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Sep 10, 2018

Samsung opens robotics-focused AI research hub in New York City

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Samsung has opened its second U.S. artificial intelligence (AI) research facility (sixth globally), as the Korean electronics giant continues to double down on its investments in transformative technologies.

Samsung announced last year that it was planning a new AI research hub, and in the intervening months it actually opened centers in Canada, the U.K., and Russia, in addition to existing facilities in Seoul (South Korea) and Mountain View, California.

Its latest center, which will focus chiefly on robotics, is located in Chelsea, New York City and was officially opened at a ceremony featuring renowned AI expert Daniel D. Lee, executive vice president of Samsung Research. Lee joined the company a couple of months back and will lead the new AI center.

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Sep 10, 2018

Earth is the warmest it’s been in 120,000 years

Posted by in category: futurism

Everything’s fine…


The last time Earth was this warm occurred during the Eemian period, over 100,000 years ago.

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Sep 10, 2018

Of Vampires And The Challenges Of Longevity Drugs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

An interesting article in Forbes on GDF11, anti-aging drugs and companies:


For an example of how hard it is to develop an anti-aging medicine, check this out. It’s some of the coolest and creepiest science to have been published in major academic journals. But is it ready to form the basis of a pharmaceutical company?

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Sep 10, 2018

The smart technology turning China’s illiterate late bloomers into digital natives

Posted by in category: education

One of the biggest barriers is illiteracy, particularly among older generations.

But technology is also helping some people overcome their lack of formal education to be a part of the digital revolution.


Up until now, people without an understanding of Chinese characters and the romanised writing system pinyin have been locked out online.

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Sep 10, 2018

Watch This 1999 Clip of Jack Ma Trying to Convince His Friends to Join Alibaba

Posted by in categories: government, life extension

I know 100 leaders in longevity area. All of them will be invited to the Longevity Impact Forum, to create sort of Alibaba of longevity. We can beat government agencies and big companies because of our spirit!


“Underdog” entrepreneur Jack Ma is now famous for his record setting IPO when he took his e-commerce company, Alibaba, public. But not many people know he started Alibaba in his one-room apartment with 17 friends. Watch where all the magic of Alibaba started and be sure to check out Jack Ma’s amazing life.

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Sep 9, 2018

HuggieBot Is A Robot That Hugs

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

This human-sized robot gives hugs.

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Sep 9, 2018

Mobile Robots Cooperate to 3D Print Large Structures

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, robotics/AI

A team of robot arms on mobile bases can 3D print large structures quickly.

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Sep 9, 2018

This new AI can track 200 eye movements to determine your personality traits

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

German scientists developed software that can detect character traits through eye-tracking, according to a new study. Using over 200 actions, such as the frequency with which a person blinks, researchers found links between eye movements and personal traits, allowing the software to do the same.

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Sep 9, 2018

Holographic “digital wife” now on sale for $1352

Posted by in category: materials

Gatebox’s Boku no Yome (“My Wife”) has been released in mass production for 150,000 yen (US$1,352). The holographic character stands about 8 inches tall and talks to her husband from behind a cylindrical plastic barrier. In addition to the upfront cost for Boku no Yome, husbands must pay a subscription fee of 1,500 yen (US$13.52) per month to keep their wife from getting outdated.

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Sep 9, 2018

Facebook’s AI Just Set A New Record In Translation And Why It Matters

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

A new AI algorithm developed at Facebook could enable translating between obscure languages and across disparate domains.

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