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Apr 18, 2017

Watch F8 Live

Posted by in category: futurism

Live at our annual F8 developer conference.

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Apr 18, 2017

In 10 days, I’m speaking at the 2017 California Libertarian Party convention

Posted by in category: transhumanism

It’s in San Jose, and I’ll be doing a short talk at the reception on Friday night, April 28, and giving a formal 45-min talk on Saturday, April 29, 1:30PM on Technology and Liberty, and how radical science like transhumanism needs freedom to grow. Please join me at this major event!

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Apr 18, 2017

How Anaconda’s data science platform will help IBM speed up enterprise machine learning adoption

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI, science

IBM announced that it will offer open data science platform Anaconda on IBM Cognitive Systems. Here’s how it could help your business.

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Apr 18, 2017

Neural networks explained

Posted by in categories: mathematics, mobile phones, neuroscience, robotics/AI

In the past 10 years, the best-performing artificial-intelligence systems—such as the speech recognizers on smartphones or Google’s latest automatic translator—have resulted from a technique called “deep learning.”

Deep learning is in fact a new name for an approach to artificial intelligence called neural networks, which have been going in and out of fashion for more than 70 years. Neural networks were first proposed in 1944 by Warren McCullough and Walter Pitts, two University of Chicago researchers who moved to MIT in 1952 as founding members of what’s sometimes called the first cognitive science department.

Neural nets were a major area of research in both neuroscience and computer science until 1969, when, according to computer science lore, they were killed off by the MIT mathematicians Marvin Minsky and Seymour Papert, who a year later would become co-directors of the new MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

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Apr 18, 2017

These five trends are shaping technology development in Australia

Posted by in category: business

Tech development is no longer a linear process, and businesses have to respond accordingly.

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Apr 18, 2017

China’s first robotic resupply freighter transferred to launch pad

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

Chinese engineers rolled out a Long March 7 rocket to a seaside launch complex on Hainan Island in the South China Sea on Monday, aiming to fire a robotic refueling freighter into orbit as soon as Thursday to test technology for China’s future space station.

The Tianzhou 1 spacecraft mounted on top of the 174-foot-tall (53-meter) Long March 7 launcher will dock with the Tiangong 2 space lab around two days after liftoff, the first of three linkups planned during the cargo carrier’s mission.

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Apr 18, 2017

There are more urgent issues

Posted by in category: life extension

Haven’t we all heard it a billion times? ‘There are other priorities’ more urgent than defeating ageing. This article attempts to rebut that objection.

Somebody think of the children!!!

—Every social justice warrior ever


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Apr 17, 2017

Are Genetically Modified Astronauts Key To Colonizing Mars?

Posted by in categories: genetics, space

Some think the only way for humans to survive in space is to genetically modify them.

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Apr 17, 2017

How President Trump Could Jumpstart Space Settlements

Posted by in category: space

If President Trump wants to truly lead the United States and world into the exploration and settlement of the solar system, he needs to do something different and game-changing.


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Apr 17, 2017

Is this the flying car you’ve been waiting for?

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

For the past several years, Urban Aeronautics has been developing a military VTOL aircraft called the Cormorant. The company’s Metro Skyways subsidiary is also exploring the possibility of a civilian aircraft based on the technology. The first details of that aircraft have now been released.

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