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Oct 19, 2017

This is Disney World on steroids!

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Oct 19, 2017

Richard Branson Jabs Elon Musk on Goals for Space Exploration

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

This reveals the fundamental difference in how they think about space.

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Oct 19, 2017

China aims to outspend the world in artificial intelligence, and Xi Jinping just green lit the plan

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI

The inclusion of technology in the leader’s most important address in an official imprimatur that underscores the continued push by China’s top leaders to identify new pillars for an economy struggling to maintain its rapid growth amid overcapacity and rising debt.

China’s State Council laid out goals in July to build a domestic artificial intelligence industry worth nearly US$150 billion in the next few years, and to make the country a “innovation centre for AI” by 2030. Xi’s speech gave the official imprimatur to the plan.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 October, 2017, 6:56pm.

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Oct 19, 2017

Future Cars

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

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Oct 19, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, virtual reality

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality.

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Oct 19, 2017

Google’s Machine Learning Software Has Learned to Replicate Itself

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Google designed its AutoML project to be an artificial intelligence that could help humans create other AI systems. Now AutoML can do that, and it’s creating more powerful, efficient systems than human engineers can.

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Oct 19, 2017

When you die you KNOW you’re dead: The mind still works say scientists

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience

A person’s consciousness continues to work after the body has died, a study from New York University Langone School of Medicine finds. The findings echo the new Hollywood film Flatliners.

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Oct 18, 2017

Google Maps just added a bunch of planets and moons for you to explore

Posted by in category: space travel

Google Maps launched itself into space once again with new opportunities to explore parts of the galaxy.

Google announced this week that it added a dozen new places including Pluto, Venus and several moons to its galactic exploration feature. There are now 17 different planetary maps to look through.

The feature allows users to explore planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, along with some dwarf planets, like Pluto. For Earth, zooming in offers 3D Google Maps showing borders, cities, countries and terrain. When looking at Google Maps in the terrain view, you can also zoom out until it shows Earth in space. Clicking on specific places will also provide some basic information.

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Oct 18, 2017

Could Governments Run By Artificial Intelligence Be A Good Thing?

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI

It will happen eventually. The argument against it will be that AI lacks the human touch, by that they mean the crooks in the government who make a living on corruption, graft, outright theft, and are in the process of collapsing the United States with nepotism. The main fear of the crime bosses (politcos) is that you cant bribe, threaten, or blackmail an AI.

By glen sawyer, national director, iot digital transformation, SAP

Put Skynet from The Terminator movies to the back of your mind for a minute, and stay with me on this one.

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Oct 18, 2017

Robocar Invasion of Manhattan Looms As GM’s Cruise Plans 2018 Tests

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

After more than a year of testing on crowded San Francisco streets, Cruise thinks it’s ready to operate the first robotic car fleet in Manhattan. GM also appears to be ramping up competition with Waymo for leadership in the technology.

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