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Oct 30, 2016

IBM’s Watson AI Recommends Same Treatment as Doctors in 99% of Cancer Cases

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

In Brief:

  • Watson recommended treatment plans that matched suggestions from oncologists in 99 percent of the cases it analyzed and offered options doctors missed in 30 percent of them.
  • AI could be revolutionary for healthcare as it can process many more research papers and case files than any human doctor could manage.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is about more than just the promise of a robot butler — it can actually save lives. AI’s contribution to the healthcare industry and in medical research could be hugely significant. IBM sees that and wants Watson, its AI technology, at the forefront of this development.

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Oct 30, 2016

Boeing Unveils Amazing, Slightly Terrifying New Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon — The Motley Fool

Posted by in categories: drones, military

With pinpoint accuracy, this electronic warfare drone can black out opposing forces at will.

Bds Champ Boeing’s “CHAMP” (Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project) is a one-missile, flying blackout. Image source: Boeing.

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Oct 29, 2016

Scientists want to teach computers how to imagine; so they can learn like human babies

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Oct 29, 2016

Elon Musk Unveils Tesla’s New ‘Solar Roof’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, energy, habitats, sustainability, transportation

Energy independent housing. Here you go.

Filmed on Oct 28, 2016.

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Oct 29, 2016

Where does Jeff Bezos foresee putting space colonists? Inside O’Neill cylinders

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, habitats, space travel

SpaceX’s Elon Musk wants to put millions on Mars, but fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos envisions having them in rotating space habitats.

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Oct 29, 2016

Special Forces Would Def Love Tooling Around on Flying Motorcycles

Posted by in category: transportation

So I thought up the Zaxon, a tactical vehicle that uses that turbojet technology to deploy special forces on the ground to a target less than 100 clicks away, possibly after dropping from a Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy.

The size of a standard touring motorcycle, the single-seat Zaxon would use two larger engines up front, and two smaller ones in back. The jets could tilt slightly for liftoff, landing, or full-speed flying. The large fuel tank would sit inside the bike, taking the space usually occupied by a motorcycle engine.

Two jet nozzles would help with lateral stability, making small adjustments when necessary. An onboard flying system would help stabilize the vehicle automatically, although the pilot would need to be trained to properly feel the bike and learn how to react to its movements.

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Oct 29, 2016

Making computers explain themselves

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

In recent years, the best-performing systems in artificial-intelligence research have come courtesy of neural networks, which look for patterns in training data that yield useful predictions or classifications. A neural net might, for instance, be trained to recognize certain objects in digital images or to infer the topics of texts.

But neural nets are black boxes. After training, a network may be very good at classifying data, but even its creators will have no idea why. With visual data, it’s sometimes possible to automate experiments that determine which visual features a neural net is responding to. But text-processing systems tend to be more opaque.

At the Association for Computational Linguistics’ Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) will present a new way to train neural networks so that they provide not only predictions and classifications but rationales for their decisions.

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Oct 29, 2016

Scientists Bringing Dinosaurs Back to Life

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Why governments have been concerned around SynBio including CRISPR.

# Scientists # DinosaursScientists Bringing Dinosaurs Back to Life : The Jurassic Park film franchise is one of the most popular ever made but no one actually wants to bring dinosaurs back. Right? We’ve all seen the movies. The outcome is never a positive one. However, scientists continue to defy the realm of possibilities.


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Oct 29, 2016

Dutch TV Host Designs, Customizes & Watches Her Own Kinematics Dress Being 3D Printed

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, 4D printing

If I have a very robust and sophisticated 3D/ 4D printer to make my own clothing, accessories, household furnishings plus another option in my printer/s to make dishware, household accessories, etc. Why would I ever need a Macys, Bed-Bath, etc. as well as Amazon for that matter for clothing, etc. Hmmm, and retail was already worried over Amazon and Aliexpress, etc.


We’ve followed Nervous System for two years now, with their stunning introduction of 4D printed apparel. Based in Somerville, MA, the design team has since offered numerous projects to the world, featuring their 3D printed Kinematics dress on more than one instance from the first one now permanently ensconced in MOMA to debuting their last in a Sydney Museum. And while we’ve reported on the innovation of their adaptive materials along with an overview of their construction in collaboration with Shapeways, now we are allowed to take a more comprehensive look from the present, as others look much further into the future.

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Oct 29, 2016

Artificial intelligence is transforming ERP solutions

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

Without a doubt, artificial intelligence (AI) will have a profound impact on the footprint of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the foreseeable future. AI will enable organizations to further optimize their operating model made up of business processes, software applications, governance structures and technology infrastructure.

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