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Sep 11, 2017

TeloYears is a simple genetic test that reveals the cellular age encoded in your DNA based on your telomeres so you can know how well you’re aging

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Sep 11, 2017

The Future of Machine Learning in a Connected World

Posted by in categories: finance, robotics/AI

Ariadna Font Llitjós of IBM Emerging Technology, Director of Emerging Technology Experiences at IBM Experiences, moderated the MIT Venture Capital + Innovation Conference at the MIT Sloan School of Management on June 2017. The main question of this panel was “What do Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence mean for our future?”

Experts * S. Somasegar of Madrona Venture Group * Karl Iagnemma of NuTonomy, CEO of Nutonomy and Principal Research Scientist at MIT * Gareth Keane of Qualcomm Ventures * Saikat Dey of GuardHat, Co-Founder of GuardHat.

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Sep 11, 2017

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Merge Humans and Machines

Posted by in categories: biological, Elon Musk, government, robotics/AI

Not much is known about Neuralink beyond Musk’s few public comments about the potential of brain-computer interfaces to accelerate human evolution. Musk sees real danger in artificial intelligence — he’s called AI a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization” — and believes that the best way to keep pace with machine intelligence is to upgrade human intelligence.

“Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence,” Musk told audience members at the World Government Conference in Dubai, proposing a high-bandwidth digital interface that can be interlaced with the brain to transmit data at the speed of thought.

Musk elaborated on the brain-computer interface — also known as a neural lace — in an interview published on the blog Wait But Why. In it, he said that the immense creative capacity of the human brain is constrained by the need to compress our highly complex thoughts into speech or typed text.

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Sep 11, 2017

This technology lets a double amputee control his prosthetics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

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Sep 11, 2017

Human-machine interfaces give us new tools to recover and expand human capabilities

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Sep 11, 2017

Transhumanism Is the Next Step in Human Evolution

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI, transhumanism

From robotic replacement limbs to bionic eyes, the next step in human evolution might involve augmenting our bodies with a variety of new technology.

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Sep 11, 2017

Andrew Ng’s Next Trick: Training a Million AI Experts

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Andrew Ng, one of the world’s best-known artificial-intelligence experts, is launching an online effort to create millions more AI experts across a range of industries. Ng, an early pioneer in online learning, hopes his new deep-learning course on Coursera will train people to use the most powerful idea to have emerged in AI in recent years.

Millions of people should master deep learning, says a leading AI researcher and educator.

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Sep 11, 2017

How the Intelligent Home of the Future Will Care For You

Posted by in categories: futurism, habitats

The intelligent home of the future is coming sooner than you think. Our future homes will not only provide us shelter, but much more than you think.

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Sep 11, 2017

A robot did better than 80% of students on the University of Tokyo entrance exam

Posted by in categories: mathematics, robotics/AI

Artificial intelligence can’t understand meaning or emotion just yet, but it can write a pretty good essay on 17th-century maritime trade.

At the 2017 TED Conference this past April, AI expert Noriko Arai gave a talk presenting her Todai Robot, a machine that has been programmed to take the entrance exam to Japan’s most prestigious university, Tokyo University.

While Arai discovered Todai didn’t pass muster to gain acceptance, the robot still beat 80% of the students taking the exam, which consisted of seven sections, including math, English, science, and a 600-word essay writing portion.

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Sep 10, 2017

‘THE 21ST CENTURY RACE FOR SPACE’, TONIGHT 9PM (BBC TWO) “Fascinating” — The Times “Mind-bending one-off documentary” — The Daily Mail

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