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Apr 17, 2017

Good Fellow: Chieko Asakawa

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Good Fellows is a series of short films that focus on the unique and human stories of IBM Fellows. To be named a Fellow is to achieve the highest honor bestowed by IBM to its most outstanding technical employees.

Chieko Asakawa has been blind since the age of fourteen and for the past three decades has worked to further accessibility research and development. She was named IBM Fellow in 2009 and in 2013, the government of Japan awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon to Chieko for outstanding contributions to accessibility research.

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Apr 17, 2017

How AI is transforming the future of fintech

Posted by in categories: finance, robotics/AI

Money 2017 speakers Juergen Schmidhuber, Wirecard’s Joern Leogrande and Nutmeg’s Nick Hungerford discuss the changing face of AI-driven finance.

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Apr 17, 2017

DeepMind CEO, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) invents new knowledge and teaches human new theories”

Posted by in categories: entertainment, particle physics, robotics/AI

Google’s DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis shows that AI doesn’t only learn from human knowledge, but also creates new knowledge. AlphaGo has it own creativity and intuition, inventing new knowledge and strategies about Go Game for human professionals to study in 2017.

Go game was invented in ancient China more than 2,500 years ago, is an abstract strategy board game, aiming to surround more territory than the opponent for two players. It is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played today. Despite its relatively simple rules, Go is very complex, even more so than chess, and possesses more possibilities than the total number of atoms in the visible universe. Compared to chess, Go has both a larger board with more scope for play and longer games, and, on average, many more alternatives to consider per move.

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Apr 17, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Might Put Musicians out of Work

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI

Amper is a platform which enables anyone to make music with AI.


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Apr 17, 2017

Watson at Work 360: Woodside Natural Gas Plant

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

At the Woodside operated Natural Gas Plant in Karratha, Western Australia, employees often work in challenging conditions. IBM Watson is making things a little easier, by allowing employees to ask technical questions via their tablets or computers. Watson has been trained with expert knowledge from thousands of employees, and can help provide project-related answers in minutes, instead of hours. Now if only he could do something about the 40-degrees Celsius average outside temperature.

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Apr 17, 2017

Removing Aging Cells With a New Class of Senolytic Drug

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A short summary of the recent senescent cell removal therapy being developed by a team in the Netherlands.

A quick summary of the new FOXO4 senescent cell removal therapy by Dr. Oliver Medvedik from LEAF.

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Apr 17, 2017

We want YOU!

Posted by in category: space

Last October we started recruiting regional coordinators. These are individuals, organisations and groups of people who coordinate Asteroid Day activities in their own regions. As of today (April 16, 2017) we have over 187 coordinators across 114 countries. That is a fantastic achievement and I am very proud of the work these coordinators do every day. We have a dedicated email group and we meet once a week via teleconference to keep each other updated.

There are still quite a few regions where we need coordinators. Below is a list. If you are interested in this position or know someone who would be perfect for this role then please send an email to [email protected].

HERE is our Coordinator Guide which details the work our coordinators do.

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Apr 17, 2017

T-Minus 2 weeks until #SpaceApps

Posted by in category: futurism

There are 150+ locations online at Find one near you and register today for the global hackathon extravaganza!

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Apr 16, 2017

Two Ohio inmates hacked their prison from the inside using makeshift computers built from spare parts

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, law enforcement

Decentralization of technology and ever cheaper electronics and materials will also bring more risks. Not to mention the serious risks of terrorism.

Here is a less harmful example of what decentralized tech can do.

Using computers they’d built out of discarded electronics and hidden in a closet ceiling, two inmates in an Ohio prison hacked the facility’s network, downloaded porn, and applied for credit cards with stolen information, according to a report released Tuesday (April 11) by Ohio’s inspector general’s office.

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Apr 16, 2017

How California Is Trying to Keep Autonomous Vehicle Development on Track

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

By Nidhi Kalra

After California’s Department of Motor Vehicles recently proposed new regulations governing the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, many were left to wonder: Will this help retain the state’s status as a testing and deployment ground for the technology, and will it make California safer?

The answer is… yes and… maybe?

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