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Dec 5, 2016

Human Intelligence (HI)

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, singularity

Are you scared of Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Do you believe the warnings from folks like Prof. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others?

Is AI the greatest tool humanity will ever create, or are we “summoning the demon”?

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Dec 5, 2016

Vision of a Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope and hypertelescopes

Posted by in categories: physics, space

Physics Today has a speculative article that proposes that laser light be used to shape and polish an asteroid to high optical standards. This could create an Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope (ABAT).

The Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope (ABAT) focuses light from laser-polished asteroids onto dual imaging arrays above and below the solar system; other intense laser pulses maneuver the arrays to different locations, thus allowing ABAT to point at multiple celestial targets. Asteroid ablation residue corralled into a pair of Devil’s Footprints shields the focal regions from solar illumination. (Courtesy of Laura Kim.)

Imagined 10 meter resolution imaging of exoplanet.

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Dec 5, 2016

New tool lets AI learn to do almost anything on a computer

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

OpenAI hopes that by making artificial intelligence more useful, it’ll gain wider use and acceptance.

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Dec 5, 2016

Google DeepMind releases a 3D world to nurture smarter AI agents

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Google DeepMind’s new simulated world could lead to advances in robotics, and help us better understand how humans learn.

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Dec 5, 2016

Fight Aging predicts the sequence of arrival for meaningful antiaging therapies

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The full antiaging rejuvenation toolkit of the next few decades will consist of a range of different treatments, each targeting a different type of molecular damage in cells and tissues. Fightaging predicts the likely order of arrival of some of these therapies, based on what is presently going on in research, funding, and for-profit development.

1) Clearance of Senescent Cells

Everon Biosciences, Oisin Biotechnologies, SIWA Therapeutics, and UNITY Biotechnology are all forging ahead with various different approaches to the selective destruction of senescent cells. No doubt many groups within established Big Pharma entities are also taking a stab at this, more quietly, and with less press attention. UNITY Biotechnology has raised more than $100 million to date, demonstrating that there is broad enthusiasm for this approach to the treatment of aging and age-related disease.

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Dec 5, 2016

17 for ‘17: Microsoft researchers on what to expect in 2017 and 2027

Posted by in categories: business, computing, education

This week we are celebrating Computer Science Education Week around the globe.

In this “age of acceleration,” in which advances in technology and the globalization of business are transforming entire industries and society itself, it’s more critical than ever for everyone to be digitally literate, especially our kids.

This is particularly true for women and girls who, while representing roughly 50 percent of the world’s population, account for less than 20 percent of computer science graduates in 34 OECD countries, according to this report.

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Dec 5, 2016

European VCs are going to make flying cars a reality

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

Planting a flag in Europe for the development of the kind of “deep technology” companies that have long been the bread and butter of Silicon Valley, the European venture firm Atomico has invested 10 million euros in the vertical take-off and landing plane developer, Lilium Aviation.

The roughly $10.7 million Series A investment announced at TechCrunch Disrupt London is meant to help Lilium develop into a manufacturer of a commuter alternative to helicopters and traditional planes.

Since the 1950s and 1960s, flying cars have ranked right up there with jetpacks as an example of the fulfillment of our expectations for future travel (I still think the Uber and Lyft app is pretty magical).

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Dec 5, 2016

You shop. Amazon gives

Posted by in category: life extension

Please support SENS Research on Amazon Smile this Christmas smile

Dont forget you can help SENS Research Foundation even during your Christmas shopping this year! Using Amazon Smile you can buy your gifts in the normal way but Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. bigsmile

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Dec 5, 2016

SRF Summer Scholars Program Overview

Posted by in category: life extension

The SENS Research Foundation are proudly fostering the future of scientific studies though their Summer Scholars Program.

Learn about the annual SRF Summer Scholars program from some of our alumni and faculty mentors.

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Dec 5, 2016

‘Westworld’ Season 2: When Does the Show Return?

Posted by in category: entertainment

When does Westworld return for season 2? (HBO)

Westworld has been a wonderful show with intricate layers-upon-layers. It seems destined to be the next Game of Thrones for HBO and could reach the level of popularity that Lost enjoyed. J.J. Abrams definitely has another hit on his hands. But now that the first season has ended far too soon, when does the second season begin? Unfortunately, it will likely be farther away than you’re hoping.

First, the good news. Westworld has indeed been renewed for a second season. Season 2 will run for 10 episodes, just like Season 1, according to EW.

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