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Feb 28, 2018

Blockchain to blockchains: Broad adoption and integration enter the realm of the possible

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, futurism

Now that everyone is getting comfortable with blockchain platforms, what’s next? Companies should look to standardize the technology, talent, and platforms that will drive future initiatives—and, after that, look to coordinate and integrate multiple blockchains working together across a value chain.

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Feb 28, 2018

China’s First Autonomous Car Ride Service Just Hit the Roads

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Pony.ai, the first public autonomous car service in China, has launched in Guangzhou with partners including Velodyne and GAC Group.

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Feb 28, 2018

Moon to get its first mobile phone network next year, 50 years after the first man walked on earth’s natural satellite

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, space

Companies including Vodafone Germany, Nokia and Audi are working together to support the mission to install mobile network on moon.

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Feb 28, 2018

Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology

Posted by in category: government

Good intentions + evolving tech + developing science + inadequate data = bad outcomes


Predictive policing technology has proven highly controversial wherever it is implemented, but in New Orleans, the program escaped public notice, partly because Palantir established it as a philanthropic relationship with the city through Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s signature NOLA For Life program. Thanks to its philanthropic status, as well as New Orleans’ “strong mayor” model of government, the agreement never passed through a public procurement process.

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Feb 28, 2018

Could This Lead To The End of Diabetes?

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

This new therapy could lead to the cure for diabetes!

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Feb 28, 2018

AI vs. Lawyers

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

Another milestone in the race to artificial superintelligence:

A study conducted by legal AI platform LawGeex in consultation with law professors from Stanford University, Duke University School of Law, and University of Southern California, pitted twenty experienced lawyers against an AI trained to evaluate legal contracts. Their 40 page report details how AI has overtaken top lawyers for the first time in accurately spotting risks in everyday business contracts.

Competitors were given four hours to review five non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and identify 30 legal issues, including arbitration, confidentiality of relationship, and indemnification. They were scored by how accurately they identified each issue.

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Feb 27, 2018

Precision cancer treatment effective in treating tumors

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

Summary: Researchers who just finished a precision cancer treatment trial at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles just reported that three out of four adult and child cancer patients responded favorably to a new precision therapy which targets a gene mutation. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) reports that three-fourths of adults and children with a variety of advanced cancers in different sites of the body responded to a novel therapy called larotrectinib that targets a specific genetic mutation.

The researchers published the results of this phase 1/2 trial on February 22, 2018, in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Feb 27, 2018

Company wants to bioprint new beating hearts to replace our diseased ones

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioprinting, biotech/medical, life extension

Summary: A startup wants to develop bioprinted beating hearts using stem cells from a patient’s own body using a special 3D bioprinter. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

A startup called BioLife4D wants to develop bioprinted beating hearts using a patient’s own cells as solution for patients seeking heart transplants.

As first reported on USAToday, Steven Morris, the CEO founding partner and of BioLife4D says that if the bioprinted heart is successful, the company hopes to expand to other organs including the pancreas or the kidneys.

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Feb 27, 2018

These cancer vaccines to prevent tumors

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Summary: Cancer vaccines could prevent around 1,000,000 cancer deaths each year, according to a report by the World Health Organization this month. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

In a Feb 2018 report, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that infectious diseases cause 15% of all cancer deaths, and universal vaccination could prevent around one million cancers annually, saying.

“Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015.” Adding “Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.”

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Feb 27, 2018

Healthiest vitamins and minerals revealed in new JAMA report

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

JAMA recommends the healthiest sources of vitamins & minerals and suggests specific supplements for certain age-groups or medical conditions.

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