-ever virtual reality game. The title is set in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek universe, and has you taking on the captain, engineer, helm or tactical stations of the remarkably Enterprise -like starship Aegis as it resettles what’s left of the Vulcan population. Think of it as a very sophisticated VR version of Spaceteam — you have to coordinate with the rest of your crew to explore the galaxy and fight off enemies.

Bridge Crew arrives this fall and will support both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on PCs as well as PlayStation VR. More details will have to wait until Ubisoft’s E3 press event on Monday, but it’s already clear that the publisher is making good on its promise of a big VR gaming push this year. We wouldn’t be surprised if Ubi has more extra-immersive games to show when it takes to the stage.

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Jun 12, 2016

No robots required: AI will eliminate these jobs first

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

AI is poised to shake up IT work, eliminating jobs and creating opportunities alike.

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Jun 12, 2016

Investors Can Now Participate in the Quantum Computing Revolution

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Want to invest in Quantum Computing; well, you may soon be able to according to this article.


Harris & Harris Group (TINY) a company that builds companies from disruptive science, believes D-Wave’s System’s quantum computers can solve challenging and relevant problems.

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Jun 12, 2016

Computers may be evolving but are they intelligent?

Posted by in categories: business, computing, cyborgs, Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Has anyone ever run the numbers on just how many people hours and $ spent on AI since 1950? Think about it for a minute; and how little we have advance v. the enhancement of people since the 1990 with BMI technology, bionics, etc. and it’s cost. My guess is Mr. Elon Musk understands the ROI extremely well between AI/ Robots v. human enhancement technology especially where there is a larger return and repeat business opportunity.


Computing has been getting much smarter since the idea of artificial intelligent was first thought of 60 years ago. But are computers intelligent?

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