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Nov 5, 2016

Is Stephen Hawking right: Could the rise of artificial intelligence mark humanity’s final chapter?

Posted by in categories: existential risks, robotics/AI

Star physicist Stephen Hawking has reiterated his concerns that the rise of powerful artificial intelligence (AI) systems could spell the end for humanity.

Speaking at the launch of the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Future of Intelligence on 19 October, he did, however, acknowledge that AI equally has the potential to be one of the best things that could happen to us.

So are we on the cusp of creating super-intelligent machines that could put humanity at existential risk?

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Nov 5, 2016

Fintech lenders need their own valuation metrics — By Eyal Lifshitz | VentureBeat

Posted by in category: finance


“Fintech lenders deserve their own valuation method, and I believe it should be a gross profit multiple.”

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Nov 5, 2016

‘Bots’ step up for 2016 election news coverage

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI, virtual reality

What I don’t understand is why haven’t we seen and experienced much media news, radio, etc. enhanced and even in some cases new desk people, etc. replaced by AI technology especially with how we can emulate a person in AI tech not to mention AR/ VR technology. Could we see a Bill O’Riely, or Megan Kelly, or MSNBC, etc. replaced by AI in the coming 3 to 5 years? Most definitely radio should consider.

If you’re reading about the US election, some of that news is likely to come to you from a “bot.”

Automated systems known as “bots” or “robo-journalism” have been around for years, but they are playing a bigger role in coverage this year amid technology advances and stretched media resources.

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Nov 5, 2016

D-Wave Names Jeremy Hilton as Senior Vice President, Systems, Founder Geordie Rose Now Special Advisor

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, quantum physics

Congrats geordie rose and jeremy hilton ; d-wave ROCKS!

News posting on T-Net)

Burnaby, BC, November 4, 2016—(T-Net)—D-Wave Systems Inc., the world’s first quantum computing company, announced the promotion of Jeremy Hilton to senior vice president, systems, with responsibility for driving the company’s quantum processor and systems research and engineering functions.

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Nov 5, 2016

Lightbulb made of modified E. coli fuses biology and electronics

Posted by in categories: biological, computing, space

2 key areas to never lose focus on when it comes to NextGen tech — Biocomputing and QC. I also would add that what we have been seeing in crystalized formations found synthetic diamonds and other structures is a core piece as well.

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Nov 5, 2016

New Distance Record Offers Preview of Everyday Quantum Encryption

Posted by in categories: encryption, quantum physics


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Nov 5, 2016

Scientists set traps for atoms with single-particle precision

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

Atoms, photons, and other quantum particles are often capricious and finicky by nature; very rarely at a standstill, they often collide with others of their kind. But if such particles can be individually corralled and controlled in large numbers, they may be harnessed as quantum bits, or qubits — tiny units of information whose state or orientation can be used to carry out calculations at rates significantly faster than today’s semiconductor-based computer chips.

In recent years, scientists have come up with ways to isolate and manipulate individual quantum particles. But such techniques have been difficult to scale up, and the lack of a reliable way to manipulate large numbers of atoms remains a significant roadblock toward quantum computing.

Now, scientists from Harvard and MIT have found a way around this challenge. In a paper published in the journal Science, the researchers report on a new method that enables them to use lasers as optical “tweezers” to pick individual atoms out from a cloud and hold them in place. As the atoms are “trapped,” the scientists use a camera to create images of the atoms and their locations. Based on these images, they then manipulate the angle of the laser beams, to move individual atoms into any number of different configurations.

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Nov 5, 2016

Is this what Quantum Physics looks like?

Posted by in category: quantum physics

All right, who’s up for sum geeky stuff? Well if yes, you’ve just landed on the right corner of the WorldVillage. This is video about what might the quantum mechanics looks like.

This smart dude here uses some silicone droplets and hopefully this might help us unlock some of the questions about one of the biggest question marks in Physics- Quantum Mechanics. Enjoy!

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Nov 5, 2016

LIFE AFTER DEATH: Shock claim of evidence showing consciousness may continue as a SOUL

Posted by in category: neuroscience

THE human conscious lives on after death, scientists have sensationally claimed.

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Nov 5, 2016

Your genome could be encoded into a laser beam

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing

The pace at which conventional chips improve is slowing, and these startups say optical computers are the answer.

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