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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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Oct 18, 2017

DeepMind’s Superpowerful AI Sets Its Sights on Drug Discovery

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

Company will use algorithm similar to new Go champ to find proteins.

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Oct 18, 2017

Giant robot fight: U.S. vs. Japan

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

After two years of development, these giant robots from the U.S. and Japan went head-to-head. Who would you put your money on? http://cnnmon.ie/2kYBEdN

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Oct 18, 2017

Eighteen Zeros

Posted by in category: supercomputing

SPONSOR CONTENT: The U.S. Department of Energy tasked six major computing companies with researching and developing an exascale supercomputer.

With the ability to run a quintillion calculations per second—that’s a one with eighteen zeros after it—the implications of an exascale computer would touch nearly every facet of our lives, and would provide the opportunity to potentially solve humanity’s most pressing problems. http://theatln.tc/2xc7QLn

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Oct 18, 2017

Toyota’s new self-driving cars will chat with drivers

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The vehicles, set to begin testing in 2020, will use deep learning to learn motorists’ preferences, emotions, and habits.

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